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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

Center for Media and Public Affairs

Media Research Center

Columbia Journalism Review

FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting


Institute for Public Relations

The Media Institute

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations

Pew Charitable Trusts 

Pew Research Center

Quinnipiac Polling Institute

The State of the News Media

World Public Opinion