Resources for Research: Organizations
Alternative Press Center
The web site of the Alternative Press Index. Includes information about
pricing, coverage, a selection of the "best of 1996" from the
Alternative Press Index, and an on-line directory of alternative
The American Journalism Historians
Association of journalism history professors, archivists,
attorneys and media practioners who study print and broadcast
advertising and public relations.
ALA American Literature Association
The ALA is an organization of scholarly literary organization, many of
them specializing in the study of a single author. RSAP regularly
sponsors panels on American periodicals at the ALA's annual spring
ASA: American Studies Association
Extensive website of resources and links. The syllabus library contains
several syllabi for courses examining American periodicals.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass
Association of journalism faculty, students, and professionals.
Jhistory is an H-NET discussion list devoted to journalism history. It
runs notes and queries about journalism history topics, research ideas,
queries about people who are working on similar projects or fields,
news of employment opportunities within journalism and/or history, and
information on conferences about journalism history and related
Media History Monographs
MHM is a quarterly online journal devoted to publishing scholarly
journalism and mass communication history works.
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
RSVP fosters interdisciplinary scholarship on the Victorian British
periodical press: journals, proprietors, editors, illustrators,
publishers and authors and the role of the press in shaping Victorians'
beliefs and debates about their society, culture, and politics.
The Serials Librarian
Journal of serials management for librarians. Coverage includes serials
selection and acquisition, bibliographic control, cataloguing, staffing
and department management, serials control systems, subscription
agencies, publishers, and computerization problems. Abstracts are
available online from 1992 onwards.
SHARP: The Society for the History of Authorship,
Reading and Publishing
The homepage of this organization is an important resource in
publishing history, containing an extensive listing of publishers'
archives, online exhibits, teaching resources, and links to the SHARP-L
discussion list and its archives.
SSAWW: Society for the Study of American Women Writers
SSAWW promotes the study of American women writers through the
research, teaching, publication, and the strengthening of relations
among persons and institutions in this country and internationally who
are devoted to such studies, and the broadening of knowledge among the
general public about American women writers. The website contains calls
for papers, e-texts, links to the SSAWW discussion list and its
Victorian Periodicals Review
Ordering and submission information for this journal of scholarship
concerning British periodicals.
Zine Resource Center
American Amateur Press Association
Periodical Publishing Associations
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)
American Society of Newspaper Editors
The Canadian Magazine Publishers Association
Resources for magazine readers include listings of magazines with
contact information; resources for publishers include the association
newsletter, employment listings, and a discussion list for magazines
circulations under 5000.
Council on Literary Magazines and Small Presses
General information on this organization:
Editor and Publisher
Online edition of trade publication for newspaper editors and
FEM-MAG-PUBLISHERS Discussion list for women
publishers, editors, and other women in publication
administration/design/circulation management. To subscribe, send the
message SUBSCRIBE FEM-MAG-PUBLISHERS Your Name to
Folio: The Magazine for Magazine Management
The Independent Press Association (IPA)
The IPA works to promote and support independent
publications committed to social justice and a
International Network of Street Papers (INSP)
The Magazine Publishers of America
The MPA is the industry association for producers of consumer
Industry organization providing marketing support for the Canadian
consumer magazine industry. Includes full text versions of many
National Writers Union: Organization of freelance writers
working in US markets.
The Newspaper Association of America
The NAA is the industry association of newspaper publishers.
North American Street Paper Association
Association for papers supporting homeless and
Periodical Writers Association of Canada: Canada's national
of professional freelance writers.
The Women's Presses Library Project
The WPLPis a coalition of women-owned independent presses that publish
books, journals and magazines addressing subjects and concerns for
women and girls not regularly dealt with by the mainstream houses.
Critiques and Analysis
Online version of this magazine contains ad spoofs and information on
the Culture Jammers Network.
Columbia Journalism Review
Online version of CJR includes information on ownership of media, as
well as articles from the magazine.
The Media Channel
An extensive, ongoing critique of news coverage. The focus is mainly
broadcast and cable media, but magazines and newspapers receive