BEFORE THE TAPING: (from
left) Bob McCannon, Anthony Wilson, Karen Foss, Marcos Martinez,
Jayne Bower, Wally Dean, Paul Ingles.
Wally Dean of the Committee of Concerned Journalists/
Project for Excellence in Journalism and Karen Foss, KSDK-St.Louis
Bob McCannon of the New
Mexico Media Literacy Project and Anthony Wilson, reporter and
anchor for ABCTV11 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Documentary "Local News" Web Site has more about
the TV series and many interesting links and other details about what
goes on in local television newsrooms.
Excellence in Journalism:an initiative by journalists to
clarify and raise the standards of American journalism. The Web site
includes a number of research reports, including The
Local TV News Project where you may be able
to find how your own town's local news team sizes up.
TV News Coverage of the 2002 General Election:
a report by the Norman Lear Center at the USC Annenberg School (.pdf).
Center Studies on Journalism:
links to public opinion polls and survey results.
Radio-Television News Directors
Association: a professional organization, devoted to electronic
journalism. RTNDA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting,
cable, and other electronic media in more than 30 countries. The Web
site includes sections on ethics, research, newsroom resources, technology,
and training workshops.
NewsHour: Changing Local News / A Media Watch Special Report
:an in-depth look at the changing face of local news that includes television
journalists such as Carol Marin and industry experts like Deborah Potter,
the Executive Director of NewsLab, a non-profit group that encourages
quality in local news.
NewsLab: a non-profit
television news laboratory, that seeks to serve local stations by helping
them find better ways of telling important stories that are often difficult
to convey on television. This site includes resources for newsrooms
and an extensive list of articles and research on local news.
American Journalism Review
has good information for print and broadcast journalists. Links to news
sources, journalism organizations, and research collections.
Action Coalition for Media
Education promotes media education, independent media production,
Alliance for a Media Literate
America promotes media literacy education that is focused
on critical inquiry, learning, and skill-building.
New Mexico Media Literacy Project
offers speakers, multimedia workshops, and unique videos and
CD-ROMs on a variety of media literacy topics.