The other day I was tweeting with Dr. Ian Mackay about problems in finding and translating foreign news reports on H7N9 and other diseases. That led me to promise a rough guide to how I navigate through media when I'm totally illiterate in their languages.
And here it is, as a PDF of about 1500 words. Feel free to download it and pass it around; the whole point of online communication is to get more people doing it, and doing it better. By the same token, I would be extremely grateful for others' tips on how to find stuff online.