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  1. An alternative media list
    Getting the news - and getting behind the news

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A selective list of English-language alternative media.
  2. Analysis finds crime stories dominate Los Angeles newscasts
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
  3. Between the Lines
    How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources of informaiton.
  4. Black Ink and the New Red Power
    Native American Newspapers and Tribal Sovereinty Journalism Communication Monographs

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
  5. Blindspots in The News
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
  6. Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Breaking News from Around the World
    Resource Type: Website
  8. Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they've deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and neglecting to invest adequately in their news operations. For decades powerful media corporations have decided what news Canadians should read, hear, and see. By reading just about any Canadian daily newspaper it's not hard to see how the values of corporate-owned media are quite different from the values and interests of the majority of Canadians.
  9. Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
    The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
  10. Confessions of a Media Critic
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    Barrie Zwicker says that with the planet in crisis it isn't time for 'business as usual', least of all in journalism.
  11. Daily News, Eternal Stories
    The Mythological Role of Journalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Argues that in many ways news articles of today draw from age-old tales have have chastened, entertained, and entranced people since the beginning of time.
  12. Deadlines & Diversity
    Journalism Ethics in a Changing World

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An anthology on journalism ethics.
  13. Democracy's Oxygen
    How Corporations Control the News

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture public consent for policies which favour the corporate elite.
  14. Effective Media Relations
    Nurturing your relationships with reporters

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Our relationships with journalists need to be maintained over time in order to be fruitful.
  15. Effective Media Relations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Media relations is human relations. Journalism is about telling compelling stories about people and their lives.
  16. Fame & Fortune Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
  17. The Form of News
    A History

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    A history of newspaper design in the USA, the ways of writing, how papers are organized, presentation values of typography, space and pictures, and the impact of changing technology
  18. Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, companies, and individuals who want to share their expertise and points of view with the media. The SOURCES directory is used by thousands of reporters and researchers who need to find quotable sources and reliable information for their news stories or research.
  19. From Politics to Profit
    The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Analyzes the transformation of Canadian newspapers that occurred between 1890 and 1920 when daily newspapers slowly changed from political mouthpieces to a marketable industry.
  20. Getting the Whole Story
    Reporting and Writing the News

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
  21. Getting your story into the media
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people who make stories interesting and informative.
    For more than 30 years, SOURCES has provided a vital networking service connecting journalists with the sources they need # the experts and spokespersons without whom the media would have no stories to tell.
  22. Grassroots media relations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
  23. Helping you reach the media
    How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity like advertising. SOURCES makes it possible for organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals to reach the media effectively, consistently, and inexpensively. SOURCES has been helping organizations, companies, institutions, and individuals get media attention for over 30 years.
  24. Hidden Agendas: How Journalists Influence the News
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    A right-wing critique of the theory that media owners determine the nature of news coverage. Instead, the authors contend that journalists have the most influence over news coverage, and that journalists tend to be on the left.
  25. A History of News
    From the Drum to the Satellite

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
  26. HotLink Resouce Shelf: In the News
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    Review of a book on media relations in Canada.
  27. In Print: Maximizing Coverage in Community Newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    How to get coverage in community newspapers.
  28. In The News
    The Practice of Media Relations in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
  29. It Ain't Necessarily So
    How the Media Remake Our Picture of Reality

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    Looks at the confusion and inaccuracies surrounding media reporting of scientific studies, surveys and statistics.
  30. Manufacturing Consent
    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. They analyze how issues are framed and topics chosen, and the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news.
  31. Maximizing Coverage of Charity Activities in Community Newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    When it comes to getting coverage in the local newspaper, presentation is paramount. Tto maximize your profile and get your story or event covered, give the newspaper what it wants, when it wants it.
  32. Media and Minorities
    Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
  33. Media Events - Maximizing Your Attendance & News Pick-up
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    Maximizing your attendance and news pick-up at media events.
  34. Necessary Illusions
    Thought Control in Democratic Societies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control."
  35. News and the Culture of Lying
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    The news media lie, says Weaver, not by slipshod reporting or unethical practices, but in the very "plot structure" of the news, in the masks of impersonality assumed by reporters and editors, and in catering to advertising interests and the appetite for excitement.
  36. News Conferences
    Resource Type: Article
    Basic guidelines for conducting news conferences.
  37. News Media Stifle Ideas and Debate
    Review of Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Far from providing democracy's oxygen, as they claim, the news media today legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informed, they manufacture public consent for policies which favour their owners: the corporate elite.
  38. News media stifle ideas and debate (review)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
  39. News report writing guide
    A guide to writing news stories for the independent and alternative media.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    The first thing to remember about reporting for a libertarian or anarchist newspaper or magazine is that it is not propaganda.
  40. The Newsmongers
    How The Media Distort the Political News

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  41. Newsroom tips from The Canadian Press
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Newsroom tips from The Canadian Press.
  42. No longer a real newspaper, new Globe betrays Canadians
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The new tarted-up, glossy, colour Globe and Mail is many things, but it is not a real “news paper.”
  43. The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available.
  44. Palestine Media Watch
    Resource Type: Website
    PMWATCH was established to promote fair and accurate coverage of the Israeli occupation of Palestine in the US mainstream media. In broad terms, our mission is two-fold: (1) identify, report on, and protest clear journalistic failures by the US media in covering the conflict, and (2) help media outlets with access to pro-Palestinian points of view and voices for interviews, op-eds, or background discussions, whether here in the United States, in Israel, or in the Occupied Territories. Includes tools and suggestions for action on media bias.
  45. Smooth Talking! Explore the Paid Speaking Market
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Becoming a professional speaker.
  46. Sources Calendar
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2013
    Listings of events of interest to journalists, editors, researchers, publishers and others working in the media and in publishing, covering Canadian and international events, press conferences, meetings, festivals and holidays, as well as award deadlines.
  47. Sources.com
    Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers

    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and individuals who want to get media coverage of their expertise and their views on newsworthy topics.
    Journalists: Use Sources to find experts, media contacts, spokespersons, scientists, lobbyists, officials, speakers, university professors, researchers, newsmakers, CEOs, executive directors, media relations contacts, spokespeople, talk show guests, PR representatives, Canadian sources, story ideas, research studies, databases, universities, colleges, associations, businesses, government, research institutions, lobby groups, non-government organizations (NGOs), in Canada and internationally.
    Newsmakers: Use Sources to raise your profile and get media coverage. Sources is a powerful tool which complements and magnifies your other efforts to publicize yourself. See www.sources.com/Profile.htm, fill out the membership form, or call 416-964-7799.
  48. Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message.
    SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their work. Being included in SOURCES positions you as a media source and puts you in line to receive more media calls and more media coverage.
  49. The Sources HotLink
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
  50. Sources Select Resources
    Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers

    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
  51. Spinwars
    Politics and New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
  52. There's no such thing as a slow news day
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    The news media are always looking for news.
  53. Tracking the News that Wasn't
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1996
    A review of two books about media bias and censorship.
  54. Tracking the News that Wasn't (Book Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1996
  55. Watching the News
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Watching the news to learn what the media are interested in.
  56. When & How to Hold a News Conference
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    So before you decide to call a news conference, make sure that the circumstances meet ALL of the criteria.
  57. Barrie Zwicker
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization

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