Resources for Journalists

Agencia Latinoamericana de Informacion (ALAI)
Materials from the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women with a concentration on the Women and Media chapter of the Beijing Platform for Action.

Alicia Patterson Foundation
Offers fellowships to U.S. citizens who are full-time print journalists, or to non-U.S. citizens who work fulltime for U.S. print publications, either in America or abroad. Freelancers are welcome to apply.

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (in three languages). AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement.

AMARC Women’s Network

America Abroad Media

America Abroad Media brings prominent broadcast journalists from the Muslim world to the United States to learn about and report on key foreign and domestic issues, and to educate American journalists, experts and policy makes about their countries and cultures.

American Society of Newspaper Editors
The American Society of Newspaper Editors is a membership organization for daily newspaper editors, people who serve the editorial needs of daily newspapers and certain distinguished individuals who have worked on behalf of editors through the years.

American Women in Radio and Television, Inc.
AWRT aims to advance the impact of women in the electronic media and allied fields by educating, advocating and acting like a resource to its members and the industry.

Asia Pacific Media Network
Dedicated to creating links between media unions of the Asia Pacific Region and Australian journalists.

Asian American Journalists Association
Homepage of the AAJA, headquartered in San Francisco.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
International association of over 3,300 journalism/mass communications faculty, students, administrators and professionals from over 28 countries

An international women’s internet magazine focusing on women’s rights.

Committee to Protect Journalists
Homepage of the CPJ, headquartered in New York. CPJ is an independent, nonprofit organization that documents and responds to violations of press freedom worldwide.

Communications Consortium Media Center
A nonprofit media center dedicated to helping organizations use media and new technologies as tools for public education and policy change.

Communication Initiative
The Communication Initiative is a space to share, debate and advance effective communication for development progress.

Commonwealth Press Union
The Commonwealth Press Union is an association whose members are newspaper groups (some with several hundred newspapers), newspapers and news agencies in 49 countries of the Commonwealth.
These are represented with the CPU by their proprietors, publishers or senior executives.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education
International association of alumni relations, communications and marketing, and fund-raising.

Council on Foreign Relations
An independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

Editor and Publisher
Database of over 1,817 online newspapers worldwide, organized by region.

European Journalism Center – The Netherlands
Gives overview of the press, audio-visual media, professional organizations and training centers throughout Europe.

Foreign Press Center (New York Office)

The U.S. Department of State has Foreign Press Centers in Washington, D.C. and New York which provide foreign-based journalists with a variety of services to help them report on American society, politics and culture. The centers also work with US Embassy Public Affairs offices overseas to assist foreign correspondents visiting the United States.

Free Press Unlimited                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Free Press Unlimited supports local journalists in conflict areas and war zones to provide their audience with reliable news and information.

The Freedom Forum
The Freedom Forum, headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia, is a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people.

Freedom House
Freedom House, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Through a vast array of international programs and publications, Freedom House is working to advance the remarkable worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom.

Ghana Agricultural and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA)
A professional media group whose aim is to mobilize and organize journalists and media organizations involved or interested in agricultural, environmental and rural development reporting and activities.

The Global Village Cat
Worldwide links to public community access television sites and other links related to the movement for the freedom of speech.

Guide to English-Language Media Online
A searchable guide to paper-printed publications with an established web presence.

Institute of International Education
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1919, IIE has 19 offices worldwide, over 850 college and university IIENetwork members, and more than 5,000 volunteers.

Inter American Press Association
The Inter American Press Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending freedom of expression and of the press throughout the Americas.

Inter Press Service and IPS Global Gateway
IPS is the only major news agency reporting on international affairs from a Southern perspective.

International Center for Foreign Journalists
Established in 1984 to strengthen the quality of journalism worldwide through professional training and exchange. ICFJ administers the Knight International Press Fellowship Program.

International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists is the world’s largest organization of journalists. First established in 1926, it was re-launched in 1946 and again, in its present form, in 1952. Today the Federation represents around 500.000 members in more than 100 countries.

International Press Institute
IPI, the global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, is dedicated to the furtherance and safeguarding of press freedom, the promotion of the free flow of news and information, and the improvement of the practices of journalism

International Research and Exchange Board
IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development. Founded in 1968, IREX has an annual portfolio of $50 million and a staff of over 500 professionals worldwide. IREX and its partner IREX Europe deliver cross-cutting programs and consulting expertise in more than 50 countries.

International Women’s Media Foundation
The IWMF’s projects, research and support of free press help women develop their talents and advance in the profession.
These programs build on the IWMF’s extensive network of women and men journalists around the world and provide women journalists with the information, skills and connections they need to succeed.

Journalism and Mass Communication Resources
Over 30 annotated pages of resources compiled in support of academic journalism departments and professional journalists.

Journalism and Women Symposium
JAWS supports the personal growth and professional empowerment of women in newsrooms and works towards a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.

Kidon–Media Link – The Netherlands
Links to newspapers in Europe, USA, Americas (except USA), Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Media Diversity Institute
The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that mobilizes the power of media to lessen inter-group conflict, advance minority and human rights, and support deeper public understanding of all types of social diversity.

Media Report to Women
Provides information on all types of media — television, cable, film, radio, newspapers, magazines, newsletters, the Internet and other emerging media — and the way in which they depict women and issues of interest to women.

Minorities and Women in Radio News
Provides statistical information on minorities and women in radio news in the United States.

Minorities and Women in Television News
Provides statistical information on minorities and women in television news in the United States.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations
National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations offers undergraduate and graduate students a ten-week professional, academic, and career opportunity internship in Washington, DC.

National Federation of Press Women
NFPW is an organization of professional journalists and communicators that promotes the highest ethical standards while looking toward the future in professional development, networking, and protecting First Amendment rights.

National Press Club Foundation
The Club shall provide people who gather and disseminate news a center for the advancement of their professional standards and skills, the promotion of free expression, mutual support and social fellowship.

The Network of Women in Media, India
The Network of Women in Media, India, is an association which aims to provide a forum for women in media professions to share information and resources, exchange ideas, promote media awareness and ethics, and work for gender equality and justice within the media and society.

Newspaper Association of America
NAA focuses on five key strategic priorities that collectively affect the newspaper industry: marketing, public policy, diversity, industry development and newspaper operations.

Newswomen’s Club of New York
The only professional organization exclusively for women journalists in the New York metropolitan area.  Membership includes women who work in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, photography and new media. The Newswomen’s Club was established in 1922 to support women in journalism and to promote the highest journalistic standards.

Nieman Foundation for Journalism
The Nieman Foundation, located in Cambridge, MA, is the oldest mid-career fellowship program for journalists in the world.

North American Journalists Exchange
The Institute of International Education, an independent educational exchange agency with over 80 years of experience, announces the North American Journalist Exchange program for Canadian, Mexican, and U.S. journalists. Through the program, journalists from the three countries sharpen reporting skills, study key issues in North American international relations, and obtain first-hand experience in each other’s country. Deadline in November.

Overseas Press Club
The Overseas Press Club of America, founded in 1939 in New York City by a group of foreign correspondents, seeks to maintain an international association of journalists working in the United States and abroad; to encourage the highest standards of professional integrity and skill in the reporting of news; to help educate a new generation of journalists; to contribute to the freedom and independence of journalists and the press throughout the world, and to work toward better communication and understanding among people.

Poynter Institute
Each year, Poynter reaches thousands of journalists around the world through a combination of seminars around the globe, e-learning courses, much more. Journalists from 126 countries have been trained and Poynter has forged training partnerships with more than 20 major media organizations, including Gannett, Google, National Geographic and Univision.

Public Radio International
Public Radio International (PRI) is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to effect positive change in people’s lives.  Its mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world.  Founded in 1983, PRI audio, text and visual content is currently consumed by almost 19 million people each month.

Radio-Television News Director Association
RTNDA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.

Grassroots network for journalists around the world.

Sociedad Interamericana de Prense
The Sociedad Interamericana de Prense is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending freedom of expression and of the press throughout the Americas.

Society of Professional Journalists
SPJ is a nonprofit organization of 13,500 journalists dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism, stimulating high standards of ethnical behavior and perpetuating a free press. SPJ also maintains, a website that enables journalists everywhere find the training they need.

Works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.

Women Presidents’ Organization
The Women Presidents’ Organization aims to improve business conditions for women entrepreneurs and to promote the acceptance and advancement of women entrepreneurs in all industries.

United Nations News Centre
Provides up to date reports on UN activities and press matters

Women’s Enews
Women’s Enews is a nonprofit independent news service covering the issues that are of particular concern to women. Women’s Enews editor and staff have nearly a half-century of journalism experience with newspapers, wire services and national publications and are determined to deliver full and balanced reporting to Women’s Enews readers.

Women’s Environment and Development Organization
WEDO is an international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of women worldwide as policymakers at all levels in governments, institutions and forums to achieve economic and social justice, a healthy and peaceful planet, and human rights for all.

Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press
WIFP seeks to democratize the communications media by expanding freedom of the press (which includes its modern day electronic forms) to enable all people; rich and poor, male and female, to have the equal opportunity to speak directly to the whole public about their own issues and concerns.

Women’s International News Gathering Service
Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world.

World Association of Newspapers
Founded in 1948, the World Association of Newspapers groups 72 national newspaper associations, individual newspaper executives in 100 nations, 13 news agencies, and nine regional press organizations. It is a non-profit, non-government organization.
In all, the Association represents more than 18,000 publications on the five continents.

World Press Institute
The World Press Institute’s mission is to promote and strengthen press freedom throughout the world.

Support The Fund

Although the Fund is based at the United Nations, it does not receive financial support from the world organization. The Fund’s program for journalists relies entirely on financial support from U.N. Missions, foundations, organizations and individuals.