News and Media Security
This section of the web site features links to information and resources related to the media and global security. In addition, we have included links to a variety of online news sources and research tools that will allow access different perspectives on global issues. Click on the links below to jump directly to the different sections of this page.
- GENERAL MEDIA AND SECURITY SITES
- Committee to Protect Journalists
- Covering the Attack
Features extensive resources related to press coverage of the 9/11 attacks including a section entitled Remembering September 11, 2001
- European Journalism Center
The European Journalism Center is designed to support journalists in Europe and beyond. This site offers a variety of resources related to journalism and the Internet. Intended primarly for use by practicing journalists, this site provides insight into the challenges and issues facing reporters.
- Institute for War and Peace Reporting
IWPR engages local reporters in crisis areas for training, research and reporting projects. Field offices build local networks, edit reports and host workshops and discussion sessions. IWPR is best known for its award-winning website and electronic publications in five languages. Its material is widely republished in local and international media. In the pre-internet era, IWPR published the highly regarded magazine WarReport.
- Media Literacy Resources
This site is part of Dennis Boals' Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers, which features an unbelievable number of online resources. Some links aren't updated, but the quantity of good sites makes it work a visit.
- September 11th Television Archive
This site offers an archive of television news coverage of the September 11th terrorist attacks from countries around the world including the United States, England, Japan, Russia, China, and Mexico. Also provides detailed analysis of the worldwide coverage of the attacks.
- The Fear and the Facts
This site, using the example of reporting on Anthrax attacks, explores the dilemma facing many journalists today. What role does the media play in either creating or undermining security.
- ONLINE NEWSPAPER META SITES
- AJR Newslink
The American Journalism Review hosts this portal site that offers links to online versions of newspapers from countries around the world. Click on "newspapers" in the upper left hand corner, and follow the links to the continent and country that interests you.
Developed by Web Wombat, this metasite claims to index 10,000 online newspapers worldwide. It is organized by geographic area, nation, and state/province. A valuable resource
- ONLINE INTERNATIONAL NEWS SOURCES
- ABC News
- CNN Interactive
- Foreign Policy
- Le Monde
- Online Newshour with Jim Lehrer
- Reuters News Service
- The BBC World Service
- The Brookings Institution
- The Christian Science Monitor
- The Economist
- The International Herald Tribune
- The New York Times
- The United Nations Foundation
- The Washington Post
- Common Ground Radio
Common Ground is a weekly radio series produced by the Stanley Foundation. Since 1980 Common Ground has been covering world affairs and the people who shape events. Programs feature analysis and discussion of a variety of issues of international importance including regions and countries in conflict, the United Nations, etc. Visit the Common Ground web site for a list of National Public Radio stations that broadcast Common Ground or listen to weekly broadcasts online. Free program transcripts are available online.
- National Public Radio
NPR, renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information, and cultural programming, serves 16 million listeners weekly via more than 640 NPR member stations. NPR has traditionally provided programming that covers international issues in a clear and balanced manner. NPR programs such as Common Ground, The World, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered provide excellent international coverage.
- RESEARCH TOOLS
- Atlapedia Online
Atlapedia Online contains full color physical and political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.
- CIA World Factbook
The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for use by US Government officials. Resources included in the World Factbook can be reproduced without the permission of the CIA. A great resource for country-specific information including maps, statistics, and profiles. Visit the CIA Publications and Handbooks web site for information about other resources available from the Central Intelligence Agency.
- Interactive UN Organizational Chart
This online interactive organizational chart of the United Nations is a great place to begin UN-related research. It gives users an overview of the structure of the UN, and users can simply click on the unit in which they are interested. Print an Adobe Acrobat .pdf version for your students.
- Library of Congress
The Library of Congress provides a number of resources including Thomas, a legislative information service that grants full text access to current bills under consideration in the Congress, as well as a guide to exhibitions, library services and research tools.
- UN InfoNation Database
Sponsored by the United Nations CyberSchoolBus, InfoNation is an easy-to-use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for Member States of the United Nations. You can compare statistics from seven different countries at the same time.