New Media Resources

Professional Training and Development

American Press Institute
http://www.americanpressinstitute.org
The oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and journalism educators. The Institute, housed in a Marcel Breuer-designed building in Reston, Virginia, conducts more than 30 residential seminars a year for journalists, sales, marketing and management professionals in print and digital media companies.

California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships @ USC Annenberg
http://www.californiahealthjournalism.org
This program offers California journalists a chance to step away from the newsroom to hone their skills in health care journalism. Fellowships, which are funded by The California Endowment and offered by USC’s Annenberg School for Communication, invite participation from print, broadcast and multimedia journalists working for mainstream and ethnic media. In intimate regional workshops, field trips and discussions, fellows learn from the country’s most respected health and medical experts, from top journalists in the field and from each other.

The Center for Public Integrity
http://www.publicintegrity.org/
The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The mission of the center is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable.

Council of National Journalism Organizations
http://www.journalismtraining.org
This Web site is provided by the Society of Professional Journalists for the CNJO and funded by the Knight Foundation 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. JournalismTraining.org represents collaboration among journalism organizations, training institutes and individuals and academic institutions that provide journalism training.

Cronkite New Media Academy
http://cronkite.asu.edu/newmedia
The Cronkite New Media Academy is a program for adults who want to understand not only how communication is changing but also how to set up and maintain a fully functional, multimedia-rich Web site. The academy is held several times a year at the Cronkite School in downtown Phoenix. It consists of 10 full days of training and is held on consecutive Saturdays with a class size limited to 20.

Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism
http://www.businessjournalism.org
The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University provides curriculum, handout materials and trainers, while a variety of statewide journalism associations, publications and universities serve as hosts for the workshops. These workshops are open not only to business reporters, but reporters in other beats seeking to improve their skills in business coverage. The BusinessJournalism.org Web site is designed specifically for journalists who may cover business the course of their work.

Getty Arts Journalism Program
http://annenberg.usc.edu/getty
The Getty Arts Journalism Program at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California is a three week, mid-career education Fellowship for arts, culture and entertainment editors, producers and writers who cover the performing and visual arts, architecture, literature, entertainment and pop culture - and who own these beats either as generalists or specialists who focus on one beat.  The Fellowship is a total immersion experience that includes attending as many as 23 performances, art exhibitions and architectural sites. 

Institute for Justice and Journalism
http://www.justicejournalism.org
The Institute for Justice and Journalism, created at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication in 2000 with Ford Foundation funding, works to strengthen news coverage of justice and civil rights issues through fellowships, research, publications, curriculum development and convening. The institute’s goals are to: Bring more context, depth and diversity of perspectives to news coverage and commentary about issues of justice and civil rights and deepen public understanding of social justice issues and the impact of journalism on public dialogue and policy.

John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists
http://knightfellows.stanford.edu/
The John S. Knight professional journalism fellowships at Stanford University offer a year to study and research for working journalists. Fellows create their own curriculum and attend weekly seminars held especially for them. Nearly 800 journalists have held journalism fellowships at Stanford since the program began in 1966. Fellows have won numerous honors, including 26 Pulitzer Prizes and other major print and broadcast awards. 

Journalism Center on Children & Families
http://www.journalismcenter.org/
The Journalism Center on Children & Families inspires and recognizes exemplary reporting on children and families. Since 1993, thousands of print, broadcast and online journalists have attended our intensive training programs and relied on us for information and diverse resources. The center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan program of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, and is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Freddie Mac Foundation and individual donors.

Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism
http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/knight-bagehot
The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics and finance in a year-long, full-time program administered by the Columbia journalism school. Fellows take courses at Columbia’s graduate schools of journalism, business, law and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics; and attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions.

Knight Center for Science and Medical Journalism
http://www.bu.edu/com/jo/science
This Boston University-based program is dedicated to improving the quality of science and medical journalism by training students and veteran journalists to recognize, investigate, analyze and explain scientific and medical findings and issues. Center offerings include short, intensive seminars for mid-career journalists covering the sciences. There are also programs available for beginning journalists interested in preparing for a career in science, medical and health reporting.

 

Knight Center for Specialized Journalism
http://www.knightcenter.umd.edu/
The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland is a national program offering free, top-quality seminars for print and broadcast reporters, editors and editorial writers. Participants receive in-depth training in subjects related to their beat, while meeting like-minded colleagues, generating story ideas or rekindling enthusiasm for a long-time beat. As the program continues, participants gain new sources and valuable reference materials.

Knight International Press Fellowships
http://www.icfj.org
This program sponsors up to 20 fellows each year to provide journalistic, management, business and technical assistance to a free and independent press worldwide. Administered by the International Center for Journalists, the program works through partner institutions and news organizations seeking outside assistance in countries throughout the world. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of expressed commitment, experience, qualifications and expertise in areas of need. The fellowships range from three to nine months, depending upon the needs and circumstances of the partner institutions

Knight Public Health Journalism Fellowships
http://www.cdcfoundation.org
The mission of this program is to raise the quality of public health and medical reporting across the globe. With lead funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this fellowship gives the future leaders of public health journalism unprecedented access to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Participants also develop the skills to quickly identify uncovered stories in public health, analyze emerging trends and accurately report on the important health issues of the day. This program is open to any journalist, whether print, online or broadcast, interested in learning more about public health science.

Knight Salzburg Global Seminar Fellowships
http://www.salzburgseminar.org
The mission of the Salzburg Global Seminar is to challenge present and future leaders to solve issues of global concern. A leading forum for promoting global dialogue on issues of pressing international concern, the seminar is dedicated to promoting the free exchange of ideas, viewpoints and understanding in a neutral, cross-cultural environment by bringing together future leaders from government, business, academia and the independent sector for week-long sessions of intense discussion and debate.

Knight Science Journalism Fellowships
http://web.mit.edu/knight-science/
This mid-career program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is designed for experienced journalists who cover science, technology, medicine or the environment, or for journalists who wish to prepare themselves to cover these fields. Nine-month fellowships provide the time for in-depth study. There are also weeklong boot camps and workshops for journalists to learn from top scientists and policy makers.

Knight-Wallace Fellowships
http://www.mjfellows.org
Designed to broaden perspectives, nurture intellectual growth and inspire personal transformation, these fellowships allow participants to devise a plan of study and select classes from the full range of courses offered at the University of Michigan, while attending twice-weekly seminars that feature prominent journalists and leading academics. Each year, the Fellowship brings together exceptional journalists from the US and abroad to share this unique and often life-changing experience. 

Maynard Institute
http://www.mije.org/
The Maynard Institute is the leading organization dedicated to training journalists of color and to helping the news media reflect the nation’s diversity in staffing, content and business operations. For 30 years, the institute has helped the nation’s news media reflect America’s diversity in staffing, content and business operations. Through its professional development programs, the institute prepares managers for careers in both business—and news—sides of the journalism industry.

Media Bistro
http://www.mediabistro.com/
Mediabistro.com is dedicated to media professionals, including 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. The mission of the Web site is to provide opportunities to meet, share resources, become informed of job opportunities and interesting projects and news, improve career skills, and showcase professional work.

Media Management Center
http://www.mediamanagementcenter.org/
Included in the Media Management Center are executive education programs, in partnership with Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and Medill School of Journalism, which include media management training for top executives in newspapers, magazines and broadcast television, as well as tailored programs for media companies. The center advances the success of media companies and the professional growth of media executives through its seminars, ground-breaking research and ongoing work with media companies worldwide.

NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Theatre and Musical Theatre
http://annenberg.usc.edu/nea
The National Endowment for the Arts’ Theater and Musical Theater Institute at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California is a dynamic new program aimed at strengthening the analytical skills, deepening the theater knowledge, and clarifying the role of theater journalists. The institute’s thrust is to reach those in cities of all sizes, and to strengthen those journalists who have been on the theater beat for a while, or those who cover theater only occasionally, and everyone in between.

NewsTrain
http://newstrain.org
An APME project, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, NewsTrain brings nationally recognized trainers together with frontline editors, providing skills that editors can use on the job right away in two-day sessions held throughout the country. The program features two workshop leaders - a management teacher and an editing coach - as well as trainers on freedom of information, credibility and ethics, and online news.

News University
http://www.newsu.org
A project of The Poynter Institute for Media Studies funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, NewsU is committed to providing interactive, inexpensive courses that appeal to journalists at all levels of experience and in all types of media. Officially launched in April 2005, NewsU offers an innovative approach to helping journalists enhance their skills. We know the most successful journalists never stop learning.

Nieman Fellowship
http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/nieman.html
Twelve mid-career U.S. journalists and 12 from other countries are awarded the annual Nieman fellowships, which include a yearlong individualized program of study and weekly seminars at Harvard University. Nieman Fellowships are awarded to print, broadcast and online reporters, editors, photographers, producers, editorial writers and cartoonists with at least five years of full-time, professional experience in the news media. 

No Train, No Gain - Resources for Trainers and Coaches
http://www.notrain-nogain.org
No Train, No Gain is a resource site for newsroom trainers, offering training tips and handouts on writing, editing, reporting, newsroom management skills, recruitment and retention, diversity, technology and newsroom surveys. The Web site welcomes and incorporates handouts, comments and other contributions from newsroom trainers from all over the world. Membership is not required.

The Poynter Institute
http://www.poynter.org
The Poynter Institute, based in St. Petersburg, FL, is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists. It promotes excellence and integrity in the practice of craft and in the practical leadership of successful businesses, stands for a journalism that informs citizens and enlightens public discourse and carries forward Nelson Poynter’s belief in the value of independent journalism. The accompanying Web site examines contemporary trends in the world of media.

Tomorrow’s Workforce
http://www.tomorrowswork.org
Tomorrow’s Workforce helps newsrooms develop training plans for mid-career journalists. Supported by funding from the Knight Foundation, it partners with major news corporations, more than 50 national journalism professionals and mid-career teaching organizations to encourage professional development in America’s newsrooms. The workforce offers free assessments of newsroom learning needs.

Online Journalism

10,000 Words
http://www.10000words.net/
10,000 Words gives journalists and Web aficionados practical tips on how to best incorporate multimedia into their work. The site also culls the Web for up-and-coming or underused technologies that enhance journalism.

Covering Communities
http://www.coveringcommunities.org/
Covering Communities - a site for journalists, educators, students and citizen journalists—seeks to motivate members of the journalism community by broadening the understanding of how communities work and by showing how to apply that knowledge.  They hope to become a valuable resource to those in the journalism field, providing working journalists, journalism students, educators and citizen journalists with a Web site that includes insights about community knowledge, training materials and examples of community journalism today.

Cyber Journalist
http://www.cyberjournalist.net
CyberJournalist.net is a news and resource site that focuses on how the Internet, convergence and new technologies are changing the media. The site offers tips, news and commentary about online journalism, citizen journalism, digital storytelling, converged news operations and using the Internet as a reporting tool. CyberJournalist.net invites readers to contribute content as well.

Delicious
http://delicious.com/
Delicious serves as an online social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share Web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious allows users to ultimately share and save information on the Internet.

Digg
http://digg.com/
Changing the way people consume content online, Digg.com allows users to determine the value of content and to share this content from anywhere on the Web. The mission of Digg is to promote conversation and provide tools for online users to discuss and share online content.

ePluribus Media
http://www.epluribusmedia.org                                 ePluribus Media, working as a non-partisan organization, is a cooperative of citizen volunteers dedicated to researching issues of common concern and encouraging the highest standards of ethics and journalism. Included on the Web site are the incorporation public papers, ethics standards and a collection of citizen blogs.

J-Lab - The Institute for Interactive Journalism
http://www.j-lab.org/
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.  J-Lab spotlights dynamic news experiences and helps to develop interactive news ideas that not only educate people about public affairs but also invite their participation.

MediaShift
http://www.pbs.org/mediashift
MediaShift tracks how weblogs, podcasting, citizen journalism, wikis, news aggregators and online video are changing the media world. The Web site includes commentary and reporting to tell stories of how the shifting media landscape is changing the way news and information is consumed, while also providing a place for public participation and feedback.

Online News Association
http://www.onlinenewsassociation.org
The association is composed largely of journalists whose principal livelihood involves gathering or producing news for digital presentation. ONA is a leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism; a catalyst for innovation in story-telling across all platforms; a resource for journalists seeking guidance and growth, and a champion of best practices through training, awards and community outreach.  ONA offers discounts on training, seminars and regional and national events to its members.

Online Journalism Blog
http://onlinejournalismblog.com/
The U.K.-based Online Journalism Blog publishes comments and analyzes developments in online journalism and news. Topics of interest include citizen journalism, blogging, video blogging, podcasting, interactive storytelling, online communities and social media.

Project: Report
http://www.youtube.com/projectreport
In partnership with the Pulitzer Center, YouTube presents Project: Report, a journalism contest intended for nonprofessional, aspiring journalists to tell stories that might not otherwise be told. The contest encourages reporters to utilize multimedia while producing a piece that tells the story of an underrepresented community.

Spot.Us
http://www.spot.us/
Spot.Us is a nonprofit project of the Center for Media Change and funded various groups, including the Knight Foundation. As an open source project, Spot.Us allows the public to commission journalists to do investigations on important and perhaps overlooked stories. All donations are tax-deductible and if a news organization buys exclusive rights to the content, donations will be reimbursed. This marketplace has allowed independent reporters, community members and news organizations to collaborate on journalism.

Teaching Online Journalism
http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/
Mindy McAdams’ blog Teaching Online Journalism includes notes from the classroom and observations about today’s practice of online journalism. McAdams teaches university courses about online journalism and the changing ways technologies are used for communication.

 

General Professional Organizations

American Society of Newspaper Editors
http://www.asne.org
The American Society of Newspaper Editors is a membership organization for daily newspaper editors, people who serve the editorial needs of daily newspapers, and certain distinguished individuals who have worked on behalf of editors through the years. ASNE’s focus is on building diversity in the newsroom, protecting the First Amendment rights of the press, building reader credibility and exchanging ideas between editors. An annual convention with awards presentation, regional job fairs and training sessions are offered, as well as a job bank and resource center.

Associated Press Managing Editors
http://www.apme.com
An association of U.S. and Canadian editors whose newspapers are members of The Associated Press, APME fosters journalism excellence and supports a national network for the training and development of editors who will run multimedia newsrooms in the future. The association offers its members an annual conference, which features timely, professional development workshops and an auction that benefits the organization’s educational projects. A quarterly magazine and weekly electronic newsletter are also available.


Associated Press TV and Radio Association
http://www.aptra.org
APTRA’s mission is to advance journalism through the media of radio and television. It cooperates 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 the American West that are members of The Associated Press.  Offerings include regional seminars and workshops, an annual convention and news competition contests.

Committee of Concerned Journalists
http://www.concernedjournalists.org/
This committee is a consortium of journalists, publishers, owners and academics dedicated to creating a national conversation among journalists about the core principles and function of journalism. CCJ’s mission is to secure journalism’s future.  The group believes that journalists from all media, geography, rank and generation must be clear about what sets the profession apart from other endeavors. The organization provides career resources, forums, workshops and access to research findings.

Criminal Justice Journalists
http://www.reporters.net/cjj
The mission of this non-profit, member-supported organization is to improve quality and accuracy of news reporting on crime, law enforcement and the judicial system. Being the first national organization of journalists who cover crime, court and prison beats, members come from magazines, newspapers, television and online media. The organization provides periodic conventions and workshops, Web-based resources, guides and daily news for its members.

Newspaper Association of America
http://www.naa.org
This association is a non-profit organization representing the newspaper industry and working toward building advertising share, promoting First Amendment rights, encouraging newsroom diversity and providing analysis and assistance to its members. Resources include a classified section, information on the industry and a listing of NAA’s numerous conferences and events.

NICAR/CARR - Computer Assisted Reporters
http://www.nicar.org
A program of the grassroots organization Investigative Reporters and Editors, NICAR trains journalists in the practical skills of finding, prying loose and analyzing electronic information. Members can access an extensive library of databases and other features off the IRE Web site. 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.

Society of Professional Journalists
http://www.spj.org
The nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, SPJ is dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Member benefits include access to SPJ’s Legal Defense Fund, job bank, publications, awards program, discussion boards, national convention, regional workshops and FOI resource center.

 

Beat/Specialization Organizations

American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors
http://www.aasfe.org
The association is an organization of editors from the United States and Canada dedicated to the quality of features in newspapers and the craft of feature writing. AASFE offers its members an annual convention, regional writing workshops, e-mail mailing lists, a writing contest and an annual magazine.

American Copy Editors Society
http://www.copydesk.org
This professional association of copy editors is dedicated to forging better newsroom relations and providing solutions to copy desk problems through training and discussion during its annual copy-editing conference. The ACES Web site offers members a discussion board, a searchable job bank, online resources on editing and even quizzes that test their copy-editing knowledge.

The Education Writers Association
http://www.ewa.org
The Education Writers Association is the national professional organization of education reporters. EWA was organized in 1947 by a group of newspaper reporters with the intent of improving education reporting to the public. Today EWA has more than 1,000 members throughout the United States and Canada, including reporters from print, broadcast and online media.

Investigative Reporters and Editors
http://www.ire.org
IRE is a membership-based, nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE’s extensive resource center includes information on FOIA, a governmental database, tip sheets, reporting guides, listservs, beat sources and nearly 20,000 completed investigative stories, among others features. An annual conference with awards presentation and training seminars, a job bank and fellowship opportunities are also available.

National Association of Science Writers
http://www.nasw.org
Aimed at providing a community for science writers to network and exchange ideas, NASW members can access job listings, a quarterly newsletter, regional meetings and discounted health insurance for freelancers. The association was incorporated with a mission to foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media.

National Conference of Editorial Writers
http://www.ncew.org
The NCEW is a membership-based organization dedicated to writers and editors of opinion material for the print and broadcast media. The organization is dedicated to advancing the craft of opinion journalism through education, professional development, exploration of issues of public importance and vigorous advocacy within journalism organizations. NCEW sponsors foreign tours, professional seminars, regional meetings and the annual convention/critique sessions.

National Press Photographers Association
http://www.nppa.org
Founded in 1946, NPPA is a member-based organization open to professional news photographers and others whose occupation has a direct professional relationship with photojournalism. Members receive a monthly newsletter, get discounts on NPPA’s national workshops, have access to a job bank and can enter photojournalism contests for prizes.

Radio-Television News Directors Association
http://www.rtnda.org
RTNDA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. It represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries. RTNDA is made up of more than 3,000 news directors, news associates, educator and students. The association’s mission is to encourage excellence in electronic journalism by keeping members informed about industry trends, newspaper practices, and technological advances.

Religion Newswriters Association
http://www.rna.org/
The association provides resources for journalists reporting about religion as a non-profit trade association founded in 1949. RNA strives to help improve and encourage religion writing excellence in the secular press. It serves as a resource for speakers about religion reporting or for sources on religious topics.

Society for News Design
http://www.snd.org
The Society for News Design encourages high standards of journalism through design. An international forum and resource for all those interested in news design, SND works to recognize excellence and strengthen visual journalism as a profession. The society is an international professional organization with more than 2,600 members in the United States, Canada and more than 50 other countries, divided into the 20 regions shown below.

Society of American Business Editors and Writers
http://www.sabew.org
The purpose of the society is to serve as an educational organization and specifically to encourage and facilitate continuing education in reporting, writing, editing and producing economic and financial news. Headquartered at the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the society also encourages members to communicate with each other and help create a network of member interaction. 

Society of Environmental Journalists
http://www.sej.org
SEJ is a membership organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental reporting through advancing public understanding of critically important environmental issues. Members can access SEJ’s tip sheets, listserv and quarterly newsletter; enter reporting contests; and attend regional and national conferences. SEJ also acts to raise awareness among editors, news managers, publishers, and other key decision-makers in the media on the value and importance of environmental news reporting.

Ethnic/Gender/Sexual Orientation

AAJA - Asian American Journalists Association
http://www.aaja.org
This association is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that works toward fair representation of Asian Americans in the news and encourages their entry into journalism. Founded in 1981, AAJA holds an annual convention and offers writing and reporting workshops for its members. AAJA is committed to diversity in order to incorporate different viewpoints into newsrooms across the country.

AWJ - Association for Women Journalists
http://www.awjdfw.org
This membership-based association is open to both male and female working journalists and providing Dallas-area job listings, an annual awards contest and regional seminars. AWJ promotes the fair treatment of women in the media and the promotion of women in the newsroom through a scholarship program, career grants, networking, advocacy, career seminars and the annual Vivian Castleberry Awards Competition. The goal of AWJ is to assure that women not only are adequately represented in media newsrooms but to assure that women are fairly and accurately portrayed through the news media.

JAWS - Journalism and Women Symposium
http://www.jaws.org
JAWS is a nonprofit aimed at supporting the personal growth and professional empowerment of women in newsrooms across the country. The symposium brings together women journalists and journalism educators and researchers from across the country—and sometimes the world—to meet in an atmosphere of mutual support, professional growth and a chance to exercise the tongue instead of biting it. Members can attend biannual training camps, receive the JAWS newsletter, access listservs and browse job listings.

NABJ - National Association of Black Journalists
http://www.nabj.org
An organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals, the NABJ provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Many of NABJ’s 3,300 members also belong to one of the dozens of professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide. NABJ holds an annual convention and careers fair each summer with dozens of plenary sessions and workshops for professional development. Each year, NABJ awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships and internships to college and high school students nationwide, as well as fellowships for seasoned professionals.

NAHJ - National Association of Hispanic Journalists
http://www.nahj.org
Dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry, NAHJ aims to promote fair treatment of Hispanics by the media. Established in April 1984, the association has created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. Members can access the organization’s online job listings, attend the annual conference, receive NAHJ’s quarterly newsletter and compete for awards.

NAJA - Native American Journalists Association
http://www.naja.com
NAJA is an organization aimed at serving and empowering both Native and non-Native journalists through seminars that increase understanding of the issues confronting Native communities. NAJA recognizes Native Americans as distinct peoples based on tradition and culture. In this spirit, NAJA educates and unifies its membership through journalism programs that promote diversity and defends challenges to free press, speech and expression. An annual convention with awards presentation, a searchable job bank and fellowships opportunities are also available to members.

 

NLGJA - National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
http://www.nlgja.org
NLGJA is an organization of journalists, online media professionals and students that works from within the industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. NLGJA provides professional development for its members as well as a job board, quarterly newsletter and annual convention with awards presentation. The association opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.

SAJA - Southeast Asian Journalists Association
http://www.saja.org
SAJA is a professional networking group for all journalists interested in fostering ties among South Asian journalists and improving standards of journalistic coverage of South Asia and South Asian America. An annual convention with awards distribution, a job bank and an SAJA stylebook of South Asian terms and history are available to members. SAJA’s mission includes acting as a resource to facilitate and promote thorough, accurate coverage of South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, including South Asians in North America.

UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc.
http://www.unityjournalists.org
A strategic alliance of journalists of color acting as a force for positive change to advance their presence, growth and leadership in the fast-changing global news industry. This alliance includes the Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Native American Journalists Association. The UNITY convention is held every four years.

Regional

Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors
http://capitolbeat.wordpress.com/
The Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors is an organization for reporters covering state and local governments. The association exists to advance public understanding of state government and the issues before state government, to educate and share information with its members and the public on best practices. The association works to provide tools and techniques to improve state government

California Chicano News Media Association
http://www.ccnma.org
The CCNMA is a nonprofit, professional organization aimed at promoting diversity in the news media. The association works to provide encouragement, scholarships and educational programs for Latinos pursuing careers in the media. In addition to an annual West Coast job fair, CCNMA offers members online job listings, a newsletter, an awards competition and workshops.

California Newspaper Publishers Association
http://www.cnpa.com
CNPA is a nonprofit trade association representing the daily and weekly newspapers of California. CNPA works to influence legislation in Sacramento; sponsors an annual newspaper contest and convention; and offers seminars on media law, production, writing and editing, and advertising and circulation.


California Society of Newspaper Editors
http://www.csne.org
CSNE is composed of editors of daily and weekly newspapers and news services as well as journalism educators in California and Nevada. The society works to advance the cause of professional journalism in regional areas. Members can participate in the annual convention and in professional training and development seminars.

Canadian Association of Journalists
http://www.eagle.ca/caj/
CAJ is a national nonprofit advocacy and professional development organization serving Canadian journalists from all media, including print, broadcast and online. The association is the only group of its kind in Canada. Run by a volunteer board of professional journalists, it hosts a yearly convention and awards presentation, and offers members international fellowships and a subscription to its quarterly Media Magazine. 

The National Press Club
http://npc.press.org
This organization is a group of newsroom employees who work for qualified news outlets in Washington, D.C. It provides those who gather and disseminate news a center for the advancement of their professional standards and skills, the promotion of free expression, mutual support and social fellowship. Membership benefits include access to research and training materials, job listings, discounts to D.C.-area services and invitations to NPC’s frequent regional events. The National Press Club has been a part of Washington life for nearly 100 years.

Northern California Science Writers Association
http://www.ncswa.org
A California-based organization that strives to provide science communicators with resources for personal and professional growth as well as opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues, scientists and others. Members enjoy e-mailed job listings and are encouraged to become involved with NCSWA’s listserv and annual events.

Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association
http://www.pnna.com
The PNNA is a trade association of daily newspapers in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and British Columbia. The association works to advance the newspaper industry through information, education and service. A regional job bank and frequent conferences are open to PNNA members.

Professional Publications

American Journalism Review
http://www.ajr.org
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. The magazine is published by the University of Maryland Foundation with offices in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.


Columbia Journalism Review
http://www.cjr.org
Columbia Journalism Review’s mission is to encourage and stimulate excellence in journalism in the service of a free society. It is both a watchdog and a friend of the press in all its forms, from newspapers to magazines to radio, television, and the Web. Founded in 1961 under the auspices of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, CJR examines day-to-day press performance as well as the forces that affect that performance. The magazine offers a deliberative mix of reporting, analysis, criticism and commentary. CJR.org delivers real-time criticism and reporting, giving CJR a vital presence in the ongoing conversation about the media.

Editor & Publisher
http://www.editorandpublisher.com
Editor & Publisher is America’s oldest journal that covers all aspects of the North American newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates. E&P Online offers breaking news free to all visitors in their Top Stories section. Each week, selected proprietary stories from E&P staff are made available free to all visitors, but the majority of their analysis, industry news, features, columns and trends are restricted to E&P subscribers.

MediaStorm: A Multimedia Production Studio
http://www.mediastorm.com/
MediaStorm’s online publication, which premiered in November 2005, is an eclectic showcase for multimedia storytelling. Utilizing animation, audio, video and the power of still photography, the Web site has published journalism projects that have appeared on numerous Web sites including MSNBC, Slate, NPR and Reuters, and have been broadcast on PBS. MediaStorm has also been awarded two Emmy’s (2007 and 2008) and three Webby Awards.

Online Journalism Review
http://www.ojr.org
A Web-based journalism review, OJR covers the full range of journalistic issues in all media, but with a particular emphasis on the Internet, devoting most of its resources to evaluating the emerging field of online journalism, providing readers commentary, monthly features and Web resource databases. Working in partnership with the Knight Digital Media Center, OJR is published on the center’s Web site.

Quill Online
http://www.spj.org/quill.asp
Quill, a magazine for the professional journalist, has been for over 90 years a respected and sought-after resource for journalists, industry leaders, students and educators on issues central to journalism. The magazine is published by the Society of Professional Journalists

The State of the News Media
http://www.stateofthemedia.org
The State of the News Media is an annual report on American journalism provided by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The goal of each report is to gather in one place as much data as possible about all the major sectors of journalism, to identify trends, mark key indicators, note areas for further inquiry, and provide a resource for citizens, journalists and researchers.

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