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American Press Institute
API is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry.

American Society of Association Executives
Features a searchable database of member associations, including trade and professional organizations for a wide variety of industries.

Associated Press Stylebook Online
Subscribe to the AP Stylebook online and get immediate access to any style updates throughout the year.

Bartleby Library
This site offers the full text of many books online. Included are William Strunk's Elements of Style and a version of John Bartlett's Familiar Quotations that can be browsed by author.

Business Journalism.org
The home of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The site includes online training, a blog, job listings, and a forum. You can also become a member to receive the Copyediting newsletter and access the training archives.

Site aims to help young, student and early career journalists get started in journalism. Links to job banks, internship opportunities and has advice on getting your first job and applying and interviewing for positions.

Editor & Publisher Interactive
Provides news for the newspaper-publishing industry. Includes a listing of jobs in both newspapers and new media, updated every Friday evening.

Editors Only
The site for the Editors Only newsletter features the Editors Only Information System, whereby subscribers and first-time users can query the newsletter on any type of editorial issue - management, standard practices in the profession, and so forth. In addition, any user can access the site's Editors Only Q&A to find answers to questions such as when to pay freelancers, how to get a new editor up to speed, and whether to start a Web site. Also featured: The Editors Only Classified and a Trade Secrets File of editorial case histories.

Folio: Magazine
The magazine for the magazine-publishing industry.

Freedom of Information Requests
Procedures for making a FOIA request to the Department of Justice are here, and include the mailing address of the FOIA offices of each DOJ component. Contains descriptions of the types of records maintained by each component.

Grammar Resources on the Web
Links to grammar and writing resources on the web, from the University of Chicago Writing Program.

Guide to Citation Style Guides
More than a dozen guides compiled by Karla Tonella at the University of Iowa.

HARO (Help a Reporter Out)
Helps journalists find sources. Also see ProfNet and (especially for Canadian queries) Sources.

How Stuff Works
From electronics, computers, science, health, money. You name it!

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Investigative Reporters and Editors provides training and resources to members.

IPA Publishing Services
IPA Publishing Services will market, sell, produce, and print reprints on your behalf.

Journalism Resources
More than 40 annotated pages of resources compiled for support of academic journalism departments and professional journalists.

JournalismTraining.org provides a centralized location for journalists seeking information about professional development opportunities. The centerpiece of the site is a searchable database of local, regional and national journalism training programs arranged to easily find, compare and determine which training best meets individual needs.

This site, "designed by a busy journalist for busy journalists" includes scads of links to newswires; magazines; archive services; stock quotes; news; weather; dictionaries; "reference desk" sites; research tools; plus customized pages for beats such as business, government, law, health care, and more. If you sign up as a member (free), you can add and delete links to create a customized list.

Libraries with Journalism Resources
At Poynter, this list includes links to journalism libraries/research centers as well as other sites with journalism library resources.

Library of Congress Copyright Office
All about copyrights.

Magazine Health Watch
A reguarly updated database of advertising pages and revenue for consumer and business magazines. Job seekers and freelancers can use the site to check up on the financial health of potential employers or clients. They also can find names of trade titles in specific markets they might be interested in writing for.

Online Conversion
Calculators to convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions.

OJR: The Online Journalism Review
A blog about the future of digital media. Published by the Knight Digital Media Center, which in turn is a project of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism and the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists. Poynter conducts more than 50 seminars annually in the areas of leadership and management, news reporting and writing, producing news for broadcast and online, ethics and diversity, and visual journalism. The school owns the Times Publishing Company, which publishes the St. Petersburg Times, and operates Congressional Quarterly and other publications.

A service that lets you send queries to thousands of expert sources—scholars, university professors, and others. Also see Help a Reporter Out and Sources (especially for Canadian queries).

The Slot
Washington Times copy editor Bill Walsh rants about violations of grammar and style, provides his own Curmudgeon's Stylebook, career advice for copy editors, and more.

Sources is a Canadian service for journalists and researchers that lists that’s similar to ProfNet and Help a Reporter Out: Its primary service is a contact directory that lists experts and spokespersons in various fields who are available to be interviewed.

STRAT is a newsletter about print and online magazine publishing strategy. Article topics include audience/circulation, digital editions, technology, print and online advertising, and more.

TechWeb’s Techencyclopedia
Get definitions for technical terms.

A centralized source of exhibitor news from leading shows and exhibitions worldwide. A service of Business Wire.

The Vocabula Review
A serious, yet entertaining look at the English language, The Vocabula Review “strives to combat the degradation of our language. Equally important, we celebrate its opulence and its elegance.” Some pages, such as the Worst and Best Words lists and the GAGAs (Grumbling About Grammar Awards), are accessible to all users, but full text of articles is available only to subscribers.

Word Police
Barbara Wallraff is The Atlantic Monthly's copy editing guru. Her "Word Court" column for the magazine offers clear, sensible advice on sticky editing problems. Current and past columns are available on The Court Record section of the site. You can brush up on your copy editing skills by taking one of Wallraff's Word Police Academy entrance exams. There's also a Citizen's Arrest feature, in which readers send in examples of poor grammar or usage from actual publications.

WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary
This site was designed with poets and songwriters in mind, but can be useful when you're trying to come up with that perfect, clever headline. Just type in a word and the dictionary lists the rhymes. You can even choose the type of rhyme: end rhyme, beginning rhyme, or first-syllable, last-syllable, or double rhyme.

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