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Media Cloud provides open source tools and data to help researchers analyze online media. It is a joint venture of the Berkman Center at Harvard University and the Center for Civic Media at MIT
The Poynter Institute seeks to teach all aspects of journalism to journalists, teachers, citizens, and anyone who is interested. The website includes tips and training for building all kinds of media skills, and it spotlights media innovators.
On the Media
This website for the weekly radio show that analyzes current issues in journalism and the media, includes a blog, podcasts from the show, and podcasts from TLDR, a shorter show about the internet.
PewResearch Journalism Project
This project includes research on new coverage, including who is reporting the news, what they are reporting, who is reading, and who is covering the cost. It includes an annual report on the state of the news media as well as many large and detailed data sets.
Steve Buttry, a seasoned journalist and visiting scholar a the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, writes on various journalism issues and current events
Jeff Jarvis, an author, media advisor, and journalism professor at the City Unviversity of New York, writes about media and the news.
News Nerd:: Rob Curley
A blog on reporting local news and also on how traditional media (such as newspapers) are evolving as technology changes.
Online Journalism Blog
Paul Bradshaw discusses and analyzes online media and journalism issues from around the world.
Our Bad Media
This blog has uncovered plagiarism by several prominent journalists at publications such as the New Yorker and the Huffington Post.
This blog, written by Jay Rosen, the chair of the NYU Journalism Institute, focuses on issues involving journalism and the press versus issues involving media as a whole.
Fact Checking Websites
Annenberg Institute's Critical Thinking Resources
Lists political leanings of organizations on different issues.
Created by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer advocate that monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political figures.
American Press Institute's Fact-Checking Resources
Links, tools and techniques for fact-checking various sources and issues, including social media and web content, public health, crime, health care, and climate change.
"PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida"
OpenSecrets.org Center for Responsive Politics
A nonpartisan, nonprofit, and independent group that tracks money in U.S. politics.
Fact Checker's Code of Principles
from the international Fact-Checking Network
Fact-Checking: How to Improve Your Skills in Accountability Journalism
Free online course to help reporters learn to identify credible sources.
A nonprofit organization in Africa that tests claims made by public figures, institutions and the media against the best possible evidence.
Duke University's Reporters Lab
Includes links to global fact-checking site and fact-checking news.
GuideStar gathers, organizes, and distributes information about U.S nonprofits.
Evaluates charities based on their financial health, accountability, and transparency.