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Poverty News and journalism
Poverty Studies

Listed below are online resources which provide ongoing coverage of news concerning poverty and related fields.


These sources focus on coverage of poverty news in the Unites States.


The " the work of students from a variety of disciplines at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. This site is intended to be a meeting ground for professional journalists who cover issues related to poverty, class, and economic justice."

Covering Poverty

Developed by faculty and staff at the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, this is "a Web site for journalists who want to improve coverage of poverty on any beat."

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity  

"A non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans," featuring statistical data, articles, press releases, videos, and links to additional resources.



These sources are more international in scope.

Poverty Blog Entries

Derived from a host of World Bank blogs, these are entries tagged as relevant to "Poverty."

Eldis Poverty Resource Guide  

News and links to related resources, from the Institute of Deelopment Studies (Sussex, UK).

New for Poverty Studies   

This is the W&L University Library's listing of resources newly-available for poverty studies.