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100Reporters - Investigative news organization co-founded by Diana Jean Schemo and Philip Shenon, former correspondents for the New York Times. It was made possible through early support from the Ford Foundation.
Alliance for Community Media - Committed to assuring everyone's access to electronic media. The Alliance advances this goal through public education, a progressive legislative and regulatory agenda, coalition building and grassroots organizing.
Asiana Press Agency - Provides an independent perspective on the news and events affecting Asia, featuring a number of excellent writers, filmmakers and photographers who are available for varied assignments.
Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) - Dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. There are more than 1,000 members of AHCJ.
California Chicano News Media Association - Promotes diversity in the news media by providing encouragement, scholarships and educational programs for Latinos pursuing careers in the news media, and to foster an accurate and fair portrayal of Latinos in the news media, and promoting the social, economic and professional advancement of Latino journalists.
Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) - Founded in 1977, the oldest nonprofit investigative news organization in the U.S., producing multimedia reporting relevant to people's lives. Its innovative model relies on in-depth collaboration with other news organizations, journalists, public policy organizations and universities, and fully exploits new storytelling technologies, to provide citizens-local and global-with critical, actionable information.
International News Safety Institute (INSI) - A unique coalition of news organisations, journalist support groups and individuals exclusively dedicated to the safety of news media staff working in dangerous environments.
Deadline Club - Founded in New York City in 1925, the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. It has around 300 members working in newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the Internet, as well as retired journalists and journalism educators. Each spring, it recognizes excellence in journalism through a highly-competitive awards contest. The winners are announced at the Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, where they are presented with The Club’s distinctive “Rubes,” statuettes designed especially for The Club by the American artist Rube Goldberg.
Dow Jones News Fund (DJNF) - A national foundation supported by Dow Jones & Co., Inc., Dow Jones Foundation and others within the news industry. Its emphasis is on education for students and educators as part of our mission to promote careers in journalism.
Electronic Privacy Information Center - A public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values.
European Journalism Observatory (EJO) - Designed to build bridges connecting journalism cultures across Europe and the U.S. by facilitating collaboration between media researchers and practitioners, making the results of media research accessible to broader audiences, studying "best practices" in journalism and analyzing trends in the media industry.
Free Press - A national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector.
Freedom Forum - A nonpartisan foundation that champions the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy. The Freedom Forum is the main funder of the operations of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Freedom of the Press Foundation - Provides you with an easy way to donate to journalism organizations dedicated to transparency and accountability. Currently supported organizatons include:
Hacks/Hackers - Arapidly expanding international grassroots journalism organization with dozens of chapters (and counting) and thousands of members across four continents (and counting). Its mission is to create a network of journalists (hacks) and technologists (hackers) who rethink the future of news and information. Also see Local Chapters page.
High School Journalism (HSJ) Eeffort to grow a diverse generation of fledgling journalists and impart a deeper appreciation of the First Amendment and news literacy among all teens.
International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations (IFABC) - Working towards a greater standardisation and uniformity in the reporting of circulations and other data. The IFABC actively encourages the establishment of an audit bureau of circulations in countries where currently such a bureau does not exist. IFABC member bureaux all offer a print circulation audit service and many have now expanded this to include web-sites and digital editions and publications.
International Network of Street Papers (INSP) - INSP supports street press projects worldwide to create employment and training opportunities for people experiencing poverty and homelessness. The network connects over 100 street publications in some 40 countries and supports new projects in the developing world. Learn more about its street press titles.
International Press Institute (IPI) - Global network of journalists, editors and media executives, dedicated to freedom of the press and improving the standards and practises of journalism.
International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) - A consortium of the world's major news agencies, news publishers and news industry vendors. It develops and maintains technical standards for improved news exchange that are used by virtually every major news organization in the world.
Investigative Journalism Organizations - GIJN provides the names and web addresses of more than 100 nonprofit investigative journalism organizations. The list includes nonprofit newsrooms, online publishers, professional associations, NGOs, training institutes, and academic centers in nearly 50 countries.
Investigative News Network (INN) - Advancing excellence in non-profit journalism. A consortium of high quality, award-winning watchdog journalistic organizations serving the public interest to benefit our free society.
Knight Digital Media Center - Provides competitive fellowships to traditional journalists from print and broadcast media who seek multimedia skill training and want to make the transition to New Media journalism. The goal is to provide the foundation of technical skills and story-telling techniques required by New Media platforms. This training is done at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
Knight Foundation - Supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.
Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (MIJE) - The institute has a history of training and placing more nonwhite journalists than any other single institution in the country. Since 1985, the institute's Management Training Center (MTC) at Northwestern University, the nation's first program to train news and business professionals side-by-side, has resulted in career advancement for more than 200 newspaper managers, most of them people of color.
Media Mobilizing Project (MMP) - Exists to build a media, education and organizing infrastructure that will cohere and amplify the movement to end poverty. Uses media to organize poor and working people to tell their stories to each other and the world, disrupting the stereotypes and structures that keep communities divided.
Media Standards Trust - An independent UK registered charity that fosters high standards in news on behalf of the public.
Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) - UK association that represents all who teach or research in higher education in media, communications and cultural studies, whether in arts, humanities or social sciences departments. This includes practice-based work as well as more 'academic' disciplines.
National Press Club (NPC) - A private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. Also see NPC's News and Multimedia.
New America Media (NAM) - Enhances the scope of ethnic media and connects otherwise fragmented markets to one another. NAM facilitates social gatherings, news briefings, workshops, and its flagship Awards, dubbed "The Ethnic Pulitzers." As a trade association, NAM strengthens the editorial and business capacities of its media members.
Newspaper Guild, The - Founded as a print journalists' union, the Guild today is primarily a media union with more than 34,000 members in the United States, Canada and in Puerto Rico: journalists, sales and media workers of all kinds, on-line writers and designers, reporters, editorial assistants, photographers, editors, paginators, editorial artists, correspondents, typographers, advertising sales people, marketing, information systems specialists, commercial artists, technicians, accountants, business, customer service reps, drivers, maintenance, mail room, pressroom, telephone operators, circulation and distribution staff.
Newspaper Guild of New York - Workplace advocate for people in the news and media business, including some of the best journalists in the country.
Nieman Foundation for Journalism - Established in 1938, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard administers the oldest midcareer fellowship program for journalists in the world. More than 1,300 journalists of accomplishment from 88 countries have received Nieman Fellowships and benefited from a year of study and exploration at Harvard University. The Nieman Foundation also publishes the quarterly magazine Nieman Reports, the nation's oldest magazine devoted to a critical examination of the practice of journalism. Additionally, the foundation is home to the Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism and the Nieman Watchdog Journalism Project, which encourages reporters and editors to monitor and hold accountable those who exert power in all aspects of public life. Also see:
Online Media Legal Network (OMLN) - A network of law firms, law school clinics, in-house counsel, and individual lawyers throughout the United States willing to provide pro bono (free) and reduced fee legal assistance to qualifying online journalism ventures and other digital media creators.
Online News Association (ONA) - A nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. Offers a variety of online and in-person trainings and exposure to the latest technology and how to use it. Its website brings these resources to a wider audience.
Organization of News Ombudsmen (ONO) - Maintains contact with news ombudsmen worldwide, and organizes annual conferences, held in a member's city, for discussion of news practices and a wide range of issues connected with ombudsman work.
Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) - Founded in 1939 in New York City by a group of foreign correspondents, seeks to maintain an international association of journalists working in the United States and abroad; to encourage the highest standards of professional integrity and skill in the reporting of news; to help educate a new generation of journalists; to contribute to the freedom and independence of journalists and the press throughout the world, and to work toward better communication and understanding among people.
Pacific Media Workers Guild - Local 39521 of The Newspaper Guild, a sector of the Communications Workers of America, one of the nation's largest affiliates of the AFL-CIO, the "union for the Information Age." Located in downtown San Fancisco. Represents more than 2,200 newspaper and communications workers across the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey and the Central Valley, as well as court interpreters in its statewide California Federation of Interpreters unit.
Press Complaints Commission (PCC) - Independent UK body which administers system of self-regulation for the press. It does so primarily by dealing with complaints, framed within the terms of the Editors' Code of Practice, about the editorial content of newspapers and magazines (and their websites, including editorial audio-visual material) and the conduct of journalists. It can also assist individuals by representing their interests to editors in advance of an article about them being published.
Project Syndicate - World's pre-eminent source of original op-ed commentaries. Project Syndicate provides the world's foremost newspapers with exclusive commentaries by prominent leaders and opinion makers. A unique collaboration of distinguished opinion makers from every corner of the globe, Project Syndicate provides incisive perspectives on our changing world by those who are shaping its politics, economics, science, and culture.
Prometheus Radio Project - Serves as a microradio resource center offering legal, technical, and organizational support for the non-commercial community broadcasters.
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting - The Center applies its hybrid journalism and educational non-profit model to maintain a spotlight on often ignored issues, ranging from water and food insecurity to homophobia and stigma to fragile states and women and children in crisis.
Sacramento Press Club (SPC) - A non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping the next generation of journalists through scholarships to journalism students in California. Additionally, the Sacramento Press Club is committed to informing and educating its members and the public through monthly luncheons featuring newsmakers from throughout the nation.
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism - An investigative reporting center based at Brandeis University. Launched in 2004 to help fill the void in high-quality public interest and investigative journalism. Investigates significant social and political problems and human rights issues, and uncovers corporate and government abuses of power. Founded by investigative journalist and editor Florence Graves.
Sidney Hillman Foundation - Honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good. Through the years the foundation has made grants of tens of thousands of dollars for scholarships, research, and lecture series on college campuses. Also, presents Hillman Prize, Stetin Award, and Sidney Awards.
Society for Newspaper Design (SND) - An international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators - specifically those who create print/web/mobile publications and products. Members art direct, design, edit, report, illustrate, make photos and video, visualize data - and write code.
Walkley Foundation - Encourages great Australian journalism. The Walkley Foundation hosts an exciting, year-round program of industry and public events, innovation showcases, training sessions and awards.
Women's Media Center (WMC) - Works with the media to ensure that women's stories are told and women's voices are heard through media advocacy campaigns, media monitoring for sexism, creating original content, training women and girls to participate in media, and promoting media experienced women experts.
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) - Global organisation of the world's press, representing more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online sites and over 3,000 companies in more than 120 countries. The organisation was created by the July 2009 merger of the World Association of Newspapers and IFRA, the research and service organisation for the news publishing industry.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.