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Updated September 5, 2011

Media Monitors
The Freedom Forum
"The Freedom Forum, based in Washington, D.C., is 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., the First Amendment Center and the Diversity Institute."
Project for Excellence in Journalism
"The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism is dedicated to trying to understand the information revolution. We specialize in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press, particularly content analysis. We are non partisan, non ideological and non political."
Center for Media and Public Affairs-Home of Media Analysis
"The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of news and entertainment media. CMPA's goal is to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media coverage and impact through well-documented, timely, and readable studies."
An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Political Broadsides
"An American Time Capsule, the online presentation of the Printed Ephemera collection, comprises 17,000 of the 28,000 physical items. More are scheduled to be digitized in the future. While the broadside format represents the bulk of the collection, there are a significant number of leaflets and some pamphlets. Rich in variety, the collection includes proclamations, advertisements, blank forms, programs, election tickets, catalogs, clippings, timetables, and menus. They capture the everyday activities of ordinary people who participated in the events of nation-building and experienced the growth of the nation from the American Revolution through the Industrial Revolution up to present day."
Cable News Wars
"The following is ADT Research's report on the content of the three cable news networks as commissioned by the "NewsHour". The report is broken into five segments:
Highlights -- A quick summary of the report's findings.
Introduction -- The formal introduction to the report.
Newscasts -- Analysis of newscast-format programs.
Interviews -- Analysis of interview-format programs.
Conclusion -- The full summary of ADT Research's findings."
Who Controls the Media?
A study suppored by the National Organization of Women, it covers these companies: General Electric, Time Warner, The Walt Disney Co., Viacom, and the News Corporation.
The Pulitzer Prizes
The site for the most prestigious awards in journalism.
Media Research Center
"As "America's Media Watchdog," the MRC seeks to bring balance to the news media. Leaders of America's conservative movement have long believed that within the national news media a strident liberal bias existed that influenced the public's understanding of critical issues. On October 1, 1987, a group of young determined conservatives set out to not only prove -- through sound scientific research -- that liberal bias in the media does exist and undermines traditional American values, but also to neutralize its impact on the American political scene. What they launched that fall is the now acclaimed -- Media Research Center (MRC)."
Campaign Media Analysis Group
"Campaign Media Analysis Group is the leading provider of ad expenditure data and content analysis for political, public affairs and issue advocacy advertising."
American Journalism Review
"American Journalism Review is a national magazine that covers all aspects of print, television, radio and online media. The magazine, which is published six times a year, examines how the media cover specific stories and broader coverage trends. AJR analyzes ethical dilemmas in the field and monitors the impact of technology on how journalism is practiced and on the final product."
Broadcast Media

ABC News - BBC News - CBS News - CBS News: Up to the Minute - CNN Interactive - Fox News - MSNBC - PBS Online - NPR Online- National Public Radio

Major National and Metropolitan Newspapers
New York Times - New York Times on the Web: Books - New York Times International - The Chicago Tribune - Los Angeles Times -
USA TODAY - Wall Street Journal Online - Wall Street Journal-Editorial Page - - World Press Review
News Magazines and Links
Party Politics
An international journal of scholarly research on party politics, co-edited by Kenneth Janda, co-author of Challenge of Democracy.
The Economist
Published in Britain, and outstanding news weekly, which publishes in depth analyses of economic, social, and political events.
State Politics and Policy Quarterly
A scholarly journal focusing on politics in American states.
Governing Magazine
Bills itself as the magazine for "connecting America's leaders."
Forum: Applied Research in Contemporary Politics
"Topics include parties, elections, the news media, Congress, the Presidency, American foreign policy, and American politics in comparative perspective."
Yahoo UK News
Lists topics alphabetically. Very comprehensive, including social and business news.
Regional and International Newspapers
Provides a comprenenshive set of linkgs to state, regional, national, and international newspapers and magazines.
Editor & Publisher Home Page
A trade journal for the print industry.
Headline Spot: Top News by Media Type
Extraordinary source of links to news by city, by state, by country, by media type, and by subject.
Newspaper Association of America
A trade journal for the newspaper inductry.
10,000 Newspapers says it puts "thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips."
Newspaper Archive
"NewspaperARCHIVE is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events"
Yahoo! Links to Newspapers by Regions
This site links to hundreds of newspapers by country too.
UK Guardian Unlimited
Offers news from a British point of view.
Internet News Sites and Links
Drudge Report
Often breaks sensational stories based on "inside tips." Regarded as a conservative source.
Al Jazeera English Site
An Arab television newtork owned by the state of Qatar through the Qatar Media Corporation and headquartered in Doha, Qatar. Al Jazeera has since expanded into a network with several outlets, including the Internet and specialty TV channels in multiple languages.
Pathe Digital News Archive
"The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. You can view and buy films and still photographs from the entire archive of 90,000 videos covering newsreel, sports footage, social history documentaries, entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976."
Google News Search
Yes, Google has a special service for searching news.
Photos on the Internet
AP World Wide Photos
This site is limited to photos taken for the Associated Press.
World Photos
"The World News (WN) Network was founded in 1995 and launched online in 1998, with the primary objective of being the most comprehensive, one-stop news resource on the Internet. Today, World News has over 75 million pages indexed covering Film, Sport, Entertainment, Science, Business, Health and every City on earth."