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Journalism, Broadcasting and Public Relations

Support for the development of research skills as students learn to create the media that impacts our politics, economy, and culture.

Professional Organizations & Journalism Websites

Editors & Publishers

An online journal covering the newspaper industry, including business, newsroom, advertising, circulation, marketing, technology, online and syndicates.


ijnet International Journalists' Network

IJNet delivers the latest information and resources to journalists around the world. We help our community keep pace with ever-­changing media trends and innovations while tracking down exciting career opportunities for international journalists.


SBJ Toolbox 

Hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists, the SPJ Toolbox plays an important role in providing journalists, students, professors, and people in many professions with reliable resources for reporting, editing, verifying, and visualizing information for complex stories.


The Journalist Toolbox - YouTube

This channel provides short training videos for professional journalists to learn new digital skills. Use the short primers to train your newsroom, students, staff, etc. It is operated by UIC journalism professor Mike Reilley.


The National Press Club

The National Press Club Journalism Institute powers journalism in the public interest through training and support for journalists across the country. The Institute, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Press Club, provides online educational programs, a daily industry newsletter, a weekly writing community, and more.


Pew Research Center

Pew Research Center is a leading source of reliable and trusted data and analysis on various topics, such as politics, policy, international affairs, economy, race, and culture.


Columbia Journalism Review 

CJR’s mission is to be the intellectual leader in the rapidly changing world of journalism. It is the most respected voice on press criticism, and it shapes the ideas that make media leaders and journalists smarter about their work.



The Poynter Institute is a nonprofit school for journalists and a publisher of original journalism. Since 1975, Poynter has hosted seminars on news media ethics, written about ethical controversies and provided news organizations with advice on ethical decision-making


FAIR  Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.


Undercover Reporting 

This collaboration with NYU Libraries collects many decades of high-impact, sometimes controversial, mostly U.S.-generated journalism that used undercover techniques. It grows out of the research for Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception (Northwestern University Press, 2012), which argues that much of the valuable journalism since before the U.S. Civil War has emerged from investigations that employed subterfuge to expose wrong.


The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism

Our Mission:  To expand the opportunities for diverse voices and perspectives and educate early-career journalists in order to strengthen independent media.