– The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.
– The Radio-Television News Directors Association is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTNDA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries
– APTRA’s purposes are to advance journalism through the media of radio and television, to co-operate with the Associated Press in order to make available an accurate and impartial record of the news, and to serve as a liaison between representatives of the radio and television stations in California and Nevada that are members of the Associated Press and the management thereof, in attainment of those goals.
– A great resource that features links to top stories, writing tips, etc.
– One of the most tenacious and veteran street reporters in Southern California, Hal Eisner has his own site and it is loaded with great articles and info.
– If you want to find out the ranking of Nielsen markets nationwide or when sweep periods are in your market… you will find it here.
– I have known Ron for years. He has a website dedicated primarily to Los Angeles related TV news. It’s a great source for finding out what’s going on in the nation’s second largest TV market.
– If you ever have the chance to attend a seminar at this place, do it. The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists. No matter what their job title may be, journalists come to Poynter in a search for excellence. Our resident and visiting faculty provide concentrated instruction and personal support in that quest. CHECK OUT THE RESOURCES FOR FREE ON THIS SITE.
– You gotta have some fun, too. This site is dedicated to fun and a magnificent happy hour. My brother and his partner are having a great time selling unique party supplies and glassware. Check it OUT!
– NewsLab is a non-profit resource center for television and radio newsrooms, focused on training and research. We offer workshops on writing, storytelling, ethical decision-making, and other topics. Workshops range from an hour or two to half-day, full-day or multiple day sessions. We often provide training at state, regional and national journalism conferences, and we can work directly with your newsroom to develop specialized training.
– This is a growing TV news chat room. It is very civilized and, what I like about it is that it segments discussion in several large markets as well as a General TV category. It’s free and it will help you learn what’s going on around the country.
– Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.
– JournalismTraining.org was created to provide a centralized location for journalists seeking information about professional development opportunities. The site brings together those seeking training and those best equipped to provide it. The centerpiece of the site is a searchable database of local, regional and national journalism training programs arranged to easily find, compare and determine which training best meets individual needs.
– This is the National Press Club. Check out the resources on this website.
– This Web site is the first to publish new mass media research. Begun in 1995, it continues the reports for scholarly journals, trade magazines like the RTNDA Communicator and books for more than 30 years. Standards are the same as for peer-refereed journal articles. Emphasis is on long-term trends rather than year-to-year differences, which usually mean little. For a crystal ball look into the future of TV News… look here.
– The Project for Excellence in Journalism is an initiative by journalists to clarify and raise the standards of American journalism. The Project pursues the aim of clarifying standards by bringing journalists together to decide for themselves what their purpose and aims are.
– This is a good starting point to find news from TV, Radio and Newspapers around the world. You can find anything here.
– 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.
– Grade the News is a media research project focusing on the quality of the news media in the San Francisco Bay Area. We aim to provide timely critiques and in-depth, systematic analyses that allow the public to compare newspapers and local television news broadcasts on equal footing.
– The Carole Kneeland Project provides intensive training and education, building solid television news leaders. Our annual management workshop teaches Carole’s collaborative style based on ethics and standards. We are determined to help improve local television news in America.
– If you want some great DAILY story ideas, check in every morning with Al Tompkins of the Poynter Institute.