Media Criticism and Research
Accuracy in Media
Conservative watchdog of the news media "biased" toward liberal politics.
Alternative Media Watch
Znet's showcase of underreported news stories and issues.
American Journalism Review (AJR)
Magazine covering all aspects of print, television, radio and online media. AJR analyzes ethical dilemmas in the field and monitors the impact of technology on how journalism is practiced and on the final product.
Center for Media and Democracy
Investigates and exposes public relations spin and propaganda, and promotes media literacy and citizen journalism.
Center for Media and Public Affairs
Research and educational organization which conducts studies of the news and entertainment media.
Columbia Journalism Review
Respectable magazine offering a mix of reporting, analysis, criticism, and commentary, aimed at the improvement of journalism.
Common Sense Media
Organization dedicated to helping families make the best media choices for their kids.
Covers media inaccuracy and arrogance.
Grade the News
Attempts to build market pressure for quality journalism by rating San Francisco Bay Area news media head-to-head much as Consumer Reports Magazine rates consumer products.
Published by a not-for-profit organization Art Science Research Laboratory. Main goal is to observe all aspects of media ethics.
Institute for Public Accuracy
Seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out by corporate-backed think tanks.
Jim Romenesko's Media News
Media news, gossip, commentary, and links.
Marshall McLuhan Links
Features links to biographical material as well as links to journals, papers, research centers and new releases relevant to the work of the late Canadian communications theorist Marshall McLuhan.
One of the leading organizations in the US working for media justice and press freedom.
Features criticism, breaking news, and investigative reporting from media organizations worldwide.
Media Education Foundation
Produces video documentaries, study guides and articles about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information.
Online community project to identify common media fallacies, and to investigate their causes and effects.
Media Research Center
Conservative media watchdog group.
Links to recent online media criticism and news, compiled by the FAIR.
UK based site providing radical critique of the mainstream media.
Helps families and educators to maximize the benefits and minimize the harm of mass media on children through research, education and advocacy.
Morality in Media
Interfaith organization established to combat obscenity and uphold decency standards in the media.
Dedicated to asking the questions that other media outlets don't have the time to develop. The goal is to see that the people in power provide information that the public should have.
Noam Chomsky Website
Prominent political dissident among other issues analyzes the propaganda role of corporate media.
On the Media
National Public Radio program devoted to media criticism and analysis.
Media research project created to explore and publicize the extent of censorship in society by locating stories about significant issues of which the public should be aware, but is not.
Monitors the media to expose the abuse of science and statistics before people are misled and public policy is distorted.
Collection of media criticism articles trying to reveal the hidden meanings in TV, film, sci-fi, theme parks, virtual realities, politics, advertising and news.