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Editorial/Magazine Publishing Resources

American Press Institute
API is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry.

American Society of Association Executives
Features a searchable database of member associations, including trade and professional organizations for a wide variety of industries.

Associated Press Stylebook Online
Subscribe to the AP Stylebook online and get immediate access to any style updates throughout the year.

Bartleby Library
This site offers the full text of many books online. Included are William Strunk’s Elements of Style and a version of John Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations that can be browsed by author.

The home of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Editor & Publisher Interactive
Provides news for the newspaper-publishing industry. Includes a listing of jobs in both newspapers and new media, updated every Friday evening.

Editors Only
The site for the Editors Only newsletter features the Editors Only Information System, whereby subscribers and first-time users can query the newsletter on any type of editorial issue – management, standard practices in the profession, and so forth. In addition, any user can access the site’s Editors Only Q&A to find answers to questions such as when to pay freelancers, how to get a new editor up to speed, and whether to start a Web site. Also featured: The Editors Only Classified and a Trade Secrets File of editorial case histories.

Freedom of Information Requests
Procedures for making a FOIA request to the Department of Justice are here, and include the mailing address of the FOIA offices of each DOJ component. Contains descriptions of the types of records maintained by each component.

Guide to Citation Style Guides
More than a dozen guides compiled by Karla Tonella at the University of Iowa.

HARO (Help a Reporter Out)
Helps journalists find sources. Also see ProfNet.

How Stuff Works
From electronics, computers, science, health, money. You name it!

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Investigative Reporters and Editors provides training and resources to members.

Journalism Resources
More than 40 annotated pages of resources compiled for support of academic journalism departments and professional journalists.

This site, “designed by a busy journalist for busy journalists” includes scads of links to newswires; magazines; archive services; stock quotes; news; weather; dictionaries; “reference desk” sites; research tools; plus customized pages for beats such as business, government, law, health care, and more. If you sign up as a member (free), you can add and delete links to create a customized list.

Libraries with Journalism Resources
At Poynter, this list includes links to journalism libraries/research centers as well as other sites with journalism library resources.

Library of Congress Copyright Office
All about copyrights.

Magazine Health Watch
A reguarly updated database of advertising pages and revenue for consumer and business magazines. Job seekers and freelancers can use the site to check up on the financial health of potential employers or clients. They also can find names of trade titles in specific markets they might be interested in writing for.

Online Conversion
Calculators to convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions.

Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists. Poynter conducts more than 50 seminars annually in the areas of leadership and management, news reporting and writing, producing news for broadcast and online, ethics and diversity, and visual journalism. The school owns the Times Publishing Company, which publishes the St. Petersburg Times, and operates Congressional Quarterly and other publications.

A service that lets you send queries to thousands of expert sources—scholars, university professors, and others. 

The Slot
The Slot was published from 1995 until 2017. Late Washington Times copy editor Bill Walsh ranted about violations of grammar and style, provided his own Curmudgeon’s Stylebook, gave career advice for copy editors, and more.

Sources is a Canadian service for journalists and researchers that lists that’s similar to ProfNet and Help a Reporter Out: Its primary service is a contact directory that lists experts and spokespersons in various fields who are available to be interviewed.


Statista is a searchable resource for statistics and business data across 170 industries and over 150 different countries, including hard-to-find business and consumer data.
A centralized source of exhibitor news from leading shows and exhibitions worldwide. A service of Business Wire.

Word Hippo Rhyming Dictionary

Find rhymes to use for clever and catchy headlines. This rhyming dictionary is like a rhyme search engine – type in a word and retrieve a list of rhyming words. 

Electronic Media Resources

Center for Digital Democracy
The Center for Digital Democracy is committed to preserving the openness and diversity of the Internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the full potential of digital communications through the development and encouragement of noncommercial, public interest programming.

HTML Goodies
Offers tutorials on HTML and creating web sites. The nontechnical introduction to the site is a good place to get started if you’re a complete novice. It offers answers to basic questions such as “Why create a website?” and “Where do I put my website?” as well as articles on the importance of design, layout, color and sound, site maintainability, and more.

International Webmasters Association
Provides and fosters professional advancement opportunities among individuals dedicated to or pursuing a Web career.
Daily news about the Internet, including Internet stocks, a Web Developer Channel, and more.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICANN is the nonprofit organization that coordinates the unique identifiers for computers on the Internet, including domain names and IP addresses.

Internet Society
The ISOC is an international society that aims to provide leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet. It’s a clearinghouse for groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

Internet Stats
Search site for information about Internet traffic, market research, demographics, e-commerce, design, search engines, etc.
The site of web graphics expert Lynda Weinman offers online training videos, podcasts, books, and DVDs for sale. The training covers a huge variety of technology and design topics — to name just a few: HTML, illustration, typography, databases, and ColdFusion. You can look for training materials by topic, software product, or software vendor. Monthly, annual, and multiuser subscriptions to online training materials are available.

PBS’s blog that tracks the changes being wrought by technology and tools, including weblogs, RSS, podcasting, citizen journalism, wikis, news aggregators and video repositories. Its Top 5 posts keep tabs on news, people, trends and technologies that are changing journalism.
“Where Newbies become Knowbies” Includes a “Cyber Course” with basics on all aspects of the Internet, from e-mail “Netiquette” to Telnet and Gopher to HTML.

The NewsMarketv A source for online video, audio, news, and stories, some of it free. (Much of the content comes from corporate communications sources, though.) Content is organized by beat.
Clear and effective online communication to the public is a critical element in the overall communications strategy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This site was developed to specifically assist HHS Web managers, designers, and authors improve their overall communications and design efforts. However, since the general principles of good design and usability are applicable to anyone who works with information Web sites, the site is now available to other federal agencies and to the general public.

useit.comv The site of Jakob Nielsen, a Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer and the company’s web usability guru. Particularly useful is his bi-weekly Alertbox column.

Webgrrls International
Association provides networking and skill-building opportunities for women who work in—or are just interested in—new media. There are several chapters around the country.

How-to guide for web developers.

World Wide Web Artists’ Consortium
The World Wide Web Artists’ Consortium is a global organization formed by web developers to encourage education, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

World Wide Web Consortium
The group responsible for publishing revisions to the hypertext markup language (HTML). Check this site for the latest version.

Ethics and Journalistic Standards

ASBPE’s Guide to Preferred Editorial Practices

American Business Media’s Editorial Code of Ethics (.doc)

American Medical Writers Association Code of Ethics

American Society of Magazine Editors Guidelines


  • Guidelines for Editors and Publishers
  • Best Practices for Digital Media

American Society of News Editors Codes of Ethics Page
Links to the ASNE code and codes from various associations and news organizations.

American Society of News Editors/Poynter Ethics Tool
The Ethics Tool is designed to help journalists develop solutions to ethics problems. It poses a series of questions about your ethics case, then compiles your responses in a document you can print. The tool also lets you invite others to work on the problem with you and upload relevant documents. Only you and the people you invite are able to view the case; secure socket encryption protects your case.

Associated Press Managing Editors Statement of Ethical Principles

Associated Press Statement of News Values and Principles

Association of Health Care Journalists Statement of Principles

Computerworld’s Code of Ethics

Dow Jones Code of Conduct

E.W. Scripps Company Statement of Policy on Ethics and Professional Conduct

Gannett Co. Ethics Policy

Hearst Newspapers Statement of Professional Principles

Los Angeles Times Code of Ethics (156K PDF)

National Association of Science Writers Code of Ethics

National Press Photographers Association Code of Ethics

The New York Times:
The New York Times Company Policy on Ethics in Journalism
Integrity Statement (1.1MB PDF)
Policy on Confidential Sources

Online Ethics 2000
Study by David Arant of the University of Memphis and Janna Quitney Anderson of Elon College in North Carolina.

Online News Association’s Mission Statement
The full code of ethics is available only to members, but this mission statement summarizes the organization’s major principles.

Project for Excellence in Journalism’s Principles of Journalism

Radio-Television News Directors Association Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

International Association of Business Communicators Code of Ethics for Professional Communicators

Society for News Design

Society of American Business Editors and Writers Code of Ethics

Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics

Freelancers and Freelance Work

The American Society of Indexers
Professional organization of indexers, abstracters, and database builders. Includes information for publishers on finding and using freelance indexers.

Editorial Freelancers Association (incorporating the Freelance Editorial Association)
The Editorial Freelancers Association is a national, nonprofit, professional organization of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries. Members are editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, and others. Site includes job list service, newsletter articles, books for sale, list of organization’s seminars and workshops, membership and chapter information.

Freelance Writer Search
Site from the American Society of Journalists and Authors lists ASJA members who are freelance writers, editors, editorial project managers, and proofreaders.

Freelance Writing Jobs
Blog includes freelance job postings, a “Cover Letter Clinic,” and a “Monday Markets” section that looks at a different media niche each week. (Note that the actual URL is; takes you to a completely different site.)
Project categories on this site include Creative/Media, Finance and Legal, IT, Management and Strategy, Marketing, Advertising and Sales, Training and Advice, Web – Business and Operations, Web – Development and Creative.

Independent Writers of Chicago
Includes calendar of events; professional standards; hints on hiring and working with writers; a list of members and their specialties; useful links for writers.

Magazine Health Watch
Database of advertising pages and revenue for consumer and business magazines. Freelancers can use the site to check up on the financial health of potential clients. They also can find names of trade titles in specific markets they might be interested in writing for.

The Make a Living Writing Blog
A blog with over 1,200 articles on how to build a freelance writing business. Lots of free information is available with practical guidance for freelance journalists looking for opportunities at publications and in industry. 

National Writers Union
Offers resources that are helpful for freelance journalists, such as the ability to apply for an International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) press pass that could be helpful with gaining press access to events and trade shows. 

Society for Technical Communication
Society members include writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers, and scientists. Both national and chapter sites include permanent and contract job listings.

An exchange for freelancers and those who would hired them. In the site’s Writing & Editing Marketplace, publications can post requests for proposal (RFPs) for freelance projects; freelancers then submit bids. Freelancers also may post notice of their services and rates. A tutorial explains how.

This blog about writing by freelancer Michelle Vranizan Rafter discusses how to run a freelance writing business, how to keep organized, the art of writing, and how digital media is changing journalism at newspapers, magazines and Web sites. She often blogs about tech tools for writers. Rafter is technology reporter who writes for a variety of business and b2b publication. Of special interest is her post on how to get freelance work from business-to-business publications.

Government, Economic, Financial, and Math Information

10K Wizard
10K Wizard was formed in April of 1999 when Harvard Business School graduate and investment advisor Martin Zacarias,and former high-speed game software developer and chief systems architect, Kee Kimbrell recognized the need for expanded coverage and advanced search capabilities of the SEC database. 10K Wizard developed a proprietary software to search through the myriad of information available to the public via the SEC’s EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval) system. The results? Real-time access and the unique ability to perform keyword searches on up-to-the-minute SEC filings.

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Provides national, regional, and international information on economic growth, regional development, and U.S. position in the world economy. Excellent demographic databases available.

Business Resources Index
From the American Press Institute, a compilation of sites categorized by topics including: proxies, backgrounding companies; stocks, markets; banking, government sites; charities, non-profits; tax; and small business.

Catalogue of U.S. Government Publications
The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications provides an index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies. When available, links are provided to the full-text of these publications. Additionally, the locate libraries feature enables users to find libraries by state or area code that can make print publications available for their use. Coverage begins with January 1994. New records are added daily.

Census Bureau
Includes vast quantities of information including economic census, survey of business owners, and foreign trade.

CFA Institute
CFA Institute is a nonprofit professional association that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) curriculum and examinations and awards the CFA designation. CFA Institute also sets standards of ethics and professional excellence; advocates for fair and transparent capital markets; publishes research; conducts professional-development programs; and sets voluntary professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. Of special interest to B2B journalists are the organization’s continuing series of workshops and webcasts that help editors and writers understand financial and earnings statements and other business-related information.

Cost of Living Calculator
This utility allows you to convert dollar values between any two years to adjust for inflation. Reporting historical dollar amounts without adjusting for inflation is boneheaded and sloppy, says the site. Good journalists don’t do it once they know better.

A guide to regional economic activity. EconData has 1,000 links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider, pointers to the Web’s premiere data collections, and its own list of the 10 best sites for finding regional economic data. Click here to learn more.

Economic Statistics Briefing Room
Access to latest reports on U.S. economic indicators, with links to information produced by a number of federal agencies.

EDGAR Online
Information on U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. EDGAR Online is produced by Cybernet Data Systems, Inc. and is not affiliated with the SEC.

Federal Government Agencies
The directory is a partnership of Louisiana State University and the Federal Depository Library Program.

Federal Register
The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) provides ready access to the official text of Federal laws, Presidential documents, administrative regulations and notices, and descriptions of Federal organizations, programs and activities.

Federal Reserve
Contains all the information you need about the structure of the Fed, how it works, its policies and regulations, economic research and data, and publications.

Federal Web Locator
The Federal Web Locator is a service provided by the Center for Information Law and Policy and is intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government information on the World Wide Web.

The granddaddy of federal sites, this site is maintained by the Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site. A small sampling of the many agency web sites included:

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics
  • Energy Information Administration
  • Economic Research Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Agricultural Statistics Service
  • National Center for Education Statistics
  • National Center for Health Statistics

FedWorld Home Page
Connection to resources and information on government agencies.

Calls itself he national database of nonprofit organizations. Provides information about the operations and finances of nonprofit organizations. Its vision is to create an interactive “marketplace of information” that connects nonprofit organizations, donors, foundations, and businesses.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance collects and distributes information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations that solicit nationally or have national or international program services. It routinely asks such organizations about their programs, governance, fund raising practices, and finances when the charities have been the subject of inquiries.

The LexisNexis Group provides information to legal, corporate, government and academic markets, and publishes legal, tax and regulatory information, via online, hardcopy print and CD-ROM formats.

Math Mistakes
A site dedicated to the listing of mathematical mistakes made over and over by advertisers, the media, reporters, politicians, activists, and in general many non-math people.

ProfitCents Public
How can you write about a public company without a full understanding of the company’s financial results? Using a tier-one feed from the SEC’s EDGAR database, ProfitCents users can produce real-time, objective analyses of the operating performance of nearly every publicly traded company in the U.S. As soon as a company releases its earnings reports, you can receive up-to-date evaluations of its financial condition! The site uses traditionally accepted financial analyses, then translates the numbers into plain-language reports that you can quickly evaluate. Even better, the media can get a free, one year subscription!

Public Record Sources
This site points you directly to the agency that houses the record you need. It also provides access procedures, restrictions, and search fees. Information is gathered by contacting agencies quarterly to verify information. At no time is any data older than 12 months. Usually it? is 3 to 6 months old.
Here, described in plain English, are some basic concepts in statistics that every writer should know.

Search Systems
Claims to be the largest directory of links to more than 25,000 free public record databases on the Internet. Find business information, corporate filings, property records, unclaimed property, professional licenses, offenders, inmates, criminal and civil court filings, and much more. Browse by geographic location or use the Public Record Locator to search for a type of public record in a specific area.

State and Local Government on the Net
The State and Local Government on the Net Directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Only pages that are controlled and managed by state and local government agencies are included.

Social Statistics Briefing Room
Access to current Federal social statistics on crime, demographics, education, and health.

Supreme Court
Site contains information on court opinions, docket, oral arguments, court rules, orders, briefs, and more.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
A great source for a look at what the future might bring and who might bring it.

Using Numbers
Journalists are often not “number people,” but many of in their audience are. Mishandling numbers, especially statistics, no only leads to inaccuracy, it also suggests to the public a kind of damaging ignorance. Here are some basics: from how to tell if numbers are fair to how to use them and calculate with them. Topics include standard deviation, how poll sampling works, margin of error and confidence intervals.

Journalism Associations and Centers

Alliance of Area Business Publications
AABP works on behalf of its members by providing marketing services, communications services, lobbying, educational programming, and new-business development. From this site you can access advertising rates, demographic studies, editorial profiles, information about AABP and its members.

American Business Media
The trade association for business and trade business-to-business media.

American Copy Editors Society
A professional journalism organization for, by and about copy editors. Aim is to provide solutions to copy desk problems, through training, discussion and an awareness of common issues.

American Journalism Historians Association
Founded in 1981, the American Journalism Historians Association exists to foster research and teaching of journalism history, to provide a forum and to be a resource. The association defines journalism in its broadest sense to encompass a wide range of mass communication studies.

American Medical Writers Association
Promote excellence in biomedical communication and provides educational resources that support that goal. Has an extensive educational program, various publications, and opportunities for networking.

American Press Institute
API is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry.

American Society of Journalists and Authors
ASJA helps professional freelance writers advance their writing careers. Members share candid data on rates, contracts, editors and more. Non-members benefit from our Contracts Watch newsletter, annual writers conference and other services.

American Society of Magazine Editors
Professional society for editors of consumer magazines.

American Society of Media Photographers
The American Society of Media Photographers (originally the Society of Magazine Photographers and later the American Society of Magazine Photographers) is the leading trade association for photographers who photograph primarily for publication. ASMP promotes photographers’ rights, educates photographers in better business practices, produces business publications for photographers and helps buyers find professional photographers.

American Society of Newspaper Editors
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.

Asian American Journalists Association
Our mission is to encourage Asian American and Pacific Islanders to enter the ranks of journalism, to work for fair and accurate coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islanders, and to increase the number of Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists and news managers in the industry.

Association of Authors’ Representatives
a not-for-profit organization of independent literary and dramatic agents.

Association of Health Care Journalists
The Association of Health Care Journalists, Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing.

Association of Food Journalists
The Association of Food Journalists, Inc., is a networking system created for journalists who devote most of their working time to planning and writing food copy for news media. AFJ’s primary goal is to encourage communication among food journalists and increase members’ knowledge of food and to sharpen their writing, design, and broadcast skills. The group also fosters professional standards among its members.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
The association is a non-profit, educational association of journalism and mass communication faculty, administrators, students and media professionals.

Association for Women in Communications
This is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence and promoting leadership.

Association for Women Journalists, Chicago
An apolitical, not-for-profit organization. The organization offers networking opportunities and events that support women in the field of journalism and promote the respectful treatment of women by the news media.

Association of Opinion Page Editors
We are a blissfully unbureaucratic group. We have no dues, no central office, no petty rivalries. We have four officers and a website and a listserv hosted by the College of Communications at the Pennsylvania State University. We exist primarily as an annual conference; all of our energy goes into this gathering.

Associations for Editors
Listing from web site of the newsletter Editors Only.
The home of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the American Press Institute.

Canadian Association of Journalists
The CAJ promotes excellence in journalism, encouraging investigative journalism. We serve as the national voice of Canadian journalists, and we uphold the public’s right to know.

Canadian Magazine Publishers Association
Represents more than 300 Canadian consumer magazines.

Center for Environmental Journalism
Sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder, the CEJ aims to help present and future journalists build their knowledge and expertise of environmental issues. Offers programs for professional development, student education and communication with scientists and the public.

Committee of Concerned Journalists
From the web site: “The Committee of Concerned Journalists is a consortium of reporters, editors, producers, publishers, owners and academics worried about the future of the profession. To secure journalism’s future, the group believes that journalists from all media, geography, rank and generation must be clear about what sets our profession apart from other endeavors. To accomplish this, the group is creating a national conversation among journalists about principles.”

Committee to Protect Journalists
An independent, non-profit dedicated to defending press freedom worldwide.

Council of Science Editors
Formerly the Council of Biology Editors, this association’s goal is to improve communication in the sciences. Includes searchable/browsable table of contents of its publications CBE Views and Science Editor. Users also can order books on science editing, including editing of graphs and grant proposals. Site also features a job bank.

Editorial Freelancers Association
The Editorial Freelancers Association is a national, nonprofit, professional organization of self-employed workers in the publishing and communications industries. Members are editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, and others who offer a broad range of skills and specialties.

Freedom Forum
Promotes free press and free speech.

Fund for Investigative Journalism
Provides grants to freelance reporters, authors and small publications for investigative work involving corruption, malfeasance, incompetence, societal problems or media criticism.

Inland Press Association
Newspaper association provides training seminars, workshops, conferences and study missions covering all aspects of newspaper operations, with emphasis on family- and independently owned newspapers. Also publishes studies on newspaper compensation and newspaper costs and revenues. Site contains new and archived stories from the group’s print publication with tips on improving newspaper operations.

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Provides resources to help members achieve excellence in public relations and communications.

International Association of Obituarists
Dedicated to the study and appreciation of the art of the obituary.

International Center for Journalists
The International Center for Journalists was founded in 1984 as an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of journalism worldwide, especially in countries with little or no tradition of an independent press. ICFJ believes that vigorous, independent media are essential building blocks on which democracy, freedom and human rights must be based. The Center is committed to working with colleagues around the globe to: share journalistic, managerial and technical expertise; provide the latest information on media developments, journalism ethics and professional practices; offer support services relevant to changing needs; and encourage vital and independent media that are professionally, ethically and financially grounded.

International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists is the world’s largest organization of journalists representing around 500,000 members in more than 100 countries. IFJ promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists. The IFJ does not subscribe to any given political viewpoint, but promotes human rights, democracy and pluralism.

International Federation of the Periodical Press
The International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) works for the benefit of magazine publishers around the world; promoting the common editorial, cultural and economic interests of consumer and business-to-business publishers, both in print and electronic media. Membership covers national magazine associations, publishing companies with international interests, suppliers to the industry, small businesses and associated organisations in more than 70 countries, and includes 190 members in 53 countries, which consist of 43 national associations, one regional association (Latin America), 111 publishing member companies, 33 associate members and six individual members. FIPP represents more than 110,000 magazine titles with an estimated annual advertising expenditure in the range of $70 billion.

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Provides educational services to reporters, editors and others interested in investigative journalism and works to maintian high professional standards.

Journalism Educators Association
JEA is an independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. Among its 2,300 members are journalism teachers and publications advisers, media professionals, press associations, adviser organizations, libraries, yearbook companies, newspapers, radio stations and departments of journalism. provides a centralized location for journalists seeking information about professional development opportunities. 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.

Magazine Publishers of America
The industry association for consumer magazines.

Military Reporters and Editors
The association exists to advance public understanding of the military, national security and homeland defense; to educate and share information with its members and the public on best practices, tools and techniques for such coverage; to represent the interests of working journalists to the government and military; and to assure that journalists have access to places where the U.S. military and its allies operate.

Missouri Association of Publications
Founded in 2004, the Missouri Association of Publications (MAP) is affiliated with the Missouri School of Journalism. Its purpose is to promote excellence in publications by providing continuing education, professional growth and development and networking opportunities.

National Association of Black Journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of 3,300 journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Among its goals are: strengthening ties among black journalists, sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists, expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training, and increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.

National Association of Science Writers
A forum in which to improve the craft and encourage conditions that promote good science writing. members include freelancers and employees of most of the major newspapers, wire services, magazines, and broadcast outlets in the country. It also welcomes members who are the public information officers on science from government labs, universities and other institutions. Above all, NASW fights for the free flow of science news.

National Conference of Editorial Writers
A nonprofit professional organization that exists to improve the quality of editorial pages and broadcast editorials, and to promote high standards among opinion writers and editors. Members can take advantage of an expanding array of year-round benefits including: writing and broadcast critiques, our annual convention, low-cost seminars and workshops, the NCEW Job Bank, The Masthead magazine, regional conferences, foreign tours, our e-mail discussion group

National Center on Disability and Journalism
The center is an independent, impartial journalism education organization. Its mission is to work with journalists and educators about disability reporting issues in order to produce more accurate, fair and diverse news reporting.

National Freedom of Information Coalition
The National FOI Coalition joins First Amendment and open government organizations from individual states in a self-supporting alliance as they seek to protect the public’s right to know through the education of media professionals, attorneys, academics, students and the general public. NFOIC nurtures start-up FOI organizations in other states. It assists its own members through joint fundraising, project planning, and the interchange of ideas and information.

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting
NICAR is sponsored by Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Missouri School of Journalism. Its purpose, according to the home page, is “[to train] journalists in the practical skills of finding, prying loose and analyzing electronic information.” Resources include a library of government databases; help with questions about Census data; a campaign-finance information center; training programs, including conferences, seminars, and training materials); and a job board.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
This organization of journalists, online media professionals, and students work from within the journalism industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. NLGJA opposes workplace bias against all minorities and provides professional development for its members.

National Press Club
The Club shall provide people 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.

National Press Photographers Association
Membership consists of professional news photographers and others whose occupation has a direct professional relationship with photojournalism. This includes reporters, writers, editors, directors, copy editors, video editors, assignment editors, designers, printing workers, engineers, and others whose work affects the content or quality of the overall photojournalistic product.

National Writers Union
The National Writers Union is more than just another writers’ organization – it is the only labor union that represents freelance writers in all genres, formats, and media.

Native American Journalists Association
The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures. 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. NAJA is committed to increase the representation of Native journalists in mainstream media. NAJA encourages both mainstream and tribal media to attain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and responsibility.

Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association
NEPA is the international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of for-profit subscription newsletter publishers and specialized-information services.

Newspaper Association of America’s Presstime Online
Includes articles from NAA’s monthly magazine and information about the association’s activities.

New York Financial Writers Association
The New York Financial Writers’ Association is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to business and financial journalism.

Online News Association
For journalists who produce news on the Internet and other digital platforms.

Online Publishers Association
is a not-for-profit industry trade organization dedicated to representing high-quality online content providers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public. Through credible research and ongoing communications, the OPA seeks to establish and promote the Internet as an effective advertising medium for marketers and a sustainable media business for publishers, thereby ensuring the continued availability of quality content for consumers worldwide. Members of the OPA ascribe to the highest standards in Internet publishing with respect to editorial quality and integrity, credibility and accountability.

Organization of News Ombudsmen
Dedicated to helping the journalism profession achieve and maintain high ethical standards in news reporting, thereby enhancing its own credibility among the people it serves, and to establishing and refining standards for the job of news ombudsman or reader representative.

Periodical Publishers Association
The PPA is the organization for magazine and business-to-business media publishers in the UK.

Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists. Poynter conducts more than 50 seminars annually in the areas of leadership and management, news reporting and writing, producing news for broadcast and online, ethics and diversity, and visual journalism. The school owns the Times Publishing Company, which publishes the St. Petersburg Times, and operates Congressional Quarterly and other publications.

The Project for Excellence in Journalism
The Project for Excellence in Journalism is an initiative by journalists to clarify and raise the standards of American journalism. It is affiliated with the Pew Research Center.

Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals with about 20,000 members, organized into 114 chapters.

Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press
A non-profit that provides legal help to journalists and news organizations.

Society for News Design
The Society for News Design (formerly the Society of Newspaper Design) is a professional organization with more than 2,500 members internationally. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in journalism and design. The group runs workshops and a competition, and publishes a quarterly magazine and a monthly newsletter. Site includes a good collection of links to articles on web site design (click Web Tools on the navigation bar); nationwide job listings; and search functions to help locate consulants and freelancers.

Society of Environmental Journalists
SEJ offers educational programs and services for working journalists, educators, and students, including conferences, publications, awards, a mentoring program, and more. Also aims to raise awareness among media decision makers on the importance of environmental news reporting.

Society of Professional Journalists
Site includes national news, resources on the Freedom of Information Act, and more.

Society for Technical Communication
Society members include writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers, and scientists. Both national and chapter sites include permanent and contract job listings.

Trade, Association and Business Publications International
TABPI’s purpose is to bring together editors working for English-language publications worldwide, and encourage editorial ethics and excellence. Sponsors an awards program.

Western Publications Association
A nonprofit business trade association dedicated to the advancement of the trade- and consumer-magazine publishing industry in the western United States, offering educational seminars, annual publishing conference and awards competition.

Journalism Schools and Courses

American University
School of Journalism
Washington, D.C.

Arizona State University
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Tempe, Ariz.

Arkansas State University
College of Communications
State University, Ark.

Baruch College, City University of N.Y.
Department of Communication
Business Journalism
New York, N.Y.

Boston University
College of Communication
Boston, Mass.

Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media
Providence, R.I.

California State University, Fullerton
College of Communications
Fullerton, Calif.

California State University, Northridge
Department of Journalism
Northridge, Calif.

Colorado State University
Dept. of Journalism and Technical Communication
Fort Collins, Col.

Columbia University
Graduate School of Journalism
New York City

Duke University
DeWitt Wallace Center for Communications and Journalism
Durham, N.C.

Florida A&M
School of Journalism and Graphic Communication
Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida International University
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Miami, Fla.

Fordham University
Department of Communications & Media Studies
New York City

George Washington University
School of Communications
School of Media and Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.

Howard University
School of Communications
Washington, D.C.

Indiana University
School of Journalism
Bloomington, Ind.

Iowa State University
Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication
Ames, Iowa

James Madison University
School of Media Arts and Design
Harrisonburg, Va.

Kansas State University
A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Manhattan, Kan.

Kent State University
College of Communication and Information
Kent, Ohio

Lehigh University
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Bethlehem, Pa.

Louisiana State University
Manship School of Mass Communication
Baton Rouge, La.

Michigan State University
School of Journalism
East Lansing, Mich.

Middle Tennessee State University
College of Mass Communication
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

New York University
Department of Journalism & Mass Communication
New York, N.Y.

Northwestern University
Medill School of Journalism
Evanston, Ill.

Northwestern University
Media Management Center
Evanston, Ill.

Ohio University
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
Athens, Ohio

Pace University
Master of Science in Publishing Program
New York City

Pennsylvania State University
College of Communications
State College, Pa.

School of Communications, Information and Library Studies
New Brunswick, N.J.

San Francisco State University
Department of Journalism
San Francisco, Calif.

Syracuse University
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse, N.Y.

Temple University
Dept. of Journalism, School of Communications
Philadelphia, Pa.

University of Alabama
College of Communication & Information Sciences
Tuscaloosa, Ala.

University of California, Berkeley
School of Journalism
Graduate School of Journalism
UC Berkeley Extension — Writing, Editing, & Technical Communication courses
Berkeley, Calif.

University of Georgia
The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication
Athens, Georgia

University of Florida
College of Journalism & Mass Communication
Gainesville, Fla.

University of Illinois
College of Communications
Urbana, Ill.

University of Iowa
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Ames, Iowa.

University of Kansas
William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications
Lawrence, Kansas

University of Maine
Department of Communication and Journalism
Orono, Maine

University of Maryland
College of Communication
College Park, Md.

University of Minnesota
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Minneapolis, Minn.

University of Missouri
School of Journalism
Columbia, Mo.

University of Nevada, Reno
Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism and Center for Advanced media Studies
Reno, Nev.

University of North Carolina
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Chapel Hill, N.C.

University of Oregon
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Eugene, Ore.

University of Pennsylvania
Annenberg School for Communication Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists
Philadelphia, Pa.

University of South Carolina
School of Journalism and Communication
Columbia, S.C.

University of South Florida
Dept. of Journalism and Media Studies
Tampa, Fla.

University of Southern California
Annenberg School for Communication
Los Angeles

University of Tennessee
College of Communication and Information
Knoxville, Tenn.

University of Texas
College of Communication
Austin, Texas

University of Wisconsin
School of Journalism and Communication
Madison, Wisc.

Washington State University
Edward R. Murrow School of Communication
Pullman, Wash.

West Virginia University
Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism
Morgantown, W. Va.

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Media News

Advertising Age
News from the business side.

American Business Media
This association formerly was known as American Business Press. Selected press releases from business-to-business publishers.

BtoB Magazine
Covers marketing, lead generation, etc. Published by veteran B2B media company Crain Communications Inc.

BtoB Media Business
Media Business features B2B publishing news, features and research. Like BtoB magazine, it’s published by Crain Communications.

Folio: Magazine
The magazine for the magazine industry.

Magazine Health Watch
A regularly updated database of advertising pages and revenue for consumer and business magazines.

Media Bistro
A community site for writers, editors, and designers. Includes resume board, job listings, bulletin board, events, and more.

Media’s “resources” page
Links to U.S. population statistics, national archives, the European Union web site, encyclopedia articles, lists of foreign heads of states, and much more.

minonline and min’s b2b
min covers the media industry, and especially the magazine industry, with its publications, web sites, e-newsletters, and events. The site includes breaking media news and job listings, and you can sign up to get email updates about both of those.

Publishing Executive
News for managers in magazine publishing and e-media.

Media news from Jim Romanesko. Part of

Media Company Press Releases

Reed Business Information
Formerly Cahners Business Information. Corporate press releases.

CMP Media Inc.
Corporate press releases.

International Data Group
Site features a library of press releases as well as news on the company’s worldwide activities.

The McGraw-Hill Cos.
Corporate news and information.

Miller Freeman Inc.
News releases.

Or click”Press Releases” on the home page navigation.

Penton Media Inc.
News releases.

Phillips Publishing International
Site includes release about its subsidiaries Phillips Publishing Inc., Phillips Business Information, Hart Publications, and Eagle Publishing.

Reed Elsevier
Corporate press releases. Reed Elsevier is the parent company of Dun & Bradstreet, Cahners Business Information, and other business-to-business information providers, in both print and electronic formats, worldwide.

News releases.

Surveys and Research

Arcola Research
The Arcola Research Company specializes in custom research, including the gathering and analyzing of data, and writing clear, actionable reports, at reasonable prices. In business since 1988, they also conduct focus groups, one-on-one interviews, mail and telephone surveys, secondary data analysi,s and Web research. Helped develop the 2004 ASBPE Salary and Workplace Survey.

Media Management News & Data
This center was developed and is managed by the Media Management Center at Northwestern University. It is allied with the Kellogg School of Management and the Medill School of Journalism. All of the Center’s work is supported by research into many of the media’s most complex problems. There is a long list of publications and reports published by the Center. The Center participates with media companies in projects that engage some of the most challenging issues to confront the media particularly in strategy, marketing, content, and sales force productivity.

Mr. Magazine
The official website of Dr. Samir A. Husni, the Hederman Lecturer and Professor of Journalism at the University of Mississippi where he heads the magazine service journalism program. Each month Husni tracks just about every consumer magazine published in this country, both new and old.

Office of Research Integrity
ORI promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service at about 4,000 institutions worldwide. ORI monitors institutional investigations of research misconduct and facilitates the responsible conduct of research through educational, preventive, and regulatory activities.

Pew Research Center
The Center is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. They are best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for their polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes.

Readership Institute
The Readership Institute is a division of the Media Management Center at Northwestern University that focuses on actionable research, field-testing of readership-building ideas and measurement of their success, and education and training for the newspaper industry on readership-building best practices.
If you’re on a low budget, this do-it-yourself survey Web site is a great help. It lets you easily design a Web-based survey, including choosing colors and adding your magazine logo at the top. You can choose from a variety of question formats (drop-down menu, check box, multiple choice, fill in the-blank). You also can create pie charts and sort the results based on any number of your survey questions, and there are also security features designed to prevent companies from “stuffing the ballot box.” It’s free if you’re looking for no more than 100 responses. For more than that, the fee is very reasonable.

Up2Right Market Research
The firm is a marketing research company that works exclusively with leading publishers of industrial and technical periodicals to provide customized turn-key marketing research studies. Helped develop the 2002 ASBPE Salary and Workplace Survey.

Like Surveymonkey, this too is a do-it-yourself survey Web site. Fees are similarly reasonable to Surveymonkey, yet different enough that you need to compare. One feature Zoomerang offers are publishing-related survey templates to get you started with questions.

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