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Last Update: Monday, Jan. 27, 2003

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Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)

Center for Media and Democracy
Combats misleading PR practices.

EditorsWeb.org
Our daily service, which gathers links to governmental and congressional press releases, is used by hundreds of editors and reporters.


Urban Legends, Pranks, Corporate attacks
Go to the bottom of the page for links to track attacks on different companies.

PRSA Web Site

PRNewswire
Another release clearinghouse.

Businesswire.com
A clearinghouse of corporate releases.

The Media Toolcase
A PR site that offers many journalism resources as well. A must-bookmark for PR types.

Bill Stoller's Publicity Insider -- PR Secrets for Savvy Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Free articles, press release and pitch letter samples, a PR Hall of Fame and much more. The site is has a free e-zine, and Free Publicity, a subscription Newsletter for PR-Hungry Businesses.

National School Public Relations Association

Women Executives in Public Relations

aScribe.org
Similar to Businesswire and PRNewswire, this site focuses on news and press releases from medical and science sources.

NewsWise
Newswise maintains a comprehensive database of news releases from top institutions engaged in scientific, medical and business research. Allows reporters to search, browse or download any article or abstract.

PR and Marketing Network

The Publicity Hound
An e-zine with free PR advice.

WebSite-Watcher
A clipping-type tool that automatically looks for changes on web pages, any page at any level), as often as you like (every 30 minutes, hourly, daily, etc.) and then highlights precisely where on the page changes occur. Results are delivered via the tool or via e-mail.

TrackEngine.com
A clipping-type tool similar to WebSite-Watcher.

WhatsNextOnline.com
A bi-weekly newsletter on Internet marketing and PR.

Media Industry News

Press Access
Free PR resources, and the site also tracks moves of reporters and editors to new newspapers, trade and business publications.

Ragan Communications Interactive Public Relations
A great online PR newsletter that features a free online forum.

WritingWithClarity.com
An excellent site from Ken O'Quinn, a former news journalist turned writing coach/consultant.

Craig's List
A community PR bulletin board that's organized by regions.

Newswise.com
Press releases and expert referrals in several academic areas.

iPR Newsletter
A good online media relations site for news and trends.

Ereleases.com
Writes and faxes press releases to more than 10,000 journalists.

Press Release Network
Tips and tools for circulating press releases. Listing of top releases and newsletters.

Information Advisor

News Bios
This is a Denver-based pay site, but it's a great resource. Bios of 3,500 influential journalists.

MediaSource.com
A press release posting system.

Online Press Release Factory
A press release posting system.

PR Newswire Press Room
A journalist-only site that has an archive of news releases and photos, expert sources through ProfNet, multimedia, a directory of company contacts and more.

Center for Media and Democracy
Combats misleading PR practices.

Kirk Hallahan's PR Links
Hundreds of useful resources from Colorado State University.

Colorado State University: PR-Education.org
Dozens of helpful resources for students and teachers.

Public Relations Online Resources and Organizations
Dozens of helpful links from ImpulseResearch.com.

Internet Press Guild: Care and Feeding of Journalists
Tips on the care and feeding of journalists.

PRSA: PR Tactics
Tactics is a monthly newspaper that delivers practical how-to information.

FrugalMarketing.com
This site offers dozens of articles on press releases and other marketing strategies, always focusing on low costs and high return.

FrugalMarketing.com
Resources for business, arts, and travel, as well as on how to have fun cheaply, sustainable business practices and a page of peace resources. More than 500 articles.

National PR Network
Resources for business, arts, and travel, as well as on how to have fun cheaply, sustainable business practices and a page of peace resources. More than 500 articles.

EditorsWeb.org
Our daily service, which gathers links to governmental and congressional press releases, is used by hundreds of editors and reporters.

About.com PR/Advertising Page
Links to dozens of helpful industry sites.

PRFirms.org: Council of Public Relations Firms
Resources galore, including job-hunting materials.

PR and Marketing Blog
A resource for online PR and marketing people.

Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Association

Creativebusiness.com
Site offers forms as base for interviewing a prospective client. All are in pdf and cover everything from an assignment questionnaire to pricing to how to prepare a marketing plan. Free too.

AgPR.com
More than a PR site, it allows you to search farm legislation and links to many helpful resources.

Online Public Relations
The site offers lots of links, including links to research sites, career resources and public affairs resources.

ContentBlog
This site has daily notes for online communications content specialists.

ContentBiz Newsletter
It goes out weekly to about 10,000 publishing industry execs.

Institute for PR

Council of Public Relations Firms

The PR Resource Center
Industry news, links and more.

PRWeekJobs.com

DigitalWork.com
Affordable press release distribution.

PR News
A newsletter on pr and marketing.

Press Access
Lots of media news and gossip. Folks moving within the industry, etc.

ARA Content
PRNewswire and Business Wire, but we specialize in feature articles. There are two ways we can be a resource. On the PR side, we distribute articles. On the editors side, editors use our articles to fill supplement and special sections and for filler copy. Articles are educational, informational, high-quality feature articles with very little commercialism.

MediaCampaign.org
A site for campaign stakeholders.

PRSA: Silver Anvil Award Case Studies
A resource for those interested in reviewing examples of "best practice" case studies as well as a resource center for entrants. Offerings include a Reading Room as well as a Power Point presentation prepared by members of the Honors & Awards Committee.

The Holmes Report
Several free PR resources (ideas, white papers, etc.)

Web Clip Art

NAMA: Agricultural Relations Council

PR Point
Contains lot of useful resource materials.

Deloitte Press Room
Several interesting studies by the consulting firm.

InternetWire.com

LeFile.com
This site comments on best practices of corporate (and government) Web sites using in-the-news events to prompt site reviews and commentary. The site includes a Homeland Security page.

The PR Place
Lots of links.

PR Professional Daily
An online newsletter devoted to the profession.

USA News Net
Press releases, corporate directory and more. Pay site.

MediaMavens.com
An Internet wire service for the media only. Publicity, celebrity marketing and mroe.

PressAccess.com's Links to Publications and Broadcast Media

Press Access Free PR Links
Dozens of dynamite links.

InternetPRGuide
Public Relations Strategy and Tips for Internet professionals offers tips on press release writing, distribution and trade shows. Internet publicity pointers also cover dealing with the media and crisis management.

PR Web
A press release database, help writing press releases, help finding a PR firm, and more. Billed as "by PR professionals for PR professionals.

MediaRelations.com

Newstream
More wire-service content.

US Newswire

Media Training

News Broadcast Network

CyberAlert
Monitors Web traffic; offers news and news groups.

SpeakerNetNews.com
A weekly e-zine for professional speakers. A good way to promote PR seminars, books, etc.

GuestSpeaking.com
A bi-weekly e-zine that helps you improve your public speaking skills.

Ezine Tips
A great online e-zine published on weekdays.

MediaPost.com
MediaPost provides an electronic directory of radio, TV and print media.

PromoteYourself.com
Sign up for several e-zines on promotions. Viz-Ability Marketing Tips is highly recommended.

ODwyerpr.com
Jack O'Dwyer Newsletter's daily PR news. Jack, by the way, is retiring soon as editor.

URLwire.com
A news service just for site reviewers, portal guide editors, writers, and reporters who link to great web content.

Get Free Publicity.com

TVEyes.com
Search software that tracks what's being said on TV scripts.

AGpr.com
Get your press releases sent to hundreds of editors.

Tecagrinews.com
A great site for dozens of ag press releases.

Writing Releases
Great tips on the do's and don'ts of writing a press release.

The Traditional Press Release is Dead
An article by strategist B.L. Ochman, an Internet and Outernet marketing and PR consultant, speaker, journalist and publisher of What's Next Online marketing tactics newsletter.

Press Releases Are a Colossal Waste of Time
An article by strategist B.L. Ochman, an Internet and Outernet marketing and PR consultant, speaker, journalist and publisher of What's Next Online marketing tactics newsletter.

PR and Powerpoint Presentations
Here's one example of how it's done on the net.

AgWeb.com

MediaMap's SourceNet
Provides a way for editors to get in touch with public relations people and provides a list of links of interest to journalists. It also includes Media Watch, a weekly update on personnel moves and changes at print, broadcast, and Web news organizations.

The Measurement Standard
Product/service reviews of three media reputation indexes, as well as a detailed guide to measuring in cyberspace. There's also a piece on "if you have six months to turn your PR around, what are the six things you need to do? -- a month-by-month timetable. For the media there are the results of a recent survey of PR in the UK that indicates that PR's reputation is at an all-time low.

Media Kitty
An online exchange for international journalists and public relations professionals in travel and tourism.

WorldPressOnline
"Dedicated to online press relations for corporate communicators and trade press editors in the packaging industry. It's a business-to-press site in which trade press editors, PR agencies and companies of the packaging industry can exchange information."

Featuresexec.com
A British site for public relations professionals in business and technology.

eworldwire Press Release Distribution and Writing Service
With a full-time research department, this site claims its distribution databases are the most up-to-date in the industry.

Insight Farm

Institute for PR Education
Links, resources and more.

Prime Point Foundation
The only non-profit trust promoted by any Indian public relations agency for promoting pr and communication awareness.

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