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Communication Research Methods


  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) 
    A national media watch group that monitors media bias and censorship.
  • International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 
    Worldwide professional organization in the field of communication research. They have compiled a list of Open Access Journals in the field of communications.
  • Pew Research: Journalism Project 
    Assesses the state of news in society. Includes a link to The State of the News Media Annual Report as well as other research reports and analysis.
  • Media Cloud 
    Data tool from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard that visualizes the flow of the media.
  • Media Education Foundation 
    Organization that produces educational documentaries that examines American mass media's impact on society.
  • Media Education Lab 
    University of Rhode Island, Harrington School's program that focuses on media education through curriculum materials, publications, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • Media Matters for America 
    Progressive news monitoring organization.
  • National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) 
    Organization focused on media literacy in the United States.
  • MIT Center for Civic Media: Projects 
    Tools that can be used for media analysis.
  • Newsy: Multisource video news 
    According to the About page, Newsy is the, "only video news service that allows users to compare bias by highlighting nuances in reporting."
  • On the Media 
    On the Media is a National Public Radio Program that reflects on how the media covered events in the weekly news. It also discusses issues in the media such as freedom of information.
  • Pew Research Center for People and the Press 
    Organization that conducts national surveys on the politics and the media. Includes data sets, reports, and links to polls.
  • Project Look Sharp 
    Project Look Sharp provides materials, training and support to help teachers prepare students for life in today's media saturated world. Project Look Sharp promotes the effective integration of media literacy and critical thinking into classroom curricula at all educational levels and instructional areas. Project Look Sharp also evaluates the effectiveness of school-based media literacy education.

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