So . . . imagine you’re a reporter for the New York Times. You’re researching a story and you need some basic information about bioterrorism or the cost of living or demographic data from the state of Kansas or whatever topic happens to be the assignment of the day. Where do you start looking?

Well, if you really are a New York Times reporter, you’d start at the New York Time Newsroom Navigator. The Navigator is a site created by the editors at the Times to help people like you find what they need. It’s an incredibly useful list of online resources. The list of topics is pretty inclusive:

And if you’re a social studies or history teacher, it seems like there’s lots of overlap between what a NY Times reporter might be looking for and what a teacher might need. I might even send my students over there, it’s just that amazing.

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