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@ Buffalo State College (State University of New York)
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 - . 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
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.
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.
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.
The 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."
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.
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
Mediachannel - "Eye on Global Media." Highly Recommended and Getting Better by the Moment. Founded by Danny Schechter.
The Michael Parenti Archive - Articles and Info about Books. He'll never be a Chomsky but we gotta give him credit for trying. Worth a peek.
Movie Info Database - Search for Info About 200,000+ Movies. Plots, Casts, Who, When, Where etc.
TV News Archive - A service of Vanderbilt University
National Public Broadcasting Archives - A service of the University of Maryland.
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
"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.
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
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