MEDIA STUDY LINKS
Advertising / Consumerism
Media Activism Organizations
Public Relations / Propaganda
Too Much TV
mediastudy.com is a project of
Professor Michael I. Niman
S.U.N.Y. Buffalo State
TV Turnoff Network - Imagine A TV
Free Nation! Act on Your Fantasy.
Society for the Eradication of TV - Living w/o TV
"Whitedot" Campaign to Rid England of the Tellie
KILL Your TELEVISION - Ron Kaufman's anti-TV pages - contains network ownership info and recent Nielsen Ratings. Different from above site with similar name.
TV and Childrens Minds - Article Written by a Pediatrician
Center for Research on the Effects of TV - Cornell University and Ithaca College Collaborative Effort
COOL Pages To SURF - For TV Addicts Only. If ya love TV.....
TV-B-Gone - Buy a Universal Keychain Remote to Turn off Public Space TVs!
Commercial Alert's TV Page - Links to Articles About Dangers of TV & TV Addication
SEARCH da Web - for info on TV addiction
Billboard Liberation Front - Monkeywrenching the Cultural Environment with Spraypaint.
The Yes Men - Imposters, really. Radically Lampooning Corporate Globalizers into Lethal Embarrassment.
Not The World Bank - A Yes Men Project Often Mistaken for the World Bank Site.
Dow Ethics - Yeah, Right. Dow has an Ethics Site.
Illegal Art - Copyrighting Popular Culture Criminalizes Artistic Expression. Outlaw Artists.
The Church of Stop Shopping - Reverend Billy and the Anti-Consumption Choir.
Tag SUVs! - Tagging resource cite is now gone, but here's an academic study of the project.
Negativland - Punk Advertising Deconstruction-Reconstructionism. Might shrink your browser.
Badvertising - Tobacco Advertising is Evil. Learn More.
RTmark - Read about the Barbi Liberation League and other cultural resistance movements!
Tom Tomorrow's Comics - Comical Media Analysis (strongly recommended).
Space HiJackers - "Anarchitects" working to liberate corporate space and cultural intrusions.
Freeway Blogger -- Guerilla Art Takes to the Highways.
Banksy - Long live Banksy. The Globe's #1 Guerilla Artist.
ADBUSTERS - For-Profit Anti-Union Anti-Consumerist Anti-Imperialist Canadian Con$ervative Conundrum. "The Cult of Kalle." Interesting tidbits from their glossy magazine.
SEARCH the Web - for Culture Jamming Info
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
(F.A.I.R.) - Media Watchdog Group (strongly recommended).
Media Matters - "Dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media."
TV News Lies - Critical Content Analysis of US TV News Spin
CNN Exposed - Daily Critique of CNN's Neo-Con Corporate Bias
News Hounds - "We Watch FOX So You Don't Have to." Sounds fair enough.
The Daily Howler - Funny Guy Bob Somerby's US National Media Criticism Site.
Gay & Lesbian Media Watchdog (GLAAD)- Monitors Homophobia in News and Entertainment.
The Commercial Closet - Examining Depictions of Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered Images in Ads.
American Newspeak - Highlights Orwellian Thought in the Media.
Columbia Journalism Review - Mainstream Source of Hard Hitting Media Criticism
Center for Media and Public Affairs - George Mason University "Scientists" Ply Their Trade.
Rocky Mountain Media Watch - Local Media Criticism & Activism Gone National
CURSOR - Minnesota Based Media Watch - Local and International
Gender/Race/Ethnicity in Media Links - From the Univ. of Iowa
Mediastudies.com - A Canadian postpostmodernist twist on the mediastudy theme. No relation to we.
Also See Journalism Resources below.
Free Press - "Reform Media, Transform Democracy." Launced by Bob McChesney, John Nichols and Josh Silver.
Media Education Foundation - Producers of Dreamworlds II, Pack of Lies, Still Killing Us Softly, etc.
Action Coalition for Media Education - A.C.M.E.- Media Literacy Combined With Activism. Usual Suspects.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility - Monitoring Techno-Abuse of Civil Rights..
Minority Media Telecom Council - Fights for Diversity on the Public Airwaves.
People for the American Way - Public Interest Advocacy Group. Goreheads. Pop-up warning.
Center for Democracy & Technology - Trying to Preserve Democracy in a Brave New World
Union for Democratic Communication - International Academic Association Challenging Corporate and Government Media Domination. On-Line Newsletter. Good People.
Media Alliance - " Promotes diverse, accountable & ethical media"
Jesuit Communication Project - Face it, Consumerist Culture is Spiritually Bankrupt.
Media Watch - Challenges Abusive Stereotypes with a Focus on Gender.
Coalition for Noncommercial Media - Dorment Buffalo NY Based Group Fighting Privitazation of Public TV
IGC - Institute for Global Communications
Citizens for Independent Public Broadcasting - "Reclaiming Public Broadcasting for the Public Interest"
Alliance For Community Media - Promotes Public Access and Media Literacy
Assn of Ind. Video and Filmmakers - Offers Support & Resources for Media Artists.
Media Access Project - Public Interest Lawyers Fight to Make Broadcast Media Responsive to Public Interest.
Listen-Up! Supporting INdepedent Youth-Made Media.
For More Info on Political Advocacy Organizations see Mike's Picks Page.
Also see Journalism Resources, Media Literacy, Censorship, Propaganda and other sections on this page for topic specific media organizations.
American Journalism Review - Links to 9,000 media organizations. On-line articles.
Investigative Reporters and Editors - Searchable resources for investigative journalists.
Reporters Committee For Freedom of the Press - Fighting to Protect and Restore Press Freedom
Reporters Without Borders - International Monitor of Abuses Against Journalists
RCFP Report on Post 9-11 Info Access - What We've Lost and What it Means (written in 2005)
Society of Professional Journalists - Organization for Working (and aspiring) Journalists.
Society of Environmental Journalists - Resources for the Few Journalists Left Covering the Environmental Beat.
Journalist's Tool Kit - Research, Databases, Style Guides, Law, Ethics, Jobs.
Independent Media Institute - Formally the Inst. for Alternative Journalism. Runs Alternet.
Committee to Protect Journalists - International Lobby for Human Rights for Journalists.
Center for Investigative Reporting - Produces Investigative Reports. Conducts Workshops.
Canadian Journalists For Free Expression - Working to Protect Free Speech Globally.
Project for Excellence in Journalism - Journalists trying to Raise Standards. Columbia U.
Society of Professional Journalists - Protect Journalists and Improve Journalism..
St. Louis Journalism Review - Good Academic Criticism
Newspaper Assoc. of America Links - Links to News Organizations On-Line
Editor and Publisher Magazine - These People Sell Ad Space On Their Cover. Their Website, However, Has Useful Links and Info. .
Poynter Online - Searchable Resources from Poynter Institute. Interesting Studies. Status Quo Journalism Training.
Follow the Money - Center for Responsive Politics Databases on Money and Elections
Polling and Research Organizations -- Mainstream non-academic (from Buff State Com Dept.)
Freedom of Information Center - Advocates for FOIA. Recources to Help Journalists Obtain Govmt. Info.
Also see mediastudy.com's Research Links page! RESEARCH
Institute for Propaganda Analysis - Propaganda Theory and Practice.
PR (Public Relations) Watch - A Critical Watchdog of the PR Industry.
Disinfopedia - "Total Disinformation Awareness" Open Source Collaborative Encyclopedia of Propaganda
PRSA Code of Ethics - From the Public Relations Society of America. Weak and Ignored Industry-Authored Guidelines.
PR Firms - Links to the Largest Global Public Relations Companies.
Taking Advantage -- Book Text by Richard Taflinger examining subconscious info processing in Advertising (Propaganda).
Codes of Ethics - From Major Media Organizations. Usually Weak and Ignored Industry-Authored Guidelines.
"Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything" - Essay on "how the whole set-up got started."
Also See GENERAL Above
CJR's Who Owns What -
From Columbia Journalism Review.
Corporation Watch - Monitoring the Power Behind the Power.
Frontline - Media Giants - Frontline's (PBS) Guide to the Corporate Media Giants.
Who Owns the Networks? - A guide to the big boys by Ron Kaufman.
Foundation Influences - Info About Political Foundations, Think Tanks, and Who Funds Them.
Media Info Center - Searchable Media Business News from Northwestern University.
For More Info On Corporate America See Mike's Picks Page.
General Principles of Media Literacy - by Patricia Aufderheide and California Newsreel.
The Center for Media Literacy - Workshops, Teacher Training and Classroom Resources.
Citizens for Media Literacy - Aides Activists & Journalists. Produces Media Criticism.
Media Education Foundation - Clearinghouse for Media Lit. Materials..
Assoication for Media Literacy - Claims to be the Most Influencial Media Education Organization. Not Modest.
Action Coalition for Media Education - ACME. Ties Media Education to Activism.
Know The News - What is News? Media Literacy Tools for Classroom Use from Link TV.
Media Literacy Clearinghouse - Resources for k-12 teachers.
Media Awareness (Canada) - Media Literacy Tools for Parents, Teachers & other Troublemakers.
Just Think - Media Literacy Resources for Kids.
New Mexico Media Literacy Project - Resources for Educators.
Media Literacy Toolbox - From NM Meia Lit Project
SEARCH the Web - For Up to Date Media Literacy Resources
Index on Censorship -
A Comprehensive List of Incidences of Censorship.
Project Censored - Top 25 censored stories - annual. (Recommended)
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press - Provides Legal Assistance to Journalists.
Committee to Protect Journalists - Protects Press Freedom Globally
Secrecy News - Federation of American Scientists Project on Govmt. Secrecy Monthly Report
Electronic Frontier Foundation Free Speech Alerts - Activism Alerts From The Wild Webheads
National Coalition Against Censorship - Hush Now
Blue Ribbon Campaign - Act To Oppose Web Censorship. Now!
First Amendment Center - On a Short Lease. First Amendment Education Resources etc.
Center for Cognitive Liberty - Exposes Diverse Manifestations of Censorship.
Article 19 - Global Campaign for Free Expression. Censorship News.
Banned Books On-Line - See Them and Read Them Here.
Banned Books -- List from American Library Association
American Civil Liberties Censorship Site - News of ongoing court cases. Try to support the ACLU Before you need them!
Center for Democracy and Technology - Exploring the future of Democracy in a Wired World
Center for Digital Democracy - Preserving Free Speech online.
SEARCH the Web - For Up to Date Resources on Censorship
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association - Organization of Professional Journalists Promoting Accuracy
National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications - U.S. Based Group Promotes a Media that Reflects America
National Association of Black Journalists - U.S. Based Group Represents African-American Journalists
National Association of Hispanic Journalists - Represents Hispanic-American Journalists.
Native-American Journalists Association - Represents Native North American Journalists
Seeing Through Sexist Ads - From the Center for Media Literacy.
Rape Stats and Info - From the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
Deconstructing Rightness of Whiteness in TV - Research Report. 100 pages pdf.
NewsWatch - San Francisco State University project to monitor and analyize images of under and misrepresented groups
Media Diversity Data, Links and Organizations - From Buffalo State Communication Department
See "Mike's Picks" Page.
WW4Report International Alt Media Index - Bill Weinberg's Links. (Recommended)
Print News Directory - From allnewspapers.com. Broken Down by Country, State, Type, Frequency of Publication.
Mondo Times - Country by Country Media Directory
Web TV International Directory - "Comfm" Streamed TV Stations Sorted By Region & Country.
Web Radio International Directory - "Comfm" Streamed Radio Stations Sorted By Region & Country. Best.
Web Radio International Directory - "Webradio" On Line Stations Sorted by Country. Above link is more up to date.
For a Comprehensive List of Validated Alternative Newspapers, Magazines, Radio Stations & News Services, Please See Validated Alternative Media Page
Commercial Alert - Keeping Commercial Culture at Bay
Brand Hype - Database of Product Placement in the Movies
Ad Critic - Interactive blog commenting on TV ads. Ads streamed online.
The Language of Advertising - Linguistic Analysis Site From Stanford University
ALSO SEE CULTURE JAMMING (above)
TV Smasher Graphic Copyright 1988, Alternative Graphics
mediastudy.com is the website of Dr. Michael I. Niman
Professor of Journalism & Critical Media Studies
SUNY Buffalo State Communication Department