News Coverage

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An alternative media list: Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
Between the Lines: How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life
MacLean, Eleanor
Book
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 o...
Blindspots in The News
Manson, Katherine; Hackett, Robert
Book
1995
The filters that determine what gets into the "news" and what doesn't.
Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
Fillmore, Nick
Article
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...
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.
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.
Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
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 publi...
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.
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...
From Politics to Profit: The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920
Sotiron, Minko
Book
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.
Grassroots media relations
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2010
A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
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 ...
In Print: Maximizing Coverage in Community Newspapers
Fenske, Lynn
Article
2004
How to get coverage in community newspapers.
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 Events - Maximizing Your Attendance & News Pick-up
LaVigne, Mark
Article
2002
Maximizing your attendance and news pick-up at media events.
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 Conferences
Article
Basic guidelines for conducting news conferences.
News Media Stifle Ideas and Debate: Review of Democracy's Oxygen: How Corporations Control the News
Zwicker, Barrie
Article
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 p...
News report writing guide: A guide to writing news stories for the independent and alternative media.
Article
2006
The first thing to remember about reporting for a libertarian or anarchist newspaper or magazine is that it is not propaganda.
Newspeak in the 21st Century
Edwards, David; Cromwell, David
Book
2009
Revealing the lethal bias in 'balanced' reporting.
Newsroom tips from The Canadian Press
Article
2005
Newsroom tips from The Canadian Press.
No longer a real newspaper, new Globe betrays Canadians
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
The new tarted-up, glossy, colour Globe and Mail is many things, but it is not a real “news paper.”
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
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...
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...
Spinwars: Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
There's no such thing as a slow news day
Fenske, Lynn
Article
2003
The news media are always looking for news.
Tracking the News that Wasn't
Evans, Ron
Article
1996
A review of two books about media bias and censorship.
Watching the News
Rothstein, Al
Article
2000
Watching the news to learn what the media are interested in.
When & How to Hold a News Conference
Shiller, Ed
Article
2002
So before you decide to call a news conference, make sure that the circumstances meet ALL of the criteria.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Anarkismo.net
Anarkismo.net is the product of international co-operation between anarchist groups and individuals who agree with our editorial statement. It is intended to further communciation, discussion and deba...
LabourStart
A major site with information about labour activities throughout the world.
Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
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 ...
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 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...
Tyee
A independent daily online magazine covering B.C. and beyond.

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...
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 information and comment on a wide...
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

Daily News, Eternal Stories
The Mythological Role of Journalism
Lule, Jack
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.
Deadlines & Diversity
Journalism Ethics in a Changing World
Alia, Valerie; Brennan, Brian; Hoffmaster, Barry (ed.)
1996
An anthology on journalism ethics.
The Form of News
A History
Barnhurst, Kevin G.; Nrone, John
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
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...
HotLink Resouce Shelf: In the News
Fenske, Lynn
2002
Review of a book on media relations in Canada.
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
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.
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
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 ...
The Newsmongers
How The Media Distort the Political News
Comber, Mary Anne; Mayne, Robert S.
1987
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 ...
Wizards of Media Oz
Behind the Curtain of Mainstream News
Solomon, Norman; Cohen, Jeff
1997
This book is culled from the recent work of Norman Solomon, author of a syndicated "Media Beat" column and Jeff Cohen, founder of media watch-dog Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting.

From the Connexions Archives

Anarkismo.net
Website
Mulitlingual site featuring news and analysis from an anarchist-communist perspective.
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
Palestine Media Watch
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 p...
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.