Professional Links

R.D. Smith; updated spring 2020

Professional Organizations & Resources: Public Relations

Canadian Public Relations Society

International Association of Business Communicators

International Association of Online Communicators

International Public Relations Institute

Institute for Public Relations

National Association of Government Communicators

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations

National Investor Relations Institute

National School Public Relations Association

Public Relations Society of America

Religion Communicators Council

Professional Organizations & Resources: Advertising

American Advertising Federation

American Association of Advertising Agencies

American Marketing Association

Professional Organizations & Resources: Communication

American Communication Association

Association for Business Communication

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Canadian Communication Association

Center for the Study of Communication and Culture

International Association for Media and Communication Research

International Communication Association

Journalism Education Association

National Communication Association

World Communication Association


Professional Organizations & Resources: Journalism

ACES Society of Editors

American Medial Writers Association

American Society of Magazine Editors asme/media

Associated Collegiate Press

Associated Press Sports Editors

Association of Alternative News Media

Association of Food Journalists

Association of Health Care Journalists

Association for Women in Sports Media

Canadian Association of Journalists

Criminal Justice Journalists

Education Writers Association

International Federation of Agricultural Journalists

International Federation of Journalists

International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association

Investigative Reports and Editors

Military Reporters and Writers Association

National Association of Science Writers

National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting

National Education Writers Association

National Press Photographers Association

National Association of Science Writers

News Leaders Association (formerly American Society of Newspaper Editors)

Online News Association

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Poynter Institute

Radio Television Digital News News Association rtdnaorg

Religion Newswriters Association

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Society for Features Journalism

Society of American Business Editors and Writers

Society of Environmental Journalists

Society of News Design

Society of Professional Journalists


Professional Organizations & Resources: Broadcasting

Academy of Television

American Sportscasters Association

Broadcast Education Association

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Federal Communications Commission

Independent Media Center

Internet and Television Association

National Association of Broadcasters

National Association of Television Program Executives

National Federation of Community Broadcasters

National Writers Union

Native American Public Telecommunications

Native Networks Radio

Public Radio International


Professional Organizations & Resources: Communication Diversity

Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association

American Women in Radio and Television

Asian American Journalists Association

Association of LGBTQ Journalists

Association for Women in Communication

Association for Women in Sports Media

Hispanic Public Relations Association

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communication

National Black Public Relations Society

Native American Journalists Association

South Asian Journalists Association

Women in Cable Telecommunications


Media Publications & Professional Resources

Advertising Age

All About Public Relations

American Journalism Review

Behind the News

Columbia Journalism Review

Editor & Publisher

First Amendment News

Journal of Mass Media Ethics

Journal of Marketing Communications

Journal of Integrated Marketing Communication

Journal of Public Relations Research

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Public Relations Journal (search archives)

Online Journalism Review 

Diversity Resources

American Civil Liberties Union

Diversity Inc (online magazine)

Forum on Media Diversity (online academic forum)

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Freedom Forum (info on diversity)

Media Diversity Institute (international scope)

National Center for Disability and Journalism (multiple links)

Poynter Online (ethics and diversity)

Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education (focus on diversity)

Society of Professional Journalists (Diversity section)

U.S. Census Bureau


Ethics Resources: Journalism

American Society of Newspaper Editors (Statement of Principles)

Associated Press Management Editors (Ethics Code)

Digital Media Ethics

Journalism Net (international links to press codes)

National Conference of Editorial Writers (Statement of Principles)

National Public Radio (News Code of Ethics & Practices)

New York Times (Journalism Ethics Policy)

Scripps Newspapers (Statement of Policy on Ethics & Professional Conduct)

Society for News Design (Code of Ethical Standards)

Society of Professional Journalists (Code of Ethics)


Ethics Resources: Public Relations

Public Relations Society of America (Code of Ethics)

Canadian Public Relations Society (Code of Professional Standards)

National School Public Relations Association (Code of Ethics)

Association for Educational Communication & Technology (Code of Ethics)

Religion Communicators Council (Ethical Guidelines)

International Association of Business Communicators (Code of Ethics)


Ethics Resources: Advertising

American Advertising Federation (Advertising Ethics & Principles)

Canadian Code of Advertising Standards

Vatican: Pontifical Council for Social Communication: Handbook on Ethics in Advertising


Media Literacy & Media Criticism

Accuracy in Media (conservative analysis)

Action Coalition for Media Education

Ad Busters

Alliance for a Media Literate America

Association for Media Literacy

Center for Media and Democracy (PR Watch and SourceWatch progressive analysis)

Center for Media and Public Affairs

Center for Media Literacy

EthicNet (Journalism ethics in various European nations)

FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (progressive analysis)

GLAAD Media 

Independent Media Institute 

Jesuit Communication Project


Media Awareness Network

Media Channel

Media Literacy Clearinghouse

Project Censored

News Watch


Fact Checking

PR Week

PRSA Job Center