Journalists' Resources


Business and public relations

Editing resources

Education related

First Amendment, FoI, and other legal and crime-related matters

Job banks

Media links

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Professional organizations

Reporting tools

Science, medicine and the environment



Business and public relations

American Association of Advertising Agencies

Association for Women in Communications

Business Wire Company news releases. Good source for seeing how news releases are written.

International Association of Business Writers

National Center on Disability and Journalism Educating to improve fairness, accuracy and diversity in news reporting.

PRNewswire Company news releases. Good source for seeing how news releases are written.

Public Relations Society of America Includes a job bank

Editing resources

Atlanta Journal Constitution Stylebook

American Copy Editors Society (ACES) Includes a job bank, tips on editing and copy editorsí critiques of their own copy desks.

Crusty Old Slot Manís Copy-Editing Peeve Page is run by Bill Walsh of the Washington Post 

ESL Grammar Links

Honolulu Star-Bulletin Stylebook

National Lesbian and Gay Journalism Association Stylebook Supplement offers gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender terminology

National Public Radio Ethics and Style Guidebook

The Slot was set up by Washington Post slot editor Bill Walsh. Includes his own stylebook.

Education related

Associated Collegiate Press

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is composed of journalism/mass communications educators, students and professionals from throughout the world. Includes a job bank.

College Media Advisers

College Press Association has links to online college newspapers.

High School Journalism web site, sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, states, "This site is geared toward teen journalists, their teachers and guidance counselors as well as the editors and staffs of professional daily newspapers."

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

National Scholastic Press Association

Student Law Press Center

First Amendment, FoI and other legal and crime-related matters documents academic freedom, including freedom of college press. Includes links to other Web sites.

Communications Law Institute is a "continuing and distance education service of the College of Communications and the Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment. The Communications Law Institute at Penn State brings together instructors of media law, First Amendment specialists, professional journalists, and other communicators for a refresher on substantive law and a look at new ways to communicate this material.

Criminal Justice is Columbia Journalism Reviewís "Guide to Covering Criminal Justice." The booklet provides a list of reliable resources to assist the criminal justice reporter. or

First Amendment Center is an organization working to protect and preserve the First Amendment. It's affiliated with the Freedom Forum and Newseum.

First Amendment Online From the Web site: "1st Amendment Online is a website
dedicated to publicly accessible information, ideas, and images concerning the First Amendment to the United States Constitution." Tracks legal issues dealing with the First Amendment. Maintained by the University of Minnesota Law School.

The Freedom Forum

Freedom of Information Center is a unit of the Missouri School of Journalism, the center offers updates on FOI issues. You can subscribe to its newsletter from the Web site.

The International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (IJCLP)

The International Trademark Association is a not-for-profit organization of trademark owners and advisors. The site includes a list of trademarks. From the Web site: "This newsletter relays what the Mexican and Latin American press is saying about the drug war. Many of these stories will appear to English-speaking readers as out-of-context to the media-driven "consensusí within the United States regarding the drug war. These stories are not reported in the United States..."

Media law Professor Wayne Overbeck at California State University, Fullerton, catalogs court rulings affecting open meetings and access to records as well as other media-related topics.

Student Law Press Center

Victims and the Media is the Web site for the Victims and the Media Program at Michigan State University's School of Journalism. Includes a newsletters and information about the $10,000 Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence.

Weapons Hollowell and Co. weapons terms

Job banks

American Journalism Review JobLink for Journalists posts jobs in both print and broadcast journalism.

AP Summer Internship Program in New York is tailored for black, Hispanic, Asian and native American students; For print, photo, graphics, broadcast or multimedia journalists; Up to 17 interns selected.  

California Journalism Job Bank is a service of the California Society of Newspaper Editors.

California Newspapers Publishers Association Classified Bulletin includes many entry-level jobs. The CNPA will also send your resume newspapers seeking journalists. lists many scholarships, but you need to register and will probably be targeted by advertisers.

Jobs Page offers career tips on writing resumes, preparing clips and interviews. It also announces Knight Ridder internships and job fairs and includes other helpful links.

JournalismJobs.Com announces job opening and lets you post resumes and subscribe to a job-notification list.

News Job Networks has links to myriad communciations job banks, including those for advertising, broadcast and print journalism, and e-zines.

UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Job Bank

Media links

American Journalism Review

Common Dreams News Center describes itself as "breaking news and views for the progressive community." Has many links to international media.

Editor & Publisher Media Links officers breaking news and links to radio stations.


Newspaper Association of America Includes numerous state organizations in addition to the publisher associations, it also contains a good number of links to electronic newspaper editions.

NewsLink has links to newspapers, magazines and TV networks through the world

The Ultimate Collection of News Links Comprehensive index containing more than 6,004 links to online print news sources from the following continents: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America.

Minorities, women et al

The Alternative Press Center "is a non-profit organization with a 30 year history as a leading authority on the alternative press, publishing the respected Alternative Press Index and maintaining one of the world's foremost collections of alternative reading materials. The Center's primary product is a quarterly hardcopy index of alternative (e.g. leftist, green, feminist, homosexual, anarchist, etc.) periodical literature (from journals to newsletters) published for libraries and researchers. Of special interest to net surfers at the site is the page listing ĎAlternative Viewpoints on the Internet.í It includes several hundred site URLs with a short description of each site.

Asian American Journalists Association

Black Journalists Association of Southern California, an affiliate of the National Association of Black Journalists

The Black World Today says its main purpose is to "chronicle the daily social, political, cultural and economic realities of black communities and countries." Contains daily news and views, as well as archives of African and Canadian news. Less graphical entrance:

California Chicano New Media Association From the Web site: "CCNMA's mission is to promote diversity in the news media by providing encouragement, scholarships and educational programs for Latinos pursuing careers in the news media, and to foster an accurate and fair portrayal of Latinos in the news media, and promoting the social, economic and professional advancement of Latino journalists.National Association of Hispanic Journalists."

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Encyclopedia is a reference guide to history, culture and the arts as they relate to this topic.

National Arab American Journalists Association

National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Hispanic Publications' mission is to promote Hispanic print journalism.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association From the NLGJA Website: "NLGJA works from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian and gay issues and opposes newsroom bias against lesbians, gay men and all other minorities."

National Newspapers Publishers Association From the NNPA Website: The associated was founded "in 1940 to bring together publishers of African-American-owned newspapers toward the advancement of their mutual interests and professional concerns." The group has more that 200 members whose readership top 15 million each week.

Native American Journalists Association

NCM comprises more than 700 ethnic media organizations throughout the United States

100 Questions and Answers About Arab Americans: A Journalistís Guide. Produced by the Detroit Free Press.


American Society of Media Photographersí Web site lists three purposes of the organization: "1. To protect and promote the interests of photographers whose work is for publication. 2. To promote high professional standards and ethics. 3. To cultivate friendship and mutual understanding between photographers."

The Center for Creative Photography is a museum and research center devoted to photography as an art format the University of Arizona.

Professional organizations

American Copy Editors Society has links to several newsroom-related Web sites as well as includes copy editorsí critiques of their own copy desks.

American Medical Writers Association

American Society of Feature and Sunday Editors is an international organization of editors dedicated to the quality of features in newspapers.

American Society of Journalists and Authors says itís nationís leading organization of freelance writers.

American Society of Newspaper Editors Many newspaper associations are featured on this Web site. . Internship information:

Asian American Journalists Association

The Associated Press includes breaking news from The AP.

Associated Press Managing Editors

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists members include full-time editorial cartoonists, student cartoonists, and others with a professional interest in cartooning.

The Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors is a national organization whose members cover state governments.

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication "is an international association of some 3,300 journalism/mass communication faculty, students, administrators, and professionals." The site includes links to other organizations and resources.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association, known for it annual Golden Globe Awards, is an organization of foreign correspondents covering the entertainment for publications throughout the world. Its weekly schedules announce press conferences, screenings, premieres, film festivals and meetings.

The International Federation of Journalists "aims to defend the freedom of the press and independent journalism, encourage trade unions for journalists and promote professionalism."

International Museum of Cartoon Art

Journalism and Women's Symposium describes itself as an organization for women journalists which combats gender bias and fosters education. The site includes a job bank.

Los Angeles Press Club

Orange County Press Club

Military Reporters & Editors Formed in 2002, the part of the group's mission to help reporters and the public understand how the military operates and to lobby officials to grant access to military operations.  

National Cartoonist Society members are involved in magazine and newspaper comics and editorial cartoons. Has links to other graphics-related cartoonists', advertising etc. Web sites.

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association "within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues."

National Newspapers Publishers Association From the NNPA Website: The associated was founded "in 1940 to bring together publishers of African-American-owned newspapers toward the advancement of their mutual interests and professional concerns." The group has more that 200 members whose readership top 15 million each week.

National Press Club

National Society of Newspaper Columnists

National Writers Union serves freelance writers. It provides member benefits and the use of grievance officers to recover money earned from publishers. The site includes legal updates, job postings and special help for journalists.

Native American Journalists Association

Newspaper Association of America Includes numerous state organizations in addition to the publisher associations, it also contains a good number of links to electronic newspaper editions.

Radio-Television News Directors Foundation

Religion Newswriters Association "strives to help improve and encourage religion writing excellence in the secular press." The site includes a job bank.

Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders) defends press freedom around the report in part by making the world aware of governments that oppress or intimidate the news media. 

Society for News Design

Society of Professional Journalists

South Asia Journalists Association

World Association of Newspapers is an umbrella group that represents more than 17,000 publications on the five continents. From the Web site: The World Association of Newspapers has three major objectives: 1. Defending and promoting press freedom and the economic independence of newspapers as an essential condition for that freedom. 2. Contributing to the development of newspaper publishing by fostering communications and contacts between newspaper executives from different regions and cultures. and 3.Promoting co-operation between its member organisations, whether national, regional or worldwide.

Reporting tools

Acronyms. Not sure what UNSCOM stands for? How about EIR. Acronym Finder has nearly 3,000 definitions acronyms, abbreviations and initials.

Attorneys at law. Martindale-Hubbell provides information on the legal profession and its Web site include a directory of lawyers.

The Center for Media and Public Affairs describes itself as a nonpartisan research and educational organization that studies the news and entertainment

The CIA World Factbook gives detailed international information

Drug Policy Information Clearing House

Electronic Privacy Information Center

Fact checking: Urban legends debunks Internet rumors Do alligators really prowl the New York City sewer system, and is the "Good Times" virus a threat to your computer., and
Also check (, where the "bunk stops here."

KOCP-TV report Hal Eisner's Web site has links to jobs and internships, industry news, and reporters resources. Eisner is also active in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Foundation for American Communications (FACSNET) is an independent educational institution that provides journalists with online resources and background information about public issues.

The Journalist's Toolbox offers links to myriad useful Web sites for journalists. Check it out.

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) IRE also has a mailing list on which discussions of IRE activities and other general investigative reporting topics take place. To subscribe to the IRE-L mailing list, send mail to: and in the body of the message type: SUBSCRIBE IRE-L YOUR NAME

Mega Converter 2 converts meters to feet and much more.

Language tools

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting NICAR is a program of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. and the Missouri School of Journalism. The institute offers "hands-on training seminars throughout the U.S.A. and internationally, provides inexpensive government databases to working journalists, and publishes books, instructional materials, and a monthly newsletter called Uplink." Which country has the highest tax rate or largest number of TV sets per capita? This Web site is a wealth of international statistics that are easy to graph. has links to news sources, reporting resources, journalism skills, breaking media-related news and more.

The Online News Association Founded in 1999, the group is open to journalists around the world who produce news for the Internet or other digital platforms.

Political Research Associates From the group's Web site: Political Research Associates is an independent, not-for-profit research center which monitors and analyzes those organizations, leaders, ideas, and activities of the US political right that undermine democracy and diversity.

religionsource is a database of expert sources created by the American Academy of Religion.

Reporter's Internet Guide (RIG) This is a guidebook for news professionals needing to use the Internet as a tool for daily reporting.

The Reporters Network offers a variety of new services and features for the journalism community. The new site includes a completely new Media Directory with features allowing journalists to control their own listings. Media directory entries can now be revised, corrected or deleted through the use of a password-protected web interface. Also included on the site is the addition of two bulletin boards, one for news reporters and another for freelance writers. The new boards will carry announcements of job openings, contest entries, published work and other news of interest to journalists.

U.S. Census Bureau has online "Uncle Sam's Reference Shelf: County and City Data Book," which offers census data on communities with populations above 25,000.

Science, medicine and the environment

The Association of Health Care Journalists "is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing."

Ejournal is a discussion list for journalists and others who write about the environment either full time or on a part-time basis. Ejournal 's founder say the list was created to provide a more open and lively forum than the SEJ listserve. To subscribe, go to exoses faulty scientific data and analysis used to promote the agendas special-interest groups.

The Society of Environmental Journalists says its purpose is "to enable journalists to better inform the public about critical issues concerning the environment."


American Journalism Review

Audit Bureau of Circulations established independent audits of newspaper and periodical circulation when it was formed in 1914. Its total membership of 4,225 publishers, advertisers and advertising agencies makes ABC the world's first and largest circulation auditing organization.

California First Amendment Coalition

Center for Democracy and Technology

Committee of Concerned Journalists "is a consortium of reporters, editors, producers, publishers, owners and academics worried about the future of the profession."

Committee to Protect Journalist

Columbia Journalism Review

The Crimes of War Project Web states that it "is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers
and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of conflict."

Drudge Report Though in my opinion Matt Drudge is not a creditable news source, his site has some interesting links.

Editor & Publisher magazine

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) From the Web site: FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.

The Freedom Forum

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International Press Institute

Journalism Access is a treasure trove of useful lines. It was created by Mindy McAdams, an online journalist and Knight Chair Professor of journalism technologies and the democratic process at the University of Florida.

Magazines Publishers of America

MediaChannel From the Web site: "MediaChannel is a media issues supersite, featuring criticism, breaking news, and investigative reporting from hundreds of organizations worldwide. As the media watch the world, we watch the media."

Media Research Center is a conservative media watchdog organization that hires full-time monitors to watch and evaluate network newscasts

Pew Center for Civic Journalism Civic journalism advocates argue that the news media need to find ways of reporting news that re-connects people with their communities and public life in general. also

Pew Internet and American Life

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press From the Web sit: "We are an independent opinion research group, sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts, that studies public attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. The Center's main purpose is to serve as a forum for ideas on the media and public policy through its research."

Newseum Media museum established in Washington, D.C., by the Freedom Forum

Newspaper Association of America Includes numerous state organizations in addition to the publisher associations, it also contains a good number of links to electronic newspaper editions.

The Newspaper Guild The union representing many newspapers. Includes the salaries of guild newspapers.

Poynter Institute From the Web site: "The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism."

Project Censored Top news stories underplayed by the media each year.

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

U.S. Copyright Office

The Virtual Trail: Political Journalism on the Internet traces some of the changes in political journalism caused by the Internet, particularly changes in campaign finance reporting. This aid political reporters includes lists of the top 10 favorite websites among journalists, a glossary of online terms, and a review of new ethical challenges online.

WittyWorld International Cartoon Magazine offers "the creative wit and art of many of the world's best cartoonists, along with interesting articles, interviews, and profiles."

Wooden Horse Publishing offers updates on the magazine industry and is a good resource for freelancers.

Yahoo's newspaper Web site offers sites related to the history of journalism and newspapers as well as links about collecting and preserving historical newspapers.

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