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This page contains links to other sites and resources useful to visitors interested in the media, journalism and their interaction with society. They have mainly been taken from The News Manual and are therefore heavily weighted towards the needs of journalists and other media professionals. However, DogBitesMan hopes all visitors might find some of these links of use. We would also welcome notification through the comments section of any organisations and their sites which might sit comfortably with the aims and interests of DogBitesMan.

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The following are some useful links to organisations and associations involved in journalism and media education. These are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD): Set up by the United Nations in 1977 and aimed at generating a vibrant media environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Since it was established, more than 23,000 broadcasters have benefited from seminars, courses and workshops in a range of media issues. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
http://www.aibd.org.my/

Broadcast Journalism Training Council: The BJTC is a partnership of all the main employers in the UK broadcast industry, the NUJ and Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the audio-visual industries. Associate members comprise of nearly 30 colleges and universities and nearly 50 courses. Together, they set the criteria for course accreditation and then send teams of professional journalists and tutors to inspect courses and provide advice. Secretariat in Lincolnshire.
http://www.bjtc.org.uk/

CyberJournalist.net: “A news and resource site that focuses on how the Internet, convergence and new technologies are changing the media. The site offers tips, news and commentary about online journalism, citizen’s media, digital storytelling, converged news operations and using the Internet as a reporting tool.” American-based.
http://www.cyberjournalist.net/

European Journalism Centre (EJC): “is an independent, international, non-profit institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals. Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training projects.” Based in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium.
http://www.ejc.net/

Journalism Education Association (JEA): “A collection of people from Australia and the South Pacific region who are either involved with journalism education /or training, or are committed to the objectives of the association.” Publishes the Australian Journalism Review.
http://www.jea.org.au/

Journalism Education Association Inc. (US): “The only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. Founded in 1924, JEA is a volunteer organization. Members of the Board of Directors, including the officers, are current or retired journalism teachers who have obtained their positions through national membership elections.” Based at Kansas State University.
http://www.jea.org

Journalism Education Association of New Zealand Incorporated (Jeanz): “To promote the highest professional standards in the teaching of journalism; collect and disseminate information about journalism education; develop and maintain close relations with mass communication, media and other professional associations; foster research into journalism and journalism education; promote freedom of expression and communication.”
http://www.jeanz.org.nz/

Media Information and Communication Centre of India (MICCI): “A non-profit registered trust committed to spearhead the development of media and dissemination of information in Asia within the broad framework of economic, social and cultural milieu. It is mainly devoted to organizing seminars, conferences, workshops, research and publications in the field of media, with a national and international focus.” Based in New Delhi.
http://www.micci.in/

 National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ): “Delivers the premier journalism training scheme in the UK.  Our range of journalism training products and services includes: accredited courses; qualifications and examinations; awards; careers information; distance learning; short courses and continuing professional development; information and research; publications and events.” Based in London.
http://www.nctj.com/

New Zealand Journalism Training Organisation (NZJTO): “A voluntary organisation funded by newspaper, magazine, radio and television companies. All major media employers belong to it. The JTO’s brief is to guide and foster training and to raise standards generally. It does this by setting qualifications and training standards for journalism schools.” Based in Wellington.
http://www.journalismtraining.co.nz/

Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI): “has established itself as the leading media development institute in Sri Lanka. With its four operational arms, the Sri Lanka College of Journalism (SLCJ), the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL), the Advocacy and Free Media Division and the Media Resource Centre (MRC), the institute offers systematic training for journalists, promotes self-regulation in the print media and advocates for a free and responsible media in Sri Lanka.” Based in Colombo.
http://www.slpi.lk/index.php

Timor-Leste Media Development Center (TLMDC): “Offers a wide range of training options in print and broadcast journalism skills, technical support, media law, policy development, finance and administrative management.” Based in Dili.
http://www.tlmdc.org/joomla/

UNESCO Training of Media and Information Professionals: “This UNESCO programme focuses on training, continuing education and lifelong learning for media and information specialists, especially in developing countries.” Based in Paris.
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1520&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

World Press Photo: “Aims to support professional press photography on a wide international stage. Promotional activities include an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and create greater visibility for press photography thorugh a variety of publications.” Based in Amsterdam.
http://www.worldpressphoto.org/

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The following are some useful links to training materials available online. Occasionally we will link to sites where hard copy materials only are available, such as books, DVDs etc. These are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Style Guide: “Each week Radio National adds over 130,000 words to its website. Producers of Radio National’s 60-odd programs publish their own copy online. This style guide tries to pull many different writing styles together and provide rulings on spelling, punctuation and usage.” http://style.radionational.net.au/about-guide

BBC College of Production: “A free online learning resource for the radio, television and online production community offering videos, podcasts and articles from broadcasting innovators and experts.” Based in London. http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/collegeofproduction/

See also: BBC News Style Guide

Cultures of Journalism Series: A 13-part feature series through which “students examine all aspects of journalistic craft including: News-writing; Journalistic Styles; Feature Writing; News Gathering; Newspapers in History; Journalism Cultures and International Journalism.” A collaboration between Open Learning Australia, Griffith University and the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/learning/lifelong/features/journalism/default.htm

Defamation Checklist: “an interactive web tool designed for working journalists and students. It has been constructed to help you decide whether a story might be defamatory and, if so, what defences might help you publish safely after legal advice. The site has been completely updated to reflect new near-uniform defamation laws which came into effect in all Australian states and territories in 2006.” Hosted by Bond University, Queensland. Materials are based on Mark Pearson’s The Journalist’s Guide to Media Law: Dealing with legal and ethical issues. (3rd ed. 2007). Sydney: Allen & Unwin.
http://www.bond.edu.au/defamkit/

International Journalists’ Network (IJNet): “An online service for journalists, media managers, media assistance professionals, journalism trainers and educators, or anyone else with an interest in news media around the world.” Published by the International Center for Journalists in Washington DC, the site also contains some online training materials at:
http://www.ijnet.org/Director.aspx?P=Training

Media Helping Media: “has been set up to provide a platform for those involved in the media in transition states, post-conflict countries and areas where freedom of expression and media freedom is under threat. The aim is to bring together a variety of training resources available for all to use and to create a wiki of shared knowledge for the benefit of anyone working in the media in difficult circumstances. And all free of charge.”
http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/

The Net for Journalists: “UNESCO collaborated with the Thomson Foundation and Commonwealth Broadcasting Association to produce a handbook for journalists of developing countries on the use of Internet for journalistic purposes. This training handbook, which is written by a journalist and trainer Mr Martin Huckerby, is a resource (with a printed manual and a CD) designed for both print and broadcast journalists and journalism students in developing countries around the globe.” Available from UNESCO at:
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=21010&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

No Train, No Gain: “A resource site for newsroom trainers. The site offers training tips and handouts on writing, editing, reporting, newsroom management skills, recruitment and retention, diversity, technology and newsroom surveys. NTNG welcomes and incorporates handouts, comments and other contributions from newsroom trainers from all over the world.” Contacts in Cape Town, South Africa, and Oklahoma City, USA.
http://www.notrain-nogain.com/Default.asp

Online Journalism Review (OJR): “OJR is a community of online journalists and news consumers, examining together ways to improve the accuracy, relevance, appeal and viability of news online.” Based at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication, USA.
http://www.ojr.org/

Press Release Centre: “This site provides information on press releases, how to write press releases, and how to get your press release distributed. We include Australian media listings, we’re a clearing house for the latest press release industry news, and we provide an Australian PR news monitor.”
http://www.pressrelease.com.au/

Reporting Diversity and Integration Project: “Seeks to build on the outcomes of the Journalism in Multicultural Australia project by further developing the ‘toolkit’ of project resources, by undertaking a number of additional related research projects and by facilitating a series of meetings with key stakeholders within the Australian journalism community.”
http://www.reportingdiversity.org.au/

UNESCO Series on Journalism Education: Model Curricula for Journalism Education. Designed following widespread consultation around the world, these model curricula evolved from lists of courses for both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, a brief description of each course and an outline of fundamental journalism competencies. NOTE: This is a large pdf file to download.
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001512/151209E.pdf

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The following are some useful links to institutions and organisations that offer journalism education. There are many thousands around the world; these are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

Australasia and the Pacific

Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS): “… is Australia’s premier national training institution for the screen and broadcast industries and enjoys strong political and industry support. AFTRS production, research and collaborative activities contribute directly to the nation’s creative economy. The school is focused on continuing to nurture and launch the careers of the next generation of Australian screen story tellers and audio visual practitioners.” Based in Sydney.
http://www.aftrs.edu.au/

AUT University: “AUT’s Communication Studies programmes prepare you for a media career or enhance the skills you already have. Designed in consultation with media and communication professionals, they give you a thorough grounding in theory, analysis and practice. The demand for graduates is high because the standard is high.” Also hosts the Pacific Media Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. (See also Links – Research Resources)
http://www.aut.ac.nz/schools/communication_studies/

Bond University: “… equipping its students with both the theoretical understanding and the practical, hands-on skills needed for rewarding careers in news and current affairs. Journalism undergraduate programs at Bond University recognise the diversity of the media and the range of specialised journalism positions throughout the realm of new media industries.” Based on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
http://www.bond.edu.au/about/faculties/hss/communication-media/index.html

Central Queensland University (CQU): “offers comprehensive online journalism courses through its eJournalism programs. At CQU, the internet is seen as a platform for courses, a method of publication, an object of study and a communications link to our professional collegiate.” Based in Rockhampton, Queensland.
http://www.ejournalism.au.com/

Charles Sturt University (CSU): “It was one of the first communication schools set up over 30 years ago [and] … was also the first to offer specialist BA Advertising and Commercial Radio degree courses. The School’s focus has always been on preparing students for professional employment. Postgraduate courses are offered by Distance Education at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters degree levels in PR/Organisation Communication, Journalism and Cultural Event Management.” Based in Bathurst, NSW.
http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/arts/commun/

Curtin University: “Media and Information (M&I) builds on an enviable reputation as the provider of high quality education in the fields of Journalism, Film and Television, Internet Studies, … Media Studies and Mass Communication.” Based in Perth, Western Australia.
http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/media_and_information.cfm

Deakin University: “Journalism at Deakin provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to become a qualified journalist in the broadcast and print media. Students study mass media, ethical and legal issues, gain research skills, workplace experience via internships, and learn methods and techniques of specialist writing.” Based in Melbourne.
http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/scca/commarts.php

Divine Word University (DWU): Recently revised its Communication Arts (Journalism) program. “The revised curriculum has a stronger academic and general education component and a change in scope. Originally the program focused on training students to work in the mainstream media. The Department has now expanded its curriculum in order to respond to the wider communication needs in the country.” Based in Madang, Papua New Guinea.
http://www.dwu.ac.pg/faculties/ca/cahome.html

Edith Cowan University (ECU): Offers both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in media – with specialisations in subjects including journalism and broadcasting – through its School of Communications and Arts. Based in Perth, Western Australia.
http://www.sca.ecu.edu.au/

Griffith University: “Griffith’s journalism courses are designed to equip students with the broad knowledge and practical expertise required to get your foot in the door of the media industry. You will receive a solid grounding in basic journalistic skills such as writing, interviewing, politics, law and investigative research before specialising in one or two formats (print, radio, television or online).” Based in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Queensland.
http://www.griffith.edu.au/arts-languages-criminology/journalism-mass-communication

Jschool: “An Australian college of journalism established by well-known journalism educator Professor John Henningham to provide industry-relevant education and training for students seeking careers as journalists. It is based in Brisbane, capital of the state of Queensland.”
http://www.jschool.com.au/

La Trobe University: “This course [Bachelor of Journalism] offers training for students who plan to work in the areas of print, television, radio and online journalism. It also provides a broad understanding of the operation and regulation of the media and its cultural, social, political and economic role in society.” Based in Melbourne.
http://www.latrobe.edu.au/media/bajourn

Monash University: “Monash offers one journalism award, the Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), at the Gippsland campus. A journalism sequence is offered in the Bachelor of Communications and the Bachelor of Arts. A journalism specialisation is offered at the Berwick campus in the Bachelor of Communications. Students from other degrees and other campuses may choose journalism units as electives.” Based in Churchill and Melbourne, Victoria.
http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/humcass/monjo/

Murdoch University School of Media Communication & Culture (MCC): “The School’s focus is media and multimedia theory and production (film, television, radio and online media, as well as broadcast and print journalism), mass communication, public relations, communication and cultural studies, Australian Indigenous Studies and Women’s Studies.” Based in Perth, Western Australia.
http://www.mcc.murdoch.edu.au/mcc_about.html

New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS): “is the premier national provider of advanced applied training in television, film, digital media and radio performance & production in New Zealand.” Based in Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.
http://www.cpit.ac.nz/schools/new_zealand_broadcasting_school

Open Colleges: “We are an accredited vocational training provider that have recently partnered with TAFE NSW North Coast Institute”. Offers online courses in journalism, photography, writing and public relations. Based in Surry Hills, NSW, Australia.
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/courses/writing-and-communication/journalism/

Pacific Media Centre (PMC): “Informed journalism and media research contributes to economic, political and social development and the Pacific Media Centre will stimulate research into contemporary Maori, Pacific and ethnic media and culture production. PMC will also collaborate with other Asia-Pacific media centres engaged in research and cultural production and develop cultural and research publications, building on the success of the peer-reviewed publication Pacific Journalism Review.” The Centre, within AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand, is headed by one of the Pacific Region’s most respected journalists and educators, Associate Professor David Robie.
http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

Queensland University of Technology (QUT): “Journalism courses provide professional preparation for careers in print, broadcast and online media anywhere in the world. At the core of the journalism course is the production and presentation of news and current affairs reports for 4EB radio, Briz31 television, print and online communications.” Based in Brisbane, Queensland.
http://www.creativeindustries.qut.com/courses/study-options/journalism/

RMIT University: “The program blends theory and practice: You will learn the core professional skills for journalism and how to reflect on your practice. They also learn the context in which journalism is done. You will produce journalism through a newspaper and a news web site, and take part in live radio bulletins for community radio, and regular news and current affairs programs for community television.” Based in Melbourne.
http://www.rmit.edu.au/appliedcommunication/about

TAFE NSW Sydney Institute, Petersham College: “We offer a suite of hands on courses in news media, radio broadcasting and communications media. These are delivered … in an industry focussed learning environment equipped to meet contemporary media standards.” Based in Sydney.
http://www.sit.nsw.edu.au/radionewsmedia/petersham/

University of Canberra: “Communication courses meet the needs of the mass media industries and business world, providing graduates with the skills to take up entry level positions immediately, combined with the theoretical knowledge and ability to lead their chosen profession over their careers. We provide three main streams for undergraduates: Advertising and marketing communication; Journalism; Public relations.”
http://www.canberra.edu.au/faculties/comm-international/communication

University of Canterbury: “The Graduate Diploma in Journalism is designed to prepare students who have completed a first degree for a career in journalism – print and broadcasting. There is a strong emphasis on practical work. Students report for local newspapers and contribute to a wide range of magazines and other publications throughout the year. Radio items are broadcast on a weekly bulletin.” Based in Christchurch, New Zealand.
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/subjects/jour/

University of Melbourne: “Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne offers an exciting range of undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research based courses and awards. All courses aim to equip students to understand the changing nature of media industries and professional practices in the contemporary world and how these inform diverse social, cultural and political processes at global to local levels.”
http://www.culture-communication.unimelb.edu.au/media-communications/intro.html

University of Newcastle: “Bachelor of Communication – creating highly skilled and adaptable professionals in the areas of media production, journalism and public relations.” Campuses in Newcastle, NSW, and Singapore.
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/school/design-communication-it/index.html

University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG): “The program aims to prepare people to work with information and communicate in a professional capacity (e.g. information managers, journalists and PR specialists).” Based in Port Moresby.
http://www.upng.ac.pg/shss_jpr.html

University of Queensland: “Our innovative programs offer a wide choice of journalism and communication courses, and keep apace with ever-changing technology and industry requirements. Programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels cover practical and theoretical aspects of journalism, communication and public relations.” Based in Brisbane and Ipswich.
http://www.uq.edu.au/journ-comm/

University of South Australia (UniSA): Offers undergraduate programs in journalism and journalism + international studies. Also offers postgraduate certificates, diplomas and degrees in journalism and related fields. Based in Adelaide.
http://www.unisa.edu.au/com/

University of Southern Queensland (USQ): Offers undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas, certificates and degrees in subjects including journalism, editing and publishing. Has radio, television and print production facilities on campus at Toowoomba.
http://www.usq.edu.au/arts/studyareas/journalism/default.htm

University of the South Pacific (USP): “The arts degree major in Journalism and Diploma in Pacific Journalism are designed to prepare professional communicators for careers in the news media industry and for information roles in the regional and global media community. The programme is intensely practical … and it involves a broad spectrum of both professional and background studies.” Based in Suva, Fiji.
http://www.usp.ac.fj/journ/

University of Sydney: Although offering a more generalist range of media and communications programs, the University of Sydney does offer some journalism practice courses.
http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/media/index.php?page=home

University of Tasmania (UTAS): “Journalism, Media and Communications at UTAS equips students to critically analyse Australian and international media from a variety of perspectives and for work in the media industries. Students study a range of relevant media theory and research methods and are introduced to the practical skills of writing, researching and producing for print, television, radio, and online media.” Based in Hobart.
http://fcms.its.utas.edu.au/arts/journalism/index.asp

University of Technology Sydney (UTS): “UTS Journalism includes streams in print, radio, television and online journalism as well as investigative, political and specialist reporting subjects. The emphasis is on developing journalists who are innovative, reflective and have a strong understanding of the role of journalism and the contexts in which it is practised in Australia and internationally.” Based in Sydney.
http://journalism.uts.edu.au/

University of Western Sydney (UWS): “The Journalism major … integrates an understanding of how communication works with real-world experience in broadcast, print and online journalism. You’ll develop journalism skills for newspapers, magazines, Internet, radio, television, corporate and community media contexts, and you’ll come to understand news team culture and management.” Based in Sydney.
http://future.uws.edu.au/ug/creative_and_communication_arts/journalism

University of Wollongong (UOW): “The Bachelor of Journalism is a three-year full-time course that caters for students planning a career in journalism or a related field. The course has been designed to provide students with a range of skills that will enable them to work in print, broadcast or online media.” Also has Masters program. Based in Wollongong, NSW.
http://www.uow.edu.au/crearts/sjcw/index.html

Other Commonwealth

Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC): “One of the largest media departments in the UK. A pioneering force in journalism education since the 1970s, the School is now a world renowned centre for the study of all aspects of journalism, mass media and cultural studies.”
http://www.cf.ac.uk/jomec/index.html

Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ): “The IAJ was set up in 1992 to help improve journalism just as South Africa entered a new democratic era. Since then, thousands of people have passed through its doors. We place special emphasis on interactive learning, giving participants scope to develop their skills through discussion, role-play and hands-on exercises.” Based in Johannesburg.
http://www.iaj.org.za/

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ): “Delivers the premier journalism training scheme in the UK.  Our range of journalism training products and services includes: accredited courses; qualifications and examinations; awards; careers information; distance learning; short courses and continuing professional development; information and research; publications and events.” Their website lists more than 60 courses at 39 centres around the UK. Based in London.
http://www.nctj.com/

Reuters Foundation: “trains several hundred journalists a year, sharing the skills and reporting principles that have made Reuters a highly respected and trusted international news agency. Journalists from around the world take part in workshops in subjects such as writing international news, sports or photo journalism, television news coverage, writing business news and covering environmental or health issues.” Based in London.
http://www.reuterslink.org/

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: “The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, sponsored by the Reuters Foundation and established in the Department of Politics and International Relations, marks Oxford University’s commitment to create an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism.” Based in Oxford, UK.
http://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF): “An independent media research, documentation and training centre working to promote and defend freedom of press.” Based in Karachi
http://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org/

Rhodes University: Students from all over Africa come to study the University’s range of courses on all aspects of media production including journalism, photojournalism, new media, television, radio, writing and editing and design. Based in Grahamstown, South Africa.
http://www.ru.ac.za/

Sri Lanka College of Journalism (SLCJ): “endeavors to change the media from within by imparting world class training and education for journalists in Sri Lanka. The three main programs are: a one year full time diploma course in journalism; monthly mid-career courses for journalists already working in the industry; regular regional courses for provincial correspondents.” Based in Colombo.
http://www.slcj.lk/index.htm

Thomson Foundation: “We work with a highly experienced dedicated team of over 60 media specialists who we can call on whenever the need arises [to provide] overseas courses, workshops and seminars – often in the offices of a local media organisation, the British Council or an NGO; communication projects abroad for NGOs, media enterprises, UN agencies, and governments; annual summer courses in advanced reporting skills for broadcast, print and online journalists at our UK headquarters; tailored UK courses and study visits designed for individual partners; the production of multi-media materials (video and print) on specific issues like HIV/AIDS, energy and the environment. The courses cover every aspect of radio, television and online journalism, from reporting and production to media regulation.” Based in Cardiff, UK.
http://www.thomsonfoundation.org/index.aspx

University of British Columbia (UBC): “The Master of Journalism degree is an intensive professional graduate program that runs over four terms with a summer internship.  It is designed to provide graduates with the optimal mix of academic theory and practice to succeed as a journalist locally or globally.” Based in Vancouver, Canada.
http://www.journalism.ubc.ca/

The School also hosts Journalism Ethics for the Global Citizen which “aims to study and improve journalism standards through discussion among journalists, academics and the public”. http://www.journalismethics.ca/index.htm

University of Witwatersrand: “The Graduate School draws on the skills of the country’s leading academics in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts. This intellectual expertise is harnessed to produce graduates who will not simply become personnel trained in particular procedures, but innovators, initiators and conceptualisers.” Has a program in journalism and media studies. Based in Johannesburg.
http://web.wits.ac.za/Academic/Humanities/GSH/Home.htm

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Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD): Set up by the United Nations in 1977 and aimed at generating a vibrant media environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Since it was established, more than 23,000 broadcasters have benefited from seminars, courses and workshops in a range of media issues. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
http://www.aibd.org.my/

College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC): “Launched in January 2001, the College of Journalism and Mass Communication became the first private sector initiative in Nepal to offer academic courses in journalism and mass communication. The college is affiliated to Purbanchal University.” Based in Kathmandu.
http://www.colofjournalism.edu.np/

East-West Center: “Journalism fellowships and exchanges for working American and Asia Pacific journalists promote understanding of the complexities of the Asia Pacific region through study tours. Intensive dialogue with colleagues, government officials, business executives and community leaders provides participants with a means to broaden their network of contacts.” Based in Hawaii.
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/seminars-and-journalism-fellowships/journalism-fellowships/

European Journalism Centre (EJC): “is an independent, international, non-profit institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals. Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training projects.” Based in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium.
http://www.ejc.net/

Institute for Further Education of Journalists: Fojo is Sweden’s only mid-career training center for professional journalists. Fojo began its international activities in the early 1990s, offering courses and workshops in a broad range of topics covering everything from basic reporter skills to media management.” Based in Kalmar, Sweden.
http://fojointernational.fo.hik.se/fojo_international/fojo

Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University: “A two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts whose mission is to explore the imaginative use of communications technologies — how they might augment, improve, and bring delight and art into people’s lives.” Based in New York.
http://itp.nyu.edu/itp/program.php

Maynard Institute for Journalism Education: “Dedicated to training journalists of color and helping the news media reflect the nation’s diversity in staffing, content and business operations.” Based in California, USA.
http://www.maynardije.org/

Zayed University, UAE: “The College of Communication and Media Sciences offers students opportunities to perfect their communication skills and to discover how they might use those skills to play important leadership roles. Students master the crafts of written, oral and visual communication through the courses they complete, co-curricular activities on campus, and internships and practicum experiences both on campus and in the workplace.” Based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
http://www.zu.ac.ae/clgcomsc/clgcomsc.html

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The following are some links to sites and publications involved in practical journalism and usually produced by professional journalists. These are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

All India Radio (AIR): “A national service planned, developed and operated by the Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India. A network of 229 broadcasting centres with 148 medium frequency(MW), 54 high frequency (SW) and 168 FM transmitters. The coverage is 91.79% of the area , serving 99.14% of the people in the largest democracy of the world. AIR covers 24 Languages and 146 dialects in home services. In Externel services, it covers 27 languages; 17 national and 10 foreign languages.” Based in New Delhi.
http://www.allindiaradio.org/

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC): Australia’s main national public broadcaster, with domestic radio and televisions networks plus a growing online presence. Based in Sydney. see also Radio Australia and
http://www.abc.net.au/

Australia Network TV: “Currently available in 20 million homes in more than 40 countries across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent and in more than 200,000 hotel rooms. Screening programs specifically produced for regional audiences, Australia Network draws on the vast inventory of programming available from both the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian commercial television networks and independent production houses from around the world.” Based in Sydney.
http://australianetwork.com/

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Britain’s national public broadcaster. Its main news site for journalism – linked here – has domestic and international versions. “The UK version gives prominence to the breadth and depth of BBC content in the UK including news, sport and weather along with UK radio and TV. The International version gives prominence to world news, sport and weather along with the BBC’s international radio and TV services. Based in London
http://news.bbc.co.uk/

CBC/Radio-Canada: “Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 29 services offered on Radio, Television, the internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services.” Based in Toronto.
http://www.cbc.ca/

CNN.com: “The international edition of CNN.com is constantly updated to bring the top news stories from around the world. It is produced by dedicated staff in London and Hong Kong, working with colleagues at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and with bureaus worldwide. CNN.com relies heavily on CNN’s global team of almost 4,000 news professionals.”
http://www.cnn.com/

Fiji Sun: “Launched in September 1999, it is still owned and operated by a group of local investors and is Fiji’s only wholly nationally owned daily newspaper. The company employs a total staff of 92 with a further 40-plus under sub contractors. The newspaper is published seven days per week except for Good Friday and Christmas Day.” Based in Suva.
http://www.fijisun.com.fj/index.asp

Hindustan Times: One of India’s leading independent, quality newspapers “With a combined daily circulation of 2.25 million copies and a readership base of 14.49 million readers, Hindustan Times (English) and Hindustan (Hindi).” Based in New Delhi.
http://hindustantimes.com/Homepage/Homepage.aspx

Islands Business: “Islands Business International is a multimedia publishing company based in Suva, Fiji. The company brings out 14 products in print, video and digital media that include current affairs and business magazines, in-flight magazines for 3 of the region’s airlines and four special-interest industry publications of IBI.” Based in Fiji.
http://www.islandsbusiness.com/

National Public Radio (NPR): “An internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations.” Based in Washington.
http://www.npr.org/

newmatilda.com: “is an independent Australian website of news, analysis and satire. Believing that robust media is fundamental to a healthy democracy, newmatilda.com aims to provide non-partisan information. It has no association with any political party or media organisation.” Based in Sydney.
http://newmatilda.com/

PNG National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC): “is established and funded by the Parliament of PNG to provide a national radio service for Papua New Guinea.” It has two main services: The Karai Service which broadcasts nationally on short wave, AM and FM frequencies and the Kundu Service in 19 provincial centres around PNG. Based in Port Moresby.
http://www.nbc.com.pg/

PNG Post Courier: “The Post-Courier is the largest selling national newspaper in Papua New Guinea, with an audited daily circulation of 26,262 and is published Monday to Friday in English. The newspaper is distributed mostly by air throughout Papua New Guinea.” Based in Port Moresby.
http://www.postcourier.com.pg/

Press Release Centre: “This site provides information on press releases, how to write press releases, and how to get your press release distributed. We include Australian media listings, we’re a clearing house for the latest press release industry news, and we provide an Australian PR news monitor.”
http://www.pressrelease.com.au/

ProPublica: “An independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. We strive to foster change through exposing exploitation of the weak by the strong and the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.” Based in New York.
http://www.propublica.org/

Radio Australia (RA): “Comprising seven languages and focusing uniquely on Asia and the Pacific, Radio Australia is the international radio and online service of the Australian national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. We share a commitment to providing our audiences with independent and engaging radio and online content, including English lessons, information about Australia and objective, accurate regional news and current affairs.” Based in Melbourne.
http://radioaustralia.net.au/

Reuters: Once only a wire service for newspapers, now provides a full international online multimedia news service.
http://www.reuters.com/

Sydney Morning Herald: One of Australia’s leading quality newspapers. Flagship of Fairfax Media, which includes The Age in Melbourne and the Brisbane Times.
http://www.smh.com.au/

Times of India: India’s leading and largest selling English language newspaper. Based in New Delhi.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

The Vanuatu Independent: “… aims to provide independent and balanced news & information to the citizens and inhabitants of Vanuatu. In a small, geographically isolated country, it is easy for impartiality to be lost, accountability to be obscured, and corruption to hide. Our newspaper will keep people informed, aware and up to date on the issues of the day. The newspaper is owned and published by The Independent Foundation, a non-profit organisation.” Based in Vila.
http://www.independent.vu/

The Vanuatu Daily Post: “The Daily Post is published six times weekly, from Monday through to Saturday. We offer the most up-to-date news service, and often are the first source of breaking news stories.” Based in Port Vila.
http://www.dailypost.vu

Washington Post: One of America’s leading newspapers, famous for its coverage of US politics. “Offers news, opinion, sports, arts and living and entertainment. Includes archives since 1977 and subscription information.”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/

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The following are some useful links to professional associations for journalists and associated media workers, including trade unions. These are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ): “The CAJ promotes excellence in journalism, encouraging investigative journalism. We serve as the national voice of Canadian journalists, and we uphold the public’s right to know.”
http://www.caj.ca/

Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA): “A professional association for working journalists throughout the Commonwealth. … to bring journalists closer together whether they are working in print, broadcasting, or on-line journalism, and to help raise their status and quality.” Based in London, “The CJA has branches in some Commonwealth countries, and members in all.”
http://www.cjaweb.com/

Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU): A national union in Australia representing workers in a range of employment areas including the public sector, broadcasting and telecommunications. Based nationally in Sydney.
http://www.cpsu.org.au/

Hong Kong Journalists Association (HJA): “is run by working journalists for the sole purpose of improving the working environment for the men and women who gather the news in Hong Kong.”
http://www.hkja.org.hk/

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ): “The world’s largest organisation of journalists. Today the Federation represents around 600.000 members in more than 100 countries. The IFJ promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists. The IFJ does not subscribe to any given political viewpoint, but promotes human rights, democracy and pluralism.” Based in Brussels, Belgium.
http://www.ifj.org

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA): A union for journalists, other media employees and entertainers working in Australia. They organise the annual Walkley Awards for excellence in journalism. The site is mainly for members:
http://www.alliance.org.au/

National Union of Journalists (NUJ): The main union for journalists working in Britain. Promotes the interests of its members, especially in relations with employers. Encourages ethical behaviour of journalists through its Code of Conduct. Based in London. Some parts of their web site are restricted to members-only.
http://www.nuj.org.uk/

The Professional Foreign Correspondents Association (PROFOCA): An organisation for foreign correspondents working in Sweden. Based in Stockholm.
http://www.profoca.info/index.html

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The following are some useful links to associations of media organisations, both public and commercial. These are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU): “is a non-profit, non-government, professional association of broadcasting organisations, formed in 1964 to facilitate the development of broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region and to organise co-operative activities amongst its members. The ABU provides a forum for promoting the collective interests of television and radio broadcasters, and encourages regional and international co-operation between broadcasters.” Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
http://www.abu.org.my

Broadcast Journalism Training Council: The BJTC is a partnership of all the main employers in the UK broadcast industry, the NUJ and Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the audio-visual industries. Associate members comprise of nearly 30 colleges and universities and nearly 50 courses. Together, they set the criteria for course accreditation and then send teams of professional journalists and tutors to inspect courses and provide advice. Secretariat in Lincolnshire.
http://www.bjtc.org.uk/

Canadian Newspaper Association (CNA): “A non-profit organization, representing Canadian daily newspapers (English and French) with circulations ranging from 3,500 to more than 500,000 per day.” Based in Toronto.
http://www.cna-acj.ca/

Commercial Radio Australia (CRA): “The national industry body representing Australia’s commercial radio broadcasters. Established as the Federation of Australian Radio Broadcasters (FARB) … and changed its name to Commercial Radio Australia Limited in 2002.  Has 260 members, representing 99% of commercial radio licensees on air.” Based in Sydney.
http://www.commercialradio.com.au/

Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA): “The CBA is funded by subscription from members of the major public service broadcasters of the Commonwealth.” It helps public broadcasters network and share resources, runs award schemes and assists with training. Based in London.
http://www.cba.org.uk

Commonwealth Press Union (CPU): “is an association whose members are newspaper groups (some with several hundred newspapers), newspapers and news agencies in 49 countries of the Commonwealth. These are represented with the CPU by their proprietors, publishers or senior executives.” Based in London.
http://www.cpu.org.uk/index.html

Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA): “the national peak body for community radio and television stations. We provide leadership, advocacy and support for our members to actively provide independent broadcasting services and to build and strengthen local communities.” Based in Sydney.
http://www.cbaa.org.au/
[The CBAA also has a public website CBOnline]

European Broadcasting Union (EBU): “is the largest association of national broadcasters in the world. We promote cooperation between broadcasters and facilitate the exchange of audiovisual content. The EBU works to ensure that the crucial role of public service broadcasters is recognised and taken into consideration by decision-makers.” Based in Geneva, Switzerland.
http://www.ebu.ch/

European Publishers Council (EPC): “A high level group of chairmen and CEOs of leading European media corporations …. Many EPC members also have significant interests in commercial television and radio. [Founded] with the express purpose of reviewing the impact of proposed European legislation on the press, and then expressing an agreed opinion to the initiators of the legislation, politicians and opinion-formers .”
http://www.epceurope.org

Fiji Media Council: “A group of responsible media organisations and public-spirited individuals whose role overall is to promote and encourage quality journalism. Of the current 14 members, seven are media companies and seven are private individuals.” Based in Suva, Fiji.
http://www.fijimediacouncil.com/

Free TV Australia: “An industry body which represents all of Australia’s commercial free-to-air television licencees. The organisation provides a forum for discussion of industry matters and is the public voice of the industry on a wide range of issues.” Based in Sydney.
http://www.freetv.com.au/

National Ethnic & Multicultural Broadcasters’ Council (NEMBC): “The peak body for ethnic community broadcasters [in Australia]. The NEMBC develops policy, advocates on behalf of broadcasters, organises the annual national conference and provides networking opportunities and various resources to broadcasters.” Based in Melbourne.
http://www.nembc.org.au

New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation: “A voluntary organisation funded by newspaper, magazine, radio and television companies. All major media employers belong to it. The JTO’s brief is to guide and foster training and to raise standards generally. It does this by setting qualifications and training standards for journalism schools.” Based in Wellington.
http://www.journalismtraining.co.nz/index.html

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) is “is the main professional association of the Pacific Islands news media. It links radio and TV stations, newspapers, magazines, online services, national associations of news media practitioners and journalism school in 23 Pacific Island countries and territories.” Runs a news exchange service and organises training. Based in Suva, Fiji.
http://www.pinanius.com/

World Association of Newspapers (WAN): “has three major objectives: Defending and promoting press freedom and the economic independence of newspapers as an essential condition for that freedom. Contributing to the development of newspaper publishing by fostering communications and contacts between newspaper executives from different regions and cultures. Promoting co-operation between its member organisations, whether national, regional or worldwide.” Based in Paris.
http://www.wan-press.org/index.php3

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The following are some links to organisations which have useful information on media regulation and codes of conduct/practice. These are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

Print

Australian Press Council Incorporated: “The self-regulatory body of the print media … to help preserve the traditional freedom of the press within Australia and ensure that the free press acts responsibly and ethically. The objects of the Australian Press Council are to promote freedom of speech through responsible and independent print media, and adherence to high journalistic and editorial standards.” Based in Sydney.
http://www.presscouncil.org.au/

New Zealand Press Council: “The New Zealand Press Council was established by newspaper publishers and journalists to provide the public with an independent forum for resolution of complaints against the press. … Promotion of freedom of the press and maintenance of the press in accordance with the highest professional standards rank equally with that first Objective.” Based in Wellington.
http://www.presscouncil.org.nz/

Press Complaints Commission (PCC): “An independent body which deals with complaints from members of the public about the editorial content of [British] newspapers and magazines. All complaints are investigated under the editors’ Code of Practice, which binds all national and regional newspapers and magazines.” Based in London.
http://www.pcc.org.uk/index2.html

Press Council of India: “A statutory, quasi judicial body which acts as a watchdog of the press. It adjudicates the complaints against and by the press for violation of ethics and for violation of the freedom of the press respectively.” Based in New Delhi.
http://presscouncil.nic.in/HOME.HTM

Broadcasting

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA): A statutory authority within the federal government responsible for the regulation of broadcasting, the Internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications. Based in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
http://www.acma.gov.au

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). “An independent agency responsible for regulating Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications systems.” Based in Ontario and Quebec.
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/

Federal Communications Commission (FCC): “An independent United States government agency … charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.” Based in Washington, DC.
http://www.fcc.gov/

Ofcom (Office of Communication): “Ofcom is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.” Based in London.
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/

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The following are some useful links to groups and individuals providing professional, practical support to journalists and associated media professionals in their work. These are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

Asia Pacific Journalism Centre (APJC): “The APJC is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. [It] has worked on professional development programs involving more than 500 journalists from countries in the Asia-Pacific region, … to provide an efficient way of tapping the energy, goodwill and resources of established news media, the foundation sector, individual journalists and others to support the development of journalism in the region.” Based in Melbourne.
http://www.apjc.org.au/index.html

Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ): See Links – Research Resources.

Center for Citizen Media: “A new initiative aimed at helping to enable and encourage grassroots media, especially citizen journalism, at every level.” Based in California.
http://citmedia.org/

Center for Public Integrity (CPI): “A nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy. We are committed to transparent and comprehensive reporting both in the United States and around the world.” Based in Washington, DC. See also International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Links – Research Resources.

Committee of Concerned Journalists: “A consortium of journalists, publishers, owners and academics worried about the future of the profession. To secure journalism’s future, the group believes that journalists from all media, geography, rank and generation must be clear about what sets our profession apart from other endeavors. To accomplish this, the group is creating a national conversation among journalists about principles.” Based in Washington, DC.
http://www.concernedjournalists.org/

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): “An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981. We promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.” Based in New York.
http://www.cpj.org/

Communication Initiative (CI) Network: “is an online space for sharing the experiences of, and building bridges between, the people and organisations engaged in or supporting communication as a fundamental strategy for economic and social development and change.” Based in Victoria, BC, Canada.
http://www.comminit.com/

Communications Law Centre: ” An independent, non-profit, public interest centre specialising in media, communications and online law and policy. ComsLaw aims to be an innovative and influential centre of  communications & media law ideas, research and community-based activity. We achieve our aims via legal information & advice, policy & law reform, education and research.” Based in Melbourne.
http://www.comslaw.org.au/

Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma: “The Dart Center is a global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy. The Center also addresses the consequences of such coverage for those working in journalism.” Headquarters in Seattle, USA, and regional centres in London (Europe) and Melbourne (Australasia):
http://www.dartcenter.org/

Developing Asia Journalism Awards: Sponsored by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) “Awards will be based on a journalist’s works (published and non-published including those in translation) during 2007-08. The best 25 submitted articles will be selected by a distinguished jury of practicing journalists and their authors will be invited to a four-day training and awards program in Tokyo in November 2008.” Based in Tokyo.
http://www.adbi.org/journalism.awards/

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR): “We work to invigorate the [US] First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.” Based in New York.
http://www.fair.org/index.php

Freedom House: “A non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world.” Conducts annual surveys on the state of media freedom around the world. Part-funded by the US Government, and based in Washington, D.C.
http://www.freedomhouse.org/

HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk: “This is a website for and about journalists and journalism students everywhere. It offers free and unrestricted access to everyone. We carry daily news updates about what is happening in the industry as well as all the latest media jobs.” Based in Derby, UK.
http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/index.shtml

Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR): “IWPR programs provide intensive hands-on training, extensive reporting and publishing, and ambitious initiatives to build the capacity of local media. Supporting peace-building, development and the rule of law, IWPR gives responsible local media a voice. The Institute now exists as an international network for media development, with not for- profit divisions in Europe, the US and Africa supporting training and capacity-building programs for local journalism, with field programs in more than two dozen countries.” Based in London, Johannesburg, Washington and The Hague.
http://www.iwpr.net/

International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT): “A forum for personal contact and professional development among women broadcasters worldwide. … a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Comprising women of many nationalities across the broadcast spectrum, we arrange international conferences with workshops, screenings, lectures, training and professional networking.” Secretariat in Manila.
http://www.iawrt.org/index.asp

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ): “A non-profit, professional organization, promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that independent, vigorous media are crucial in improving the human condition. Since 1984, the International Center for Journalists has worked directly with more than 40,000 journalists from 176 countries. Aiming to raise the standards of journalism, ICFJ offers hands-on training, workshops, seminars, fellowships and international exchanges to reporters and media managers around the globe.” Based in Washington, DC.
http://www.icfj.org/
The ICFJ also publishes ijnet, containing some of the world’s most extensive online resource for journalists, educators and students at:
http://www.ijnet.org

International Press Institute (IPI): “the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, is dedicated to the furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom, the protection of freedom of opinion and expression, the promotion of the free flow of news and information, and the improvement of the practices of journalism.” Based in Vienna.
http://www.freemedia.at/cms/ipi/

International Women’s Media Foundation: “Founded in 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a vibrant global network dedicated to strengthening the role of women in the news media worldwide as a means to further freedom of the press.” Based in Washington, DC.
http://www.iwmf.org/

Journalism.co.uk: A commercial marketplace for mainly British media people, though with useful news forums, international links and blogs. Has information about and links to companies advertising media jobs and services. Based in Brighton, UK.
http://www.journalism.co.uk/

journalism.co.za: “This site is a project of the Graduate Journalism Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism. It has been built and is run by staff and students, though many of the contributions come from other journalists and correspondents. The site is intended both as a resource for working journalists in southern Africa and a teaching tool for the university programme.”Based in Witwatersrand, South Africa.
http://www.journalism.co.za/

Media Helping Media: “has been set up to provide a platform for those involved in the media in transition states, post-conflict countries and areas where freedom of expression and media freedom is under threat. The aim is to bring together a variety of training resources available for all to use and to create a wiki of shared knowledge for the benefit of anyone working in the media in difficult circumstances. And all free of charge.”
http://www.mediahelpingmedia.org/

Media Information and Communication Centre of India (MICCI): “A non-profit registered trust committed to spearhead the development of media and dissemination of information in Asia within the broad framework of economic, social and cultural milieu. It is mainly devoted to organizing seminars, conferences, workshops, research and publications in the field of media, with a national and international focus.” Based in New Delhi.
http://www.micci.in/

Pacific Media Watch: “An independent, non-profit, non-government organisation comprising journalists, editors, researchers, lawyers and other media workers, supporting media freedom, and examining issues of ethics, accountability, censorship, media freedom and media ownership in the Pacific region.” Based in the Pacific Media Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
http://www.pmw.c2o.org/

Poynter Institute: “The Poynter Institute is a school dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders. It promotes excellence and integrity in the practice of craft and in the practical leadership of successful businesses. As a financially independent, nonprofit organization, The Poynter Institute is beholden to no interest except its own mission: to help journalists seek and achieve excellence.”
http://www.poynter.org/

Press Gazette: A weekly magazine for journalists – with an online digital edition. Aimed especially at those working in the UK, the Press Gazette covers issues of interest to journalists throughout the world. It is also Britain’s main shop window for journalism jobs. Based in London.
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/

Printcasting: “Our basic concept is to make it possible for anyone to create a local, self-updating, printable newspaper, magazine or newsletter that carries local advertising – all for free. This will be accomplished by letting people pull together online content from existing sources, such as blogs, and combining it with local advertising that matches the content.” Based at The Bakersfield Californian, in Kern County, California.
http://www.printcasting.com/

Project for Excellence in Journalism: “A research organization that specializes in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press. It is non partisan, non ideological and non political. Our goal is to help both the journalists who produce the news and the citizens who consume it develop a better understanding of what the press is delivering.” Based at the Pew Research Centre, Washington, DC.
http://journalism.org/

ProPublica: “An independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. We strive to foster change through exposing exploitation of the weak by the strong and the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.” Based in New York.
http://www.propublica.org/

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP): “A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal assistance to journalists.” Works mainly in the US defending media freedoms and the First Amendment. Based in Arlington, Virginia.
http://www.rcfp.org/

Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontières (RSF): “Defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted for doing their job and exposes the mistreatment and torture of them in many countries; fights against censorship and laws that undermine press freedom; gives financial aid each year to 100 or so journalists or media outlets in difficulty (to pay for lawyers, medical care and equipment) as well to the families of imprisoned journalists; works to improve the safety of journalists, especially those reporting in war zones.” Based in Paris.
http://www.rsf.org/

Reuters Foundation: “Created in 1982 to support journalists from developing countries, the Foundation today embraces a wide range of educational, humanitarian and environmental causes and projects.”

http://www.foundation.reuters.com/

Timor-Leste Media Development Center (TLMDC): “The mission of the TLMDC is to support building an open media in the national territory of Timor Leste towards a democratic and steady society by establishing conditions for the existence of the free, independent and pluralistic media outlets. [It] offers a wide range of training options in print and broadcast journalism skills, technical support, media law, policy development, finance and administrative management.” Based in Dili.
http://www.tlmdc.org/joomla/

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO): “The Communication and Information Sector (CI) was established in its present form in 1990. Its programmes are rooted in UNESCO’s Constitution, which requires the Organization to promote the “free flow of ideas by word and image.” Besides its staff at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the CI Sector is represented in 27 UNESCO field offices.” Based in Paris.
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1509&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Upstart: “A project of La Trobe’s Journalism, Media Studies and Cinema Studies programs. The site showcases the writing of emerging journalists, while providing a platform for new adventures in journalism.” Based in Melbourne.
http://www.upstart.net.au/

WiredJournalists.com: “was created with self-motivated, eager-to-learn reporters, editors, executives, students and faculty in mind. Our goal is to help journalists who have few resources on hand other than their own desire to make a difference and help journalism grow into its new 21st Century role.” Based in Palo Alto, California.
http://mediageeks.ning.com/

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The following are some links to sites and publications journalists, journalism students and associated media professionals may find especially useful in research. These are some the we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

American Journalism Review (AJR): “A national magazine that covers all aspects of print, television, radio and online media.” Focuses mainly on the US media. Has a useful list of links to journalism organisations in the US. Based at the University of Maryland.
http://www.ajr.org/

Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII): “is a non-profit and free access website for legal information from all 27 countries and territories in Asia located from Japan in the east to Pakistan in the west, and from Mongolia in the north to Timor Leste in the south.” Hosted by AustLII.
http://www.asianlii.org/

Australian Centre for Independent Journalism (ACIJ): “Aims to stimulate the production of high quality journalism, especially investigative journalism; to conduct and support research into journalism and the media; to contribute to scholarly debate and research about journalism; and to promote community discussion about the relationship of journalism to political, social and cultural democracy. The Centre is a non-profit organisation based at the University of Technology, Sydney.”
http://www.acij.uts.edu.au/

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII): “provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials … with over 2 million searchable documents. AustLII publishes public legal information – that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports for example) and a substantial collection of law journals.” Based in Sydney. http://www.austlii.edu.au/

Australian Newspapers Online: A resource of the National Library of Australia providing links to hundreds of online editions of Australian newspapers. Searchable by title, state or town.
http://www.nla.gov.au/npapers/

Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII): “aims to provide one central Internet location from which it is possible to search – for free – core legal information from all Commonwealth countries.” Hosted by AustLII.
http://www.commonlii.org/

Computer Assisted Research (CAR): “contains more than 1000 research links to computer-assisted reporting and freedom of information resources around the world. It was built as a service to journalists, journalism educators, journalism students, and other online researchers.” Based in Queensland.
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~slamble/index.html

Electronic Frontiers Australia: “a non-profit national organisation representing Internet users concerned with on-line freedoms and rights. EFA is independent of government and commerce and is funded by membership subscriptions and donations from individuals and organisations with an altruistic interest in promoting online civil liberties.” Based in Sydney and Adelaide.
http://www.efa.org.au/
There are similar Electronic Frontier organisations around the world, such as the the Electronic Frontier Foundation based in the USA and Electronic Frontier Canada.

European Digital Rights (EDRI): “was founded in June 2002. Currently 28 privacy and civil rights organisations have EDRI membership [and have] joined forces to defend civil rights in the information society.” Based in Brussels.
http://www.edri.org/

Freedominfo.org: “This site is a one-stop portal that describes best practices, consolidates lessons learned, explains campaign strategies and tactics, and links the efforts of freedom of information advocates around the world. It contains crucial information on freedom of information laws and how they were drafted and implemented, including how various provisions have worked in practice.” Based in Washington, DC.
http://freedominfo.org/

Institute for Cultural Diversity: “a non-government organisation established to promote the value of cultural diversity for a democratic, creative and productive Australia.” Based in Sydney.
http://www.culturaldiversity.net.au/

Interactive Telecommunications Program: “The first graduate education program in alternative media, ITP has grown into a living community of technologists, theorists, engineers, designers, and artists uniquely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of interactivity in the real and digital worlds.” Based at New York University.
http://itp.nyu.edu/itp/program.php

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ):  “a collaboration of the world’s preeminent investigative reporters. Launched in 1997 as a project of the Center for Public Integrity, ICIJ globally extends the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, working with 100 journalists in 50 countries to produce long-term, transnational investigations.” Based in Washington, DC.
http://www.publicintegrity.org/icij/

Internet Tutorials: A site which gives simple but by no means simplistic advice on how to find information on the Internet. It includes explanations of many of the terms used when speaking about the Internet and has links to some useful sites.
http://www.internettutorials.net/

Mediascape: “has been designed as an information clearinghouse for New Zealand media information and research. This site specialises in sharing information, research and views about the media in New Zealand. Mediascape intends to become an archive of best practice that can inform creative linkages between the government, media industry, ITC agencies, media researchers, families and young people. Based in the New Zealand Broadcasting School at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand.
http://www.mediascape.ac.nz/cms/

New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII): “is a joint project of the University of Otago Faculty of Law, the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law and the Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII).” It provides a free online database of, and access to, New Zealand legislation.
http://www.nzlii.org/

Online Journalism Review (OJR): “OJR is a community of online journalists and news consumers, examining together ways to improve the accuracy, relevance, appeal and viability of news online.” Based at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication, USA.
http://www.ojr.org/

Onlinenewspapers.com: Thousands of newspapers around the world. Searchable by region and country.
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/

Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII): “in partnership with the University of the South Pacific School of Law, promotes free access to South Pacific laws and material (case law, legislation, treaties, Law Reform Commission documents, etc.) via the Internet. [See also the Australian Legal Information Institute AustLII.] Based in Port Vila, Vanuatu.
http://www.paclii.org/

Pacific Media Centre: “TE AMOKURA – is the only media research and community resource centre of its kind in Aotearoa/New Zealand and has a strategic focus on M?ori, Pasifika and diversity media and community development. It was established by AUT University’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies in 2007.” Based in Auckland, New Zealand.
http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

Parliament of Australia Library: Provides communications and media law related links to a range of websites on laws and key legislation, court and tribunal decisions, law reports, key national bodies and publications and to other Australian and overseas websites, including directories. Based in Canberra.
http://www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/LAW/commslaw.htm#legislation

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press:”The Center is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. We are best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for our polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes.” Based in Washington, DC.
http://people-press.org/

Press Release Centre: “This site provides information on press releases, how to write press releases, and how to get your press release distributed. We include Australian media listings, we’re a clearing house for the latest press release industry news, and we provide an Australian PR news monitor.”
http://www.pressrelease.com.au/

Project for Excellence in Journalism: “A research organization that specializes in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press. It is non partisan, non ideological and non political. Our goal is to help both the journalists who produce the news and the citizens who consume it develop a better understanding of what the press is delivering.” Based at the Pew Research Centre, Washington, DC.
http://journalism.org/

Reporting Diversity and Integration Project: “Seeks to build on the outcomes of the Journalism in Multicultural Australia project by further developing the ‘toolkit’ of project resources, by undertaking a number of additional related research projects and by facilitating a series of meetings with key stakeholders within the Australian journalism community.”
http://www.reportingdiversity.org.au/

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII): “is a free, independent and non-profit global legal research facility developed collaboratively by the following Legal Information Institutes and other organisations:”
Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)
Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
Hong Kong Legal Information Institute (HKLII)
Legal Information Institute (Cornell) (LII (Cornell))
Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII)
Wits University School of Law (Wits Law School)

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The following are some links to sites and publications which provide information journalists and associated  media professionals may find especially useful in their work. These are some we know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.

ABC News & Current Affairs Style Guide: A basic style guide used by journalists at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Not generally available to the public but posted on the Senate Estimates website as evidence at a hearing in February 2008.
http://www.aph.gov.au/Senate/committee/eca_ctte/estimates/add_0708/bcde/abc_q40att2.pdf

Associated Press Stylebook: “The 2008 edition of the AP Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law is available in both print and electronic forms. The spiral-bound style manual is an essential handbook for all writers, editors, students and public relations specialists. The Web-based edition is a fully searchable version of the AP Stylebook.” Note: Uses American English.
http://www.apstylebook.com/

BBC News Style Guide: “This styleguide represents some of John Allen’s extraordinary wisdom surrounding the use of English in written and spoken communications. This is in many ways at the heart of what the BBC does and what it is respected for. This is not a “do and don’t” list but a guide that invites you to explore some of the complexities of modern English usage and to make your own decisions about what does and does not work.” By the BBC, London.
http://www2.media.uoa.gr/lectures/linguistic_archives/academic_papers0506/notes/stylesheets_3.pdf

Global Media Journal – Australian edition (GMJ/AU): “A forum for research and scholarship with an interest in specifically Australian articulations of the local/global nexus. We also see GMJ/AU as a space for the discussion of Australian media issues relating to a wide range of topics from media policy formation and media practices to Australian-based media events.” Published from the University of Western Sydney.
http://stc.uws.edu.au/gmjau/index.html

JournalismNet: “A working journalist’s guide to the Net – 300 different web pages with over 6,000 links designed to help journalists (and anyone else) find useful information fast. Created and maintained by Julian Sher, an investigative TV producer and Internet trainer.”
http://www.journalismnet.com/

Journoz.com: “Find experts and contacts, and Net-based sources of Australian facts or background information, such as business information, cases, databases, directories, government information, legislation, reports, statistics, and trade figures.”
http://www.journoz.com/

News Knockout: A news aggregator website with “News with punch from all over the world. Good, regular, bad; politically correct, politically incorrect news, news, news and nothing but.”
http://www.newsknockout.com/

Press Gazette: A weekly magazine for journalists – with an online digital edition. Aimed especially at those working in the UK, the Press Gazette covers issues of interest to journalists throughout the world. It is also Britain’s main shop window for journalism jobs. Based in London.
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)Bureau of Public Information: “The PBI brings together essential public information and dissemination services including relations with the press and audiovisual media, publications for sale, video production and co-production, the editorial coordination of UNESCO websites and the staging of public events.” Based in Paris.
http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=3465&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Silobreaker: “An online search service for news and current events …. Silobreaker pulls content on global issues, science, technology and business from approximately 10,000 news, blog, research and multimedia sources.” Although it contains a vast amount of linked information, it is a useful quick source for getting an overview on issues from the world’s media. Based in Stockholm and London.
http://www.silobreaker.com/

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