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Media Directories

International Literary Marketplace
Information and contact details of publishers worldwide.

Gebbie Press--US Media Directory
Gebbie Press publishes the All-In-One Media Directory, listing USA TV/Radio stations, Daily/Weekly newspapers, Trade/Consumer magazines, Black/Hispanic media, syndicates, networks and more.
Response Source
Response Source offer a range of online news and media services for journalists and media relations professionals.

Finding Hidden Markets by Marcia Yudkin
A  very useful article on how to find markets using these directories and in other ways.

Newspapers and Periodicals

ABYZ News Links
Contains links to newspapers and other news sources from around the world.
NewsPapersCentral.com
Newspapers directory on the web, newspaper advertising and resources.
NewsMediaDirectory.com
News and media online directory and information on the web.

Experts, Scholars and Academics

Profnet
A database of academic and industry experts, which can be searched by keywords.
Sources
Expert contacts and media spokespersons representing more than 1,000 organizations ready to answer
media questions on their areas of expertise. A free service for journalists, writers, editors and researchers.

Legal Assistance

Intellectual Property Experts
Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts specialize in all facets of Intellectual Property Law including trademark, copyright and patent law. Their Arizona and New York offices represent clients worldwide.

Law and Policy Institutions Guide
Provides a well-organized point of access for legal and legislative information.

General 

The Fine Print, an ebook which analyzes, ranks, and dissects the publishing contracts of 74 of the biggest print-on-demand and epublishers. I wrote this book to help newer writers avoid being scammed by publishers who overcharge and under-deliver. 
Online writers community AuthorZone.Com is a only professional community website dedicated to authors but also a place where visitors and readers can come and read articles, short stories, and book reviews written by authors and editors alike.
Resources for the essay writer.
Business Jargon Fixes
Brad Shorr created a list of 150 business jargon fixes. This guide serves as a quick fix for business writers looking for powerful alternatives to the tired phrases that drain all the life out of their content.

Education

Online Study RDI is world’s largest independent provider of UK university distance learning courses, online university courses, online degrees, distance learning UK MBA courses, online study and qualifications.
New York Film Academy
The New York Film Academy's Screenwriting School offers screenwriting courses in both Los Angeles and NYC where aspiring screenwriters can immerse themselves in the intricacies of writing for film and television. With professional screenwriters instructing students in the structure and tools needed to effectively bring a story to the screen, NYFA is an excellent choice for those looking to start or further their career in script writing.

Communications

Conference calls. Accuconference provides conference call services to business and individuals, and includes additional services like conference recordings. They work with a lot of freelancers who use the service because of the free recordings that they offer because so much of their conversations are about contracts, deadlines, and even payment.


Writers' Guidelines

You can also find compilations of publisher guidelines for no cost on the web--though they are not as comprehensive as those in the media directories:
The Australian Writer's Marketplace
This annual directory is your essential guide with over 2,000 useful and varied contacts listed.
The Writers' Place (US)

Guidelines for paying, non-fiction publications on the Web. Ranks publications in terms of how much they pay a writer—low, medium and high.

Bookwire
Includes up-to-date information on the latest book releases and links to comprehensive information about publishers, especially  in the US. 

Organisations: International

General
Writers' Forum
Writers' Forum is a major monthly resource for established and aspiring writers. It covers the who, what, why, where, when and how on the craft of writing. Features include celebrity author profiles, tips from renowned authors, events, holidays for writers, competitions, and much, much more. For more details visit: www.writers-forum.com 

Writing-World.com
Writing-World.com offers more than 250 articles on just about every aspect of writing (fiction, nonfiction, freelancing, greeting cards, international, etc.), plus over 500 links to other resources, market information, contest listings, etc. 
Writer Exchange
Resources for writers, including a markets page and section on jobs for writers.
Long Ridge Writers Group
Writing craft and inspirational articles, live author/editor interviews. 
SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network)
Provides information, education and inspiration for everyone involved in or interested in the publishing process.
 

Journalists
The National Press Club ( USA )
A professional and social organisation for journalists, a prestigious organisation based in Washington DC.
The Electronic Journalist (USA )
Society of Professional Journalists
Journalism.co.uk
A list of current journalist vacancies in magazines and newspapers in the UK.
JournalistID.com
International journalist identification and social networking community.

Journalism Review Sites
American Journalism Review
Columbia Journalism Review
Online Journalism Review

Codes of Ethics and Fairness
FAIR, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (US)
FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) is a national media watch group.

 

Technical Writers
Society for Technical Communication (USA/International)
The Institute of Scientific & Technical Communicators (UK)
Australian Society for Technical Communication
National Association of Science Writers (US)
IEEE Professional Communication Society (US)
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Corporate Communications/Business Writers
International Association of  Business Communicators (International)
IABC is an international association for business communication professionals from the private, corporate and government sectors.
All About PR

A PR resource featuring more than 1200+ links to articles, websites and resources of interest to public relations, corporate and marketing communications and business people. Topics include crisis , employee and marketing communications; ethics; how-to; jobs, media relations; professional development; PR agencies; research and writing. 

Organisations: New Zealand

General
Homebizbuzz
Offers those who work from home information, resources and access to an active, online community to help ensure their businesses are both successful and fun.
New Zealand Society of Authors
The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

Journalists
New Zealand Press Council
New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists & Communicators

Technical Writers
Technical Communicators Association

Corporate Communications/Business Writers
Public Relations Institute of New Zealand
Marketing Association of New Zealand