I spent 30 minutes on a federal agency website recently, looking for what I thought should be simple information. I finally had to call the public relations staff to get an analyst to help me.
Need to know coal production this year for an environmental story? It’s there. Or some data on the minimum wage to add depth to your back-to-school shopping story? You can even generate your own tables for some data.
Try it out. And if you just look through the list of topics, you might generate some story ideas.