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PCOM6000 Survey in Professional Writing: Web Resources

Website Evaluation

While it may seem easier to do a web search for information rather than use a library database, you need to critically evaluate web sites. While there are numerous web pages that describe how to evaluate a web site, here are a few that you may find useful:

Evaluation Criteria: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Website Evaluation Wizard

Professional Associations and Organizations

Professional organizations and associations provide useful and practical information about your potential profession. Here are a few links that you may find useful.

American Marketing Association 

Committee to Protect Journalists

Council of Public Relations Firms

Event Planners Association

Newspaper Association of America

Public Relations Society of America

Society of Professional Journalists                                        

Suggested Web Sites

American Journalism Review http://www.ajr.org/

Center for Media and Public Affairs http://www.cmpa.com/

Media Research Center https://www.mrc.org/

Columbia Journalism Review http://www.cjr.org/

FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting https://fair.org/

Gallup http://www.gallup.com/home.aspx

Institute for Public Relations http://www.instituteforpr.org/

The Media Institute http://www.mediainstitute.org/

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations http://www.ncmpr.org/

Pew Charitable Trusts http://www.pewtrusts.org/ 

Pew Research Center http://pewresearch.org/

Quinnipiac Polling Institute http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/

The State of the News Media  http://stateofthemedia.org/

World Public Opinion http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/