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WashingtonPost.com: Watergate 25

The Washington Post commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of its most famous story with a site featuring a timeline of the Watergate scandal that contains links to full text selections of original articles. It also offers short biographies of the twenty key players in the Nixon administration and the investigation, some speculations on the true identity of the still unidentified informer "Deep...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/wate...
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government: The Joan Shorenstein Center

In addition to reports and calendars of internal events, the Shorenstein Center also features research and discussion papers, online books on relevant issues (see the November 16, 1999 Scout Report for Social Sciences), and a link to the Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics.

https://shorensteincenter.org/
On the Media

With generous support from The Bydale Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and a number of other organizations, the On the Media radio program provides insightful and substantive coverage of the wide world of media. Going far beyond the general witless banter of other media commentary programs, On the Media has most recently looked at the recent decision by the Supreme Court on Grokster and a recent...

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm
C-SPAN: American Political Archive

Many people enjoy the wide array of programs offered by C-SPAN, and those with a penchant for American politics and related topics will enjoy this website immensely. The site contains a wide variety of unique audio programs culled from materials at the National Archives, presidential libraries, the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress and other sources. One place to start is by listening to any...

https://www.c-span.org/search/?searchtype=Videos&sort=Most+R...
Justice Talking

Produced by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communications, Justice Talking has been bringing insightful conversations and dialogues about important legal issues to public radio listeners since 1999. The program is hosted by Margot Adler, and a quick survey of the programs she has recently hosted reveals the variety of topics covered,...

https://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/political-commun...
Committee of Concerned Journalists

In the summer of 1997, a group of well-regarded journalists and editors gathered for a meeting at the Harvard Faculty Club. They met because they had concerns about the future of journalism and about the public's general impression towards journalists. Over the following two years, they examined the state of journalism throughout the country, and they began to call themselves the Committee of...

https://www.rjionline.org/ccj
Nieman Watchdog

Harvard doesn't have a formal journalism program per se, but they do have the world-famous Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Along with their celebrated fellowship programs, they also have a strong web presence, and the Nieman Watchdog site is just one important part of that presence. Operating under the motto "Questions the press should ask", the Watchdog project helps the...

http://niemanwatchdog.org/
Campaign 2008: Issue Coverage Tracker

It's already a bit difficult to keep tabs on all of the many presidential candidates for the 2008 race, but the Washington Post has created this very nice issue coverage tracker to help out in this area. Visitors to the site can review press coverage and opinion writing on the various candidates and the major issues here, and they can also add this entire feature to their website or MySpace page,...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/interactives/...
Internet's Broader Role in Campaign 2008

Many pundits and political scientists have wondered where Americans are getting their information about political campaigns as of late. Some have said that the internet continues to grow in popularity, while others contend that nightly news programs remain popular sources of information. This 32-page report, from The Pew Research Center for the People & The Press, takes a close look at this very...

https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2008/01/11/internets-br...
Hoover Institution: Uncommon Knowledge

The Hoover Institution has placed a wide array of multimedia content online for over a decade, and recently they created a site for their "Uncommon Knowledge" program. Hosted by Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, the program features interviews with political leaders, distinguished scholars, and leading journalists. First-time visitors to the site can browse the archives by topic, date, or guest....

https://www.hoover.org/publications/uncommon-knowledge