Media Analysis, Media Criticism, Censorship
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  • American Journalism Review (AJR) Web Resource Guide for Journalists
    Searable directory of contacts. Organizations pay for listings.
  • Chomsky.Info
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  • Columbia Journalism Review
    Strong press, strong democracy.
  • FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) Internet site
    U.S. media watch group that documents and criticizes media bias and censorship, scrutinizes media practices that marginalize public interest, minority, and dissenting viewpoints, and advocates for greater diversity in the press.
    A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  • Media and Communications Study Site (MCS)
    A valuable British-based gateway to Web resources useful in the academic study of media and communication.
    Reports, opinions and links on media issues, including media news and links to hundreds of media issues organizations around the world.
  • Medialens
    Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media.
    MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our world. We are convinced that the increasingly centralised, corporate nature of the media means that it acts as a de facto propaganda system for corporate and other establishment interests. The costs incurred as a result of this propaganda, in terms of human suffering and environmental degradation, are incalculable.
    In seeking to understand the basis and operation of this systematic distortion, we flatly reject all conspiracy theories and point instead to the inevitably corrupting effects of free market forces operating on and through media corporations seeking profit in a society dominated by corporate power.
  • News Unspun
    News Unspun was set up with the aim of challenging the viewpoints prescribed by mainstream media and creating an environment of discussion and debate. Our objective is to examine how the mainstream media consistently operates in accord with dominant political and business interests. This website does not claim to have the truth behind the news; rather it seeks to encourage a more critical analysis of news from all mainstream sources. Our writers analyse news articles and broadcasts, setting them against the historical record, and considering academic and statistical studies, wider political objectives, and eye-witness accounts.
    We might also question the following with regard to news reports:
    * The use of language, which often - whether intentional or through lack of care - misleads readers/viewers;
    * The failure of journalists to ask important or relevant questions;
    * The aspect of reporting which appears to forget, and encourage readers to forget, recent history.
  • Radical Digressions
    Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian Marxist perspective.
  • Sources Select Resources
    Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
  • Sources Select Resources Articles List
    Articles and reviews published in Sources Select Resources

Related Links

  • Banned Books Online
    A sampling of books which have been censored or subject to censorship attempts.
  • Brill's Content
    Journalism review.
  • Canadian Journal of Communication
    Publishes Canadian research and scholarship in the field of communication and journalism studies.
  • Censorship in Canada - When the Censor Comes
    Developed primarily for teachers, librarians, booksellers and others who disseminate the printed word, this guide offers basic information about dealing with would-be censors. Researched and written by Sandra Bernstein for the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council.
  • Center for Democracy and Technology
    Addresses issues of Internet censorhip and privacy.
  • Electronic Frontier Canada
  • Ethical Journalism Initiative
    A new campaign to rekindle old values in media worldwide launched by the International Federation of Journalists.
  • Index on Censorship
    One of the world's leading repositories of original, challenging, controversial and intelligent writing on free expression issues. Documents free expression abuses in scores of countries world wide.and reports on censorship issues from all over the world.
  • Media Education Foundation
    Analyzing worldwide trends in media ownership, commercial content, and the media element of commercial globalization's encroachment on and redefinition of public space.
  • Media History Project
    Promoting "the study of media history from petrogryphs to pixels"
  • MediaNews
    Media-related news summaries.
  • Palestine Media Watch
    PMWATCH was established to promote fair and accurate coverage of the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the US mainstream media. In broad terms, our mission is two-fold: (1) identify, report on, and protest clear journalistic failures by the US media in covering the conflict, and (2) help media outlets with access to pro-Palestinian points of view and voices for interviews, op-eds, or background discussions, whether here in the United States, in Israel, or in the Occupied Territories. Includes tools and suggestions for action on media bias.
  • Privacy Commissioner of Canada
    The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is an Officer of Parliament mandated to protect and promote the privacy rights of Canadians.
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