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  • AJR NewsLink - From American Journalism Review, with journalism articles, career and job search information and extensive links to newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and news services worldwide.
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors - Dedicated to keeping nonfiction writers informed about the latest terms and negotiations in the world of periodicals, print, and electronic.
  • Assignment Editor - One stop information site for television reporters and print journalists to research and find news stories.
  • Chartered Institute of Journalists - The Institute of Journalists, the world's oldest organisation for journalists, was founded in 1884 and granted a Royal Charter in 1890. One hundred years later it became the Chartered Institute.
  • Computer Assisted Reporting - Research, links and resources for journalists, students, and journalism educators using computer-assisted reporting (CAR) methods in English speaking countries outside the United States.
  • Contacts Book - Members-only searchable directory of news contacts in the UK and Europe, for journalists.
  • Creative Journalism - For professional and collegiate journalists to talk about the business and craft of writing, particularly for newspapers and magazines.
  • CyberScribe - Web links for journalists and other writers.
  • Editor and Publisher Online - Daily coverage of the newspaper and online news industries featuring columnists Steve Outing, B.G. Yovovich, and Charles Bowen.
  • EIBIS International - A worldwide press communication service specializing in the writing and distribution of technical news stories to editors of trade and technical magazines and TV programming around the world.
  • FACSNET - A search engine by topic for journalists.
  • A Few Free Journalism Lessons - Prepared by an ex-editor this site offers the basics, and invites readers to join discussions, suggest topics, recommend books.
  • Focal Press - Book publishers with industry news, discussions, online courses and job board.
  • Foreign Correspondent - Subject guide to web based information sources for international correspondents, with links to country and government data and other essential information and tools.
  • Forward Planning - Providing journalists with up-to-date information on new art projects, media events and social issues. Provided by Hobsbawm Macaulay Communications.
  • Global Beat - Resource service for journalists covering international issues. Includes links to directory of experts, events, publications, and in-depth analysis of current conflicts.
  • Guide for Beginning Newswriters - A brief lesson in writing a news story, geared toward young and/or very inexperienced writers who would like to explore journalistic writing.
  • International Federation of Journalists - World body advocating the rights of journalists.
  • Internet Information Resources for Australian Journalists - Guide to factual or background information, including business, government departments and policies, industrial awards, legislation, reports, statistics, and trade figures and policy, as well as basic reference tools.
  • Internet News Bureau - Employment resources for journalists, including information on organizations, mailing lists, and more.
  • Internet Resources for Journalists and Broadcasters - Resources on journalism and broadcasting from both a Canadian and a world perspective.
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors - IRE is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting within the field of journalism.
  • JAWS - Journalism and Women's Symposium. Dedicated to promoting women in the newsroom. 
  • 4Journalism - Links to journalism sites, including organizations and awards, journals and jobs, ethics and accountability, and famous journalists. From
  • Journalism - By Daryl Lease at
  • Journalism UK - A UK-specific compilation of web links for journalists, writers, broadcasters and students with book and web site reviews and links to news sources worldwide, training and job opportunities.
  • JournalistExpress - Customizable portal designed as a web search tool for journalists with categorized links to news and information sources.
  • Journalism and Mass Communication Resources - Resources on journalism in general, working journalists' resources, cyberjournalism, diversity in mass communication, media law, news sources, Journalism schools, E-zines; online searching guides, and Journalism jobs. Hosted at the University of Iowa.
  • The Journalist's Resource Site - Resources for journalists in areas such as copyright and ethics, jobs, legal sites, periodicals, news groups, and more.
  • Linking Journalists - Hundreds of useful resource links specially categorized for journalists.
  • Media Link - Free research assistance and contacts in numerous fields. Site includes journalist directory, story ideas, search engine, and links.
  • MediaMap's Tools for Journalists - Research tools for news media. Use SourceNet to post anonymous queries requesting information from experts. Review and update your MediaMap profile.
  • Megasources - Metasearch engine links to a diverse collection of sources useful to journalists. "How-to-find-information" sites as well as information sites.
  • - Home of the music press. Information resource for music writers and photographers.
  • National Press Club - Official site with information on upcoming events and briefings.
  • Net Media - The Internet Conference for Journalists and the European Online Journalism Awards.
  • News Jobs - A comprehensive index of employment opportunities for journalists, writers, and editors in print and new media sectors, mainly in the US and the UK.
  • Newsbee - A portal for professional journalists engaged in news gathering and research on the Internet.
  • NewsDesk-UK - News contacts, internet links and resources, law and ethics updates for UK journalists.
  • Newspaper Editors - A place for editors, all media welcome. Just a place for editors, professional, student or both, to chat it up and find journalism links.
  • On Line Journalism - This is a forum where journalists can meet and share in order to deliver a better product to a wider audience.
  • Online Journalism Review - The journalist's first stop for Web-based research on stories.
  • Online Journalism Review - Focuses on a large range of journalism issues with special focus on the Internet.
  • The Online Journalist Awards Page - An awards, news and resource site for those in journalism and media based professions. Our goal is to draw attention to valuable journalism resources, educational materials and display it in an effective, professional manner.
  • - Online Journalism FAQ
  • Personal Database of Journalism Research (ASCoR) - Index, papers and publications on journalism studies/ research. By Mark Deuze, lecturer/ research associate at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research, The Netherlands.
  • Power Hack - Information for journalists. Site has not been updated recently.
  • Power Reporting - Resources and training for journalists, from Bill Dedman. Alert services, bookmarks, newsroom training, search tools, lists of lists and reference books.
  • Poynter Institute - Dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists. Promotes excellence and integrity in the practice of craft and in the practical leadership of successful businesses.
  • - An interactive web-based media relations resource accessible by media and business users alike.
  • 4Press - From, links to journalism associations, jobs and industry journals, journalism awards.
  • Quill & Scroll - The society sponsors scholarships, writing and photography contests, yearbook contests, in-depth evaluation of student publications, and a quarterly magazine.
  • Reporter Pitch - Story idea exchange.
  • Reporter's Desktop - Provides fill-in forms and highly select web resources on a launch pad for journalism work.
  • The Reporters Network - To promote the Internet as a research and communications medium for working journalists. Our goal is to provide a variety of services to the journalism community.
  • Reporter's Resource - The site for web-assisted reporting, with carefully chosen links for journalists, created by a Texas-based reporter.
  • Reporting the Times - Beginner's guide to journalism and reporting the news.
  • Small Town Press - Designed with the community journalist in mind. The place to find the resources and ideas for working at a small town community paper.
  • Student Press Law Center - Legal information for student journalists and educators in such areas as censorship, libel, copyright, and freedom of information. Links to other resources and internship opportunities.
  • - A resource for high school and college journalists and publications. Home of the National Scholastic Press Association and Associated Collegiate Press.
  • Thunder and Lightning News Service - Resources for the television news industry with an emphasis on disaster coverage and computer-assisted reporting.
  • Tools for Getting Journalism Jobs - Maintained by the Detroit Free Press to help people get journalism jobs at newspapers. It contains information and tips for prospective journalists preparing to enter the workforce.
  • TvNewsPro - Collection of links for TV news broadcasters.
  • UNICEF Press Centre - Updated daily by a full-time editor, helps journalists from around the world research and write about children and the issues that concern them.
  • The Usually Useful Internet Guide for Journalists - An Internet guide for journalists. Created for those who want to have a better understanding of the Internet and its potential as a journalistic research tool.
  • Virtual Library: Journalism - Extensive links to journalism resources, including professional groups, fellowships, conferences, news organizations.
  • Von Roll Award - The Von Roll Award is the annual journalist prize of the Von Roll Award Foundation. The prize is worth CHF 25,000. It may be awarded to a single recipient or divided between several recipients.
  • The World News Forecast - Fee-based service offering first sight of future international headlines.
  • World Press Institute - WPI journalism resources and a four-month fellowship program for international journalists that includes extensive travel throughout the U.S. as well as on-site experiences with media outlets and educational seminars.
  • WW Journalism - Collection of categorized journalism links and resources, including job listings, reference and writing resources, classifieds, a message board, and journalism schools.






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