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Abyz News Links. An enormous database of national and local U.S. news publications.

 

Adbusters. Examines and parodies advertising culture.

 

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society mission to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

 

Center for Investigative Reporting  "...thoroughly reported stories that offer deep explanations of complex issues – from the environment to immigration, government accountability, education, health, campaign finance and more. ... Founded in 1977, CIR is the nation's oldest nonprofit investigative reporting organization..."  "revealing injustice for 35 years"

 

Columbia Journalism Review delivers real-time criticism and reporting to encourage excellence in journalism in the service of a free society

 

Crooks and Liars. Liberal blog that features video.

 

Cursor. Daily round-up of under-covered news and media criticism.

 

The Daily Howler. An often insightful Web-based column on media inaccuracy and arrogance.

 

Freedom Forum. Formerly the Gannett Center.

 

The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth

 

Index on Censorship. Promotes free expression around the world.

 

Institute for Public Accuracy. Seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out.

 

Jim Romenesko's MediaNews. Up-to-date media news and gossip. With links to media writers.

 

JournalismNet. Online resources for investigative journalists--search tools and much more.

 

Journalist’s Resource   Site curated by the Shorenstein Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School providing scholarship relevant to the media for use by practitioners, educators and students and those interested in policy and public affairs. This open-access project is designed to provide state-of-knowledge information on topics of public interest; usefully condensed quality information from authoritative sources, presented succinctly.

 

Media and Peace Institute of the UN-founded University for Peace. Aims to educate people about the media's role in international war and peace issues.

 

Media Bistro. Journalists' site features a daily round-up of media news.

 

Media Channel. A media criticism site critical of corporate ownership, with links to articles on media from around the world.

 

Medialens.org. A good UK media-bias watchdog.

 

Media Matters. An organization dedicated to exposing conservative media misinformation.


MediaShift  Your guide at PBS for the digital media revolution, hosted by Mark Glaser. Tracking how mobile devices, social media, citizen journalism and new technology are changing the media landscape. 

 

Media Views. FAIR's links to recent media criticism of note on the Web.

 

Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard administers the oldest fellowship program for journalists in the world; publishes the quarterly magazine Nieman Reports, the nation’s oldest magazine devoted to a critical examination of the practice of journalism; is home to the Nieman Storyboard, an online exploration of narrative journalism, and the Nieman Watchdog Project, which encourages reporters and editors to monitor and hold accountable those who exert power in all aspects of public life. The Nieman Journalism Lab aims to identify best practices in journalism and emerging business models at a time when the industry is experiencing rapid change. The project illustrates how new media tools can help print journalists successfully make the transition to digital journalism while maintaining high journalistic standards. Throughout the year, the foundation presents a number of awards recognizing excellence in journalism and hosts a number of conferences for reporters and editors.

 

Project Censored. Identifies and promotes the most undercovered stories of the year.

 

The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice.

 

Swans. An online journal, often focusing on media criticism.

 

Center for Media and Democracy's PR Watch. Investigates and counters corporate and government spin.

 

This Modern World. The weekly cartoon of social and political satire, by Tom Tomorrow.

 

TomPaine.com. Aims to encourage debate on issues like media, the environment and campaign finance reform.

 

Vanderbilt University's TV News Archive. The best free resource for studying TV news.

 

World-Newspapers.com Exhaustive links to international newspapers online.

 


 

Source of most links by FAIR.org  which offers "well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship; to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating greater diversity in the press and scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority, and dissenting viewpoints."