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Media Organizations

Pittsburgh Region

  • American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Pittsburgh Chapter
    The Pittsburgh Chapter of ASMP, formed in January, 1991, provides a natural forum for the area's photographers to meet, talk, and learn. Membership is based on strict standards of professionalism and a track record of publication and photographic excellence through peer portfolio review.
  • Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
    The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation - an organization of journalists, communications specialists and students - supports Black journalists and the Black community, hosts programs that recognize excellent media coverage of minority communities and trains young people to enter the media industry
  • Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Local 38061
    Pittsburgh Local 38061 bargains and enforces contracts for more than 260 editorial department reporters, photographers, copy editors and artists at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and more than 30 editorial, advertising, circulation and maintenance employees at the Valley Independent in Monessen.
  • Pittsburgh Independent Media Center
    The Pittsburgh Independent Media Center has a new website: the Pittsburgh Indymedia site, part of the international network of Indymedia sites.
  • Press Club of Western Pennsylvania
    a nonprofit organization of journalists and other communications professionals from a 29-county area of Western Pennsylvania. It sponsors forums on current events and educational programs, administers the Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop operated by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and presents the annual Golden Quill Awards contest and ceremony, honoring the best of Western Pennsylvania journalism.
  • PublicSource
    PublicSource is an independent, non-profit news group that focuses on original investigative reporting about critical issues facing Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region. It was launched to undertake in-depth reporting in the public interest.
  • Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, SAG-AFTRA - Pittsburgh Local
    The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild merged in 2012.
  • Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh / The Gertrude Gordon Memorial Fund
    This journalism scholarship is open to full-time college students majoring in journalism, English, communications and related fields. The students, male or female, must be Western Pennsylvania residents or attend Western Pennsylvania colleges and universities.



Nearby States

  • Ohio Newspaper Association
    Includes a list of member newspapers with links to their websites.
  • Outdoor Writers of Ohio
    Outdoor Writers of Ohio, Inc. is a professional organization of outdoor communicators founded in 1939, whose members are staff writers for some of Ohio's largest daily newspapers, freelance magazine writers, columnists for community weekly newpapers, authors, photographers, artists and public information specialists.
  • West Virginia Press Association
    Links to West Virginia Newspapers online. Classified advertising rates.

United States

  • Handbook of Independent Journalism
    This brochure, written by Deborah Potter, executive director of NewsLab (, "offers a brief introduction to the fundamentals of journalism as it is practiced in democratic systems a journalism that attempts to base itself on fact and not opinion."
  • American Communication Association
    ACA was created to promote academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication. They link to the Wikipedia entry for Communications which will explain what the field is all about.
  • American Society of Media Photographers
    The American Society of Media Photographers (originally the Society of Magazine Photographers and later the American Society of Magazine Photographers) is a trade organization which promotes photographers' rights, educates photographers in better business practices, and produces business publications for photographers. ASMP has over 5,000 members, including many of the world's greatest photographers, in 40 chapters nationwide.
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors
    Career and internship information available.
  • Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (ANN)
    The trade organization for alternative newspapers in North America, AAN is a diverse group of 119 non-daily publications, most of which are free-circulation papers. There is at least one AAN member in every major metropolitan area, and many others publish in smaller markets.
  • Association of Health Care Journalists
    The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. Includes links to journalism resources.
  • Center for Public Integrity: iWatch News
    The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern.
  • Committee to Protect Journalists
    A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the global defense of press freedom.
  • Editor & Publisher
    The latest news about the publishing industry.
  • FAIR
    Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. Arranged by topic and, for international news, region.
  • International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA)
    An organization for communication between publishers of regional magazines. Their website has a list of their publications, most of which are travel destination magazines, and links to their websites.
  • Media Research Center
    "Bringing Political Balance to the Media". Founded by L. Brent Bozell III in 1987 with a mission to bring political balance to the nation's news and entertainment media, the Media Research Center has become the nation's largest and most respected conservative media watchdog organization.
  • National Newspaper Association
    Established in 1885, the National Newspaper Association (NNA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing the owners, publishers and editors of America's community newspapers. Today, NNA's 3,600 members make it the largest newspaper association in the United States.
  • National Press Club
    a private association of members of the journalism and public relations community.
  • National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
    A professional organization with over 10,000 members, which includes still and television photographers, editors, students and representatives of businesses that serve the photojournalism industry.
  • National Society of Newspaper Columnists
    Includes information about their conference, links to related websites
  • Newspaper Association of America
    a nonprofit organization representing the $46 billion newspaper industry. NAA members account for nearly 90% of the daily circulation in the United States and a wide range of nondaily U.S. newspapers.
  • The Newspaper Guild
    A sector of the Communications Workers of America, representing newspaper reporters
  • Online Journalism Review
    An Annenberg, University of Southern California website for journalists.
  • Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
    A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal help to journalists and news organizations.


  • International Federation of Journalists
    The International Federation of Journalists is the world's largest organisation of journalists. First established in 1926, it was relaunched in 1946 and again, in its present form, in 1952. Today the Federation represents around 450,000 members in more than 100 countries.
  • International Women's Media Foundation
    The IWMF was launched in 1990 with the mission to strengthen the role of women in the news media around the world, based on the belief that no press is truly free unless women share an equal voice. Since its inception, the IWMF has built a network of women journalists from more than 100 countries. It awards yearly "Courage in Journalism Awards" and its projects include The Latin American Women's Media Initiative and the African Women's Media Center to further the cause of women journalists in those regions.
  • Reporters Without Borders
    RWB was founded in 1985 with the aim of producing follow-up reports on catastrophes that the established press neglects after the first sensational front-page stories have been forgotten. Now it defends freedom of the press and imprisoned journalists around the world. On its website you can find the current press situation in countries around the world.