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Willis N. Hackney Library

Mass Communications

General Resources

American Press Institute API advocates the value of newspaper media and all news media, and the value of independent journalism as a cornerstone of democracy.

Associated Collegiate Press The National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries.

Association for Women in Communications The Association for Women in Communications is the one organization that recognizes the complex relationships that exist across communications disciplines. Modern communicators must demonstrate competence in varied disciplines and be able to network and make career moves across the broad spectrum of communications fields. Disciplines represented within the association include: print and broadcast journalism, television and radio production, film, advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, multi-media design, and photography. The list is continually growing as the profession expands into the newer media.

Committee of Concerned Journalists CCJ is looking to reach the next generation of news consumers, and journalism students, whose efforts will one day build news that serves the public interest.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.

International Federation of Journalists The International Federation of Journalists is the world's largest organization of journalists. First established in 1926, it was relaunched in 1946 and again, in its present form, in 1952. Today the Federation represents around 600.000 members in more than 100 countries.

National Association of Black Journalists The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of Black journalists worldwide. Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation.

National Association of Broadcasters The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Founded in 1990, NLGJA is an organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues. NLGJA opposes all forms of workplace bias and provides professional development to its members.

PRaxis: The Public Relations Resource Centre PRism is an open access peer-reviewed public relations and communication research journal (ISSN 1448-4404).  PRism is devoted to promoting the highest standards of peer review and engages established and emerging scholars globally.

Project Censored The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society.

Reporters Without Borders In some countries a journalist can be thrown in prison for years for a single offending word or photo. Jailing or killing a journalist removes a vital witness to events and threatens the right of us all to be informed. Reporters Without Borders has fought for press freedom on a daily basis since it was founded in 1985.