Links - Practical journalism

The following are some links to sites and publications involved in practical journalism and usually produced by professional journalists. These are some the editors of The News Manual know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.


All India Radio (AIR): "A national service planned, developed and operated by the Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India. A network of 229 broadcasting centres with 148 medium frequency(MW), 54 high frequency (SW) and 168 FM transmitters. The coverage is 91.79% of the area , serving 99.14% of the people in the largest democracy of the world. AIR covers 24 Languages and 146 dialects in home services. In Externel services, it covers 27 languages; 17 national and 10 foreign languages." Based in New Delhi.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC): Australia's main national public broadcaster, with domestic radio and televisions networks plus a growing online presence. Based in Sydney. see also Radio Australia and

Australia Network TV: "Currently available in 20 million homes in more than 40 countries across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent and in more than 200,000 hotel rooms. Screening programs specifically produced for regional audiences, Australia Network draws on the vast inventory of programming available from both the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Australian commercial television networks and independent production houses from around the world." Based in Sydney.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Britain's national public broadcaster. Its main news site for journalism - linked here - has domestic and international versions. "The UK version gives prominence to the breadth and depth of BBC content in the UK including news, sport and weather along with UK radio and TV. The International version gives prominence to world news, sport and weather along with the BBC's international radio and TV services. Based in London

CBC/Radio-Canada: "Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. With 29 services offered on Radio, Television, the internet, satellite radio, digital audio, as well as through its record and music distribution service and wireless WAP and SMS messaging services." Based in Toronto. "The international edition of is constantly updated to bring the top news stories from around the world. It is produced by dedicated staff in London and Hong Kong, working with colleagues at CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and with bureaus worldwide. relies heavily on CNN's global team of almost 4,000 news professionals."

Fiji Sun: "Launched in September 1999, it is still owned and operated by a group of local investors and is Fiji’s only wholly nationally owned daily newspaper. The company employs a total staff of 92 with a further 40-plus under sub contractors. The newspaper is published seven days per week except for Good Friday and Christmas Day." Based in Suva.

Hindustan Times: One of India's leading independent, quality newspapers "With a combined daily circulation of 2.25 million copies and a readership base of 14.49 million readers, Hindustan Times (English) and Hindustan (Hindi)." Based in New Delhi.

Islands Business: "Islands Business International is a multimedia publishing company based in Suva, Fiji. The company brings out 14 products in print, video and digital media that include current affairs and business magazines, in-flight magazines for 3 of the region's airlines and four special-interest industry publications of IBI." Based in Fiji.

National Public Radio (NPR): "An internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 860 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations." Based in Washington. "is an independent Australian website of news, analysis and satire. Believing that robust media is fundamental to a healthy democracy, aims to provide non-partisan information. It has no association with any political party or media organisation." Based in Sydney.

PNG National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC): "is established and funded by the Parliament of PNG to provide a national radio service for Papua New Guinea." It has two main services: The Karai Service which broadcasts nationally on short wave, AM and FM frequencies and the Kundu Service in 19 provincial centres around PNG. Based in Port Moresby.

PNG Post Courier: "The Post-Courier is the largest selling national newspaper in Papua New Guinea, with an audited daily circulation of 26,262 and is published Monday to Friday in English. The newspaper is distributed mostly by air throughout Papua New Guinea." Based in Port Moresby.

Press Release Centre: "This site provides information on press releases, how to write press releases, and how to get your press release distributed. We include Australian media listings, we're a clearing house for the latest press release industry news, and we provide an Australian PR news monitor."

ProPublica: "An independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. We strive to foster change through exposing exploitation of the weak by the strong and the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them." Based in New York.

Radio Australia (RA): "Comprising seven languages and focusing uniquely on Asia and the Pacific, Radio Australia is the international radio and online service of the Australian national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. We share a commitment to providing our audiences with independent and engaging radio and online content, including English lessons, information about Australia and objective, accurate regional news and current affairs." Based in Melbourne.

Reuters: Once only a wire service for newspapers, now provides a full international online multimedia news service.

Sydney Morning Herald: One of Australia's leading quality newspapers. Flagship of Fairfax Media, which includes The Age in Melbourne and the Brisbane Times.

Times of India: India's leading and largest selling English language newspaper. Based in New Delhi.

The Vanuatu Independent: "... aims to provide independent and balanced news & information to the citizens and inhabitants of Vanuatu. In a small, geographically isolated country, it is easy for impartiality to be lost, accountability to be obscured, and corruption to hide. Our newspaper will keep people informed, aware and up to date on the issues of the day. The newspaper is owned and published by The Independent Foundation, a non-profit organisation." Based in Vila.

The Vanuatu Daily Post: "The Daily Post is published six times weekly, from Monday through to Saturday. We offer the most up-to-date news service, and often are the first source of breaking news stories." Based in Port Vila.

Washington Post: One of America's leading newspapers, famous for its coverage of US politics. "Offers news, opinion, sports, arts and living and entertainment. Includes archives since 1977 and subscription information."

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