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Media Studies Subject Guide

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Professional Organizations

News Media Watchdogs

These sources are media watch groups that report on misleading news and seek to prevent inaccurate and misleadning news.    

Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR): A national media watch groups. Offers documented criticism of media bias and censorship and works for free speech and greater diversity in the press.

CounterSpin: Weekly radio show that critically examines major news stories and that addresses issues that mainstream media may not have addressed. Seeks to explore biased and inaccurate news and censored stories.

On the Media: Weekly radio show on how the media shapes our world view (from WNYC)

ProPublica: An independent, non-profit investigative journalism newsroom. Seeks to exposee exploitation and to serve the public interest. 

The News Literacy Project Facebook Page: A nonprofit whose purpose is to provide tools and resources to middle and high school students (and their classrooms) on media literacy

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education: From the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association. This is an in-depth look at the factors that go into discerning the reliability of a claim.

Society of Professional Journalists: Professional Code of Ethics: What makes real news real? In part, it's because of journalistic ethics. The Society of Journalistic Ethics provides a code of professional ethics for journalists to adhere to.