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Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
Dispute Resolution--Media--Presentation Dr. Bonner is regularly asked to comment on current issues, and has recently been interviewed by BBC News, The National, Power and Politics, The New York Times, Power Play, CNBC E...
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
Media Names & Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive Canadian media directory including television and radio networks, stations, digital and specialty broadcasters, programs, cable TV; daily, weekly, and community...
The Sources Calendar
The Sources Calendar contains event listings of interest to journalists and the media. Organizations with a current Sources membership may post releases at no cost. To submit items use the online form at http://gateway...
Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES SELECT Resources app...
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

News Releases

The Benefits of Reaching the Media
Sources
The benefits of being listed in Sources.
Introducing the Sources Calendar
Sources
The Sources Calendar enables you to inform the media of your newsworthy events.
News Release Distribution
Sources
Sources media release distribution service.
Publicity 101 for Colleges
2009-05-02
Sources
Q: What's the best way for a college to get continuing media attention? A: By being found in SOURCES, the Media's Guide to Experts and Spokespersons

Sources Select Resources

Advocacy Journalism
Connexipedia Article
Article
A genre of journalism that intentionally and transparently adopts a non-objective viewpoint, usually for some social or political purpose.
An alternative media list
Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
Connexions
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Catastrophes on Camera
Why Media Coverage of Natural Disasters is Most So Bad
Cockburn, Patrick
Article
2010
CounterPunch
The reporting of cataclysms or lesser disasters is often wildly misleading. Stereotyping is common: whichever the country involved, there are similar images of wrecked bridges, half-submerged houses a...
Confessions of a Media Critic
Article
1984
Sources
Barrie Zwicker says that with the planet in crisis it isn't time for 'business as usual', least of all in journalism.
Effective Media Relations
Nurturing your relationships with reporters
Article
2000
Sources
Our relationships with journalists need to be maintained over time in order to be fruitful.
Effective Media Relations
Article
2006
Sources
Media relations is human relations. Journalism is about telling compelling stories about people and their lives.
Expose Yourself!
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2006
Sources
A booklet about effective media relations, providing practical advice about getting media coverage and relating to the media.
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Sources
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Flying High: 5 Sure Ways to Get Your Business Soaring
Fillmore, Cathleen
Article
2001
Sources
Know your audience, know your message, be clear and consistent in that message, then develop a strategy and execute it.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
Article
Sources
SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, c...
Getting your story into the media
Article
Sources
Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people w...
Grassroots media relations
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2010
Connexions Information Sharing Services
A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
Guerrilla Tactics for Maximizing the Results of Your Media Campaign
Freeman, Cameron
Article
2001
Sources
Strategy and tactics for successful media campaigns.
Helping you reach the media
How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage
Article
Sources
Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity ...
How Sources magnifies your Internet visibility
Article
2006
Sources
How the high Internet ranking of the Sources Web site helps magnify the public profile of organizations and companies who are listed in Sources.
How to Make Your B-roll Work
LaVigne, Mark
Article
2003
Sources
Getting a videographer or camera assigned to your story is a challenge to say the least. If you're lucky, you may get one or two cameras out to your news event. That leaves another three or four stati...
In Print: Maximizing Coverage in Community Newspapers
Fenske, Lynn
Article
2004
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How to get coverage in community newspapers.
Massive Uncritical Publicity for Supposed "Independent UFO Investigation"
Demonstrates Media Gullibility Once Again
Sheaffer, Robert
Article
1998
Skeptical Inquirer
On Monday, June 19, 1998, all of the major media outlets were suddenly filled with accounts proclaiming that an independent panel of scientists had taken a fresh look at the UFO question, and had conc...
Maximizing Coverage of Charity Activities in Community Newspapers
Fenske, Lynn
Article
2002
Sources
When it comes to getting coverage in the local newspaper, presentation is paramount. Tto maximize your profile and get your story or event covered, give the newspaper what it wants, when it wants it.
Media Exposure
Coburn, Jean
Article
1997
Sources
Promoting your magazine on a shoestring.
Media Relations as a Marketing Tool
Friesen, Carl
Article
The first step to getting media attention is to make sure that reporters know about you.
Media Watch: When the Media Tell Half the Story
Emery, E. Eugene Jr.
Article
1997
Skeptical Inquirer
Twenty-eight years after Chariots of the Gods? author Eric von Däniken brought pseudoscience to new lows by suggesting that our ancestors were too stupid to create the pyramids, Stonehenge, and other ...
Millions in poverty get less coverage than 482 billionaires
New FAIR study documents TV news' lack of interest in poor
Article
2014
Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting
FAIR uses data from CBS, ABC, and NBC to conduct a study on how much the media reports on poverty, concluding that there is not very much coverage of people in poverty.
Out Lickspittle Press
Doorkeepers to the House of Lies
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
CounterPunch
Today no one believes that our country’s success depends on an informed public and a free press. America’s success depends on its financial and military hegemony over the world. Any information incons...
Outrageous Campaigners Show Size Isn't Everything
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1992
Socialist
OutRage! therefore consciously tries to make its protests informative and amusing. It projects it's political message with wit, style, humour and theatricality. Indeed, a typical OutRage! action could...
PR Industry launches new standard for measurement and ROI
LaVigne, Mark
Article
2006
Sources
A new standard for measuring editorial coverage and return on investment.
Pressing for Press
Wineland, Slyvia
Article
The Greenhouse
A serious attempt to get press coverage can be a campaign in itself. If you really want it, go after it methodically and shamelessly.
Publicity 101 for Colleges
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Sources
Q: What's the best way for a college to get continuing media attention? A: By being found in SOURCES, the Media's Guide to Experts and Spokespersons
Publicity and Media Resources
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Resources and publications to assist your organization in getting more and better media coverage and raising awareness.
Rethinking Media in Conflict Zones
How can journalists minimize safety risks whilst reporting on conflicts?
Elmi, Hamid
Article
Asia Media Summit
Conflicts and wars are the everyday stuff of national, regional and world news. They are likely to intensify and give birth to permutations that make media coverage and analysis more difficult and com...
Shadows of Liberty
Tremblay, Jean-Philippe
Film
2012
Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America and the public battle for truth and democracy.
Smooth Talking! Explore the Paid Speaking Market
Fillmore, Cathleen
Article
2005
Sources
Becoming a professional speaker.
The Snowden Hoax
How a Lie Traveled Around the World Before the Truth Could Get Its Boots On
Article
2015
Kurtz, Alan
Sources Calendar
Website
2009
Sources
Listings of events of interest to journalists, editors, researchers, publishers and others working in the media and in publishing, covering Canadian and international events, press conferences, meetin...
Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
Article
Sources
An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message. SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their ...
The Sources HotLink
Website
1996
Sources
A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
Swine Flu Coverage Around the World
Article
2009
Pew Research Centre's Project for Excellence in Journalism
The swine flu story quickly topped the American media agenda when the story broke in late April. How did coverage in other countries compare with the U.S.? Was there any correlation between the number...
Telling Journalists Who You Are
Getting the most from Sources
Article
1999
Sources
A well-written descriptive paragraph in your Sources listing tells journalists why they should call you.
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
Article
2009
Project Censored
Provides a list and indepth analysis of the top 25 stories that were censored throughout the year in 2009.
Top Ten Censored Stories of 1989
News Release 1990
Article
1990
Top Ten Misconceptions About the Media
Bonner, Dr. Allan
Article
2006
Sources
Twenty-five Years of Sources
Article
2002
Sources
From the beginning, Sources was seen as a public service as well as a tool for journalists.
What Makes a Good Story?
Carney, William Wray
Article
2002
Sources
What makes a story interesting is often a combination of the interests of the audience, the interests and abilities of the reporter, and a long history of journalistic tradition.
What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1997
Z Magazine
Noam Chomsky shares his approach to analyzing media and reveals the meaning and consequence of the strategic design of communication.
When to Contact the Media
Graham, Barbara Florio
Article
2004
Sources
Advice on when to contact the media.
Why Hillary Won the Debate (Even though She Didn't)
Leupp, Gary
Article
2015
Dissident Voice
CNN and Facebook co-sponsored last week’s Democratic presidential frontrunners' "debate." After the event, CNN conducted a poll. "Who won the debate?" it asked. The result: 83% Bernie Sanders; 12% Hil...
Wikileaks - The Smear and the Denial
Article
2010
Medialens
The Internet has revealed a chasm separating the corporate media from readers and viewers. Previously, the divide was hidden by the simple fact that journalists monopolised the means of mass communica...

Sources Bookshelf

The Adversaries: Politics and the Press
Rivers, William L.
Book
1970
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth
How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Expose Yourself!
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2006
A booklet about effective media relations, providing practical advice about getting media coverage and relating to the media.
Frames of War
When Is Life Grievable?
Butler, Judith
Book
2009
Butler explores the media's portrayal of war and its effect on audiences' understandings of human life. Such portrayals, Butler argues lead to the rationalization of modern warfare and state violence....
Grassroots media relations
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2010
A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Morals and the Media
Ethics in Canadian Journalism
Russell, Nick
Book
1994
Russell focuses on the fundamental moral questions and ethical dilemmas faced by journalists and discusses how the media both reflect and influence society.
Necessary Illusions
Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
News and the Culture of Lying
Weaver, Paul H.
Book
1997
The news media lie, says Weaver, not by slipshod reporting or unethical practices, but in the very "plot structure" of the news, in the masks of impersonality assumed by reporters and editors, and in ...
Newspeak in the 21st Century
Edwards, David; Cromwell, David
Book
2009
Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
Sources.com
Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
Weapons of Mass Persuasion
Marketing the War Against Iraq
Rutherford, Paul
Book
2004
Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant med...
What Really Happened to the 1960s
How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy
Morgan, Edward P.
Book
2010
A historical overview, critical analysis, and appraisal of the 1960s. Drawing upon historical and media studies, theories of capitalism and democracy, and in-depth study of the era's social movements,...


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