The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Frame Works Institute
UCLA Center for Community Partnerships
Alliance for Community Media
A nonprofit, national membership organization founded in 1976, the Alliance represents the interests of over 1,000 public, educational and governmental ("PEG") access organizations (generally known as "public access) and public access Internet centers throughout the country. It also represents the interests of an estimated 1.5 million individuals, through their local religious, community, charitable and other groups, who utilize PEG access television centers and Internet providers to speak to their memberships and their larger communities.
AlterNet is an online magazine, information source and community that combines journalism, public-interest content, interactivity, advocacy and links to alternative media resources.
Applied Research Center
The Applied Research Center is a public policy, educational and research institute whose work emphasizes issues of race and social change. Publishes "Making the Grade: A Racial Justice Report Card," guide for journalists, parents, students and educators.
Berkeley Media Studies Group
The Berkeley Media Studies Group provides media advocacy training for diverse communities to develop skills to access the news media, frame public health issues, and advance healthy public policy.
Center for Community Change
The Center for Community Change, based in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., has been nationally recognized for its work helping people build organizations and create better communities and policies. It publishes two online guides for media training in community groups and nonprofits: How to Tell and Sell Your Story—Part I: A Guide to Media for Community Groups and Other Nonprofits; and How to Tell and Sell Your Story—Part II: A Guide to Developing Effective Messages and Good Stories About Your Work.
Center for Media & Community
The Center for Media & Community promotes innovative uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to foster stronger communities and lifelong learning.
Center for Media and Democracy
The Center for Media and Democracy is a nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry. The Center serves citizens, journalists and researchers seeking to recognize and combat manipulative and misleading PR practices.
Center for Media Education
The Center for Media Education is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a quality electronic media culture for children and youth, their families and the community. CME's research focuses on the potential — and the peril — for children and youth of the rapidly evolving digital media age. Examining the issues and framing the discussion surrounding this emerging new media culture to move responsibly into the digital future is CME's major thrust.
Center for Media and Public Affairs
The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media. CMPA is one of the few groups to study the important role the media plays in communicating information about health risks and scientific issues.
Children Now utilizes research and mass communications to make children a top priority; includes a resource newsroom for journalists covering children’s issues.
Common Dreams is a news center of breaking news and views from a progressive point of view. It includes hundreds of links to periodicals, newspapers, news services, and columnists.
Community Technology Centers' Network
The CTC network explores ways to help bridge gaps between the fields of community technology and community development and increase the capacity of community technology centers to become a force for positive social change at the community level.
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) is a liberally aligned media monitoring and watchdog group. Fair maintains an extensive archive of its past press releases and even audio tracks of their national syndicated radio show, CounterSpin, on the site.
The Frameworks Institute conducts research for framing and re-framing the public discourse about social problems. It conducts communications research to aid nonprofit organizations in expanding their constituency base, build public will, and further public understanding of specific social issues.
Free Press Media Reform Network
Free Press is 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.
Global Voices Online
Global Voices Online is a non-profit global citizens’ media project, sponsored by and launched from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School.
Grade the News
Grade the News evaluates print and broadcast news in the San Francisco Bay area. It consists of a group of educators, ethicists and public broadcasters concerned about the effect of unrestrained market forces on the quality of local news.
Influence at Work
A marketing research firm that presents a brief introduction to practitioners to illustrate the power of persuasion.
Institute for Justice and Journalism
Based at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, the institute seeks to bring more context, depth and diversity of perspectives and disciplines to news coverage and commentary about issues of justice and civil rights. It also seeks to deepen public understanding of social justice issues and the impact of journalism on public dialogue and policy.
Institute for Interactive Journalism
The institute’s J-Lab is an incubator for innovative news experiments that use new technologies to help people actively engage in critical public issues. Its core mission is to improve public life by transforming journalism for today and re-inventing it for tomorrow.
Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy
The Shorenstein Center is a Harvard research center dedicated to exploring the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. The Center strives to bridge the gap between journalists and scholars and, increasingly, among journalists, scholars and the general public.
Journalistic Resources Page
Provides links to journalism resources for scholars, journalists and other professionals, links to schools and departments of journalism, media and communication studies worldwide, and links to journalism organizations.
Media Access Project
MAP represents listeners' and speakers' interests in electronic media and telecommunications issues before the Federal Communications Commission, other policy-making bodies, and in the courts.
Global media super site
Media Education Foundation
A nonprofit educational organization devoted to media research and the production of video resources to aid citizens in fostering analytical media literacy.
Media Giraffe Project
Spotlighting individuals making innovative, sustainable use of media to Foster participatory democracy is the work of the Media Giraffe Project. Our mission is to understand Internet technology's impact on media and to help guide the emerging role of citizens in creating and consuming media.
PBS NewsHour Media Unit
Its mission is to report and analyze news, trends, issues and controversies involving the information industries. This unit tries to hold the media accountable for their actions with reporting and analysis, not commentary.
Pew Center for Civic Journalism
The Pew Center for Civic Journalism is an incubator for civic journalism experiments that enable news organizations to create and refine better ways of reporting the news to re-engage people in public life.
Pew Center for People and the Press
Pew Center for People, the Press and Politics is one of the foremost groups doing research on public opinion including media consumption habits and patterns. The site includes an extensive archive of many of their previous studies and is a good one-stop location for useful polling data.
The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists.
Project for Excellence in Journalism
An initiative by journalists to clarify and raise the standards of American journalism, including local television news.
Public Journalism Network
The Public Journalism Network is a global association of journalists and educators interested in exploring and strengthening the relationship between journalism and democracy by encouraging journalists to reach deeper into the communities they serve and by helping communities work more closely with the journalists who serve them.
Radio-Television News Directors Association
The Radio-Television News Directors Association web site contains a Reporters’ Toolbox that includes a Story Development section for lists of ideas on issues like health, the environment, children, and community journalism.
Reclaim the Media
Reclaim the Media is a coalition of independent journalists, media activists and community organizers in the Pacific Northwest, promoting press freedom and community media access as prerequisites for a functioning democracy.
Rocky Mountain Media Watch
RMMW monitors local media and helps citizens access the news media. It issues regular publications based on national studies of local television news coverage.
Society of Professional Journalists
The Society of Professional Journalists is the largest and most broad-based journalism organization in the United States, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.
Tom Paine is an e-journal of opinion that includes a media criticism section.
Union for Democratic Communications
Organization of teachers, researchers, media producers and community practitioners committed to fostering critical perspectives in communication theory and media production.
We Interrupt this Message
Interrupt is a national non-profit media training center and communications firm challenging media stereotypes about race and poverty. Interrupt provides traditional media training to grassroots and public interest advocates as well as innovative training in message development and media activism.
Supported by the Ford Foundation Corporate Involvement Initiative, Win-Win Partners are companies and organizations achieving competitive advantage through community investment. Win-Win Partners also include national organizations that assist companies with successful execution of strategies for investing in underserved markets and communities. These national nonprofits provide assistance such as research, brokering and networking opportunities.
Selected Los Angeles Area News Providers
Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com
Orange County Register http://www.ocregister.com