Media Coverage

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Advocacy Journalism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A genre of journalism that intentionally and transparently adopts a non-objective viewpoint, usually for some social or political purpose.
After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Rights)
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Book
1979
A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
An alternative media list: Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Alternative Press Center
Organization
Annotated links to alternative points of view available on the Internet.
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition: A Toolbox for Revolution
Boyd, Andrew; Mitchell, Dave Oswald (eds.)
Book
2014
Ideas for organizers.
Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Calling All Radicals: How Grassroots Organizers Can Help Save Our Democracy
Thompson, Gabriel
Book
2007
Thompson argues that we can reclaim our democracy through grassroots organizing.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why: The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
CNSP Review 1974-75; Canada in an International Context
Article
1976
An analysis of developments in Canadian society based on newspaper coverage.
Confessions of a Media Critic
Article
1984
Barrie Zwicker says that with the planet in crisis it isn't time for 'business as usual', least of all in journalism.
Control Room
Noujaim, Jehane (director)
Film/Video
2004
Shows the coverage of the 2003 Iraqi war from the perspective of Al Jazeera, the Arab world's most popular news outlet.
The Cover-Ups That Exploded
Cockburn, Alexander
Article
2010
Effective Media Relations: Nurturing your relationships with reporters
Article
2000
Our relationships with journalists need to be maintained over time in order to be fruitful.
Effective Media Relations
Article
2006
Media relations is human relations. Journalism is about telling compelling stories about people and their lives.
Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Book
1989
Examines the insecurities of the middle class in an attempt to explain its turn to the right during the past two decades. Fear of Falling traces the myths about the middle class to their roots in the ...
Flying High: 5 Sure Ways to Get Your Business Soaring
Fillmore, Cathleen
Article
2001
Know your audience, know your message, be clear and consistent in that message, then develop a strategy and execute it.
Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?
Butler, Judith
Book
2009
Butler explores the media's portrayal of war and its effect on audiences' understandings of human life. Such portrayals, Butler argues lead to the rationalization of modern warfare and state violence....
Framing the Sixties: Corporate Media Shadows and the 1960s
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2010
What Really Happened to the 1960s is a look at the role the media played in the presentation and interpretation of the struggles of the 1960s. Simultaneously, it is a consideration of the meaning of ...
Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
Article
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, c...
Grassroots media relations
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2010
A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
Guerrilla Tactics for Maximizing the Results of Your Media Campaign
Freeman, Cameron
Article
2001
Strategy and tactics for successful media campaigns.
Helping you reach the media: How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage
Article
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 ...
How Sources magnifies your Internet visibility
Article
2006
How the high Internet ranking of the Sources Web site helps magnify the public profile of organizations and companies who are listed in Sources.
How to Make Your B-roll Work
LaVigne, Mark
Article
2003
Getting a videographer or camera assigned to your story is a challenge to say the least. If you're lucky, you may get one or two cameras out to your news event. That leaves another three or four stati...
In Print: Maximizing Coverage in Community Newspapers
Fenske, Lynn
Article
2004
How to get coverage in community newspapers.
Introduction to the Media Guide
Article
An introduction to "Media for Social Change."
Is the Media Your Message?
Article
Mainstream media are good for getting exposure, but for social change activists they may not be the best avenue.
JournalismSources.com
Website
A portal featuring news, articles, and resources about journalism, press freedom, free speech, censorship and related topics. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A sea...
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Book
1994
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
Manufacturing Consent
Achbar, Mark; Wintonick, Peter (directors)
Film/Video
1992
A film about Noam Chomsky's ideas about the media, ideology, propaganda, and elite control of society's institutions.
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
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...
Maximizing Coverage of Charity Activities in Community Newspapers
Fenske, Lynn
Article
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.
Media Exposure
Coburn, Jean
Article
1997
Promoting your magazine on a shoestring.
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Meeting the Media
Article
Dealing with the media can be a less than thrilling experience, but it's a necessary one.
The Movement and the Sixties
Anderson, Terry H.
Book
1995
Drawing on interviews, manuscripts, and archives, Anderson reveals how one event built upon another and exploed into the kaleidoscope of activism in the United States by the early 1970s. Civil rights,...
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1989
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 ide...
News and Dissent: The Press and The Politics of Peace in Canada - Review
Article
1991
Review of News and Dissent: The Press and The Politics of Peace in Canada, by Robert Hackett.
News Conferences
Article
Basic guidelines for conducting news conferences.
Newspeak in the 21st Century
Edwards, David; Cromwell, David
Book
2009
Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
Organising Things: A Guide to Successful Political Action
Ward, Sue
Book
1984
A comprehensive guide to practical political action, packed with information and handy checklists.
Out Lickspittle Press: Doorkeepers to the House of Lies
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Today no one believes that our country’s success depends on an informed public and a free press. America’s success depends on its financial and military hegemony over the world. Any information incons...
Outrageous Campaigners Show Size Isn't Everything
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1992
OutRage! therefore consciously tries to make its protests informative and amusing. It projects it's political message with wit, style, humour and theatricality. Indeed, a typical OutRage! action could...
Politics of Illusion
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1980
Elections have become a contest to determine who is the best actor.
The Press and the Class Struggle: Against The Current vol. 131
Eidlin, Barry
Article
2007
Early on the morning of August 19, 1997, the U.S. labor movement experienced something it had rarely known in recent years: a victory on a national scale. After two weeks out on strike, over 185,000 m...
Pressing for Press
Wineland, Slyvia
Article
A serious attempt to get press coverage can be a campaign in itself. If you really want it, go after it methodically and shamelessly.
Publicity and Media Resources
Website
Resources and publications to assist your organization in getting more and better media coverage and raising awareness.
A Report On The Media Coverage Of Our World
Article
1981
In May, 1981, the Edmonton Learner Centre (ELC) sponsored a two-day conference entitled "The International News Blues, a Conference on Media Coverage of our World."
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
Shadows of Liberty
Tremblay, Jean-Philippe
Film
2012
Examines the new media monopoly by corporations in America and the public battle for truth and democracy.
Smooth Talking! Explore the Paid Speaking Market
Fillmore, Cathleen
Article
2005
Becoming a professional speaker.
Sources.com: Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009
Article
2009
Provides a list and indepth analysis of the top 25 stories that were censored throughout the year in 2009.
Tracking the News that Wasn't
Evans, Ron
Article
1996
A review of two books about media bias and censorship.
Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Marketing the War Against Iraq
Rutherford, Paul
Book
2004
Rutherford, an academic and media critic at the University of Toronto, tries to show how the marketing campaign for the war against Iraq was constructed and carried out with the aid of a compliant med...
What Makes a Good Story?
Carney, William Wray
Article
2002
What makes a story interesting is often a combination of the interests of the audience, the interests and abilities of the reporter, and a long history of journalistic tradition.
What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1997
Noam Chomsky shares his approach to analyzing media and reveals the meaning and consequence of the strategic design of communication.
What Really Happened to the 1960s: How Mass Media Culture Failed American Democracy
Morgan, Edward P.
Book
2010
A historical overview, critical analysis, and appraisal of the 1960s. Drawing upon historical and media studies, theories of capitalism and democracy, and in-depth study of the era's social movements,...
When Hate Groups Come to Town: A Handbook of Model Community Responses
Williams, Randall; Wells, Lyn (eds.)
Article
1986
A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
When to Contact the Media
Graham, Barbara Florio
Article
2004
Advice on when to contact the media.
Why Hillary Won the Debate (Even though She Didn't)
Leupp, Gary
Article
2015
CNN and Facebook co-sponsored last week’s Democratic presidential frontrunners' "debate." After the event, CNN conducted a poll. "Who won the debate?" it asked. The result: 83% Bernie Sanders; 12% Hil...
A Wikileak on the US and Al-Jazeera: Blaming and (Killing) the Messenger
Christison, Kathleen
Article
2011
A Wikileaks-released cable from the U.S. embassy in Doha, Qatar, shows that U.S. officials were angry with Al Jazeera in the wake of Israel’s three-week assault on Gaza, because, alone of news network...
Wikileaks - The Smear and the Denial
Article
2010
The Internet has revealed a chasm separating the corporate media from readers and viewers. Previously, the divide was hidden by the simple fact that journalists monopolised the means of mass communica...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Medialens
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media. MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our w...
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is an international organization that defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world, as well as the right to inform the public and to be informed, in ...
JoeySkaggs.com
Joey Skaggs is a storyteller, myth-maker, skeptic, philosopher, writer, performer, and artist. His work is designed to rock the boat -- disturb, provoke, aggravate, and annoy the status quo, as well a...
Sources
Sources specializes in collecting, indexing, and disseminating information to help journalists, editors, and researchers quickly reach articulate experts and spokespersons who can provide background i...
Sources Calendar, The
The Sources Calendar contains event listings of interest to journalists and the media. To submit items use the online form at http://calendar.sources.com.
Sources HotLink, The
The Sources HotLink is a newsletter, published by Sources, featuring articles, practical ideas and tips for getting positive media coverage. The Sources HotLink is sent free to companies...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc.
Dispute Resolution--Media--Presentation Dr. Bonner is regularly asked to comment on current issues, and has recently been interviewed by BBC News, The National, Power and Politics, The New York Times, Power Play, CNBC E...
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
Media Names & Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive Canadian media directory including television and radio networks, stations, digital and specialty broadcasters, programs, cable TV; daily, weekly, and community...
The Sources Calendar
The Sources Calendar contains event listings of interest to journalists and the media. Organizations with a current Sources membership may post releases at no cost. To submit items use the online form at http://gateway...
Sources Select Resources
SOURCES SELECT Resources, published by Sources, features articles about and reviews of information resources, research techniques, and other issues of interest to journalists and researchers. SOURCES SELECT Resources app...
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

Sources Library

Catastrophes on Camera
Why Media Coverage of Natural Disasters is Most So Bad
Cockburn, Patrick
2010
The reporting of cataclysms or lesser disasters is often wildly misleading. Stereotyping is common: whichever the country involved, there are similar images of wrecked bridges, half-submerged houses a...
Expose Yourself!
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
2006
A booklet about effective media relations, providing practical advice about getting media coverage and relating to the media.
Getting your story into the media
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 w...
Massive Uncritical Publicity for Supposed "Independent UFO Investigation"
Demonstrates Media Gullibility Once Again
Sheaffer, Robert
1998
On Monday, June 19, 1998, all of the major media outlets were suddenly filled with accounts proclaiming that an independent panel of scientists had taken a fresh look at the UFO question, and had conc...
Media Relations as a Marketing Tool
Friesen, Carl
The first step to getting media attention is to make sure that reporters know about you.
Media Watch: When the Media Tell Half the Story
Emery, E. Eugene Jr.
1997
Twenty-eight years after Chariots of the Gods? author Eric von Däniken brought pseudoscience to new lows by suggesting that our ancestors were too stupid to create the pyramids, Stonehenge, and other ...
Millions in poverty get less coverage than 482 billionaires
New FAIR study documents TV news' lack of interest in poor
2014
FAIR uses data from CBS, ABC, and NBC to conduct a study on how much the media reports on poverty, concluding that there is not very much coverage of people in poverty.
Morals and the Media
Ethics in Canadian Journalism
Russell, Nick
1994
Russell focuses on the fundamental moral questions and ethical dilemmas faced by journalists and discusses how the media both reflect and influence society.
News and the Culture of Lying
Weaver, Paul H.
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 ...
PR Industry launches new standard for measurement and ROI
LaVigne, Mark
2006
A new standard for measuring editorial coverage and return on investment.
Publicity 101 for Colleges
Sources News Release
2009
Q: What's the best way for a college to get continuing media attention? A: By being found in SOURCES, the Media's Guide to Experts and Spokespersons
Rethinking Media in Conflict Zones
How can journalists minimize safety risks whilst reporting on conflicts?
Elmi, Hamid
Conflicts and wars are the everyday stuff of national, regional and world news. They are likely to intensify and give birth to permutations that make media coverage and analysis more difficult and com...
The Snowden Hoax
How a Lie Traveled Around the World Before the Truth Could Get Its Boots On
2015
Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
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 ...
Swine Flu Coverage Around the World
2009
The swine flu story quickly topped the American media agenda when the story broke in late April. How did coverage in other countries compare with the U.S.? Was there any correlation between the number...
Telling Journalists Who You Are
Getting the most from Sources
1999
A well-written descriptive paragraph in your Sources listing tells journalists why they should call you.
Twenty-five Years of Sources
2002
From the beginning, Sources was seen as a public service as well as a tool for journalists.

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Double Standards
Website
Focusing on double standards in the media and in international politics. "Double Standard 1. a rule or principle applied more strictly to some people more than others (or oneself)."
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Sources Calendar
Website
2009
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, meetin...
The Sources HotLink
Website
1996
A website and newsletter dealing with media relations strategies.
Sources Select Resources
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers
Website
1977
Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.