|YouTube coverage: Freedom of Speech Issues|
Visit Sage of Springfield
|sources for research||
[ ProjectCensored.org ] 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.
|Where you can get published almost immediately||[ OpEdNews.com ][ Blogger.com ][ AssociatedContent.com ][ YouTube.com ][ FaceBook.com ][ MySpace.com ][ Helium.com ][ Create Space ]|
|International Perspective:||[ http://www.abyznewslinks.com ] Index of global news sources.
[ http://www.linktv.org ] Link TV: TV without borders.
[ http://electronicintifada.net ] The Electronic Intifada (EI): News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a Palestinian perspective.
Organizations keeping a close eye on the gatekeepers of news and propaganda machines that permeate the main-stream media.
|[ Truthmove.org ] The International Truth Movement
[ Fair.org ] Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
[ MediaLens.org/ ] Corporate Media Watch from the UK perspective.
[ aim.org ] Accuracy in Media
[ TalkingPointsMemo.com ]
[ http://jeffrey-feldman.typepad.com/ ] FRAMESHOP: Framing the debate. The language of politics
[ defconblog.org ]
[ alternet.org ]
[ truthdig.com ]
[ adbusters.org ]
[ prwatch.org ]
[ therealnews.com ]
[ coanews.org ]
[ publiceye.org ] FYI from Political Research Associates.
[ newsbusters.org ] "Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias."
[ MediaMatters.org ] Monitoring and critiquing news personalities. (Notice any missing news personalities?)
[ mediacrashers.blogspot.com ] "We're here to crash the party that the big media gatekeepers have been having at our expense for about the past 25 years."
[ freepress.net ] Free Press is a national, nonpartisan organization working to reform the media. Through education, organizing and advocacy, we promote diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, and universal access to communications.
[ mediachannel.org ] MediaChannel is concerned with the political, cultural and social impacts of the media, large and small.
|Statistics||[ fedstats.gov ] Fed Stats: Government statistics from more than a hundred agencies.
[ infoplease.com ] Statistics, with a regularly updated front page.
[ statemaster.com ] Graphical statistics (numbers are a bit older than the government's, but it's nice to look at.)
|The Audience: How to reach out.||• Some studies in Cognition|
|Take a breath first.||
• Know your subject before you write about it.
• Writing from one position only demonstrates a simplified perspective
• Know your sources and give them credit.
• Evidence, evidence, evidence!
• Know what you're not being told by the media. (when was the last time you saw an ad on television promoting fresh fruits and vegetables that was not in a cooking show?)
• An omission can speak volumes. Look for what's missing.
• Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why. Why usually leads to opinions and speculation.
|Bypass educational roadblocks.|
More to come...A work in progress.
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