top of page

Media Advocacy Organizations

From Croteau and Hoynes (2003) Media/Society

  • About-Face. A San-Francisco group that combats negative and distorted images of women.

  • Accuracy in Media. Conservative/right media criticism.

  • Adbusters/Media Foundation. Liberal/left Canadian group that takes aim at advertising and consumer culture.

  • Alliance for Community Media. Working to broaden access to electronic media.

  • Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers. Resources and advocacy related to independent video and film.

  • Center for Democracy and Technology.  Works for public policies that advance civil liberties and democratic values in communications technologies.

  • Center for Media and Public Affairs. Conservative/right studies of news and entertainment media.

  • Commercial Alert. Helps people defend themselves against harmful, immoral, or intrusive advertising and marketing and the excesses of commercialism.

  • Committee to Protect Journalists.  Monitors restrictions on press freedoms worldwide.

  • Community Media Workshop. Helps Chicago community groups get access to media.

  • Council on American Islamic Relations. Includes “media watch” project.

  • Electronic Civil Disobedience. Advocates using the Internet for direct action.

  • Electronic Frontier Foundation. Works to protect free speech on the Internet.

  • Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting. Liberal/left media watch group.

  • Institute for Public Accuracy. Liberal/left alternatives to mainstream and conservative pundits and “experts.”

  • Media Access Project. Fights for the public’s First Amendment right to hear and be heard on the electronic media of today and tomorrow.

  • Media Action Network for Asian Americans. Works for accurate, balanced, and sensitive Asian American images.

  • Media Matters for America. Liberal/left media criticism.

  • Media Research Center. Conservative/right group that aims to “neutralize the left-wing media.”

  • Media Scope. Advocates for constructive media depictions of health and social issues.

  • Minnesota News Council. Promotes media fairness through public accountability.

  • Morality in Media. Conservative “interfaith” group that combats obscenity in media.

  • National Institute on Media and the Family. Resources about the impact of the media on children and families.

  • Parents Television Council. Conservative group advocating more family-friendly programming.

  • Progressive Media Project. To give voice to those in diverse communities who have been shut out of the mainstream media.

  • Radio 4 All. Directory of sites related to the microbroadcasting movement

  • The Representation Project. Works to create a world free of limiting stereotypes and social injustices.

  • Rocky Mountain Media Watch. Citizen action to challenge big media.

Media Advocacy: Homepage_about
bottom of page