Emporis (which some researchers may remember as skyscrapers.com) is a huge worldwide database of buildings. Includes height, location, photos, maps, architect and owner information, etc., on existing buildings and projects under construction. Search by city, building name, company name, etc.
graphicdesignr reports that her Paper Cuts blog has counted more than 10,000 layoffs and buyouts at U.S. newspapers this year. Wow.
Storm Tools For Journalists is a resource for journalists covering storms, including links to live police scanners, cameras, maps, videos, news feeds, twitter trackers, etc. A Ning network created by Al Tompkins of The Poynter Institute.