The growth of digital media has spawned hundreds of websites devoted to reporting on journalism and providing resources for editors and publishers. Here are more than 100 of them, listed alphabetically. Some descriptions are provided by the sites; several others were compiled by Journalism Journeyman. Send recommendations or corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alternative Press Centerhttp://www.altpress.org The Alternative Press Center is a nonprofit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the U.S.
CommPilings http://annenberglibrary.blogspot.com The Annenberg School for Communication Library offers a blog filled with tidbits and links to resources related to a broad definition of communication, including journalism.
Content Bridges http://www.contentbridges.com Content Bridges connects the rough edges of old and newer media, linking new revenue lines and the democratizing value of digital content. Produced by Ken Doctor, formerly with Knight Ridder Digital.
Cryptome http://cryptome.org Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance — open, secret and classified documents — but not limited to those.
Entrepreneurial journalism http://www.scoop.it/t/entrepreneurial-journalism “Readings for a new course for the University of Memphis Department of Journalism M.A. program. The goal: foster entrepreneurial thinking about journalists. ”
Free Press http://www.freepress.net/blog This is a national, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that works to reform media and to encourage diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access.
GovernmentDocs.org http://governmentdocs.org/blog/Blog.aspx This collaborative project contains a vast database of government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The blog focuses on news, transparency and accountability.
Greg Palast http://www.gregpalast.com Author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Palast is best known in the U.S. as the journalist who, from the British Observer, broke the story of how thousands of African-American citizens were purged from Florida’s voter rolls before the 2000 election.
Innovation in College Media http://www.collegemediainnovation.org/blog The Center for Innovation in College Media is a non-profit think-tank that was created to help college student media adapt and flourish in the new media environment.
Innovation Journalism http://innovationjournalism.blogspot.com This blog on journalism, information, public affairs, public relations and media is provided by Jan Sandred, 2004 Innovation Journalism Fellow and business reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle 2005.
John Kroll Digital: 100 Books Every Journalist Must Read http://johnkrolldigital.com/2014/07/100-best-journalism-books/ Journalist John Kroll produced this list of top journalism reads. Commenters offer other suggestions.
Journalism Jobs http://journalismjobs.com JournalismJobs.com was founded in August 1998 by Dan Rohn, a former copy editor and writer with The Washington Post, editor with America Online, and Washington, D.C.-based stringer for Money Magazine. JournalismJobs.com is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs.
Journoterrorist http://journoterrorist.com/ Michael Koretzky, Florida freelance journalist, offers this description: “My life, such as it is: Expelled from Boca Raton Academy in 1981, suspended from the University of Florida journalism school in 1989, fired from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in 1997, brought up on charges of “malfeasance” and “misfeasance” at Florida Atlantic University in 2005, finally fired from there in 2010.”
Knight Digital Media http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/blog This blog is sponsored by the Knight Digital Media Center, which is partnered with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the USC Anneneberg School for Communication.
Matt Waite http://www.mattwaite.com Matt Waite is the news technologist for the St. Petersburg Times and Tampabay.com. He is the principal developer of PolitiFact, a data-driven site that factchecks things powerful people in Washington D.C. are saying. He is also the developer of Neighborhood Watch, a fully automated local real estate site that uses databases of home sales information to provide neighborhood level home price stories, graphics and trends.
Mediactive http://mediactive.com Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is in charge.
Media Business http://themediabusiness.blogspot.com Robert G. Picard is a professor of media economics at Sweden’s Jonkoping University, a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute at Oxford University.
Media Cloud http://themediacloud.org The Berkman Center is relaunching Media Cloud, a platform designed to let scholars, journalists and anyone interested in the world of media ask and answer quantitative questions about media attention.
Media Bistro http://mediabistro.com mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. That includes editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and others in industries including magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR, and design.
Nieman Journalism Lab http://www.niemanlab.org This blog is based out of Harvard, and collaborators include the Harvard Business School, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.
Online Publishers Association http://www.online-publishers.org Founded in June 2001, the Online Publishers Association (OPA) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to representing high-quality online content providers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public.
paidContent.org http://paidcontent.org ContentNext Media is a media and information company owned by Guardian News and Media Limited. The company covers the business of digital media, serving decision makers within the media, entertainment, publishing, advertising, marketing, and technology sectors.
Pew Internet and American Life Project http://pewinternet.org The Pew Internet & American Life Project. One of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism http://www.stateofthemedia.org The State of the News Media 2009 is the sixth edition of the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism annual report on the health and status of American journalism.
Poynter Institute http://www.poynter.org Supported by a St. Petersburg, Florida school for journalism, Poynter Online delivers journalism topics and issues via this Web site, RSS, podcasts, Twitter and Facebook.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse www.privacyrights.org A California-based nonprofit. Mission: “To engage,educate and empower individuals to protect their privacy. We identify trends and communicate our findings to advocates, policymakers, industry, media and consumers.”
Project Censored http://www.projectcensored.org The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society and to tell the news that didn’t make the news and why.
Public Journalism Network http://pjnet.org The Public Journalism Network is a global professional association of journalists and educators. The blog is mainly written by Leonard Witt, the Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University, who focuses on citizen journalism.
Reportr.net http://reportr.net Prof. Alfred Hermida, an award-winning online news pioneer and journalism educator who teaches integrated journalism at the University of British Columbia, provides his take on media, society and technology.
RevenueTwoPointZero http://revenuetwopointzero.com This group was assembled by Alan Jacobson of Brass Tacks Design and Matt Mansfield of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Jacobson has been talking about online revenue for more than a decade. Mansfield is a former deputy managing editor of the San Jose Mercury News and is the current president of the Society for News Design.
The St. Louis Journalism Review http://www.sjreview.org The SJR , founded by Charles L. Klotzer in 1970, is the nation’s oldest local journalism review. Now known as Gateway Journalism Review, the magazine is now published by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
The Scoop http://blog.thescoop.org Since being launched in 1998, The Scoop has largely focused on journalism and computer-assisted reporting, and in 2003 I decided to make those the exclusive topics of this site.
Society of Professional Journalists http://www.spj.org This organization, founded in 1909, is a broad-based organization dedicated to encouraging free journalistic practice based upon high ethical standards. They include a list of blogs through their site as well as news.
The Spectrum http://journalism.nyu.edu/ujw/thespectrum This blog is supported through the Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University, and is designed to encourage minority students to consider a journalism career.
Talking New Media http://talkingnewmedia.blogspot.com News and discussion concerning all things New Media, including mobile, web, tablets, e-readers, email and e-newsletters. Published by print media veteran Douglas Hebbard.
Susan Mernit http://www.susanmernit.com/blog Susan Mernit is the founder of Oakland Local, a news & community hub for Oakland, Calif., focused on environmental, food, development and social justice issues, and the recipient of a 2009 New Voices grant from J-Lab at American University. She is also the consulting web strategist for The Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch project.
UN News Centre http://www.un.org/apps/news/html/resources.shtml#NM Breaking news and newswire products from the UN News Service.
Weiss Writes http://www.weisswrite.com Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch writing coach Richard Weiss offers workshops and provides one-on-one coaching in person or by e-mail for journalists, freelance writers, students, communications professionals.
Wired Journalists http://www.wiredjournalists.com This is a social media network “home” for collaborative journalism on the Web. The website is now defunct; it appears to still have a presence on Twitter, but it’s dormant: https://twitter.com/wiredj
This email, on May 6, 2014, from Linda <email@example.com, helped us ID some broken links and also suggested additional sites that may be useful:
I also would suggest you consider adding the websites below to your list. I have continually seen these referenced and have found them all to be helpful education resources. Hope this helps!