Selected Mass Communication Websites
Society of Professional Journalists – Journalist’s toolbox – A great resource updated twice a week with a variety of excellent resources. The site contains more than 20,000 free (and some paid) resources, including job resources for budding journalists. This site is edited by Mike Reilley, who founded the site in 1996.
Politifact – A resource for checking on the truth and veracity of statements and comments made by elected politicians including the President. PolitiFact is owned by the nonprofit Poynter Institute for Media Studies.
Today’s Front Pages – Formerly hosted by the Newseum, a now closed museum in Washinton DC, this is a link to an ongoing project to illustrate a sample of what is being reported by newspapers throughout America.
Center for Media and Social Impact – Located at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C., the CMSI “is an innovation lab and research center that creates, studies and showcases media for social impact.” Some of the areas of focus include independent, documentary, entertainment, and public media areas.
Journalist’s Resource – Based at Harvard’s Shorestein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy, the JR reviews news and public policy research and curates and summarizes these resources to share with a wide variety of interested parties including students, educators, bloggers, news media specialists and more.
Pew Research Center – “The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world.”