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Investigative Journalism

 

Accuracy in Media  AIM. Conservative media watchdog.
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.
Center for Public Integrity  "Non-partisan ... public service journalism." Liberal.

Consumer Freedom  Exposes the dark side of PETA, Greenpeace, etc. Conservative.
Cryptome  Top secret govt material -- true-life Lone Gunmen.

Editor & Publisher  News about newspapers.
Fair & Accuracy in Reporting  FAIR. Liberal media watchdog.

Federation of State Medical Boards  Medical license records, links to state boards.

Financial Scandals  Banking, securities, drugs, money laundering, organized crime.

Freedom Forum .First Amendment, journalists killed in action, newsroom diversity.
Internet Archive  "Wayback Machine" archives old internet pages.
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.
Journalism Jobs  "In partnership with Columbia Journalism Review."

Judicial Watch  Government watchdog. Conservative.

Junk Science  Exposes faulty science reporting.

Media Research Center  Conservative media watchdog.

Melissa Data  Find an address; learn neighborhood stats.

Military Corruption
National Archives & Records Administration  Military service records.

National Journalism Center  Scholarships, job bank.  Conservative.
National Writers Union  Helps freelance reporters obtain press passes.

Need to Know
Online Journalism Review  News for web journalists. USC Annenberg.

Open Secrets .Follow the money given to political campaigns.

Overlawyered..Legal abuses.

Political Graveyard  U.S. politico bios. Nearly 120,000 politicians, judges, diplomats.

Project on Government Oversight  Whistleblowers.

ProPublica  Journalism in the public interest.
Public Information Research  Domestic intelligence watchdog. FOIA.

Reporters Without Borders  Monitoring press freedom worldwide.

Securitate..Espionage & intelligence links and news log.

Society of Professional Journalists  "Improving & Protecting Journalism."

Smoking Gun, The  Documents, photos, paper trails from various sources.

Thomas  Pending legislation, Congressional voting records, committee reports.
Undue Influence .Follow the money.in the environmental movement.
World Journalism Institute  Journalism training & internships. .Christian.

 

Film & TV Industry

 

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences  The Oscars.
Act One  Training Christian screenwriters.

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
Backstage West  Actors trade paper.
Burt Prelutsky  A former TV writer comments on the industry.

Big Cartoon Database  "Cartoons, Episode Guides, and Crew Lists."

Brian's Drive-In Theater  B movie resource. Info & images.

Box Office Mojo  Tracking the box office.

Christian Cinema  Christian video distributor, this links to their 'news desk'.

Cineaste..The art & politics of cinema. Since 1967.

Done Deal  Recent script sales. Who sold what to whom, for how much.
Do Not Pay.org  Exposing exploitation and scamming of actors.

Episode Guides  "To more than 2500 TV shows."

Film Comment  From the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Filmmaker Magazine  "The Magazine of Independent.Film."
Gold Derby  Awards news & handicapping: Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, DGA, NY Film Critics, more.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association  Sponsors of the Golden Globe Awards.

Hollywood Reporter  Trade paper.

Hollywood Scriptwriter  News and resource for scriptwriting.

Independent Feature Project  Indie filmmakers. Presents the annual Independent Spirit Awards.
Independent Film & Television Alliance
Indie Slate  Independent film magazine.
Internet Broadway Database  Broadway credits, show runs, theaters.

Internet Movie Database  Leading online source for film credits.

Kemps  Online directory of film & TV production services.

Moviemaker Magazine  "The Art and Business of Making Movies."

Numbers, The  "Box Office Data, Movie Stars, Idle Speculation."

Screen Actors Guild  Film & TV actors union.
Screenwriters Utopia  Screenwriters news & resource.

Script Magazine  Screenwriting news & resource.

Simply Scripts  Seeking a screenplay, teleplay, or stage play online?

Student Filmmakers  "Online Community for Film and Video Making."

Television Week  Broadcast & cable trade publication.

TV Tome  TV episode & star database.

Variety  Trade paper.
Who Represents  Which manager, agent, attorney represents what actor, writer, singer, director?
Women in Film  Promoting women in the industry.  Presents Crystal and Lucy awards.
Writers Guild of America, West  Scriptwriters union.

Writers Store, The  Screenwriting software, books, supplies, news & contest info.

 

Music Culture & Tech Issues

 

All Music Guide  Stats on singers, bands, labels, recordings, chart positions; all music genres.
Alliance for Community Media  Advocates for public access TV.

Billboard..Music trade paper.

Boycott the RIAA  Tired of the RIAA's assault on music sharing?

Center for Democracy & Technology  Fighting Big Media and Big Brother.

C-Net  Tech news.
Covers Project  Database of cover songs (performed by an artist other than original performer).

Digital Consumer.org  "Protecting Fair Use rights in the digital world."

Electronic Frontier Foundation  Fighting RIAA, MPAA, and other tech censors.
Free Expression Policy Project  "A think tank on artistic and intellectual freedom."

Music Dish  "Roadmap to the Digital Revolution." Tech news for musicians and consumers. 

Music Industry News Network  The art, business, and changing technology of music.

Musicians Contact  Employment networking for musicians. Online jobs and resumes.

Out-Law.com  Free legal advice on e-commerce & internet issues.

PollStar  Track the concert schedule of our favorite artist.

Pop Matters  Global cultural criticism. Film, TV, music, books, sport.

Recording Artists' Coalition  Defending artists against the Big Labels.
Register, The  IT news with a hacker attitude. British.

Wired..Net news & culture. Ancient in net terms, and they survived the dotcom implosion.

Worldwide Music Network  "Hard-to-find & professionally restored recordings."

 

Celebrities

 

Big Headed Pygmies  How tall.is your favorite celeb?
Celeb Dirty Laundry
Celebrity Homes  See where they live.
Celebrity Morgue  Celebrity death photos.

Celebrity Mugshots
Cinemorgue  Did your favorite actor/actress ever performed a death scene? See it!
Dead or Alive  Is a your favorite celeb dead ... or alive?

E! Online
Entertainment Weekly  The magazine.

Find a Grave  Locate celeb graves.

Funny Celebrity Pictures  See your favorite celebs at their worst -- feel better about yourself!

Gawker
Hello  British celeb zine. Patsy (of Absolutely Fabulous) dreamed of being its cover girl.
Latin Gossip  All about latino/latina celebs. In English.
Page Six  New York Post's celeb feature.

Perfect People  Celeb photos.

National Enquirer  U.S. tabloid.

Rolling Stone  The magazine, not the band.

Seeing Stars in Hollywood  A guide to celebrities and Hollywood.

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon  Calculate the links between any two celebs.

Song of the South  Disney banned its own film. Find out why.

Star..U.S. tabloid turned "magazine."

Superficial, The  Celeb facts, gossip & rumors.

Tabloid Column

TMZ  Yet more celebrity gossip.
TV Guide  TV news.

 

Hollywood Politics

 

Activist Celebrities  Celebs and their political causes.
Scientology Celebs  Anti-Scientology website, lists celebs who've joined Scientology.

 

City of Angels & the Golden State

 

Art Deco Society of California  L.A. is a top art deco milieu (along with NY and Miami).
Beneath Los Angeles  Graves of the Famous, the Infamous, and the Just Plain Dead.

California License Verification  California Dept of Consumer Affairs.

California Newspaper Publishers Association
Karl Hess Club  L.A.'s premier libertarian supper club.

L.A. Weekly  L.A.'s largest left-alternative paper.
Los Angeles Police Dept  LAPD press releases.
Megan's Law  Locate convicted sex offenders in California.

Official California Legislative Information  Track legislation through the state legislature.
Red Light Cameras  YOUR rights when falling prey to one of California's pesky traffic cameras.

 

Alternative News & Opinion

 

Adbusters  Creative resistance to corporate control & propaganda.  Progressive.
AlterNet  Independent Media Institute. Progressive.

American Conservative, The  Antiwar paleoconservatives.
American Partisan  Conservative opinion.
Anti-War..What it sounds like. Center for Libertarian Studies.
Black Voices  "Gateway to the black world."  Politics, opinion & culture.

Chronicles  Paleoconservative. Antiwar, anti-immigration.

Clamor  "Politics, Culture, Media and Life." Progressive.

Color Lines  Progressive activism for people of color.

Competitive Enterprise Institute  Libertarian.
Counter Punch  Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St. Clair. Progressive.

Drug Policy Alliance  Working to end the war on drugs.

Enter Stage Right  Conservative opinion pieces. Actor Michael Moriarty wrote for them.

Equal Justice Foundation  Fighting for equal rights in domestic relations law.

Ether Zone  Conservative news & opinion.

First Things  Traditional Catholic opinion journal.

Frontpage Magazine  Anti-PC, neoconservative. David Horowitz.

Glenn Sacks  Men's rights columnist.

Grist..Environmental news.

iFeminist  Libertarian feminists. Neither cookie-bakers nor bra-burners.

In These Times  Progressive opinion journal.

Independent Media Center  Claims to be "radical." Originated with Seattle WTO protests.

Institute for America's Future  Progressive
Intellectual Conservative  Claims to be both conservative and libertarian.

Iraq Body Count  War's toll on the Iraqi population.

Lew Rockwell  Anti-war, anti-state, pro-market. Libertarian.

Libertarian Peacenik  What it sounds like.
Libertarians for Peace  Carol Moore.

Liberty..Leading libertarian opinion journal.

Nation, The  Progressive.
New America Media  Progressive.

New American, The  John Birch Society. (Yes, they still exist.)

Progressive, The  "Since 1909."

Rational Review  Libertarian opinion journal.

Raw Story, The  Alternative, "left-leaning."

Sia News  Conservative, libertarian.
Suppressed News  "We Publish What Others Suppress." (They link what others publish.)  Conservative.

Village Voice  New York's leading left-alternative paper.
V Dare  Paleoconservative. Peter Brimelow.

World Net Daily  Mainly conservative, occasionally libertarian. Joseph Farah.

World Watch Monitor  Following the persecution of Christians worldwide.

 

Brits

 

Anorak  Online tabloid.
BBC News  The Beeb.

Guardian..Pretty good cultural coverage.

Independent, The  Reputed to be center-left.

Mirror..British tabloid.

Telegraph, The  Reputed to be conservative.
Scotsman, The  "Scotland's National Newspaper Online."

Spectator, The  Opinion journal. Established 1828.

Spiked. Alternate news. Wired describes them as left-libertarian.

Sun  British tabloid.

Telegraph, The  Reputed to be conservative.

 

Mideast

 

Aljazeera  Leading Arab TV news network.  English language.
Arab News  "Saudi Arabia's first English language daily."

Americans for Middle East Understanding  Arab sympathies.

Bitter Lemons  "Palestinian-Israeli Crossfire." Balances news from both sides.

B'tselem..Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.

Campus Watch  "Monitoring Middle East Studies on Campus." Israeli sympathies.

Daat Emet  Jewish humanists opposing rabbinical fundamentalists. Israeli site.
Debka File  Mideast intelligence.  Israeli sympathies.

Haaretz  From Israel.

Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions  Protesting removal of Palestinian houses.

Israeli Conscientious Objectors  IDF soldiers refusing to serve in "occupied West Bank."

Jerusalem Post  Published in Israel.

Jewish Voice for Peace  Jewish peaceniks in America.

Letter from Israel  Peacenik professor from Tel Aviv University, Ran Ha.Cohen.

Memri..Documenting anti-semitism in the arab language press.

Mid-East Realities  Palestinian, Arab sympathies.

Palestine Monitor  "The Voice of Civil Society."

USS Liberty  Israel's 1967 attack on a US spy ship remains controversial.

 

Foreign Press

 

Afghan Daily  For those wondering "Whatever happened to..."
All Africa  Offices throughout Africa and the West.

Asia Times..From Bangkok, Thailand.

Baltics Worldwide  From "City Paper -- The Baltic States."

Globalist, The  "How the world really hangs together."
Japan Times  Since 1897.

People's Daily  Official Chinese Communist Party paper.

Philippine Daily Inquirer  "Balanced News, Fearless Views."

Prague Post  From the Czech Republic.

Pravda..Russian. Former Soviet Communist Party paper.

Scoop..International news from the New Zealand Press Association.

Straits Times  From Singapore. "Pacific Area Newspaper of the Year."

Sun-Herald  From Sydney, Australia.

 

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