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INTERNET RESOURCES FOR COVERING CONSUMER NEWS

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Better Business Bureau
http://www.bbb.org/
Tips, company information, news alerts.

Consumer Federation of America
http://www.consumerfed.org/
Information on consumer issues, with emphasis on banking, insurance, telecommunications.

Consumer Information Center
http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/
Federal government center, with topical information, recalls, frauds, e-mail update list for journalists.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
http://www.cpsc.gov/
Recalls, statistics, e-mail update list.

Consumer Reporting
http://www.cjr.org/year/94/5/consumer.asp
A look at the ups and downs of consumer reporting from Columbia Journalism Review.

Consumer Reports
http://www.consumerreports.org/
Online version of the magazine. Only some content is free without subscription.

Consumer Resources
http://www.info-resource.com/resources.htm
A load of topical links plus consumer guides.

Consumer World
http://www.consumerworld.org/
A product review guide, with links to resources.

Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/
Media advisories, consumer information, links to regional offices.

Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/
Searchable site with regulatory information on food, cosmetics, drugs, medical products.

GuideStar
http://www.guidestar.org/index.html
Tracks financial information on charities, with some Form 990s posted online.

National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators
http://www.nacaanet.org/
Links to state consumer agencies and officials, newsletter.

National Consumer Law Center
http://www.consumerlaw.org/
Advocacy lawyers' group, offering info and links to consumer resources.

National Consumers' League
http://www.natlconsumersleague.org/
Advocacy group, possible story ideas.

Public Citizen
http://www.citizen.org/

Activist consumer group, with emphasis on medical, nuclear issues, trade.

US Consumer Gateway
http://www.consumer.gov/
Government site links to related federal info.

 


 

 

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