'Evil' woman / Why's Illinois ...? / Journ tools

Friday, August 17, 2012
3 things for Friday:

'EVIL' WOMAN. That's how the fired boss of the Cook County morgue describes County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in Neil Steinberg's account.

WHY'S ILLINOIS SO ...? Hover your mouse over a U.S. map to see how Google autocompletes the phrase "Why is [state] so ..."

JOURNALISM TOOLS. From friends across the pond: 22 tools and apps every journalism student should know about. (Personal favorites: Zite, Twitter, SoundCloud, Google Drive, VC Audio.)
* 10 ways to get traumatized sources to share their stories.
* Fareed Zakaria gets to keep his jobs despite plagiarism.

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