Other Resources

ORGANIZATIONS: MEDIA Society of Professional Journalists – this organization aims to promote the flow of information and excellence in journalism while stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in journalism. Poynter Institute – a school that teaches journalists and media leaders to promote excellence and integrity in journalism. Knight Foundation – a non-profit organization dedicated to funding media innovation, story freedom of expression, what is ed and journalistic excellence. Project for Excellence in Journalism – a Pew Research Center project that uses empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press. American Journalism Review – a national magazine that covers all aspects of print, television, radio and online media. Center for Investigative Reporting – a group that aims to move citizens to action by uncovering stories that reveal injustice and that would otherwise remain hidden from the public eye. American Society of Newspaper Editors – a non-profit organization that promotes fair and principled journalism and defends and protects First Amendment Rights. American Press Institute – an organization that conducts research and training and creates tools to help chart a path ahead for journalism. Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting – a national media watch group that offers documented criticism of media bias and censorship. Nieman Reports – a group that explores what it means to be a journalist and major shifts in the industry, and shared articles about the rights and responsibilities of news organizations. Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists – a free service that offers guidance to professional journalists in need of help making ethical decisions while covering news. iMediaEthics – an organization that promotes the use of scientific methods and experts before publication. The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute – an organization that works with journalists and researchers to strengthen democracy through better journalism. Maynard Institute – an organization that promotes diversity in the news media through improved coverage, hiring, business practices and training. National Association of Media Literacy Education - a national membership organization dedicated to media literacy as a basic life skill for the 21st century. American Copy Editors Society – an international members’ alliance of editors working in media.   WEBSITES & BLOGS Plagiarism Today – a website targeted at web producers and copyright holders about the issue of plagiarism online. JimRomenesko – Jim Romenesko’s blog on daily news, commentary, and insider information about journalism and the media. Unsocial Media – Ed Wasserman, Dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, explores journalism, ethics, and media rights and wrongs in his blog. Fighting Plagiarism E-Book - American Copy Editors Association’s resource for fighting plagiarism and fabrication.
 FILMS Reportero – In Mexico, investigative journalism can be a life-threatening profession. In Reportero, a veteran reporter and his colleagues at an independent newsweekly defy powerful drug cartels and corrupt officials to continue reporting the news. Page One - A year in the life of the New York Times with a special focus on the Media desk and media reporter David Carr. The Most Dangerous Man in America - In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist, concludes that America’s role in the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times. Democracy On Deadline - Shedding light on the pivotal role journalists play around the globe, Democracy on Deadline follows a courageous group of reporters into the often dangerous field to show how their struggles are essential to making – and keeping – societies free. A Question of Trust – NBC Dateline speaks with former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair about his story of lies, shattered careers, and squandered opportunities.   ORGANIZATIONS: MENTAL HEALTH National Alliance on Mental Illness – a mental health organization that advocates access to services, treatment, and support for those affected by mental illness. National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery – an organization that strives to give survivors of mental illness a voice in the implementation of mental care, mental health, and social policies. National Institute of Mental Health – an organization that aims to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – an organization with the goal of reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – an organization that provides help, support, and education to improve the lives of people with mood disorders. American Psychiatric Association – the world’s largest psychiatric organization.   READING My Times in Black and White – Gerald Boyd recounts the story of a man who rose from poverty to the top of the field and power and politics at The New York Times. Hard News – Seth Mnookin’s book on the Jayson Blair Scandal and its impact on The New York Times and American media. The Journalist and the Murderer – Janet Malcolm’s book tells the true story of a lawsuit brought by convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald against Joe McGinniss, the author of a book about the crime. It also calls into questions the role and ethics of journalists. The Kingdom and the Power – Gay Talese’s book that describes the secret inner workings at The New York Times. The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind “The New York Times” – Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones’ book explores the story of the one family that owned and controlled The New York Times for over one hundred years. Gray Lady Down – William McGowan’s book explores the downfall of The New York Times, which was once considered the most trusted news organization in America. Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life – Sissela Bok’s book looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine and government. Lying – Sam Harris argues that we can radically improve our lives by telling the truth in situations where we often lie and even avoiding “white lies.” I Know You Are Lying – Mark McClish’s book discusses what to look for in verbal and written statements to tell if someone is telling the truth.