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Advertising Advertising
At this site, daily news and information are available, as well as an A to Z listing of advertising agencies in the United States.

Funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, this site contains "images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955". Subject divisions include radio, television, transportation, beauty and hygiene, and World War II.
Advertising Age is a well-respected daily journal of news about the business of advertising.

Advertising World
The Department of Advertising at the University of Texas-Austin provides this page which includes "resources for advertising & marketing professionals, students, and teachers." This page contains an index of over 75 topics related to advertising, including agencies, consultants & experts, copyrighting, culture, film & video production, market research, photography, privacy & security, and Web ad placement. Click on any topic to view numerous Web links regarding the information.

Adweek delivers "vital information quickly and effectively to our target audience." Daily news is featured as well as news from other magazines such as Brandweek, Mediaweek, and IQ Interactive News.
This page is the "Knowledge source for market, research, marketing plans, internet marketing, marketing careers, & much more..." The goal of this organization "is to offer a web site that is committed to providing unbiased, objective information that will offer valuable tools for academics, business professionals and students of marketing and related fields."

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Broadcasting & Cable Online
This online publication "covers the television and radio business for the fields decision-makers." This publication offers updated Web site information and daily fax newsletters. It also features information about "law, regulation, finance, programming, advertising and technology."

National Public Broadcasting Archives
The NPBA is maintained by the University of Maryland and provides the origins of the NPBA and research materials offered and links to other resources.

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Broadcasters
This site, maintained by Jonathan Bowen, Professor of Computing at London's South Bank University, provides access to lists of broadcasters, satellite information, newsgroups, museums, and other sources for information. Don't miss the Telecoms (telecommunications virtual library) and Audio (virtual library).

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Northwest Film School
This Web site offers a large array of film making resources and links. Users can read reviews, news, and articles on this site and view the latest software related to filmmaking. This site is maintained by the Internet Film Group of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"Founded in Paris in 1938, the FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) is a collaborative association of the world's leading film archives whose purpose has always been to ensure the proper preservation and showing of motion pictures." Recent news and publications of developments in film archiving are available from the Journal of Film Preservation, the FIAF International FilmArchive Database, and the International Index to Film Periodicals through this site.

This page is "the magazine of independent film." Users can read online features, line items, columns, and short reports here and search through archives and links as well. It is edited by Scott Macaulay.

Internet Movie Database
This Web site features information about motion and television pictures as well as cast/ crew/ character names. This is an excellent site to use if searching for information on a specific film or actor.

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General Sources

ACA - American Communication Association
This is the homepage of the ACA with links for communication studies and other communication-related articles. "ACA was created to promote academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication."

Federal Communications Law Journal

The Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and the Federal Communications Bar Association sponsor this online publication. Recent publications of the Federal Communications Law Journal are available to view as well as links related to telecommunications. Users can also search the Indiana University's Law Library for further legal information.

MCS - The Media and Communication Studies Site

This page features academic papers, essays, articles, and bibliographies on media theory and history. Various categories include textual analysis, media influence, and news media. This site was created by Daniel Chandler. The University of Wales, Aberystwyth hosts this site.

Internet News Bureau
News Bureau is and "Online press release sevice for businesses and journalists " Users can find daily news regarding public relations, media relations, and recent books regarding public relations.

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Journalism and Reporting

Attacks on the Press in 2010
This page is a part of the Web site prepared by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The links consist of regional overviews, country summaries, documented cases, CPJ spotlight, and a list of journalists killed or imprisoned in 2010. Links to previous attacks on press dating back to 1992 are also available.

Corporate Crime Reporter
This site contains highlights from the Corporate Crime Reporter, a print newsletter that is published and mailed 48 times a year. The site features reports, interviews, documents, links, and articles from the wire regarding corporate crime.

Press Freedom Survey 2008
Freedom House, "a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world" provides this page which is a survey that examines the availability of free press throughout the world. The availability is divided into three categories: free, partly free, and not free. Tables and charts are available to view as well as country reports, the survey methodology, and the complete report.

USC Annenberg: Online Journalism Review
The Online Journalism Review offers information about journalism in the follow topics: home, workplace, technology, business, law, ethics, and world reports.

Writer's Resource Center
This site provides links to news headlines sources, freedom of the press information and writings, Writers Digest, the Society for Technical Communications, and the Library of Congress. John Hewitt, AA professional technical/freelance writer with many years of writing experience, is the publisher and curator of the Writer's Resource Center.

World Wide Web Virtual Library: Publishers
This page supplies links to publishers, bookstores, electronic journals, broadcasters, organizations, and other lists and information. It is maintained by Jonathan Bowen, Professor of Computing at London's South Bank University.

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Media Law

Federal Communications Commission
The FCC develops and implements policy concerning interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. This is an excellent site for current information on policy and legislation.

Federal Communications Law Journal
The Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington and the Federal Communications Bar Association sponsor this online publication. Recent publications of the Federal Communications Law Journal are available to view as well as links related to telecommunications. Users can also search the Indiana University's Law Library for further legal information.


This site gives links regarding legal information about organizations, cases, national and state resources, and news. It has been developed by engineer and attorney Timothy Stanley and attorney Stacy Stern.

IJCLP - International Journal of Communications Law and Policy
The IJCLP "is an electronic journal devoted to the changing law, policy and technology of media regulation around the world." Users can view articles on this site as well as book and conference reviews. The managing production editor is Christian Sommer, who has worked in communications and law for several years.

Journalism Resources
Karla Tonella, an instructor at the University of Iowa, has compiled this page of annotated links to Internet resources on media law, communication, and media law sources.

SPJ Freedom of Information Web Site
The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) sponsors this site dedicated to providing resources regarding the freedom of the media and information. The site includes a searchable database where users can search topics such as privacy, reporter's privilege, and more specific topics like prison access and cameras in the court.

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American Museum of Photography
View photographs and exhibitions from a wide range of history and perspective at this virtual museum.

American Photography: A Century of Images
The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) provides this page which features a textual and photographic history of 20th century American photography.

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar: Photojournalism Resources

"The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar was founded in 1973 by a group of photojournalists representing newspapers, magazines and wire services. Its reason for being is to promote the highest standards of photojournalism through an annual educational conference and a photography contest judged by working photographers. It is a non-profit organization."

Behind the Viewfinder: A Year in the Life of Photojournalism
"If you have visited this site as one of our regulars, or if this is your first visit, I want to say 'thank you' for taking part of your time online with this project. Behind the Viewfinder - A Year in the Life of Photojournalism set out to tell the real story about photojournalists. This site started as an idea in the fall of 1997, and went live as a work in progress in January of 1998."

Editorial Photo
Better known as EP, Editorial Photo is an excellent site for students and practicing professionals. There are many useful tools not found elsewhere such as copyright information, pricing estimator, and contract reviews. - Global Search
This site provides an online search function and several links to other databases whereby users may search for photographs and video clips.

Galaxy - Commercial Art and Photography
This page links to commercial art and photography collections, commercial organizations, directories, and product and service descriptions.

International Photojournalism Festival

This site contains information on and archives of the International Photojournalism Festival. The site is operated by Vise PourL'Image
This site is dedicated to the presentation of news through the use of photography covering everything from current events to sports to natural disasters in easy to use chronological databases.

New York Institute of Photography
This site is "for anyone who loves photography and wants to take better photographs." The page, supported by NYI faculty, aims to help in photography by offering tips and presenting new equipment.

PoynterOnline- Photojournalism Bibliography
"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. It carries forward Nelson Poynter's belief in the value of independent journalism."

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Public Relations Public Relations

This is an excellent Web site dedicated to public relations. Current news is provided as well as a subject database for information search. The site provides links to Web resources in several subjects, including publications, ethics, marketing, PR media guides, and research.

Google Public Relations
Google Web Directory provides categorical divisions of Public Relations Web Pages. Also are links to related categories in Business Communication and Web Design and Development.


The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) "constitutes the most genuinely international grouping of public relations practitioners worldwide, active not only in promoting exchange of information and cooperation in every sector of the profession, but also in building a program of professional development opportunities and other initiatives aimed at enhancing the role of public relations in management and international affairs." Users can view news, links to Public Relations Web sites, and public relations organizations.

Museum of Public Relations
This site provides biographical information on some of the early influences in the public relations field. Users can also learn "how ideas are developed for industry, education, and government, and how they have been applied to successful public relations programs since the PR industry was born." This site is sponsored by Spector & Associates, cited as one of the nation's premier corporate public relations firms.

National School Public Relations Association

The NSPRA "has been providing school communication training and services to school leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and the US Dependent Schools worldwide." Its mission is "to advance education through responsible communication." The site offers information to educators about how to effectively begin and maintain public relations in education.

PR Newswire for Journalists
"PR Newswire has been a valuable service to journalists since its founding in 1954, providing the raw material for news quickly, credibly and directly into their hands through its cutting-edge wire, fax, satellite and Internet network. Over 40,000 journalists access PR Newswire's content online from its exclusive media web sites, while more than 22,000 media outlets receive the content from the wire, fax or e-mail. PR_Newswire also offers the media free interactive newsgathering tools from ProfNet to sophisticated online searches and e-mail delivery of news releases." Up-to-date public relations news releases and coverage of hot topics are available at this site.


This is the homepage of the Public Relations Society of America, "the world's largest organization for public relations professionals." This site provides information in many areas related to public relations, including publications, career resources, and information on becoming a member of the organization.


The homepage of the Public Relations Student Society of America is directed toward college students. This page has current public relations job openings from across the country and provides information about becoming a member, and attending conferences.

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