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The Princess and the Press

After the tragic death of Princess Diana recently, there was much controversy over the role of the press as an intrusive force that helped lead to her demise. PBS Frontline, in a companion site to a recent TV documentary on the relationship between the English press and monarchy, examines this controversy in detail. Interviews with thirteen journalists, including Andrew Morton, who wrote a...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/royals/
Online Journalism Review

Based at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, the Online Journalism Review was launched in 1998 with the intention of "evaluating the emerging field of online journalism, providing readers commentary, monthly features, and Web resource databases." The Review is also committed "to identify who is best serving the public on the Web, and who, hiding in the...

https://annenberg.usc.edu/
Newsmap

It is sometimes difficult to construct various ways to fully understand how parts of the world report (or fail to report) on various ongoing events or phenomena, and there has been a certain hand-wringing within the journalism profession about lack of coverage of certain events. Utilizing a treemap visualization algorithm, Newsmap is an application that visually reflects "the constantly changing...

http://newsmap.jp/
State of the News Media 2005

The inaugural edition of the State of the News Media report in 2004 was a tremendous success, and the good people at the Project for Excellence in Journalism have created this second edition of the report for the year 2005. The report contains nine discrete sections, along with a section that gives information on the work's methodology, and additional commentary on the findings from the staff...

https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/state-of-the-news-media/
The Institute for Interactive Journalism

Located at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, The Institute for Interactive Journalism helps news organizations and citizens "use new information ideas and innovative computer technologies to develop new ways for people to engage in critical public policy issues". Visitors will want to be sure to look at the section that provides information about their New Voices...

http://www.j-lab.org/
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

With a substantial donation from William Dart of Mason, Michigan, the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma started its work at Michigan State University, and has grown significantly over the past decade and a half. Currently located at the University of Washington, the Center is a “global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of...

https://dartcenter.org/
Frontline: News War

It's not an understatement to say that mainstream news in the United States has been in a bit of a tizzy in recent years, with a number of journalists serving time for refusing to reveal their sources and other such activities. The times seem right for an investigative report into the challenges facing the news media, and Frontline has stepped forward with a very fine four-part series on the...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/newswar/
International Center for Journalists

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is a non-profit organization that has the unique goal of using "independent, vigorous media" to better the human condition. Under the "Our Work" tab at the top of their website, you can view their "Programs by Topic," or by region of the world, such as "Latin America/Caribbean", "Eastern Europe/Central Asia", and "Sub-Saharan Africa". Under the...

https://www.icfj.org/
Embargo Watch

In the field of journalism, it is common for sources to sometimes request a press embargo, meaning that they ask reporters to refrain from publishing information until a certain date or until certain conditions are met. In theory, this is reasonable. However, there are times when journalists perceive embargoes as overly restrictive and unnecessarily entangling. Medical journalist Ivan Oransky has...

https://embargowatch.wordpress.com/