Flat Earth News


Sites about Flat Earth News -

http://coldtype.net/reader.html (Observer chapter extracted in Canadian online magazine)

Monitoring the media -

http://www.mediachannel.org/ (Revealing coverage of the games the media play. US-based, but global reach)
http://www.fair.org/index.php (Reporting on media bias and censorship, mostly US)
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/ (Website of the weekly magazine on goings-on in UK journalism)
http://www.bjr.org.uk/ (Website of the quarterly British Journalism Review)
http://www.opendemocracy.net/editorial_tags/media_and_the_net (Section of the Open Democracy site dealing with media problems)
http://www.journalism.org/ (Project for Excellence in Journalism, good research on the content of media reports)
http://www.projectcensored.org/ (Website of Project Censored which publishes annually a collection of 25 significant stories ignored by the mass media)
http://www.regrettheerror.com/ (Continuing collection of amazing media gaffes)

Blogging on the media -

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/greenslade/ (Roy Greenslade's media blog on the Guardian website)
http://journalism.nyu.edu/pubzone/weblogs/pressthink/ (PressThink blog generated by Jay Rosen, associate professor at New York University)
http://madamearcati.blogspot.com (Sparky, sharp blogging on the media)
http://www.hackles.co.uk/ (Possibly now inactive, but it has carried some revealing blogging from working journalists)

More about the 'hidden persuaders' -

http://www.prwatch.org (Excellent US site monitoring PR and propaganda activity)
http://www.spinwatch.org (UK site monitoring PR and propaganda)
http://ics.leeds.ac.uk/papers/index.cfm?outfit=pmt (Website of Prof Phil Taylor of Leeds University, a comprehensive collection of articles on the new propaganda industry)

Related journalism -

http://www.nickdavies.net (Archive of published stories by Nick Davies - still under construction)
http://www.publicintegrity.org/default.aspx (Home of the Center for Public Integrity, outstanding non-profit body producing investigative work)
http://www.publicintegrity.org/icij/default.aspx (Home of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, working internationally to produce stories. )

For media victims -

http://www.mediawise.org.uk (Charity working for victims of media abuse and promoting media ethics. See their Links page for multiple media sites.)
http://www.newscounter.com. (A right-to-reply service for those on the receiving end of controversial stories)

Campaigns for better journalism -

http://concernedjournalists.org (Committee of Concerned Journalists, campaigning to secure journalism's future)
http://www.journalismmatters.org.uk/ (Campaign for quality journalism, run by the National Union of Journalists)
http://www.mediastandardstrust.org/home.aspx (Well-connected non-profit group aiming for higher standards in media)
http://www.cpbf.org.uk/ (Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom - long-standing lobby for accountable, free and diverse media)

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