Ideas – CBC Radio
On the air for over 40 years, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's long running and much loved radio show gives in-depth consideration to ideas - many ideas. Each weeknight the show explores social issues, culture and the arts, geopolitics, history, biography, science and technology, and the humanities. Independent scholars and radio producers offer varying perspectives on these subjects and so many others in finely crafted hour-long (or multi-part) journeys into the topic. The sites archives are treasure house of fascinating topics that are now available in a weekly "Best Of" podcast.
Former Los Angeles Times reporter and editor Bob Baker is the author of Newsthinking, a book that outlines principles of mental organization for journalists. Baker’s website, Newsthinking.com, discusses the book and also features an archive of Barker’s articles about journalism, written in his direct, no-nonsense and somewhat old-school style.
NewsTrust is a pioneer of Crowd-Sourced Fact-Checking, a model that gives people the tools to separate fact from fiction by providing a feed of quality reporting and information vetted by reviewers. Beyond offering mainstream and independent news feeds that have been reviewed and rated by members, NewsTrust, in association with the Center for Public Integrity has launched TruthSquad, a tool that uses crowd-sourcing to check facts in political discourse.
MediaChannel does the important work of watching the watchers: investigating media issues through the means of criticism, dissection of breaking news, investigative reporting from hundreds of organizations worldwide, and links to a wealth of media watcher blogs.
Online Media Legal Network
Digital content creators starting out in new online ventures can count on low cost or even free (!) legal assistance from The Online Media Legal Network (OMLN), a network of law firms, law school clinics, in-house counsel, and individual lawyers across the United States. An initiative of the Digital Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, OMNL taps into the legal expertise and pro-bono possibilities for the benefit of qualified clients needing advice on questions such as governance, copyright and the risks associated with publishing on the internet. What the Network gains from this generosity is a role in the rapidly evolving relationship between the internet and the law.
This site includes links to thousands of newspapers from around the world, from Jordan to Japan. This super-friendly site even links to many small-city newspapers in the United States. Newspapers are searchable by global region, country, or (for the U.S.) state, so you can find what you need in just seconds. Also, listings indicate which foreign newspapers are published in English.