Journalism Organizations/First Amendment

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Journalism Organizations and Helpful Resources
Society of Professional Journalists' site.

Columbia Journalism Review

Who Owns What?
A great site from the Columbia Journalism Review that explains the holdings and conflicts of interest of large media companies.

American Journalism Review
Magazine's online site.

AJR: Journalists Are Questioning News Embargos

Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications

International Center for Journalists
Many free resources, guidebooks, news and tips.

Freedom Forum
Updates on First Amendment issues.

International Press Institute
Site for Gannett's cool journalism history museum.

Knight Digital Media Center
From the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, the site offers blogs, great journalism tips and industry trends. Includes a listing of training seminars and workshops.

Knight Foundation

American Review
Media and democracy page.

An online community that rates the quality of mainstream and independent news stories.

Knight News Network

J-New Voices


Media Research Center
A media watchdog group.

Media Research Center
A dynamite site that has some commentary on media coverage of the political scene.

Center for Media and Public Affairs

Pew Foundation Internet

Society of Environmental Journalists

Skewed News Tutor
Site helps news consumers learn to pinpoint exactly why a report might feel one-sided, or skewed.
News, message boards and statistics on the radio and radio new industry.

Center for International Media Ethics
Chicago-based organization has a goal supporting journalists in "maintaining high ethical standards that contribute to the media's consolidation as a fourth power in their country's governance."

National Center on Disability and Journalism
An independent journalism organization, its mission is "to educate journalists and educators about disability reporting issues in order to produce more accurate, fair and diverse news reporting." Lists programs, links, mailing lists, etc.

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

Center for Media and Democracy
Combats misleading PR practices.

Communications Rights in the Information Society (CRIS)
Covers race and gender issues in communications.

Media People
Interviews with various folks in the media, including CEOs, editors and media writers.
Free journalism directory.

JHistory: A Discussion Site For History of Journalism & Mass Communications

New West Network
Founded by former Industry Standard editor Jonathan Weber, this blog is a network of online communities devoted to the culture, economy, politics, etc.

No Train, No Gain
Compiles training materials by and for journalists around the world.

Reporter Pitch Story Information Exchange
Share story ideas, links and other resources.

Media Reader
MediaChannel's international, biweekly, multimedia magazine covers the best in the media about the media.

Pressnet: Journalists, Journalism and Mass Media in Internet
Journalists, journalism, mass media, students, studious, teachers and professors of the journalism and the social communication. World directory. Specialized directory.

News & Views Exchange Central: Discussion Board for Journalists

Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture (IJPC)
A project of the Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg School of Journalism that launched in April 2002. Among the articles, books and research: "Fiction or Fact: Hollywood Looks at the News," a 26-page essay written by Annenberg Associate Dean Joe Saltzman and Loren Ghiglione, former dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

CARMA: International Media Watch

SLA News Division Home Page

International Journalists' Network
Resources, headlines, seminars and more.

Criminal Justice Journalists Journalist Web Sites
Personal sites of columnists, bloggers, reporters, etc.

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Excellent resources for journalists covering disasters, with resources on emotional trauma as it effects victims, survivors and journalists themselves. The site also set up a bulletin board for journalists to discuss their experiences covering the tragedy.

American Business Media

UK Journalism

UK: MousetrapMedia's Media Circus

Society of Editors
British press freedom and editorial standards site.

Jim Romenesko's Media News
Stay up on court cases and ethics issues from Poynter. Also, many links to TV and media columnists.

Press Access
It's a PR site, but it also tracks moves of reporters and editors to new newspapers, trade and business publications.'s Journalism Profession Site
Links to dozens of research sites.

Benton Foundation: Journalism Headlines

Open Meetings and Records
News on court cases from Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Media Industry News

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Center for Community Journalism: National Consortium on Community Journalism
Experts from across the nation to share their thoughts on the state of community journalism.

The Ad Critic
A mecca for popular TV commercials.'s Global Media Giants Page
A listing of influential media moguls. A who's who of corporate media leaders.

Press Access
Lots of media news and gossip. Folks moving within the industry, etc.
An unofficial media monitor weblog. Media critiques, e-mail newsletter and more.
This weblog keeps an eye on Middle East news coverage. Includes articles and an e-newsletter.

Media Kitty
An online exchange for international journalists and public relations professionals in travel and tourism.
Aims to be the benchmark for online content in Australia. Includes an archive of content-related tips from a weekly e-mail newsletter; a database of Web site reviews from a weekly columnist and weekly radio show; a free content jobs database for web work and workers; FAQs for content employers and employees; and contributed columns and reviews.

100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
Picks from Conor Friedersdorf, associate editor of Atlantic and founder of Best of Journalism.

American Statistical Association

Virginia Press Association Disaster Preparedness Plan
Go to the Association Services section and you will find information to help get your staffs thinking about what they'd do in such an event.

The Typing Injury FAQ
CTD Resource Network, Inc. offers information about repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel, common to many journalists.

Media Research Center

Association of American Business Publications
More than 60 independent business publications nationwide. is an electronic marketplace that enables editors to purchase the rights to publish articles by the world's finest journalists. Our contributors earn the majority of licensing fees.

MediaChannel: Global Ownership Chart
Thanks to the merger boom, media power is more concentrated than ever. A new online chart presents the global media overlords in vivid color.

MediaChannel's Media Reader Page
Several columns and stories on industry trends.
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 is also a free newsletter sent twice a week with the latest articles about agenda-setting, the influence of media in public opinion.
A news service just for site reviewers, portal guide editors, writers, and reporters who link to great Web content.
Stories taken off the air/out of print for sponsor and owner conflicts.

Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Kansas State University Community Journalism Page
Resources for small-town publications.

SUNY-Oswego Community Journalism Page

World Press Institute
WPI's main goal is to promote a free press. The organization brings 10 journalists a year to the U.S. for four months of intensive briefings and interviews across the country. Applications can be found at the Web site.

Project Censored

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

White House News Photographers Association
Member directory, gallery, contests and more.

Education Writers Association
For education reporters.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Alliance of Area Business Publications

Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association

Center for Media and Public Affairs
A non-profit, non-partisan media research organization located in Washington, D.C.

Editorial Freelancers Association

Web Journal of Mass Communication Research

Communication Institute for Online Scholarship

Institute for Public Relations Research and Education

Readership Institute

International Communication Association

National Communication Association

International Women's Media Federation
Works to strengthen the voice of women journalists around the world.

National Federation of Press Women

Journalism UK's Journalism Organizations Page
Online site for Pulp and Paper Week. Job Layoffs Page
News industry gossip and stories on cutbacks.

Assn. of Health Care Journalists

National Association of Science Writers

International Journalists Network

Criminal Justice Journalists's Organizations Page
Hundreds of links to global media contacts.

Malcontent Home for Disgruntled Journalists

Testy Copy Editors Journalism
Resources from Daryl Lease.

National Writers Union
A union of freelance writers who work for American publishers or employers.

National Association for Minorities in Communications

Association for Women in Communications

Association of Health Care Journalists
Newsletters, conventions, contacts, links and more.

Religion Newswriters Association

National Cartoon Museum

Ohio State: Cartoon Research Library

National Communication Association's Spectra newsletter

National Press Photographers Association
Tips, news, press releases, polls, event schedules and more.

Knight Center for Specialized Journalism

National Press Foundation

Media Democracy Now
Alternative periodicals, university press releases, resource links.

World Press Photography
Non-profit organization commited to promoting photojournalism worldwide.

Photojournalism e-book: Breaking into Photojournalism
Kenneth Wajda, an author and an award-winning photojournalist, wrote an e-book for students and other photographers interested in how to break into the business of photojournalism. He covers how to find and shoot spot news, the importance of professional ethics and respect, how to build a sports and people portfolio on the side, and how to approach news and photo editors with your photographs. A must-read for aspiring photojournalists.

Society for News Design
Workshop schedule, membership database and more.

Journalism/Reporting/Student Listservs

CannyLink Internet Guide: News Wires List
A great list of global news services.

Journalism UK
Targeted to British print journalists.

National Religious Broadcasters
A few news resources.
Links to the news service, the member papers, Washington bureau, jobs and more.

Southern California Media Guild

Concerned Media Consumers Committee

Communications Roundtable
An association of 24 public relations, journalism, marketing, advertising, graphics, writers, interactive communications, television, training, multi-media, Internet and information technology and other communications organizations with more than 12,000 professional members.
Robert Niles, formerly of the USC-Annenberg's Online Journalism Review, writes in a community forum "devoted to media, business, arts and technology criticism." He invites readers to share their observations in a public journal on the site.

First Amendment/Free Expression

First Amendment Handbook
From the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Reporters Committee of Freedom of the Press
Latest news and resources on First Amendment issues.

First Amendment Center

Cornell: Listing of Bill of Rights/First Amendment

Findlaw: First Amendment and Annotations

Library of Congress/Bill of Rights

SPJ First Amendment Page
News articles, publications, awards and many other resources.

Florida First Amendment Foundation
A source for information, expertise, and assistance to the public and news media. It was founded as a non-profit organization in 1984 by The Florida Press Association, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, and the Florida Association of Broadcasters.

Free Expression Network Clearinghouse

The Free Expression Policy Project
An anti-censorship coalition to challenge Internet filters, v-chips, abstinence-only education, etc.

Center for Democracy and Technology

Committee of Concerned Journalists

The International Freedom of Expression eXchange
A virtual network of more than 50 organizations worldwide, the IFEX Clearing House monitors the state of free expression and transmits the information it collects to individuals and organizations in more than 120 countries.

Reporting Civil Rights


Encyclopedia of USA History: Journalists

FCC: Historical Periods in Television Technology

University of North Carolina: History of Business Journalism

Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture


Media History Monographs

Media History Project

PBS: Soldiers Without Swords -- The Black Press

PBS: Yellow Journalism

The International Journalists Network

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