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DOCUMENTARIES

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/
Watch documentaries online, read commentary, and explore contemporary issues facing the world.
 
http://forum-network.org/
"The Forum Network is a public media service of WGBH. Our online library contains thousands of video and audio lectures from the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policymakers, and community leaders, available to the public for free."
 
http://www.hulu.com/documentaries
"Hulu is free and legal through an advertising supported model. Videos are available for unlimited streaming; watch favorite shows and clips over and over, for free. Videos contain fewer ads than on TV. Advertisements appear during normal commercial breaks. Hulu acquires the rights to distribute its videos, making them available to users legally."
 
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/
For personal, not public, viewing. There are copyright violations for public viewing, so these documentaries, unless so noted, cannot be viewed in the classroom.
 
 
NEWS DIRECTORIES AND PORTALS
"See issues and political news with news bias revealed. Non-partisan, crowd-sourced technology shows all sides so you can decide."

"AJR NewsLink is a joint venture between American Journalism Review magazine and NewsLink Associates, an online research and consulting firm. It includes features from the printed edition of AJR magazine, the worldwide online publication lists of NewsLink and original content created especially for online readers.
Plus: 18,000 links to newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and news service worldwide, including top sites and search engines."
 
Fox News portal. 

MSN’s portal for MSN/NBC news.
 
Google’s news portal. 4500 national and international news sources are updated continuously.

http://journalistsresource.org

"Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, the Journalist’s Resource project examines news topics through a research lens. We surface scholarly materials that may be relevant to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers. Our philosophy is that peer-reviewed research studies can, at the very least, help anchor journalists as they navigate difficult terrain and competing claims. In 2013 the American Library Association named us one of the best free reference Web sites."

Journalist's Resource - See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/race-society/race-ethnicity-and-identity-in-the-american-21st-century-research-roundup#sthash.J3XZJSae.dpuf
Journalist's Resource - See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/race-society/race-ethnicity-and-identity-in-the-american-21st-century-research-roundup#sthash.J3XZJSae.dpuf
Journalist's Resource - See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/race-society/race-ethnicity-and-identity-in-the-american-21st-century-research-roundup#sthash.J3XZJSae.dpuf
 
Yahoo’s news portal covering national and some international news sources.
 
"Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format."

https://www.propublica.org/

"ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. ...ProPublica was a recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting and a 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting."

 
A non-partisan and non-profit organization, Public Agenda analyzes public opinion about policies and issues. Founded in 1975 and based in New York City, its purpose is to educate leaders and citizens.
 
Stateline’s unparalleled coverage across all 50 states and insight into the most important policy developments on a range of issues make it an indispensable resource for policy makers and others at all levels of government.
 
"Reporters Without Borders’ activities are carried out on five continents through its network of over 150 correspondents, its national sections, and its close collaboration with local and regional press freedom groups. Reporters Without Borders currently has 10 offices and sections worldwide. Its mission is to continuously monitor attacks on freedom of information worldwide;to denounce any such attacks in the media;to act in cooperation with governments to fight censorship and laws aimed at restricting freedom of information."
 
Each NY Times topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from Madonna to Myanmar. This treasure trove is available without charge on articles going back to 1981.
 
Project Vote Smart - A national, non-partisan organization providing information about the political system, issues, candidates and elected officials.
 
CENSUS STATISTICS
“Census Briefs are short documents providing findings from Census 2010, current demographic surveys and housing statistics. They contain colorful charts to illustrate major points.”
 
The Research Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2010.  Poverty in United States.
 
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS AND MEDIA
 
MEDIA AND ONLINE NEWSPAPERS
http://abcnews.go.com/  (ABC News)
http://www.al-bab.com/arab/newspapers.htm (Arab news directory)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/  (BBC News, London)
http://www.cbs.com/    (CBS News)
http://www.cnn.com/  (CNN- Cable News Network)
http://www.csmonitor.com/ (Christian Science Monitor)
http://www.foxnews.com/ (Fox News)
http://inkdrop.net/news/  ( Inkdrop links to international newspapers, updated daily)
http://www.latimes.com/ (Los Angeles)
http://www.nbc.com/ (NBC News)
http://www.msnbc.com/news/ (Microsoft/NBC Cable News)
http://www.thenation.com/ (The Nation)
http://www.npr.org/ (National Public Radio)
http://www.tnr.com/ (The New Republic)
http://www.nytimes.com/  (New York Times, user name: mwalcroft; password: library)
http://www.newsweek.com/  (Newsweek)
http://www.opensecrets.org/  (Center for Responsive Politics)
http://slate.msn.com/ (Slate Magazine)
http://www.time.com (Time Magazine)
http://www.villagevoice.com/ (Village Voice)
http://www.usatoday.com/ (USA Today)
http://www.usnews.com US News and World Report)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/  (Washington Post)
 
LOCAL NEWSPAPERS
http://www.montgomerynews.com/ambler_gazette/
(Ambler Gazette, Ambler)
 
https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/
(The Bucks County Courier Times, Lower Bucks County)
 
http://www.theintell.com/ 
(The Intelligencer Record, Doylestown and Upper Bucks and Montgomery Counties)
 
http://www.philly.com/
(The Inquirer and Daily News Homepage, Philadelphia)
 
http://www.pottsmerc.com/
(The Mercury, Pottstown)
 
http://www.mcall.com/
(Morning Call, Allentown)
 

http://allaroundphilly.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

(Montgomery Life)

 
http://www.montgomerynews.com/north_penn_life/
(North Penn Life)
 
http://www.phoenixvillenews.com/
(The Phoenix, Phoenixville)
 
http://www.readingeagle.com/
(Reading Eagle, Reading)
 
http://www.montgomerynews.com/souderton_independent/
(The Souderton Independent, Souderton)
 
http://www.thereporteronline.com 
(The Reporter, Lansdale)
 
http://www.timesherald.com/
(The Times Herald, Norristown)
 
DIRECTORIES - NEWSPAPERS
http://www.newspapers.com
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/
http://news.google.com/news - search by country of origin
http://www.world-newspapers.com/
 
Africa
http://www.world-newspapers.com/africa.html
http://www.newslink.org/nonusf.html
 
Asia
http://www.world-newspapers.com/asia.html
http://www.newslink.org/nonusa.html
 
Australia
http://www.newslink.org/nonusoaus.html
 
Canada
http://www.world-newspapers.com/canada.html
http://www.newslink.org/nonusn.html
 
Central America and Caribbean
http://www.world-newspapers.com/americas.html
http://www.newslink.org/nonuscar.html

China
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/china.htm
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/
http://en.people.cn/
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/
http://www.globaltimes.cn/
https://www.scmp.com/news/china
 
Europe
http://www.world-newspapers.com/europe.html
http://newslink.org/nonuse.html
http://www.newslink.org/nonuse.html
 
Middle East
http://www.al-bab.com/arab/newspapers.htm
http://www.world-newspapers.com/east.html
http://www.newslink.org/nonusa.html
 
Mexico
http://www.newslink.org/nonusmex.html
 
Russia
http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/russia.htm
https://themoscowtimes.com/
http://tass.com/
http://www.pravdareport.com/
https://www.rt.com/

South America
http://www.world-newspapers.com/south-america.html
http://www.newslink.org/nonuss.html
 
United States
http://www.world-newspapers.com/usa.html
http://www.newslink.org/dayn.html
http://www.newslink.org/statnews.html
 
 
FACT CHECKERS
http://www.factcheck.org/
“The Annenberg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. It is "a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases."
 
http://www.flackcheck.org
FlackCheck.org is a video-based counterpart to APPC’s award-winning program FactCheck.org. FlackCheck.org uses parody and humor to debunk false political advertising, poke fun at extreme language, and hold the media accountable for their reporting on political campaigns. FlackCheck.org is sponsored by the   Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

http://www.healthnewsreview.org/
"Health News Review: A web-based project that rates the completeness, accuracy, and balance of U.S. news stories that include claims about medical treatments, tests, products and procedures."
 
http://www.prwatch.org/cmd/index.html
“The Center for Media and Democracy is a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest organization that strengthens participatory democracy by investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism.”
 
http://www.corporations.org/media/
“Media Reform Information Center, Links and Resources on Media Reform is maintained by the Corporate Accountability Project.”
 
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/
All media sources have a degree of bias in reporting,  some more than others.  The purpose of this website is to be a resource for those who
care about media bias.  Media bias on this website is determined through research and consumer opinions.  See Methodology.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/
Political fact finding by CQ Press and ST. Peter’s Times.

“The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.”
 
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/
Washington Post fact checker.
 
http://www.cmpa.com/
“The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of news and entertainment media. CMPA's goal is to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media coverage and impact through well-documented, timely, and readable studies.”
 

https://sunlightfoundation.com

"Sunlight Foundation : A national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis and journalism to make our government and

politics more accountable and transparent to all."

"Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people
together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children
around the world. TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption."
 
https://www.freepress.net/issues/media-control/media-consolidation/who-owns-media
"Who Owns the News Media is an interactive database of companies that own news properties in the United States."
 
Debunking eRumors/Scams on Email and Internet
https://hoax-slayer.com/
Hoax-Slayer allows Internet users to check the veracity of common email hoaxes and aims to counteract criminal activity by publishing
information about common types of Internet scams. Hoax-Slayer also includes anti-spam tips, computer and email security information,
articles about true email forwards, and much more."

https://www.truthorfiction.com/
"TruthOrFiction.com is a non-partisan website where Internet users can quickly and easily get information about eRumors, warnings,
offers, requests for help, myths, hoaxes, virus warnings, and humorous or inspirational stories that are circulated by email. The site is
run by Branches Communications, Inc. which attempts to verify and fact checkerumors and urban legends. The site classifies  stories as

Truth! usually means we have found reliable or first-hand sources who are willing to vouch for the validity of the story.

Fiction! usually means we have found reliable or first-hand sources who know the story is false and who deny it. It can also mean that we

have classified a story as a long-standing and well known urban legend or that there is a conspicuous lack of evidence that it is true.

Reported to be Truth! or Reported to be Fiction! usually means that we have found a source for the story, but usually a single

source whose credibility is either not known to us or may be questionable.

Unproven! usually means we have not found reliable or first-hand sources to satisfactorily confirm or deny the story. It may or may not

be true, but we have not found what we regard to be proof either way.

Truth! & Fiction! usually means parts of a story are supported by fact, but other parts are not. It’s not completely Truth! and it’s not

completely Fiction!

Previously Truth! Now Ended! or Now Resolved! usually means that the story was once true, such as an urgent request for help, but is

now outdated or was a project that came to an end.

Disputed! usually means that there are good people on both sides of a controversy or a claim of truth and that TruthOrFiction.com is not

making a judgment as to who is right.

Pending Investigation! usually means we know about the eRumor, are investigating the allegations and will post findings when we get

them."

 

CONSERVATIVE WATCHDOG GROUPS
http://www.aim.org/
“Accuracy in Media is a non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted liberal coverage.”
 
https://www.mrc.org/
“Media Research Center (MRC) is a conservative media watchdog group.”
 
http://newsbusters.org/
“NewsBusters, a project of the Media Research Center (MRC), the leader in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.”

LIBERAL WATCHDOG GROUPS
http://www.fair.org/index.php
FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.
 
http://mediamatters.org/
“Media Matters for America is a Web-based, not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media site claiming to expose conservative bias.”
 
 
ELECTIONS
League of Women Voters. "Vote 411 helps people register to vote and offers information on voting requirements and state deadlines. Build your ballot with our online voters' guide! Type in your address to see the races on your ballot . Candidates' positions can be compared side-by-side, and you may print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with you to the polls on Election Day."
 
“Provides the most relevant, unbiased information on over 40,000 candidates and officials: biographical information, voting records, issue position, public statements, campaign finances, and interest group ratings.” Allows you to match your concerns with the candidates. 
 

http://www.americanselect.org/
“The first-ever open presidential nominating process. No special interests. No agendas. No partisanship. What if there were a better way to choose our president? Americans Elect is harnessing the power of the Internet to ask every single voter one simple question: who would you nominate in 2012? You choose the issues. You choose the candidates. You nominate the ticket. And the winner will be on the 2012 ballot in every state.”


The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government.”
 
Offers text of bills, etc. from THOMAS, and related news and blogs as well as a “money trail” funding of politicians by lobbyists.

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