Resources for Journalism Students

General Information

Organizations

  • American Society of Magazine Editors — This site includes information about the editorial internship program that integrates the interests of editors, journalism schools, and college students working toward careers in magazine journalism.
  • Associated Collegiate Press — Provides services and information to college journalists
  • Freedom Forum — A nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three main priorities: the Newseum, First Amendment issues, and newsroom diversity.
  • Journal of Magazine and New Media Research — The magazine division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Magazine Publishers of America — A great resource site for getting statistics and facts about specific magazines and the magazine industry, or information about magazine internships.
  • Poynter Institute — "Everything you need to be a better journalist."
  • Student Press Law Center — The SPLC is the nation's only legal assistance agency devoted exclusively to educating high school and college journalists about the rights and responsibilities embodied in the First Amendment and supporting the student news media in their struggle to cover important issues free from censorship. The Center provides free legal advice and information, as well as low-cost educational materials for student-journalists on a wide variety of legal topics.
  • Society of Professional Journalists — Dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. Resources and information galore.

Career Resources

Research Databases

  • Feinberg Library — Plattsburgh State's Feinberg Library has compiled a useful list of links as research resources.
  • FastPolitics — FastPolitics is helpful site for information about politics, plus links to various news media.
  • FirstGov — FirstGov is a comprehensive link site for information about federal and state governments.
  • Jounalist's Resource — http://journalistsresource.org/.
  • Profnet — PR Newswire's comprehensive database of expert sources.
  • North Country Public Radio — NCPR offers a helpful list of regional newspapers and magazines located in the North Country.
  • web.lexis-nexis.com — Started as a research resource for lawyers and journalists, Lexis-Nexis gives full-text access to over 7,000 legal, news, and business sources. (Free if using an on-campus computer.)

Watchdogs and Think Tanks

  • Committee to Protect Journalists — A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the global defense of press freedom.
  • Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting — FAIR, a national media watch group, offers well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship; works 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; as an anti-censorship organization, exposes neglected news stories and defends working journalists when they are muzzled.
  • Moving Ideas: News and Resources from The Policy Action Network — The Policy Action Network is dedicated to explaining and popularizing complex policy ideas to a broader audience. Its goal is to improve collaboration and dialogue between policy and grassroots organizations, and to promote their work to journalists and legislators.
  • Znet — A community of people committed to social change.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to learn more about the journalism and public relations programs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Shawn Murphy, Chair
Office: Ward Hall 241
Phone: 518-564-2422
Fax: 518-564-2349
Email: shawn.murphy@plattsburgh.edu