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  • is a resource site that focuses on how the Internet, convergence (see note), and new technologies are changing the media. The site offers tips, news, and commentary about online journalism, citizen's media, digital storytelling, converged news operations, and using the Internet as a reporting tool.
    Note: Convergence in the media refers to cross-platform reporting. For example: newspaper reporters file stories for the newspaper, the paper's Web site, and even a TV or radio station owned by the newspaper.
    A full service site with dozens of useful links, developed by a Canadian reporter.
  • NewsLab
    Resources, story background, and training for television and radio journalists.
  • Project for Excellence in Journalism
    U.S. non-profit organization has resources and research.
    Resources for journalists, including beat-related links.

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  • Press Statement
John Kerry
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 5, 2015
    Commemorating World Press Freedom Day

    John Kerry (May 5): "On May 3rd, we honored journalists who defend democratic ideals through their commitment to discovering and telling the truth. In doing so, we also paid tribute journalism itself, a profession to that is essential to good governance and the functioning of democracy" Full text »

  • Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 27, 2015
    Free the Press

    APR. 27: The U.S. Department of State launched its fourth annual “Free the Press” campaign today as part of the Department’s efforts to honor the fundamental importance of a free and independent media in the days leading up to World Press Freedom Day on May 3. Full text »