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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

The Alternative Press Center 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.

AlterNet AlterNet is an online news magazine that creates original journalism and republishes stories from other independent media sources.

The American Editor Website of ASNE member magazine.

The American Journalism Review The American Journalism Review.

The American News Project ANP produces online video journalism; it recently merged with the Huffington Post Investigative Fund.

Aron Pilhofer Aron Pilhofer works for the New York Times and shares his perspectives about journalism on his blog.

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Site for some of the nation’s alt-weeklies.

Bitcents A micropayment service for news that is committed to creating a viable and sustainable economic model for online publishers of all shapes and sizes.

BuzzMachine A blog by Jeff Jarvis, author of What would Google Do? and associate professor and director of the City University interactive journalism program.

Center for Social Media The School of Communication at American University sponsors this blog, which focuses on digital journalism.

The Center for Sustainable Journalism The new Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University is funded with $1.5 million by the Harnisch Foundation.

Chase Davis Davis is a journalist and Web developer based in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Chicago Technology Cooperative The CTC helps community, nonprofit, and social justice orgs build web sites and online applications.

Columbia Journalism Review One of two blogs offered by Columbia University through their Columbia Journalism Review online.

CommPilings 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.

Common Sense Journalism Doug Fisher, former broadcaster, newspaper reporter and wire service editor, provides his perspective on journalism today.

Consortium News Independent investigative journalism by former AP and Newsweek reporter Robert Parry, broke the Iran-Contra scandal and lived.

Content Bridges 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.

Cplash This is a citizen journalism platform where citizens can express, share and discuss their views and opinions about any issue.

Craig Silverman Silverman is a freelance journalist and author who lives in Montreal, Canada.

Cryptome 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. This site is a news and resource site that focuses on how the Internet, convergence and new technologies are changing the media. Robin Hamman has more than 10 years experience devising, implementing and managing social media projects, particularly within the broadcasting and media sector.

Depth Reporting A blog by Mark Schaver, assistant metro editor for the Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal.

DigiDave David Cohn has worked with pioneering journalism bloggers such as Jay Rosen and Jeff Jarvis. He is an open source journalism advocate.

The Digital Journalist This online magazine focuses on journalism as presented mainly through images.

Editor & Publisher  This site covers all aspects of the North American newspaper industry.

Editor on the verge Since March 17, 2008, Yoni Greenbaum is executive producer at

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 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.

The Fund for Authentic Journalism Associated with Narco News and its School of Authentic Journalism.

The Fund for Independence in Journalism The Fund’s primary purpose is providing legal defense and endowment support for the Center for Public Integrity.

The Fund for Investigative Journalism Website of the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

Gannettoid This site is the successor to Offers insider info about Gannett.

Global Voices More than 200 bloggers around the world work together to provide translations and reports that normally are not heard from traditional media. 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.

The GovTrack Blog This blog focuses on site news and occasional analysis of U.S. legislation and is part of a larger tool that feeds legislation from various states.

Greg Palast 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.

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund
The Huffington Post Investigative Fund is an independent nonprofit journalism venture based in Washington, D.C.

Hypercrit Michael Becker writes about journalism, but with a broader lens on new media and digital culture.

Index on Censorship Index on Censorship is Britain’s leading organization promoting freedom of expression.

Innovation in College Media 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.

Innovations in Newspapers Personal blog of Juan Antonio Giner, president and founder of INNOVATION Media Consulting Group

Innovation Journalism 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.

InOtherNews InOtherNews is a compilation of online, independent journalistic start-ups in the wake of legacy media layoffs and industry shrinkage.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Website of leading organization of investigative journalists.

Invisible Inkling Ryan Sholin has been a corporate online news evangelist, an online editor, a reporter, a bartender and more. Now, he directs news innovation at Publish2.

Issuu A site like Scribd that allows self-publishing.

Jeff Reifman Blog by Jeff Reifman, a Seattle-based technologist, writer and media advocate.


John Kroll Digital: 100 Books Every Journalist Must Read Journalist John Kroll produced this list of top journalism reads. Commenters offer other suggestions.

Jon Slattery Slattery is a freelance journalist out of London.

Journalism Degrees Molly Canfiels created this site as a resource for students to find in-depth and unbiased information about journalism degrees.

Journalism Jobs 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. is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs.

Journalistics This blog was started by Jeremy Porter as a way to discuss all the change going on journalism, public relations and social media.

The Journalism Iconoclast A blog by Patrick Thornton, a new media journalist and Web developer who operates

Journalism Journeyman Journalism degrees online.

Journerdism A blog by Will Sullivan, interactive director at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

J-Scribe This journalist and journalism academic from Australia focuses on advocacy issues.

JournoList The JournoList is an annotated list of sites chosen to help reporters, writers and editors make good use of the Internet.

Journoterrorist 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.”

Jschool Student Blog Students at the Journalism Education and Training college in Australia offer this blog.

Knight Digital Media 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.

LittleSis The proclaimed “antidote” to Big Brother, this is a free database that details “connections between powerful people and organizations.”

Magazine Death Pool Tracks dying and dead magazines.

Matt Waite Matt Waite is the news technologist for the St. Petersburg Times and 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 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 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 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.

MEDIAite Dan Abram’s site about media celebrities.

Media Bistro 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.

MediaShift PBS host Mark Glaser delivers information on the digital media revolution.

Megan Taylor Taylor is a web developer, multimedia producer and journalist who works with the Poynter Institute, PBS MediaShift and Norwood News among other organizations.

Mr. Magazine Samir Husni’s coverage of the magazine business.

National Center for Business Journalism Site of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Its goal to help journalists cover business better.

Newsosaur Alan D. Mutter is a former newspaper journalist who writes about digital media.

Nieman Journalism Lab 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.

Nimble Code Blog by Jacob Harris, a senior software architect at the New York Times.

The Nonprofit Road A look at journalism as a nonprofit venture, an emerging business model.

Online Journalism Blog This blog offers opinion and news on topics that range from citizen journalism to online journalism and focuses on Internet-published content.

Online Publishers Association 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.

On Media Links to current articles and studies of interest.

OpenSecrets This blog, sponsored by, focuses on a nonpartisan perspective about money, influence and elections and public policy. 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 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.

Rob Curley Internet Punk Self-described Internet nerd from Kansas who is in love with local news and the evolution of traditional media.

Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism 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 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  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 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 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.

Publishing 2.0 This blog focuses on how technology is transforming media, news and journalism.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal assistance to journalists since 1970. 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 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.

Robb Montgomery Robb Montgomery trains journalists and media professional in multimedia reporting. His blog provides insight into his work.

Roy Greenslade Blog by UK Guardian editor Roy Greenslade.

The St. Louis Journalism Review 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 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.

Scribd Scribd assists users in publishing any file –including PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

SocialNetwork CUNY Graduate School of Journalism hosts this blog and more on this site.

Society of Professional Journalists 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 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.

Stuff Journalists Like Humorous, inside jokes about journalists.

Talking New Media 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 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.

Teaching Online Journalism Mindy McAdams teaches university courses about online journalism and shares her knowledge in this blog.

TechCrunch TechCrunch was founded on June 11, 2005, as a blog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies.

Tim Porter Independent journalist, formerly an editor with the San Francisco Examiner.

UN News Centre Breaking news and newswire products from the UN News Service.

Weiss Writes 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 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:

Wiretap Wiretap is an independent news and culture web magazine that generates and amplifies daily content by young people from diverse backgrounds.

The Wrap The Wrap is focused on the business of entertainment and media. Led by Sharon Waxman, former Hollywood correspondent for the New York Times.


This email, on May 6, 2014,  from Linda <, 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!

Written by writer. Edited by editor.

December 7, 2009 at 10:09 pm

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