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Links to Journalism Trust and Quality Focused Organizations

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The Media Ethics Resource Center, designed to support the book, Media Ethics, 7th Edition (Christians C. G., Fackler, M., Rotzoll, K., Mckee, K. B., Woods, Jr., R. H., 2005, Allyn & Bacon) has an extensive website list of organizations that at least in part deal with journalism credibility and trust issues. It also provides an occasionally updated list of current media ethical issues.

Public or Civic Journalism:

Here is a short list of organizations related to public or civic journalism and that now are closely watching the growth of citizen or participatory journalism.

Public Journalism Network ( The PJNet seeks to understand the intersection of journalism and the public via civic and citizen journalism.

Pew Center for Civic Journalism
The Center was the clearinghouse for most public journalism projects and research from 1994 to 2002. A wealth of information from all of those years.

Press Think
Jay Rosen has been a leading figure in the reform movement known as "public journalism," which calls on the press to take a more active role in strengthening citizenship, improving political debate and reviving public life.

Public Journalism Conference Papers
Academic papers produced for the Civic Journalism Interest Group given at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conferences from 1997 to present.

Public Journalism Bibliography
A list of books and articles on public journalism compiled by the Poynter Institute.

Civic Journalism Interest Group
The web site for the Civic Journalism Interest Group of the AEJMC.

Zoned for Debate
New York University's journalism faculty's web forum on current issues in journalism. Especially interesting discussion on the future of journalism schools and particularly the Columbia Journalism School.

The Robert D. Fowler Distinguished Chair in Communication at Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University outside of Atlanta and the Fowler chair co-host the web site.

Minnesota Public Radio Civic Journalism Initiative
More than 20 archived civic journalism projects produced for radio from 1996 to 2003.

The J-Lab
J-Lab is an incubator for innovative news experiments that use new technologies to help people actively engage in critical public issues. Its core mission is to improve public life by transforming journalism for today and re-inventing it for tomorrow. Its New Voices project looks at and helps seed innovative community news projects.