American Journalism Review: National magazine covering all aspects of print, television, radio and online media
American Society of News Editors (ASNE): Focusing on leadership development and journalism-related issues
Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA): Specializing in data on religion
Common Cause: Government watchdog group, particularly in the area of campaign finance reform
Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM): Providing information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more. Search ELM for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, eBooks, and information from reference sources—available to all Minnesota residents at no charge!
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: National media watchdog group offering well-documented criticism in an effort to correct media bias and imbalance
Fedstats.gov: Facts and figures from more than 70 federal government agencies
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE): Grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting.
J-Lab: Promising to jumpstart new ideas and identify what works as the news ecosystem evolves
JournalismJobs.com: Job board for media professionals
Journalist’s Toolbox: Resources for journalists, updated daily
LawMoose: Helping to find legal information, get background on judges and attorneys, and keep up with what’s happening in law in Minnesota.
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library (LRL): Serving the Legislature and the citizens of Minnesota by assuring access to essential information resources that support the legislative process and promote the understanding of state government.
Minnesota SPJ: Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty
Minnesota Secretary of State: Website for the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Minnesota State Legislature: Website for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate
National Newspaper Association (NNA): Protecting, promoting and enhancing America’s community newspapers
National Press Club: Dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism
National Press Photographers Association: Resource page is a helpful collection of organizations useful to news photographers.
Newseum: Educating the public about the value of a free press in a free society
Newseum Front Pages: Displaying front pages from newspapers around the world, updated daily
Newspaper Association of America (NAA): Focusing on the major issues that affect today’s newspaper industry: public policy/legal matters, advertising revenue growth and audience development across the medium’s broad portfolio of products and digital platforms
NewsTrust: Helping people find and share good journalism online so they can make more informed decisions as citizens
Online News Association: Non profit membership organization for digital journalists connecting journalism, technology and innovation
Pew Research Center: Non partisan “fact tank” providing information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world
Poynter: Providing training and resources to journalists
Poynter NewsU: Collection of innovative online journalism and media training programs
Project for Excellence in Journalism: Specializing in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press, particularly content analysis. Non partisan, non ideological, and non political.
Public Notice Resource Center: Collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on public and private notifications to the public through local newspapers, and to educate the public on the value and use of its right to know.
ReligionLink : Religion story idea and source list resource by journalists
Religion Source: Database of more than 5,000 scholars on religion created for journalists
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press: Providing free legal advice, resources, support and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and Freedom of Information rights of journalists working in areas where U.S. law applies, regardless of the medium in which their work appears.
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ): Dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty
Sunshine Week: National initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Participants include news media, civic groups, libraries, non profits, schools and others interested in the public’s right to know.
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