Websites and free software that might be useful in tracking events.
ProPublica: Steal Our Stories
"Unless otherwise noted, you can republish our articles and graphics (but not our photographs) for free. You just have to credit us and link to us, and you can’t edit our material or sell it separately." A good source for investigative stories.
Describes itself as a blog about bad journalism. It covers mainly UK bloopers.
A free replacement for Notepad that does much more, including handy macros for all kinds of needs: ftp, automatic html creation, shorthand reporting. From Switzerland. There are also paid versions. Fookes also produces an email conversion and archiver, Aid4Mail, email management software, plus other free software to handle images.