soup & salad

accuracy in media.............................................................(free, delivery available)

on occasions when cheese-eating surrender monkeys make you want to chop them up and spit them out, you should stop in here first to make sure you have all of the talking points in order to flesh out liberal bias

 

adherents.com.......................................................................................................(free)

in case you're wondering how many people like to say grace, to whom they say grace, and where they are more likely to say grace as opposed to simply eating a kosher hotdog, just click and say amen

 

butterflies and wheels........................................................(free, delivery available)

a fight against the fashionable nonsense of avocado-diets and pseudoscience in favor of veracity and substance

 

center for cooperative research.......................................(free, delivery available)

ultra-dense, low-graphic links on any number of flavors of the month; the depth of flavor is impressive not only in terms of freshness and breadth, but also in terms of sheer digestibility

 

center for journalism in extreme situations................(free, delivery available)

the land of the borscht and black bread, but also killer cognac, so the weak-of-stomach should perhaps steer clear

 

chemical and engineering news......................................(free, delivery available)

chemical and engineering news: sounds dry for a salad, but so does a walnut and rocquefort over rocket greens. and for the extra kick, check out the 'what's that stuff' section

 

city population......................................................................................................(free)

all you urban sidewalk dining fetishists can unite here for the ultimate data buffet. lots of tables covered with tasty charts, succulent maps, and direct access. this roughage is mighty tasty, even if it is from Germania

 

columbia journalism review..............................(mostly free, delivery available)

synthesis is the exotic ruffage of choice here, as diverse topics are melded into a pot pie reflexive of its new yorker pedigree

 

editor & publisher.................................................(partly free, delivery available)

cooking with old gray ladies and conventional ingredients is not without its charm or nutritional value. if you care for a taste of irony, check out this website that serves as the information authority for the newspaper industry

 

fairness and accuracy in reporting...............................(free, delivery available)

more like a food inspectorate with an agenda than mere salad-station rookies - they love to fry a nice fox and sprinkle its entrails liberally throughout media-alerts

 

five thirty eight....................................................................................................(free)

"politics done right" is a statistician's sundae wrapped in a pollster's pretzel and served up fresh daily. nate silver is flying under the radar as the 'statistician to the stars' and serves up prescient predictions faster than a know-nothing can say "gallup"

 

free lunch.............................................................................(free, delivery available)

the ultimate mixed field green! get ready to crunch on some oh-so hearty numbers

 

goto reviews.........................................................................(free, delivery available)

fresh from MetaEfficient, this review of techniques and products evaluates efficiency in use and design. if minimal ingredients and additives is your thing, then get ready to satiate your raw food cravings

 

i want media.................................................................(free, delivery available)

with a seemingly endless parade of links, the news provided here certainly helps to digest various other flavors of news fodder and provides a decidedly insider-influenced perspective on how media companies account for their own agendas

 

index on censorship...........................................................(free, delivery available)

analysis and comment, as well as fresh updates make this salad a bit chunkier than most, with a traditional garden variety of topics

 

inequality................................................................................................................(free)

an alternative nutritional value accounting (the "newswatch" and "data bank" sections are particularly rich, especially for a sight about inequality)

 

information clearinghouse..............................................(free, delivery available)

while initially reminiscent of the overpowering Suisse stinky cheeses, this private effort manages to refine a range of international flavors and textures

 

institute for war & peace reporting........................(free, delivery available)

when authentic, home cooked dishes are the order of the day, this buffet of regional specialties satisfies even the most developed senses

 

international disaster database........................................................................(free)

em-dat documents natural and man-made disasters, and despite its inability to predict the location or hazards associated with random McRib events, the "disasters of the week" make it worth a routine inspection

 

investigative reporters and editors...............................(free, delivery available)

investigative reporting designed to help you know if that yogurt really is fat free

 

iraq body count......................................................................................................(free)

thorough. very thorough. this ongoing human security project maintains the world's largest public database of violent civilian deaths during and since the 2003 invasion. the count encompasses non-combatants killed by military or paramilitary action and the breakdown in civil security following the invasion. data is drawn from cross-checked media reports, hospital, morgue, NGO and official figures to produce a credible record of known deaths and incidents. it is the political equivalent of 'nutritional guidelines' from a fast-food chain

 

iraq index.............................................................................(free, delivery available)

served up fresh every monday, wednesday and friday, this brookings institute project is not neccesarily the most exciting course, but its freshness and sheer digestibility make it a crowd pleaser

 

media lens............................................................................(free, delivery available)

"correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media" is how these chefs promote their culinary vision. in case you're particularly oblivious to perspective, these folks are prone to occupy the left side of the kitchen

 

media matters.....................................................................(free, delivery available)

if conservative misinformation is wrecking havoc on your digestive track, this brand of fiber could get you up and running again

 

media research center......................................................(free, delivery available)

"the leader in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias" is straightforward in its desire to please conservative tastes

 

news hounds........................................................................(free, delivery available)

they "watch FOX so you don't have to" which means if you are looking to supplement your intake of infotainment then you can take a variety of nuggets from this otherwise unremarkable site. remember, sometimes the best meals are served with more attention to sustenance than style

 

nieman watchdog..................................................................................................(free)

dine with harvard's registered dieticians

 

online journalism review.................................................(free, delivery available)

eating out online with a critic often guarantees a quality dining experience

 

perry-castañeda library map collection.........................................................(free)

don't mess with texas or its map collection!

 

planet wire...........................................................................(free, delivery available)

this dish offers quality alternatives for those interested in consuming the roots of population dynamics. a fun "facts and figures" section is but the croutons on the caesar

 

poynter institute....................................................................................................(free)

if you want to trim the fat and cut out the processing that journalists can massage into your news, then look here to learn how these distributors become butchers and hone their cleavers

 

project syndicate...................................................................................................(free)

with master chefs like jeff sachs and joe nye, you should savor this conventional flavor but still leave room for entrees and criticism. the list of affiliates is a bit stringy and misses some key ingredients, but the weekly commentaries are worth at least a desultory dip

 

public agenda........................................................(mostly free, delivery available)

the issue guides and research studies can satisfy even the pickiest eater - full flavors and incisive, dense portions counterbalance the slicker-than-average texture

 

reporters without borders..................................................................................(free)

this free speech centered site is notable for its press freedom barometer and news-by-region features; more multi-ethnic news for you to chew

 

SEC filings & forms.............................................................................................(free)

officially sanctioned news you can chew freshly culled from corporate manufacturers. if you're looking for densely incorporated meals from american-registered firms, open wide

 

skytruth.................................................................................................................(free)

using remote sensing and digital mapping to educate readers about the environmental consequences of human activities, this geospatial gestation location on the interweb offers visual evidence of land use change and ongoing degradation. ch*f insists that dining with geographers (even the quantitative and cartographically-minded ones) is essential for your healthy mind. it also helps promote proper thinking about a healthy global body and promotes effective vision for the environmentally impaired

 

social issues research centre...........................................(free, delivery available)

with its british origins, this seemingly bottomless serving of nutrition-oriented roughage might first appear as daunting as an expired meat pie, but with its properly varied accompaniments combining alcohol and violence and statistical deviations, you'll always get your fill of fresh news and surprisingly fresh flavors

 

statewatch............................................................................(free, delivery available)

this low-fi dish is not low-cal. it is rich with information and the portions are generous as well. if you prefer a spicier flavor, check out their "s.o.s." offering (statewatch's observatory on surveillance)

 

statistical assessment service (stats).................................................................(free)

the articles here will complement the skeptic's palate with aplomb; get ready to learn all about how to count calories!

 

they rule..................................................................................................................(free)

if presentation is important to your dining experience, then bite into this organic mess of corporate collusion. the SEC provides the data and you pick the toppings - learn all about how corporate boards are neither designed for a long shelf life nor mutually exclusive. mmm...conflict of interest

 

transboundary freshwater dispute database...................................................(free)

thirsty yet? to aid in the assessment of the process of water conflict prevention and resolution, the transboundary freshwater dispute database serves up the purest forms of resource conflicts using spatial and legal containers, as well as political and biophysical offerings. when you need to wet your whistle, slide on over to this cool drink of water

 

transitions online...............................................................(free, delivery available)

post-soviet goulash with a smattering of local flavor coupled with the freshest ingredients in a modern setting

 

transnationale.....................................................................(free, delivery available)

want to know if your latest aprons have little stitches becaues they were produced by little fingers?

 

tyndall report........................................................................................................(free)

the tastiest bar graphs this side of an excel convention - this media supplement is not unlike the dense whey protein shakes favored by today's "on the go" professional. if you want to keep the low-carb lifestyle going, eat this site for lunch

 

why files................................................................................(free, delivery available)

this site would make bill nye's mouth water! the features and perspectives here are a refreshing twist on dry scientific explanations. if you like smooth versus chunky in your science diet, then chew with vigor here as you blend biology and engineering seamlessly

 

who what why.........................................................................(free, delivery available)

"produces groundbreaking investigative journalism and timely, well-sourced, deeply explored accounts of the truth behind current events" and features world-class chefs de cuisine like russ baker, daniel ellsberg, todd gitlin, and robert mcchesney, among others. if you want some deep-dish reporting, see what they're cookin' up

 

world values survey.............................................................................................(free)

if you want to see how various palates develop different tastes for similar foods, dig in

 

worldmapper........................................................................(free, delivery available)

with over 700 thematic maps and clever cartograms, "see the world as never before". from death and disease to migration and manufacturing, these bite-size morsels of mapping goodness are destined to enhance your worldview