Resources on the Media in the USA
State of the News Media has been published since 2004 is as
an annual report on the status of American journalism. The study
contains special reports on how news consumers view the financial
struggles of the industry and how the local, cable and network
TV news landscape has changed in recent years. It also includes
analysis of the main sectors of the news media and an essay
on digital developments.
Research Journalism Project. The Pew Research Center’s
Journalism Project, founded in 1997 as the Project for Excellence
in Journalism, seeks to assess the state of news and information
in a changing society. The project employs a variety of empirical
research methods to analyze whether people are getting the information
they need for a functioning society. It publishes research on
who is reporting the news and what new players are emerging; what
is being reported on and what gaps in coverage exist; how news
is consumed and how the economic models for news are changing.
In addition to reports on these topics, each year the project
produces the State of the News Media report, which examines key
questions facing the industry.
is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative
journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively
on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.”
We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation
of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power
to vindicate the trust placed in them.
Matters for America
is a Web-based,
not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) progressive research and information
center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and
correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Launched
in May 2004, Media Matters for America put in place, for the first
time, the means to systematically monitor a cross section of print,
broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative
misinformation — news or commentary that is not accurate,
reliable, or credible and that forwards the conservative agenda
— every day, in real time.
is a non-commercial and not-for-profit network of media analysis
presented in the public interest. MediaChannel is focused on the
political, cultural, and social impacts of the media, large and
small. MediaChannel exists to provide information from diverse
perspectives that inspire debate, collaboration, action, and citizen
engagement that facilitates a responsible media. We aspire to
offer global commentary and analysis through connections with
Censored educates students and the public about the importance
of a truly free press for democratic self-government. We expose
and oppose news censorship and we promote independent investigative
journalism, media literacy, and critical thinking. Project Censored’s
work highlights the important links among a free press, media
literacy and democratic self-government.
Roots is a citizen journalism project that reports the news
from outside of party lines while providing a collaborative forum
for conscious citizens, artists and activists to unite. ("About")
Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is a boutique investigative
research and reporting group with a demonstrated capacity to break
major news stories and highlight the work of advocates. CMD's
niche is investigating and exposing the undue influence of corporations
and front groups on public policy, including PR campaigns, lobbying,
and electioneering. CMD's original reporting helps educate the
public and aid grassroots action about policies affecting people’s
lives—their rights and the health of our democracy.
is a national media watch group. It 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. As an anti-censorship
organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working
journalists when they are muzzled.
Excellence in Journalism is a research organization that specializes
in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance
of the press. It is non partisan, non ideological and non political.
Journalism Review attempts to encourage excellence in
journalism in the service of a free society. Founded in 1961 under
the auspices of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism,
CJR monitors and supports the press as it works across all platforms,
and also tracks the ongoing evolution of the media business. [...]
CJR.org weighs in daily, hosting a conversation that is open to
all who share a commitment to high journalistic standards in the
US and around the world. ("About
is a collaborative project of the Center for Media and Democracy
to produce a directory of the people, organizations and issues
shaping the public agenda. SourceWatch's primary focus is on documenting
public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations
and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion
and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special
interests. Over time, SourceWatch has broadened to include others
involved in public debates including media outlets, journalists
and government agencies.
Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news
program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. For
true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent,
diverse sources of news and information. But the last two decades
have seen unprecedented corporate media consolidation. Democracy
Now! is funded entirely through contributions from listeners,
viewers, and foundations. We do not accept advertisers, corporate
underwriting, or government funding. This allows us to maintain
our independence. ("About
is America's oldest journal covering the newspaper industry and
it is the authoritative journal covering all aspects of the North
American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising,
circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates.
on Censorship is an international organisation that promotes
and defends the right to freedom of expression. We fight for free
speech around the world, challenging censorship whenever and wherever
it occurs. Index uses a unique combination
of journalism, campaigning and advocacy to defend freedom of expression
for those facing censorship and repression, including journalists,
writers, social media users, bloggers, artists, politicians, scientists,
academics, activists and citizens.
Index believes that free expression is the foundation of
a free society and endorses Article 19 of the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, which states: "Everyone has the right to
freedom of opinion and expression."
most comprehensive list on the Internet (maintained by the Special
pages provide links to non-US news archives available on the Web.