Media Studies


  • American Journalism Review
    The AJR provides guides to journalism resources on the Web and grants and fellowships available to journalists, guidelines for submitting work or a letter to the editor, as well as information about the Review and how to order a subscription or back issues.
  • The Annenberg Washington Program
    The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University has as its focus assessment of the impact of communications technologies and public policies, bringing together policymakers, industry officials, academics, the press, and the public. The Program has sponsored projects related to domestic and international communications policymaking.
  • Columbia Journalism Review
    CJR reviews all that pertains to the profession. The home page of the bimonthly publication provides table of contents and subscription information and a link to the Pulitzer Prizes home page.
  • Freedom Forum
    Formerly the Gannett Foundation, this is "a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people."
  • Media Literacy Online Project (University of Oregon College of Education)
    This "comprehensive media literacy resource collection" is aimed at people "concerned with the influence of media in the lives of children and youth."
  • Nieman Foundation
    This is the home page of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University. It provides information (table of contents, subscription, etc.) on the Nieman Reports, their quarterly publication devoted to raising journalistic standards, and information about the Foundation's activities.
  • Pew Center for Civic Journalism
    Born of the Pew Charitable Trusts' "Renewing our Democratic Heart" initiative, the Center seeks to stimulate citizen involvement in community issues. Civic Catalyst, the Center's newsletter is available here.
  • Poynter Institute for Media Studies
    The Poynter Institute is a school dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders. This site provides useful resources, including the Links to the News site, which collects useful Internet links on timely topics. Another feature of the site is Jim Romenesko's MediaNews, formerly known as Mediagossip.com, which compiles media-related news stories from across the World Wide Web.
  • Project for Excellence in Journalism
    "An initiative by journalists from all media to clarify and raise the standards of American journalism." The project is affiliated with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
  • Virtual Media Resources
    Virtual Media Resources is a consulting firm serving up market data on media research and demographics. This site provides demographic and research data, including the Newsweek Media Research Index.