Journalism Resources

Reporters Committee for a Free Press
This is a very helpful page for reporters or anyone else who doesn’t understand about freedom of the press. They have articles about first amendment problems and happenings as well as a first amendment handbook. This site also has news article archives.

American Copy Editors Society
This five year old organization hosts 5 conferences a year that provide training and development. Discussion board, contests, tips and articles on editing and writing copy.

American Society of Newspaper Editors
ASNE’s principal purpose has always been to serve as a medium for exchange of ideas and the professional growth and development of its members. In addition, the organization seeks to improve the diversity.

Society of Professional Journalists
SPJ is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. News, Foundation that funds professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism. FOI Info, Ethics info, SPJ sponsors many awards, fellowships and internships.

Editor and Publisher
Editor & Publisher is a 117-year-old magazine covering the newspaper industry in North America. Its products include both print and electronic periodicals, as well as a line of annual newspaper industry reference books and market data reports in both print and CD-ROM formats.

Poynter Institute (St. Petersburg, FL)
The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism. Seminars are kept small, which means lots of individual attention. Emphasize on hands-on approach, participation in discussions, case studies, role-playing, and other exercises to get the student involved in learning. Resident faculty includes distinguished professionals and scholars, all master teachers who bring special expertise to every session. Each seminar also includes visiting faculty, accomplished professionals who leave their jobs for a week to help teach, and spend time with the students inside and outside the classroom. As a financially independent, nonprofit organization, the Institute is beholden to no interest except its own mission: to help journalists do their best work.

Freedom Forum
A nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on four main priorities: the Newseum, First Amendment freedoms, newsroom diversity and world press freedom.

American Journalism Review
Industry related news stories, job listings, special reports, links to newspaper, radio, TV and magazine websites.

Article Resource Association
Provides free content to the print and online media. Registered media can download copyright-free material or have it emailed to them. Non-members are limited to reviewing article summaries.

National and international news, Search newspapers, get international news by country, find people (national and international), find facts using reference books libraries and databases, journalism tips and links and MUCH more.

Journalist's Toolbox
Features more than 7,500 links organized by beats and topics such as 9-11 resources, business, federal government, state government, global issues, daily news, military, crime, medical/healthpublic records, and many more.

National Association of Black Journalists
Gives information about conferences that they sponsor, their scholarship foundation, positions available, officers and directors, and promotions. They also have tearsheets, member birthdays, historical information and hot links. (slow to load)

National Newspaper Association
Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is the national voice of community newspapers. NNA represents owners, publishers, and editors of America's community newspapers and with newspaper members, is currently the largest newspaper association in the United States. The mission of the National Newspaper Association is to protect, promote and enhance America's community newspapers.

National Press Photographers Association
The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media. Their members include still and television photographers, editors, students and representatives of businesses that serve the photojournalism industry.

Newspaper Ethics Policies
Guidelines and codes from news organizations on handling various ethical and other issues in the newsroom.

Newsroom Leadership Group
Provides workshops on a variety of topics. The site also contains an archive of essays on newsroom management.

Henninger Consulting
Founded in 1989 by independent design consultant Ed Henninger, Henninger Consulting has served hundreds of dailes, weeklies, business journals, church-affiliated newspapers and niche publications throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Searchable public-record databases. National, state, and regional databases.

PR Newswire
Press releases, journalists only "Press Room", Today's news, Multimedia news, Industry Focus, International news, press release broadcasting service, Investor news and information.

A collaboration of information officers linked by Internet to give journalists free, convenient access to expert sources. They represent organizations of every type in North America and Europe -- colleges, universities, corporations, think tanks, laboratories, medical centers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and PR agencies. There's no limit to the subjects they cover.

Reporter.Org was conceived by Investigative Reporters & Editors as a way to provide a variety of resources to journalists, journalism educators, and the public at large via the Web. They offer professional journalist organizations space for a web site, space for ftp site, mailing list services email addresses, web site development, members-only discussion forums. They also offer website searches, source guide, & job listings.

Society for News Design (SND)
The Society for News Design (formerly the Society of Newspaper Design) is an international professional organization with more than 2,500 members in the United States, Canada and 50 other countries. Their membership is comprised of editors, designers, graphic artists, publishers, illustrators, art directors, photographers, advertising artists, Website designers, students and faculty. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in journalism and design.

National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association
The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association consists of approximately 700 leading sportscasters and sportswriters from around the country.  And more than 80 sports media legends have been inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame, which began in 1962 with the induction of Grantland Rice.

The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues
Because 16 percent of Americans, some 63 million people, are rural, and so is three-fourths of the national landsdcape. The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues helps non-metropolitan journalists define the public agenda for their communities, and grasp the local impact of broader issues. It interprets rural issues for metropolitan news media, conducts seminars and publishes research and good examples of rural journalism. The Institute is based at the University of Kentucky but is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional effort, with academic partners at several other schools. The Institute publishes The Rural Blog, a daily digest of events, issues, trends and journalism in rural America, with story ideas and sources.