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All the news that’s fit to surf

Mon., April 16, 2007

(Editor’s Note: Doug Nadvornick is news editor for the Pacific Northwest Inlander, which can be found online at:

Journalism stuff

When I’m at work, I visit a lot of government Web sites (,, to find meeting agendas and background materials that help me research stories. The Washington legislative Web site is great for tracking bills and allowing Spokane reporters to act like they’re with the legislature in Olympia.

The TV Washington Web site ( is great for government junkies; I go there to listen to committee hearings or legislative debates.

For keeping up with the world, I often visit and for talking shop, I go to the Poynter Institute’s site at


When I’m home, my mistress is sports. I’m a Washington State University alum and I get my Cougar fix at or at Glenn Kasses’ Spokesman-Review blog. I also spend most of my time reading four Seattle Mariner blogs (,, and

Travel dreams

When I’m dreaming about travel, I visit Rick Steves’ Web site (I’m a big fan of his public television programs) at I also like to read about my two favorite places in Europe, Venice and Bavaria. I found some great photos of Venice recently at


A few years ago I was remembering an old radio program I listened to as a kid, NBC Radio’s Monitor. I Googled it and found this great site,, that I featured in a segment I produced for NPR when I worked there briefly two years ago.

There’s one other great Web site I visit to listen to great radio programs. It’s the Public Radio Exchange, You can create your own free account and listen whenever you’re online.


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