[This file was created in 2009 and last updated in 2015. Many links are now outdated.]
Growth of digital media has spawned hundreds of websites devoted to reporting on journalism, including on the growth of digital media. Here are more than 100 of them, listed alphabetically. Some descriptions are provided by the sites; others by Journalism Journeyman and Journalism.co.uk. Inclusion doesn’t mean endorsement.
The Alternative Press Center http://www.altpress.org The Alternative Press Center is a nonprofit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the U.S.
AlterNet http://www.alternet.org AlterNet is an online news magazine that creates original journalism and republishes stories from other independent media sources.
The American Editor http://tae.asne.org Website of ASNE member magazine.
The American Journalism Review http://ajr.org The American Journalism Review.
The American News Project http://americannewsproject.com ANP produces online video journalism; it merged with the Huffington Post Investigative Fund.
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies http://aan.org Site for some of the nation’s alt-weeklies.
Cory Bergman http://corybe.com Cory Bergman is behind Breaking News, founder of social TV site Lost Remote and co-founder of Seattle blog network Next Door Media.
Bitcents http://bitcents.com A micropayment service for news that is committed to creating a viable and sustainable economic model for online publishers of all shapes and sizes.
Steve Buttry http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com Steve Buttry is an editor at Digital First Media.
BuzzMachine http://www.buzzmachine.com A blog by Jeff Jarvis, author of What would Google Do? and associate professor and director of the City University interactive journalism program.
Center for Social Media http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/blogs The School of Communication at American University sponsors this blog, which focuses on digital journalism.
The Center for Sustainable Journalism http://sustainablejournalism.org The Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University is funded with $1.5 million by the Harnisch Foundation.
Charles Apple http://www.charlesapple.com News artist, graphics reporter, designer, editor and blogger. The former graphics director of the Virginian-Pilot and the Des Moines Register, he spent five years as an international consultant and instructor. Currently, he’s Focus page editor of the Orange County Register. His site highlights interesting design work.
The Chicago Technology Cooperative http://chicagotech.org The CTC helps community, nonprofit, and social justice orgs build websites and online applications.
Committee to Protect Journalists Information security guide http://www.cpj.org/reports/2012/04/information-security.php A guide to guarding against attacks on journalists’ digital data.
Common Sense Journalism http://commonsensej.blogspot.com Doug Fisher, former broadcaster, newspaper reporter and wire service editor, provides his perspective on journalism today.
CommPilings http://annenberglibrary.blogspot.com The Annenberg School for Communication Library offers a blog filled with tidbits and links to resources related to a broad definition of communication, including journalism.
Computational Journalism http://courses.jmsc.hku.hk/jmsc6041spring2013/2013/02/08/assignment-6-threat-modeling-and-security-planning/ A threat modeling exercise.
Consortium News http://www.consortiumnews.com Independent investigative journalism by former AP and Newsweek reporter Robert Parry, broke the Iran-Contra scandal and lived.
Content Bridges http://www.contentbridges.com Content Bridges connects the rough edges of old and newer media, linking new revenue lines and the democratizing value of digital content. Produced by Ken Doctor, formerly with Knight Ridder Digital.
Cplash http://cplash.com This is a citizen journalism platform where citizens can express, share and discuss their views and opinions about any issue.
Cryptome http://cryptome.org Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance — open, secret and classified documents — but not limited to those.
Rob Curley Internet Punk http://www.robcurley.com Self-described Internet nerd from Kansas who is in love with local news and the evolution of traditional media.
CyberJournalist.net http://www.cyberjournalist.net This site is a news and resource site that focuses on how the Internet, convergence and new technologies are changing the media.
Cybersoc.com http://www.cybersoc.com Robin Hamman has more than 10 years experience devising, implementing and managing social media projects, particularly within the broadcasting and media sector.
DataMiner UK http://datamineruk.com Data journalist Nicola Hughes was sponsored by Knight-Mozilla to spend a year “embedded” in the Guardian’s newsroom.
Chase Davis http://www.chasedavis.com Davis is a journalist and Web developer based in Des Moines, Iowa.
Depth Reporting http://www.depthreporting.com A blog by Mark Schaver, assistant metro editor for the Louisville, Ky., Courier-Journal.
DigiDave http://www.digidave.org David Cohn has worked with pioneering journalism bloggers such as Jay Rosen and Jeff Jarvis. He is an open source journalism advocate.
The Digital Journalist http://digitaljournalist.org This online magazine focuses on journalism as presented mainly through images.
The Editor’s Desk http://editdesk.wordpress.com Written by Andy Bechtel, who is a professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Editor & Publisher http://www.editorandpublisher.com This site covers all aspects of the North American newspaper industry.
Editor on the verge http://www.yonigreenbaum.com Since March 17, 2008, Yoni Greenbaum is executive producer at Philly.com.
Entrepreneurial journalism http://www.scoop.it/t/entrepreneurial-journalism “Readings for a new course for the University of Memphis Department of Journalism M.A. program. The goal: foster entrepreneurial thinking about journalists. ”
Free Press http://www.freepress.net/blog This is a national, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that works to reform media and to encourage diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access.
The Fund for Authentic Journalism http://www.authenticjournalism.org Associated with Narco News and its School of Authentic Journalism.
The Fund for Independence in Journalism http://www.tfij.org The Fund’s primary purpose is providing legal defense and endowment support for the Center for Public Integrity.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism http://www.fij.org Website of the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
Gannettoid http://www.gannettoid.com This site is the successor to http://gannettblog.blogspot.com Offers insider info about Gannett.
GitHub Gist https://gist.github.com/vaguity/6594731 Ken Valention’s Encryption and Operational Security for Journalists Hacks/Hackers presentation
Global Voices http://globalvoicesonline.org More than 200 bloggers around the world work together to provide translations and reports that normally are not heard from traditional media.
GovernmentDocs.org http://governmentdocs.org/blog/Blog.aspx This collaborative project contains a vast database of government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. The blog focuses on news, transparency and accountability.
The GovTrack Blog http://www.govtrack.us/blog This blog focuses on site news and occasional analysis of U.S. legislation and is part of a larger tool that feeds legislation from various states.
Roy Greenslade http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade Blog by UK Guardian editor Roy Greenslade.
Rhys Griffiths http://rhysdgriffiths.wordpress.com Rhys Griffiths is regional digital publisher for Local World.
Mary Hamilton http://maryhamilton.co.uk/@newsmary is deputy SEO editor at the Guardian.
David Higgerson http://davidhiggerson.wordpress.com David Higgerson is digital publishing director, responsible for the regional websites at Trinity Mirror.
The Huffington Post Investigative Fund http://huffpostfund.org
The Huffington Post Investigative Fund is an independent nonprofit journalism venture based in Washington, D.C.
Hypercrit http://www.hypercrit.net Michael Becker writes about journalism, but with a broader lens on new media and digital culture.
Index on Censorship http://www.indexoncensorship.org Index on Censorship is Britain’s leading organization promoting freedom of expression.
Innovation in College Media http://www.collegemediainnovation.org/blog The Center for Innovation in College Media is a non-profit think-tank that was created to help college student media adapt and flourish in the new media environment.
Innovations in Newspapers http://www.innovationsinnewspapers.com Personal blog of Juan Antonio Giner, president and founder of INNOVATION Media Consulting Group
Innovation Journalism http://innovationjournalism.blogspot.com This blog on journalism, information, public affairs, public relations and media is provided by Jan Sandred, 2004 Innovation Journalism Fellow and business reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle 2005.
InOtherNews http://inothernews.us InOtherNews is a compilation of online, independent journalistic start-ups in the wake of legacy media layoffs and industry shrinkage.
Investigative Reporters and Editors http://www.ire.org Website of leading organization of investigative journalists.
Invisible Inkling http://ryansholin.com Ryan Sholin has been a corporate online news evangelist, an online editor, a reporter, a bartender and more. Now, he directs news innovation at Publish2.
iPhone Reporting, by Neal Augenstein http://iphonereporting.tumblr.com Neal Augenstein is a US radio journalist who favors his iPad and iPhone to other recording kit.
Issuu http://issuu.com A site like Scribd that allows self-publishing.
John Kroll Digital: 100 Books Every Journalist Must Read http://johnkrolldigital.com/2014/07/100-best-journalism-books/ Journalist John Kroll produced this list of top journalism reads. Commenters offer other suggestions.
Journalism Degrees http://journalismdegree.org Molly Canfiels created this site as a resource for students to find in-depth and unbiased information about journalism degrees.
Journalism Jobs http://journalismjobs.com JournalismJobs.com was founded in August 1998 by Dan Rohn, a former copy editor and writer with The Washington Post, editor with America Online, and Washington, D.C.-based stringer for Money Magazine. JournalismJobs.com is the largest and most-visited resource for journalism jobs.
Journalistics http://blog.journalistics.com This blog was started by Jeremy Porter as a way to discuss all the change going on journalism, public relations and social media.
The Journalism Iconoclast http://patthorntonfiles.com/blog A blog by Patrick Thornton, a new media journalist and Web developer who operates BeatBlogging.org.
Journalism Journeyman http://journalismdegree.org Journalism degrees online.
Journerdism http://www.journerdism.com A blog by Will Sullivan, former interactive director at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
J-Scribe http://www.j-scribe.com This journalist and journalism academic from Australia focuses on advocacy issues.
JournoList http://www.johnmorrish.com/journolist/ The JournoList is an annotated list of sites chosen to help reporters, writers and editors make good use of the Internet.
Journalistopia, by Danny Sanchez http://journalistopia.com “Multimedia maven at the South Florida Sun Sentinel.”
Journoterrorist http://journoterrorist.com/ Michael Koretzky, Florida freelance journalist, offers this description: “My life, such as it is: Expelled from Boca Raton Academy in 1981, suspended from the University of Florida journalism school in 1989, fired from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in 1997, brought up on charges of “malfeasance” and “misfeasance” at Florida Atlantic University in 2005, finally fired from there in 2010.”
Jschool Student Blog http://blog.jschool.com.au Students at the Journalism Education and Training college in Australia offer this blog.
Knight Digital Media http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/blog This blog is sponsored by the Knight Digital Media Center, which is partnered with the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the USC Anneneberg School for Communication.
Little Sis http://blog.littlesis.org The proclaimed “antidote” to Big Brother, this is a free database that details “connections between powerful people and organizations.”
Kristine Lowe http://kristinelowe.blogs.com Norwegian journalist and industry expert.
Magazine Death Pool http://www.magazinedeathpool.com/ Tracks dying and dead magazines.
Matt Waite http://www.mattwaite.com Matt Waite is the news technologist for the St. Petersburg Times and Tampabay.com. He is the principal developer of PolitiFact, a data-driven site that factchecks things powerful people in Washington D.C. are saying. He is also the developer of Neighborhood Watch, a fully automated local real estate site that uses databases of home sales information to provide neighborhood level home price stories, graphics and trends.
Mediactive http://mediactive.com Dan Gillmor, director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is in charge.
Media Business http://themediabusiness.blogspot.com Robert G. Picard is a professor of media economics at Sweden’s Jonkoping University, a visiting fellow at the Reuters Institute at Oxford University.
MEDIAite http://mediaite.com Dan Abram’s site about media celebrities.
Media Bistro http://mediabistro.com mediabistro.com is dedicated to anyone who creates or works with content, or who is a non-creative professional working in a content/creative industry. That includes editors, writers, producers, graphic designers, book publishers, and others in industries including magazines, television, film, radio, newspapers, book publishing, online media, advertising, PR, and design.
Media Nation http://dankennedy.net Dan Kennedy is assistant professor at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism, specializing in “new media trends.”
MediaShift http://www.pbs.org/mediashift PBS host Mark Glaser delivers information on the digital media revolution.
Megan Taylor http://www.megantaylor.org Taylor is a web developer, multimedia producer and journalist who works with the Poynter Institute, PBS MediaShift and Norwood News among other organizations.
Susan Mernit http://www.susanmernit.com/blog Susan Mernit is the founder of Oakland Local, a news & community hub for Oakland, Calif., focused on environmental, food, development and social justice issues, and the recipient of a 2009 New Voices grant from J-Lab at American University. She is also the consulting web strategist for The Center for Investigative Reporting’s California Watch project.
Mr. Magazine http://mrmagazine.com Samir Husni’s coverage of the magazine business.
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting http://investigatemidwest.org Description on site: “The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting is an independent, nonprofit newsroom devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in the Midwest with a special focus on agribusiness and related topics such as government programs, environment and energy.”
Robb Montgomery http://www.robbmontgomery.com Robb Montgomery trains journalists and media professional in multimedia reporting. His blog provides insight into his work.
National Center for Business Journalism http://businessjournalism.org Site of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Its goal to help journalists cover business better.
Newsosaur http://newsosaur.blogspot.com Alan D. Mutter is a former newspaper journalist who writes about digital media.
Nieman Journalism Lab http://www.niemanlab.org This blog is based out of Harvard, and collaborators include the Harvard Business School, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations.
Nimble Code http://www.nimblecode.com Blog by Jacob Harris, a senior software architect at the New York Times.
The Nonprofit Road http://journalismnonprofit.blogspot.com A look at journalism as a nonprofit venture, an emerging business model.
One Man and His Blog http://www.onemanandhisblog.com Adam Tinworth covers journalism and tech events.
Online Journalism Blog http://onlinejournalismblog.com This blog offers opinion and news on topics that range from citizen journalism to online journalism and focuses on Internet-published content.
Online Publishers Association http://www.online-publishers.org Founded in June 2001, the Online Publishers Association (OPA) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to representing high-quality online content providers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public.
OpenSecrets http://www.opensecrets.org/news This blog, sponsored by OpenSecrets.org, focuses on a nonpartisan perspective about money, influence and elections and public policy.
paidContent.org http://paidcontent.org ContentNext Media is a media and information company owned by Guardian News and Media Limited. The company covers the business of digital media, serving decision makers within the media, entertainment, publishing, advertising, marketing, and technology sectors.
Greg Palast http://www.gregpalast.com Author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Palast is best known in the U.S. as the journalist who, from the British Observer, broke the story of how thousands of African-American citizens were purged from Florida’s voter rolls before the 2000 election.
Pew Internet and American Life Project http://pewinternet.org The Pew Internet & American Life Project. One of seven projects that make up the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism http://www.stateofthemedia.org The State of the News Media 2009 is the sixth edition of the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism annual report on the health and status of American journalism.
Aron Pilhofer http://www.aronpilhofer.com Aron Pilhofer works for the New York Times and shares his perspectives about journalism on his blog.
Tim Porter http://www.timporter.com/seconddraft/ Independent journalist, formerly an editor with the San Francisco Examiner.
Poynter Institute http://www.poynter.org Supported by a St. Petersburg, Florida school for journalism, Poynter Online delivers journalism topics and issues via this Web site, RSS, podcasts, Twitter and Facebook.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse www.privacyrights.org A California-based nonprofit. Mission: “To engage,educate and empower individuals to protect their privacy. We identify trends and communicate our findings to advocates, policymakers, industry, media and consumers.”
Project Censored http://www.projectcensored.org The mission of Project Censored is to teach students and the public about the role of a free press in a free society and to tell the news that didn’t make the news and why.
Public Journalism Network http://pjnet.org The Public Journalism Network is a global professional association of journalists and educators. The blog is mainly written by Leonard Witt, the Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University, who focuses on citizen journalism.
Publishing 2.0 http://publishing2.com This blog focuses on how technology is transforming media, news and journalism.
Jeff Reifman http://blog.reifman.org Blog by Jeff Reifman, a Seattle-based technologist, writer and media advocate.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press http://www.rcfp.org A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal assistance to journalists since 1970.
Reportr.net http://reportr.net Prof. Alfred Hermida, an award-winning online news pioneer and journalism educator who teaches integrated journalism at the University of British Columbia, provides his take on media, society and technology.
RevenueTwoPointZero http://revenuetwopointzero.com This group was assembled by Alan Jacobson of Brass Tacks Design and Matt Mansfield of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Jacobson has been talking about online revenue for more than a decade. Mansfield is a former deputy managing editor of the San Jose Mercury News and is the current president of the Society for News Design.
Jim Romenesko http://jimromenesko.com/ A blog about media “and other things I’m interested in.”
The St. Louis Journalism Review http://www.sjreview.org The SJR , founded by Charles L. Klotzer in 1970, is the nation’s oldest local journalism review. Now known as Gateway Journalism Review, the magazine is now published by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
The Scoop http://blog.thescoop.org Since being launched in 1998, The Scoop has largely focused on journalism and computer-assisted reporting, and in 2003 I decided to make those the exclusive topics of this site.
Scribd http://www.scribd.com Scribd assists users in publishing any file –including PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Craig Silverman http://www.craigsilverman.ca Silverman is a freelance journalist and author who lives in Montreal, Canada.
Jon Slattery http://jonslattery.blogspot.com Slattery is a freelance journalist out of London.
SocialNetwork http://blogs.journalism.cuny.edu/blog CUNY Graduate School of Journalism hosts this blog and more on this site.
Society of Professional Journalists http://www.spj.org This organization, founded in 1909, is a broad-based organization dedicated to encouraging free journalistic practice based upon high ethical standards. They include a list of blogs through their site as well as news.
The Spectrum http://journalism.nyu.edu/ujw/thespectrum This blog is supported through the Urban Journalism Workshop at New York University, and is designed to encourage minority students to consider a journalism career.
STLtomorrow http://stltomorrow.tumblr.com Media and tech news for the evolving newsroom at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Stuff Journalists Like http://stuffjournalistslike.com Humorous, inside jokes about journalists.
Talking New Media http://talkingnewmedia.blogspot.com News and discussion concerning all things New Media, including mobile, web, tablets, e-readers, email and e-newsletters. Published by print media veteran Douglas Hebbard.
Teaching Online Journalism http://mindymcadams.com/tojou Mindy McAdams teaches university courses about online journalism and shares her knowledge in this blog.
TechCrunch http://www.techcrunch.com TechCrunch was founded on June 11, 2005, as a blog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies.
UN News Centre http://www.un.org/apps/news/html/resources.shtml#NM Breaking news and newswire products from the UN News Service.
The Visual Communication Guy http://thevisualcommunicatonguy.comCurtis Newbold is the writer/developer/designer of this crazy website. He’s produced a helpful explainer on copyright, fair use, creative commons and public domain here bit.ly/1swkNc0
Weiss Writes http://www.weisswrite.com Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch writing coach Richard Weiss offers workshops and provides one-on-one coaching in person or by e-mail for journalists, freelance writers, students, communications professionals.
Wendi C. Thomas http://wendicthomas.wordpress.com A former newspaper columnist, Thomas describes herself as a “Southern woman writing on race, class and whatever else she dang well pleases.”
Who Pays Writers? http://whopays.scratchmag.net/ An anonymous, crowdsourced list of which publications pay freelance writers, and how much.
Wired Journalists http://www.wiredjournalists.com This is a social media network “home” for collaborative journalism on the Web. The website is now defunct; it appears to still have a presence on Twitter, but it’s dormant: https://twitter.com/wiredj
Wiretap http://www.wiretapmag.org Wiretap is an independent news and culture web magazine that generates and amplifies daily content by young people from diverse backgrounds.
The Wrap http://www.thewrap.com The Wrap is focused on the business of entertainment and media. Led by Sharon Waxman, former Hollywood correspondent for the New York Times.
Zombie Journalism, by Mandy Jenkins http://zombiejournalism.com Mandy Jenkins is interactives editor at Digital First Media.