Internet Reference Library

Journalism

The Center For Public Integrity: Investigative Journalism in the Public Interest
http://www.publicintegrity.org/
This nonprofit organization "conducts investigative research and reporting on public policy issues in the United States and around the world." The site features special reports …. and an archive of stories dating back to 1997, and guidelines for requesting documents under the Freedom of Information Act . (LII)

Health News Review
http://healthnewsreview.org
Health News Review provides objective reviews of media stories covering therapeutic claims. Ten criteria are used to evaluate the quality of health stories. Reviewers assess how well the story meets each criterion, and then give the story a zero- to five-star rating; five-star stories are highlighted on the Web site. (ChoiceReviews)

Investigative Reporters and Editors
http://www.ire.org/
This site's purpose is to provide "educational services to reporters, editors and others interested in investigative journalism." Visitors have access to a linked government database collection, story abstracts, state-by-state campaign contribution tracking, and an international roster of investigative journalists, sorted by region and interest areas. Searchable. (LII)

Journalism Under Fire
http://www.tompaine.com/articles/journalism_under_fire.php
Text of a speech given by journalist Bill Moyers at a Society of Professional Journalists conference on September 11, 2004. "Part biography, part reprimand, part love letter to the promise of his profession--this speech ... will be referred to for years to come by those who are worried about the state of journalism." From TomPaine.com, a site "for people who want to keep in touch with the progressive community." (LII)

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
http://www.rcfp.org/
This is "a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal assistance to journalists since 1970." The Web site has news on legal actions involving freedom of the press and white papers on such topics as how government policies affect the public's right to know. Also find guides for accessing legal and public records, medical privacy, photographers and privacy rights, gag orders, and much more. (LII)

Reporters Without Borders
http://www.rsf.org/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=20
This global organization "defends journalists and other media contributors and professionals who have been imprisoned or persecuted for doing their work." Includes news and reports. The annual news roundup features statistics and narratives about jailed, wounded, and murdered journalists. (LII)

Top 100 Works of Journalism in the United States in the 20th Century
http://www.nyu.edu/classes/stephens/Top 100 page.htm
The New York University Department of Journalism faculty and a panel of distinguished journalists selected this list of outstanding works from a variety of media. The list includes both significant events of the twentieth century and the journalists who reported them. (LII)




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