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bluefranc.jpgFrom the Journalist’s Toolbox: 2006 Year-in-Review: Many of you are working on year-ender stories, so we’ll be adding links to this in the next few days. Some sites that may be of help in summarizing top news stories for the year: CNN’s Year-in-Review, ESPN’s top sports stories of the year, MSNBC’s top health stories and JibJab.com’s year-in-review parody.
A few from Sree, like high tech gifts under $100, FauxTo, a beta-stage web-based Photo-shop-type program and Google Patent Search
AutoCrit identifies the weak areas in your manuscript. Check your work before you submit and increase your chances of getting published. (I don’t know how well it works–anyone used this?)
A little more gift-giving advice: a red wine gift guide at Lifehacker. Bonus from Lifehacker: how to get quoted in the news.
Move Over, Sobol: There’s Another Big-Money Contest in Town (Writer Beware)
Finally, do you live in New York and are interested in travel writing? Check out some of the classes listed by the Written Road.

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