Media Advocacy Organizations

From Croteau and Hoynes (2003) Media/Society

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

  • Accuracy in Media. Conservative/right media criticism. www.aim.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Council on American Islamic Relations. Includes “media watch” project. www.cair.com/

  • Electronic Civil Disobedience. Advocates using the Internet for direct action. www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ecd.html

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

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

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

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

  • Media Action Network for Asian Americans. Works for accurate, balanced, and sensitive Asian American images. www.janet.org/~manaa

  • Media Matters for America. Liberal/left media criticism. www.mediamatters.org

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

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

  • Minnesota News Council. Promotes media fairness through public accountability. www.mtn.org/newscncl

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

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

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

  • Progressive Media Project. To give voice to those in diverse communities who have been shut out of the mainstream media. www.progressive.org/mediaproj.htm

  • Radio 4 All. Directory of sites related to the microbroadcasting movement www.radio4all.org

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

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