Journalism Resources

Associated Press

Common Cause: Government watchdog group, particularly in the area of campaign finance reform

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: National media watchdog group offering well-documented criticism in an effort to correct media bias and imbalance

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE): Grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. 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 Press Photographers Association: Resource page is a helpful collection of organizations useful to news photographers.

News Media Alliance: 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

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

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.

University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Tips for Student Journalists: A guide while in school and when seeking a journalism position.