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Accuracy in Media Website
Accuracy in Media is a citizens’ media watchdog whose mission is to promote accuracy, fairness and balance in news reporting. AIM exposes politically motivated media bias; teaches consumers to think critically about their news sources; and holds the mainstream press accountable for its misreporting.
Media Research Center
Since 1987, the Media Research Center (MRC) has been the nation’s premier media watchdog. We don’t endorse politicians and we don’t lobby for legislation. MRC’s sole mission is to expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media. This makes the MRC’s work unique within the conservative movement.
FAIR Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.
Pew Research Center Media Bias
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research.
Political Speeches & Public Statements
Websites of Political Speeches
Wake Forest University links to collections of political speeches, audio sites, genre sites, and individual presidential sites.
State of the State Speeches
Stateline.org has archived the full text of the governors' state of the state addresses since 2000. To access this information, simply choose the state then the year.
Columbia Journalism Review
CJR’s mission is to be the intellectual leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism. It is the most respected voice on press criticism, and it shapes the ideas that make media leaders and journalists smarter about their work. Through its fast-turn analysis and deep reporting, CJR is an essential venue not just for journalists, but also for the thousands of professionals in communications, technology, academia, and other fields reliant on solid media industry knowledge.
American Journalism Review
American Journalism Review is published by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
AJR’s mission is to promote excellence and inspire innovation in journalism through original reporting, commentary and smart aggregation on the news media.
Federal Communications Commission
The Federal Communications Commission regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the Commission is the federal agency responsible for implementing and enforcing America’s communications law and regulations.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.
Whitehouse Briefing Room
Official White House site providing text, photos, and videos.
Public Interest Groups
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)
The Center for Science in the Public Interest is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.
Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy.