Welcome to Sources 2006
You are holding the 57th print issue of the Sources
directory in your hands. After 28 years of print publication - and
10 years Web publishing via Sources.com and Sources.ca
- it's second nature to keep looking for new ways to help journalists
and writers find news sources, experts, leads, and story ideas.
On the facing page, you'll see one of our latest innovations: the
print version of the Sources
Calendar, listing a variety of newsworthy
events of national or regional interest. Included, too, are meetings
and conferences hosted by and for journalists and writers like the
Canadian Association of Journalists, Magazines Canada, the Professional
Writers' Association of Canada, the Canadian Science Writers Association,
the Canadian Authors Association, the National Magazine Awards,
Freedom to Read Week, and Word on the Street.
We hope you find this calendar useful, and welcome your additions
Simultaneously, we are also launching an online Calendar on the
Sources.com Web site. The online version of the Calendar
lists even more events than appear in the print version, including
application deadlines for awards and fellowships available to Canadian
journalists and writers. Organizations and companies listed in Sources
are able to post their events on the online Calendar, so you'll
find new items being posted there throughout the year. It's at www.sources.com/SSOCal.htm.
Also on the Sources Web site are news releases posted by
the companies and organizations listed in Sources.
You'll find their announcements about their issues and innovations
Why Print and Online?
People sometimes ask why, after 10 years of being
on the Internet, are we still producing a print version of Sources?
One simple answer is that we send copies of Sources
to people who request it, and thousands of writers and reporters
are still requesting print copies. What users tell us is that for
some purposes, nothing beats print. And assumptions to the contrary,
it's often more convenient and faster to use a book than the Internet:
You've told us about Internet connections that are deadly slow,
and about ancient, buggy computers than crash whenever they sense
you're on a deadline.
Aside from that, we keep hearing that while the Sources
Web site is great for finding contacts when you're working on a
story, the print version of Sources is great for finding
what you don't know you're looking for. There's nothing like browsing
through a book to come up with new story ideas and new angles on
existing stories. Sources in print brings you the
power of serendipity.
And that's why we produce Sources in
print and online.
Tell them you found them in Sources
Sources helps you create better stories,
more stories, faster stories.
And why you say "I found you in Sources"
every time you reach one of the 5,000 contacts in Sources
you complete a feedback loop that keeps Sources growing.
More information resources from
The Sources Listings, the Sources
search engine, the Sources
Calendar, and the online News
Releases are all free at www.sources.com.
Also available on the Sources Web site are two other directories
available by subscription: Parliamentary Names & Numbers,
and Media Names & Numbers.
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through dozens of Web sites? When you subscribe to Parliamentary
Names & Numbers you get access to a one-stop Web-based portal
of Canadian government information that has it all: MPs, Senators,
MLAs, caucus, committee, and critic duties, ministries, senior civil
servants, agencies, crown corporations, lobbyists, political parties,
and embassies -- all with addresses, phone and fax numbers, E-mail,
and Web sites. An annual subscription cost $75 and gives you online
access for one user plus two print directories. $160 a year gets
you online access for up to 10 users in your office, as well as
the two print directories.
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portal of Canada's media, with listings for all print and broadcast
media. Information for more than 6,000 publications and stations,
with essential contact details. Whether you're a freelancer pitching
story ideas, or a communicator who needs to reach the media, this
directory gives you what you need, fast, in a format you can use.
An annual subscription costs $109.95 a year and gives you online
access for one user plus a 400-page print directory. $160 a year
gets you online access for up to 10 users in your office, as well
as the two print directories.
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