|News Media Outlets>Conventional News Media Online|
|ThePaperBoy||Hundreds of links to newspapers around the world, sorted by country, and several other parameters. Australian newspapers, for example, may be accessed here.|
|World Press Review||World Press Review is a worldwide news digest, containing a selection of the best recent articles in news media around the world. The political slant of the relevant publication is provided for each article, and all foreign articles are translated into English.|
|The Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
ABC's Radio National on the web
|The SBS||Australia's Special Broadcasting Service|
|The Age Newspaper||Victorian Daily Broadsheet|
|The Daily Telegraph||British newspaper The Daily Telegraph.|
|The Times||The Times of London.|
|The Independent||Britain's 'Independent'.|
|The Observer||Left-wing British newspaper associated with The Guardian|
Recently showed enough integrity to publish the following special report revealing the Iraqi dead baby propaganda of the past ten years for the fakery it so obviously was, despite the fact that it seems to be mainly Guardian readers who bring it up in dinner parties or at cafes as a trump card in anti-American polemics.
Special Report: How Saddam 'staged' fake baby funerals.
|News Media Outlets>Other Hard Copy Homepages|
|The Economist||Quality British news journal The Economist.|
The Economist is not a journal about economics per se.
Rather, it is best thought of as providing world news and brief background articles sufficient to keep a professional such as an economist well informed.
While The Economist retains a touch of British wit, its liberalism can sometimes seem a bit predictable.
See our article, The Letter The Economist Wouldn't Print.
|Quadrant||Australia's literary, political and cultural journal "Quadrant" finally has a webpage.|
Quadrant was founded with the assistance of the CIA during the Cold War as a publication for anti-communist liberals and social democrats. Although some of the early Quadrant members eventually apologised for receiving CIA funding, Frank Knopfelmacher resigned from the board over this apology, considering the acceptance of CIA funding to be entirely legitimate. Controversies such as this plagued Quadrant for some time, and the publication under its current editor, P P McGuinness, defines itself to some extent by its disagreement with the drift to the left of the previous editor, Robert Manne.
|The Spectator||The (unofficial) magazine of Britain's Tories.|
For a British magazine which is more idiosyncratic, traditional and essay-oriented, you can't go past The Spectator. As compared to The Economist, which is a series of reports by unnamed writers, The Speckie consists almost entirely of columns and guest articles.
|Guardian Unlimited||Online incarnation of British left wing news magazine The Guardian.|
|Mother Jones||Website of American left wing magazine Mother Jones|
|New Internationalist||Another left wing magazine. Required reading for all Chomsky-Pilger fans - why expose oneself to right wing press bias when you can read a left wing alternative?|
|Der Spiegel||German news magazine, literally translates as The Mirror|
|Stern||German magazine, literally translates as Star|
|News Media Outlets>Online News Media|
|news.com.au (NewsCorp)||NewsCorp's attempt at an online media presence|
|Transitions Online||Transitions Online (TOL) is a news/commentary site based in the Czech Republic|
|Feed||Online magazine Feed.|
|The Public Record||Australian News - very exhaustive. Also contains many ABC links.|
|Foreign Policy||Political analysis/commentary|
|Salon||Online media outlet (high content purchaser). See the article Radio's Big Bully in particular.|
|NewsMax||Conservative media site - Chris Ruddy|
|OneWorld.net||A collection of international news sources|
|World Magazine||A weekly magazine on global issues.|
|Inside||News content, with an emphasis on media news.|
|Time and Pathfinder||time.com is 'Latest reporting and analysis from our online newsroom' and pathfinder.com is 'Time Warner's Internet service on the World Wide Web'. Published by Time/Warner/AOL.|
|The National Interest||The National Interest is a high calibre foreign affairs journal published in the USA.|
|The Nation||American magazine The Nation.|
|News Media Outlets>Media News|
|NewsWatch||NewsWatch: A Consumer's Guide to the News|
Contains links to sites to do with media critique, major news wire services, and annotated links to more specific sites for those "digging deeper into the world of media criticism."
A member site of the BigEye Network.
|Society For News Design||The Society for News Design (formerly the Society of Newspaper Design) is an international, non-profit and professional organization with more than 2,500 members in the United States, Canada and 50 other countries.|
SND has awards, special projects (such as a compilation of newspaper covers on the 11th September terrorist attacks) and other resources.
There are other SND pages (such as SND Scandinavia) which can be reached from the site.
|Various languages, mostly English.|
|Media Channel||Media treatment of World Political Issues - Includes links to external content|
|A MediaChannel highlight: Putin and Russian Media Control|
|The Lippmann Project on Media and Politics||"The Lippmann Project was founded to explore the interface between modern media and politics. Specifically, we concentrate on the impact developing media technologies have upon this relationship." Dedicated to 1920s media critic Walter Lippmann.|
|Columbia Journalism Review||An American periodical for journalism|
|Centre for Media and Public Affairs||News on Politics and the Media in America|
|American Journalism Review||Source for news about news media|
|Netslaves||Monitors media and the web.|
|Media News||Jim Romenesko's Media News|
|News Media Outlets>News on Electronic Communication|
|Wired||Wired magazine aims to be at the cutting edge of trends in the technology age. Their website contains the latest news in a field more and more relevant to the media. Attention was drawn to this site by the article Separating News from Noise.|
|Dotcomscoop.com||News related to online companies|
|News Media Outlets>Other Specific Topics|
|Central Europe Review||Internet journal on Central Europe|
|AllAfrica||Online journal on Africa - launched as an outgrowth of the non-profit African News Service|
|News Media Outlets>Alternative Media|
|Disinformation||Political and Media Commentary by Alex Burns (contributor of many of the links on this page, as a member of the aforementioned Politics and Media subject at La Trobe University.)|
|The Politburo||Media critique in 'weblog' format. In a similar style to many other media critique sites, but without the predictable left-wing angle.|
Topics include Russia, Terrorism, War and Communism.
Well worth a look.
|Indymedia (melbourne site)||Just as the name suggests: independent media. Though it has a strong left-wing bias.|
See also Independent Media Centre (IMC).
|Centre for Media Alternatives Quebec||Yet another 'Independent Media' left website.||French, English and Spanish.|
|The Paper||Website of a local (Melbourne) independent newspaper|
|Z Magazine||'Alternative' left-oriented Media.|
|The Public i||Another self-proclaimed independent media site following American politics, particularly the effect of money on political events.|
|RealJournalism||Critique of the "right wing news media" in America|
|RealJournalism/President's Assassination||Political Satire (fiction) of Whitewater Scandal, on RealJournalism site|
|World Net Daily||Independent news website: "WorldNetDaily.com is a fiercely independent news service created to capitalize on new media technology and opportunities, to reinterpret the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty, an exponent of truth and an uncompromising disseminator of news."|
|Counterpunch||Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St Clair online|
|News Media Outlets>Alternative Media>Renegade Journalism|
|Radio B92||This radio station-cum-website became famous by continuing to broadcast independent news content under the Milosevic regime.|
|The CubaFreePress Project||Another page devoted to spreading news despite a repressive state - this time, Cuba.|
|Cubanet||And another Cuban site...||Spanish, English, German and French versions.|
|The Cuban American National Foundation||On the same theme... (this page has news relating to Cuba)|
|Crikey!||Australian political 'renegade journalism', Crikey was founded by an ex-staffer of Premier Jeff Kennett, and became Australia's number one source for behind-the-scenes political gossip.|
|The Smoking Gun||News uncovered by two "Village Voice" investigative reporters from public documents.|
|The Drudge Report||Renegade Journalist Matt Drudge (of Monica Lewinsky fame)|
|Media Ethics>Media Watch|
|AIM.ORG||AIM.org is a media watch site. It is right of centre.|
|Fairness and Accuracy In Media||Fairness in Journalism organisation operates FAIR.ORG which is left of centre.|
|A left/pacifist media watch page, which sets itself the aim of "challenging racism, sexism and violence in the media through education and action."|
|ABC Media Watch||The homepage of Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Media Watch programme.|
|aus.media-watch||The Webpage of the newsgroup aus.media-watch - compiled by David Gerard (fairly well known netizen from Melbourne).|
|The Hoot||Watching Media in the Subcontinent|
|Arab Media Watch||The page's slogan is "For Objective British Coverage of Arab News"|
The page would appear to be primarily representative of left Arab views. Their take on the British media is that it is unduly influenced by US policy objectives.
|IMW: Israel's Media Watch||Israel's media watch, currently situated on a geocities site, is actually a well researched, informative page containing many sometimes surprising media exposes.|
|Palestine Media Watch||This site represents the pro-Palestinian/Anti-Israeli side of the Palestine debate. It serves as a resource/base for activism.|
|Palestinian Media Watch||This site represents the pro-Israeli side of the argument.|
|HonestReporting.com||More media critique relating to Israel and Palestine. This page concentrates on media bias against Israel, and hosts an annual "Dishonest Reporting Award".|
|The Bulgarian Media Watch Society||Sponsored by the EU's "Phare Democracy" Programme.||English and Bulgarian|
|Pacific Media Watch||An independent, non-profit page monitoring media issues in the Pacific. The page also has links to a number of other media issues pages on the web.|
|ConWebWatch||This page sets itself the task of keeping an eye on conservative web media. Well presented for a Tripod page.|
|PR Watch||A watchdog for the advertising industry.|
|Media Ethics>Censorship and Press Freedom|
|International Press Institute||www.freemedia.at, or the International Press Institute, is dedicated to worldwide press freedom.|
It is responsible for such publications as The IPI Report - 50 Press Heroes and The IPI World Press Freedom Review 2001.
The IPI is a truly international organisation which was founded in 1950.
|Project Censored||Lists the top 25 censored news stories each year (2001 yearbook now available).|
|Australian Centre for Independent Journalism||Based at the University of Technology, Sydney, the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism is also responsible for the George Munster Award for Independent Journalism, the publication Reportage and several other awards and publications.|
|Electronic Frontier Foundation:|
Chilling Effects of Anti-Terrorism
|Chilling Effects of Anti-Terrorism - "National Security" Toll on Freedom of Expression|
Electronic Frontier Foundation's page on the impact of the "War on Terror" on civil liberties. It includes such things as a list of pages shut down in the name of security in connection with the War on Terror.
Given that some of the webpages on their list seem to have had strong sympathies with terrorist groups, the attempts to shut them down seems somewhat less chilling to PWHCE than actual terrorist attacks, however of course the West should avoid any course likely to destroy the very freedoms we are supposed to be protecting.
|MassMIC||Promotes freedom of expression in music/ Anti censorship site|
|Free Speech Internet TV||TV on internet - continuing the progressive agenda of satellite TV|
|Media Ethics>Plagiarism and Intellectual Property|
|See PWHCE article: BBC - Producing Indefensible Plagiarism?, about an instance of apparent plagiarism by BBC Defence Producer Linden Kemkaran.|
|Plagiarism.org||This page helps educators to stem the rising level of plagiarism made possible by the Internet.|
|Cut-and-Paste Plagiarism||Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe's factfile on plagiarism describes the problem and ways of identifying cases of cut&paste plagiarism.|
|CNL Plagiarism Theme Page||The Community Learning Network's Plagiarism Theme Page. Another page for the prevention and detection of plagiarism.|
This page consists mainly of links to other pages.
|Copyright Myths||Brad Templeton's somewhat famous page describing what copyright does - and does not - mean.|
|Static Sites on Specific Subjects>About Electronic Media|
|Does [the] Internet Create Democracy?||A thesis by Alinta Thornton. The links page is extraordinary.|
|Spamlaws||Website campaigning on unsolicited advertising material on the internet (spam)|
|Google Watch||Google Watch is a webpage critical of the way Google runs its 'page ranking' search algorithms (which discriminate against 'unpopular' sites in a way which may stifle new, independent pages) and also of Google's policy of tracking users with cookies which persist until 2038. Google Watch provides an anonymous Google search page which dodges the cookie.|
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|Static Sites on Specific Subjects>Media and Culture|
|Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy at Griffith Uni||Key Centre for Cultural and Media Policy at Griffith Uni|
|Pop Matters||Critique/reviews of pop culture.|
|Feedback||A media studies webpage for students and their teachers.|
|MC: Media and Culture||Looks at media. And culture. And the two together.|
|Media Theory||Social theory for fans of popular culture. Popular culture for fans of social theory.TM|
|Static Sites on Specific Subjects>Media and Culture>Media Sabotage and Culture Jamming|
|Reverse Trade Mark||Sabotage of corporate and political websites|
|Adbusters||Culture Jamming/Sabotage website|
|Static Sites on Specific Subjects>Media Resources|
|Refdesk||Compressed information! Their motto, The single best source for facts on the Net, sums it up. A particularly relevant page, Journalists' Tools, contains 103 links to invaluable sources. Also contains links to most media outlets (including papers, television stations, and so on.)|
|ARCchart||Strategic analysis tool. Covers over 8000 telecommunications, IT, media and entertainment companies.|
|Static Sites on Specific Subjects>Websites of Politics and Media Related Authors|
|Douglas Rushkoff home page||Author of Media Virus|
|Mark Dery homepage||Mark Dery is author of Escape Velocity and The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium on US media and politics. Has also written on culture jamming.|
|Howard Bloom homepage||Author of The Lucifer Key and other books related to media and politics. PR agent for major music acts.|
|Fred Friendly||Disconnected - Fred Friendly Media Seminars|
|Static Sites on Specific Subjects>Miscellaneous|
|J Walter Thompson Company House Ads||Site about J Walter Thompson and the dawn of the advertising age|
|NY Times Article||A Father's Cranky Essays on Web Site Put Son in Jail in China. From the New York Times - At least one of the sites this person was arrested for in China is still online (in Chinese). Site 1 Site 2|