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Social Psychology, Communication, Media Studies Research Guide

Communication in Mass Media and Alternative Media

Center for Citizen Media

Center for Citizen Media is a website "aimed at helping to enable and encourage grassroots media, especially citizen journalism, at every level." The site features news reports, blogs, and their latest projects that include Workshop on Blogging and Citizen Journalism, Citizen Media Law Project, Principles of Citizen Journalism, Citizen Journalism "Un-Conference", and Frontiers of Innovation in Community Engagement .
"The nonprofit Center is jointly affiliated with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State University and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University Law School.
The center's founder and director is Dan Gillmor, author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People (2004, O'Reilly Media)."

Independent Media Center

"The Independent Media Center is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth."
Founded in 1999 by various independent and alternative media organizations and activists.

Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media

Jump Cut is a non-profit organization that publishes material on film, television, video, and other related media in addition to cultural analysis.
"JUMP CUT is committed to presenting and developing media criticism which recognizes: (1) media in a social and political context; (2) the political and social needs and perspectives of people struggling for liberation--workers, women, Blacks and other oppressed minorities, Third World people, gays and lesbians; (3) the interrelationship of class, race, and gender oppression; (4) new theoretical and analytic perspectives."

New America Media "Expanding the News Lens Through Ethnic Media"

"New America Media is the country's first and largest national collaboration and advocate of 2000 ethnic news organizations."
Site offers news by ethnicities on African, African American, Asian, South Asian, European, Indigenous, Latino, Middle Eastern, and Intersections. They also feature special topics like education, environment and energy, health, immigration, international affairs, youth culture, and NAM in Washington.
Founded by nonprofit Pacific New Service.