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American Journalism Review/NewsLink:
Links to web sites of broadcast networks and stations.
Great set of links for day-to-day use in a newsroom, in an easy-to-use format.
Q: Name the industry that, when it comes to power, lack of accountability, arrogance
and the making of money in the name of sacred constitutional rights, actually makes lawyers look good....
A: Media. It would be hilarious if it weren't so true...
Broadcast Image Group
THE BROADCAST IMAGE GROUP, Inc., is a hands-on communications consulting firm commited to providing a select group of clients customized image, news, marketing, operations, sales, and programming services.
This site, a reincarnation of The Television News Resource Center, is designed to be a tool for television newsrooms. It has been described as a "gold mine," "the future backbone of internet journalism." Site manager Tim Hosfeldt has gathered a wide variety of on-line resources into an easy to use finding service.
B Roll Online
The Television News Photography Website.
Career and Salary Information for Television
Compiled by Vernon Stone, Professor Emeritus Missouri School of Journalism.
CNN: Reliable Sources
Transcripts from recent editions of Reliable Sources, TV's "first and only weekly program to put the media under the microscope. Reliable Sources host Bernard Kalb leads the scrutiny of the media's fairness and objectivity by questioning print and broadcast journalists, including CNN's own, each weekend."
The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. Its mission is to help the public and the news media understand one another better. See on-line articles in FF's Media Studies Journal.
Investigative Reporters & Editors
Investigative Reporters and Editors is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting within the field of journalism. IRE was formed in 1975 with the intent of creating a networking tool and a forum in which journalists from across the country could raise questions and exchange ideas. [Tell your reporters about this site.]
This home page is designed to give you an overview of the Journalism Forum, an online resource built by journalists for journalists. Join more than 42,000 media professionals and people with an interest in Journalism from across the US and around the world in a lively exchange of story leads, commentary and professional career development. JForum has been an online gathering place since 1985 for professional journalists, those who work in related fields, those considering careers in the profession, and those just a little curious about what makes journalists tick. JForum is only available on CompuServe.
Journalist Resources on the Internet
Compiled by Bob Hirschfeld, KTVU in Oakland.
Making the Commitment: Achieving Excellence in Television Photojournalism
On-line textbook by Prof. Michael D. Sherer, University of Nebraska at Omaha. [Tell your photographers about this site.]
Mike's Mega Marks
Mike Wendland, author of the Complete "No Geek-Speak" Guide to the Internet writes; "From my own Net surfing as a journalist and from viewers of my technology reports over the years, I've been led to thousands of cool sites on the Net. I've found the best way to keep track of my Net bookmarks is to organize them the way reporters cover the news, according to "beats," or subject areas. See Television Mega Marks.
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
The National Press Photographers Association is an organization dedicated to the advancement of photographic journalism. Our members include still and television photographers, editors, students and representatives of businesses that serve the photojournalism industry. [ditto]
The World News Forecast offers future international headlines for forward-thinking editors, combining a YearAhead Calendar for Subscribers with a MonthAhead Calendar for all visitors. Find the best news professionals in the Media Services Directory.
"We whine. We bitch. We moan. It's what we do. We whine about overpaid general managers, idiotic news directors, pompous anchors, stupid reporters, inept EPs, inert photographers, lazy engineers, dense producers, brain dead viewers, senseless focus groups, clueless consultants, crappy equipment, long hours, low pay....yada yada yada."
Welcome to the News Producing page. Here, you will find information and links to the business of broadcast news--specifically radio and TV.
NewsLab is a non-profit, hands-on, television news laboratory whose mission is to help local stations find better ways of telling important stories that are often difficult to convey on television. Our primary goal is to help stations find ways of making good television out of the kinds of stories that now are either not told at all, or that wind up being dull or hard to follow when they do make air. We work with directly with stations and station groups that request our assistance. We tailor our free services to suit the needs of individual stations. We take on their toughest challenges and experiment with different approaches in our fully-digital editing suite. Then we present stations with alternatives they can try in their own newscasts.
NewsProNet is an exclusive TVNet resource for the television industry, providing creative inspiration and training materials for newsroom development through the Internet and on-location. Initial access to NewsProNet is available to anyone who has access to the World Wide Web. In the future, full level access is available to managers, programmers and media organizations who subscribe.
Newswise maintains a comprehensive database of news releases from top institutions engaged in scientific, medical and business research. Allows reporters to search, browse or download any article or abstract. Reporters may request PressPass registration. This will ensure access to embargoed stories, and allow the reporter to use the expert finder tool. Subscribe to SciWire and/or BizNews Leads, weekly email digests of new releases, which allow reporters to select articles for full-text delivery via email-on-demand service or for subsequent online retrieval. NewsWise also maintains a list of journalism awards as well as grants/fellowships for journalists.
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
An independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward press, politics and public policy issues, best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes. Sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The Poynter Institute for Media Studies
The Poynter Institute is a school dedicated to teaching and inspiring journalists and media leaders. It promotes excellence and integrity in the practice of craft and in the practical leadership of successful businesses. It stands for a journalism that informs citizens and enlightens public discourse. See section on broadcast journalism courses.
"Calling all producers, reporters, and assignment editors! Are you in need of a good story? Always. So are we. We're hoping this online morning meeting will become a resource for you and for us."
RIAS (Berlin) Commission
The RIAS Commission is a binational organization, established in 1992 by the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States of America to maintain the journalistic tradition of the RIAS radio station. The Commission serves as a forum for dialogue between journalists from both countries and a transatlantic bridge in the field of broadcast journalism, and offers exchange program opportunities to Germany for American broadcast journalists.
Celebrating 50 years of service, RTNDA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries. Through RTNDA's programs, publications, products and services, the association's members stay on top of trends in the electronic news industry, keep informed about technological innovations, expand their professional networks, stay in touch with issues affecting the industry and enhance their journalistic and news management skills. See RTNDA's Code of Ethics and its useful Media Links. [Tell your news director about this site.]
The Radio-Television Journalism Division of The Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication focuses on the teaching, practice, study and research of broadcast news as a profession. The division maintains close ties with professionals through RTNDA and other organizations. Its members also individually maintain those ties as they train students to work in broadcast news and allied professions.
Rocky Mountain Media Watch
Rocky Mountain Media Watch, through its studies of local TV news content, has documented the formula of excess found in local TV news across the country. Programs are saturated with mayhem and fluff at the expense of the broader range of issues important to our communities. TV news has become an emotional collection of the terrifying and the titillating, chosen to generate what marketing experts call "arousal." Arousal prepares viewers for TV news' abundant advertising but it does not inform citizens. Rather, it breeds cynicism, discourages civic participation, and promotes fearful withdrawal and passivity.
Don Fitzpatrick's ShopTalk newsletter. Great source for gossip and tips on TV news.
A private research tool that lets journalists post anonymous queries on any topic that will be distributed daily to agency and corporate PR professionals.
The Purpose of this site is to provide a convenient place for employers to quickly locate experienced broadcast talent, provide a place to display the talent and work experience of broadcast personnel across the country, establish and maintain an online Broadcast Job Bank, and provide easily accessable information on every station in the United States.
TV News Promotions and Image
All the cool TV News stuff you want in a HomePage. None of the pesky journalism you don't.
Since 1981, The Rundown has reported to television executives weekly on local television news, programming, and community service projects. The top managers and newspeople have shared their insights and explained lessons learned. This material now fills a massive archive of 6,000 pages, easily the largest record of hometown television's activities.
UltimateTV Station Listings
Links to web sites of broadcast networks and stations.
What local TV News doesn't want you to know!
This website is an essay written by Greg Byron, a former radio and television newsman who has moved on after nearly twenty years to a second, unrelated career in computer technology. The observations contained herein come from his experience in four local television news departments in different states. He has a journalism degree from Wichita State University, has won four state-level broadcast association awards, and a NY Film Festival medal for local news series.