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PRSA Website

Another release clearinghouse.

A clearinghouse of corporate releases.

National School Public Relations Association

An excellence reference site for PR pros starting their careers.

PR and Marketing Network

Allows you to get media PR pitches via RSS instead of traditional e-mail or voicemail.

The Publicity Hound
An e-zine with free PR advice.

A clipping-type tool that automatically looks for changes on web pages, any page at any level), as often as you like (every 30 minutes, hourly, daily, etc.) and then highlights precisely where on the page changes occur. Results are delivered via the tool or via e-mail.

A clipping-type tool similar to WebSite-Watcher.

A bi-weekly newsletter on Internet marketing and PR.

Media Industry News

Press Access
Free PR resources, and the site also tracks moves of reporters and editors to new newspapers, trade and business publications.

Ragan Communications Interactive Public Relations
A great online PR newsletter that features a free online forum.

This site provides headline and feature news, allows users to get online press kits for a variety of companies, to contact industry experts, obtain press releases and provides news on trends and new products.

News for journalists, press release distribution for public relations.

Best Practices in Public Relations
From the Strategic Public Relations Center at USC's Annenberg School of Communications, this document outlines best practices for public relations practitioners.

An excellent site from Ken O'Quinn, a former news journalist turned writing coach/consultant.

Run by blogger and PR pro Peter Shankman, is a free subscription site that allows reporters to submit a query looking for sources. Simply enter your query into a form, and it will get posted on the site's next e-mailing. Queries are sent out three a day to a list of more than 18,000 global sources. If a source has knowledge of a specific query, that source can just e-mail the reporter directly. Note that PR people are kicked off the list for off-topic pitching.

Press releases and expert referrals in several academic areas.


Press release share site that includes a network feature for journalists who want to receive news items exclusively from chosen companies.

iPR Newsletter
A good online media relations site for news and trends.

Writes and faxes press releases to more than 10,000 journalists.

Press Release Network
Tips and tools for circulating press releases. Listing of top releases and newsletters.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability News, Press Releases, Feeds, Events

24-7 Press Release Newswire
Press release newswire distribution and rss syndication service with dissemination to opt in journalists, online media, freelance writers, newspapers and more. Offers daily top news, and free journalist registration to receive daily headlines by email.


Information Advisor

News Bios
This is a Denver-based pay site, but it's a great resource. Bios of 3,500 influential journalists.

A press release posting system.

Online Press Release Factory
A press release posting system.

A free press release distribution service which is crawled and aggregated by all the main web-based news search operations, including Google and MSN.

Government Policy Newslinks: Press Releases, Statements on Supreme Court Vacancy
Statements on who should replace O'Connor on the high court from websites of 32 public policy groups, and 68 more on the websites of Capitol Hill lawmakers.

PR Newswire Press Room
A journalist-only site that has an archive of news releases and photos, expert sources through ProfNet, multimedia, a directory of company contacts and more.

Center for Media and Democracy
Combats misleading PR practices.

Kirk Hallahan's PR Links
Hundreds of useful resources from Colorado State University.

Colorado State University: PR-Education.org
Dozens of helpful resources for students and teachers.

Public Relations Online Resources and Organizations
Dozens of helpful links from ImpulseResearch.com.

Internet Press Guild: Care and Feeding of Journalists
Tips on the care and feeding of journalists.

Monday Morning Media Minute
PR tips and trends. Also available as an e-update.

This site offers dozens of articles on press releases and other marketing strategies, always focusing on low costs and high return.

PR Talent
An excellent job-hunting site. Includes job alerts, RSS feed, forum page and job-hunting tips.

Resources for business, arts, and travel, as well as on how to have fun cheaply, sustainable business practices and a page of peace resources. More than 500 articles.

National PR Network
Resources for business, arts, and travel, as well as on how to have fun cheaply, sustainable business practices and a page of peace resources. More than 500 articles.

Our daily service, which gathers links to governmental and congressional press releases, is used by hundreds of editors and reporters.

About.com PR/Advertising Page
Links to dozens of helpful industry sites.

The NewsMarket
Provides free broadcast-standard video and multimedia content from corporations, government agencies and non-profits. Journalists can search, preview and request video and other content on demand, online, via digital download or can choose to receive tape-by-mail.

PolicyNewsLinks.com: Hurricane Katrina Press Releases

PRFirms.org: Council of Public Relations Firms
Resources galore, including job-hunting materials.

Media Kitty
A newly launched business information exchange that unites journalists with PR professionals in travel and lifestyle industries worldwide.

The NewsMarket, Inc.
A journalist's resource for B-roll, this site provides thousands of images free to television newsrooms. Users can preview video, read press materials and order video clips online. Delivery options include digital file transfer via FTP, whereby the material moves from TNM's server to the user's server; satellite feeds via APTN or tape delivery can also be requested. There is no cost to news professionals. The NewsMarket's primary service is providing broadcasters with video from the world's leading companies and organizations; news stories and archived stock shots from a large and growing range of sources. Particularly helpful to business and medical-health reporters.


Features extensive data on media content analysis available free of charge. Every week the site updates with new data, such as the most quoted CEO, companies, politicians of the month in International media. There�s also a free newsletter sent twice a week with the latest articles about agenda-setting, the influence of media in public opinion.

Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association

Site offers forms as base for interviewing a prospective client. All are in pdf and cover everything from an assignment questionnaire to pricing to how to prepare a marketing plan. Free too.

More than a PR site, it allows you to search farm legislation and links to many helpful resources.

Online Public Relations
The site offers lots of links, including links to research sites, career resources and public affairs resources.

ContentBiz Newsletter
It goes out weekly to about 10,000 publishing industry execs.

Institute for PR

Entertainment PR
A Yahoo! Group that for a PR industry that is one of the hardest to enter. The community's goal is to provide advice and support to those seeking to enter the field as well as those already established.

Council of Public Relations Firms

Affordable press release distribution.

PR News
A newsletter on pr and marketing.

Press Access
Lots of media news and gossip. Folks moving within the industry, etc.

ARA Content
PRNewswire and Business Wire, but we specialize in feature articles. There are two ways we can be a resource. On the PR side, we distribute articles. On the editors side, editors use our articles to fill supplement and special sections and for filler copy. Articles are educational, informational, high-quality feature articles with very little commercialism.

A site for campaign stakeholders.

PRSA: Silver Anvil Award Case Studies
A resource for those interested in reviewing examples of "best practice" case studies as well as a resource center for entrants. Offerings include a Reading Room as well as a Power Point presentation prepared by members of the Honors & Awards Committee.

The Holmes Report
Several free PR resources (ideas, white papers, etc.)

Web Clip Art

NAMA: Agricultural Relations Council

PR Point
Contains lot of useful resource materials.

Deloitte Press Room
Several interesting studies by the consulting firm.


This site comments on best practices of corporate (and government) Web sites using in-the-news events to prompt site reviews and commentary. The site includes a Homeland Security page.

The PR Place
Lots of links.

PR Professional Daily
An online newsletter devoted to the profession.

USA News Net
Press releases, corporate directory and more. Pay site.

An Internet wire service for the media only. Publicity, celebrity marketing and mroe.

PressAccess.com's Links to Publications and Broadcast Media

Press Access Free PR Links
Dozens of dynamite links.

Public Relations Strategy and Tips for Internet professionals offers tips on press release writing, distribution and trade shows. Internet publicity pointers also cover dealing with the media and crisis management.

PR Web
A press release database, help writing press releases, help finding a PR firm, and more. Billed as "by PR professionals for PR professionals.

Business Writing: Writing Guides
Tips from a Colorado State University site.

Business Writing Blog


More wire-service content.

US Newswire

Media Training

News Broadcast Network

Monitors Web traffic; offers news and news groups.

A weekly e-zine for professional speakers. A good way to promote PR seminars, books, etc.

Ezine Tips
A great online e-zine published on weekdays.

MediaPost provides an electronic directory of radio, TV and print media.

Sign up for several e-zines on promotions. Viz-Ability Marketing Tips is highly recommended.

Jack O'Dwyer Newsletter's daily PR news. Jack, by the way, is retiring soon as editor.

A news service just for site reviewers, portal guide editors, writers, and reporters who link to great web content.

Search software that tracks what's being said on TV scripts.

Get your press releases sent to hundreds of editors.

A great site for dozens of ag press releases.

Writing Releases
Great tips on the do's and don'ts of writing a press release.

The Traditional Press Release is Dead
An article by strategist B.L. Ochman, an Internet and Outernet marketing and PR consultant, speaker, journalist and publisher of What's Next Online marketing tactics newsletter.

Press Releases Are a Colossal Waste of Time
An article by strategist B.L. Ochman, an Internet and Outernet marketing and PR consultant, speaker, journalist and publisher of What's Next Online marketing tactics newsletter.


The Measurement Standard
Product/service reviews of three media reputation indexes, as well as a detailed guide to measuring in cyberspace. There's also a piece on "if you have six months to turn your PR around, what are the six things you need to do? -- a month-by-month timetable. For the media there are the results of a recent survey of PR in the UK that indicates that PR's reputation is at an all-time low.

Media Kitty
An online exchange for international journalists and public relations professionals in travel and tourism.

"Dedicated to online press relations for corporate communicators and trade press editors in the packaging industry. It's a business-to-press site in which trade press editors, PR agencies and companies of the packaging industry can exchange information."

A British site for public relations professionals in business and technology.

eworldwire Press Release Distribution and Writing Service
With a full-time research department, this site claims its distribution databases are the most up-to-date in the industry.

Insight Farm

Institute for PR Education
Links, resources and more.

Prime Point Foundation
The only non-profit trust promoted by any Indian public relations agency for promoting pr and communication awareness.

PR Web
Press release distribution site.

Vocus Public Relations Software
Publishes free monthly white papers and plays host to free webinars on PR-themed topics.

Send a query to PR.

Crime Directories and Links

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Law and Policy Institutions
This site provides access for legal and legislative information. In addition to domestic legal topics, this site provides information on significant international treaties, journals and legal databases etc.

Auto Theft Information
Statistics and research on stolen cars.

Law Enforcement Sites
Includes a global guide to law enforcement resources. The site includes links to agencies, laws, magazines and other documents.

Criminal Justice Sourcebook
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics, links to several crime-related reference works from more than 100 sources.

Police Officers' Internet Directory
Links to state law enforcement agencies, law libraries, criminal justice information.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Findlaw Cases and Codes
Look up case summaries, jurisdictions, historical documents, etc.


E-Justice Blog

RAND Corporation Civil Justice Research
Federally funded documents center has a variety of links, reports and resources on civil justice issues.

CopSeek Law Enforcement Links

Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism
Newsroom and list of commission members, contact information.

Global Legal Information Network
A public government database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages, plus subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN. All summaries are available to the public, and public access to full texts is also available for most jurisdictions.


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