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Fact-checking organizations:, a nonprofit organization and a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

"The Fact Checker" is a project by The Washington Post to analyze political claims. Their colleagues and competitors at recommended The Fact Checker as a resource to use before assuming a story is factual., run by the Tampa Bay Times, received a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its fact-checking efforts the previous year., privately run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, was given "high praise" by, another fact-checking website; in addition, Network World gave a grade of "A" in a meta-analysis of fact-checking websites. was founded by Rich Buhler, a journalist, speaker, and author who was also known as the "Father of Modern Christian Talk Radio" at KBRT.

Research Resources

Trade Organizations

The Newspaper Association of America recently changed its name to the News Media Alliance to accommodate all of the new media outlets that do not have a print counterpart.


Media Databases

PR Resources

Job of the Week (JOTW)                                                                                                                                                                                 This free newsletter detailing new PR and corporate communications job openings has been a runaway success since Edward Lundquist launched it about a year ago. You can check out past issues online. To subscribe send a blank e-mail to: Archives at:

PR insiders have relied on O'Dwyers print edition to bring them insider agency and firm news for decades. The publication's website includes daily news (especially new client wins), jobs postings and a services/vendor guide. The site also contains useful tools, such as the ability to look up a client's PR firm—so you can see which PR firm your competition uses.

Billed as "The After Hours Place for PR Pros"SM, this site includes useful articles, sometimes-provocative commentary, and very fun design that make you feel like being a PR pro is not so bad after all. A great place to visit on Friday afternoons when you're feeling a bit tired.

Journalist Express
This site is a comprehensive resource for media and research outlets.