Resources for Independent Reporters
Alicia Patterson Foundation
The Alicia Patterson Foundation fosters, promotes, sustains and improves the best traditions of American journalism by providing support for journalists engaged in rigorous, probing, spirited, independent and skeptical work that will benefit the public.
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Founded in 1948, the American Society of Journalists and Authors is the nation’s professional organization of independent nonfiction writers.
The Asian American Journalists Association
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,600 members across the United States and Asia.
Association of Independents in Radio
AIR is global social and professional network of 900+ independent and media organization producers that offers advocacy and training programs.
Freelancers Union promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services.
Food and Environment Reporting Network
The Food & Environment Reporting Network, Inc., is an independent, non-profit news organization that produces investigative reporting on food, agriculture, and environmental health.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism
FIJ is a non-profit that provides grants for investigative journalism in an effort to fight against racism, poverty, corporate greed and governmental corruption.
Global Investigative Journalism Network
The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is an international association of nonprofit organizations that support, promote, and produce investigative journalism through conferences, professional trainings, providing resources, and more.
Inkshares is a crowdfunded publishing start up that provides traditional publishing services—editing, design, printing, and distribution. Authors raise funds to cover those costs. If the fundraising is not successful, crowdfunding donors are fully reimbursed. But if authors raise the money, they receive a higher royalty than conventional publishers pay.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Founded in 1997 as a project of the Center for Public Integrity, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a global network of 185 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.
The International Reporting Project
IRP provides opportunities for journalists to report internationally on critical issues that are under covered in the news media, filling the gap left by much of the mainstream media's reduction of international news.
Investigative News Network
INN is an association of 100 North American organizations that supports its member organizations distribute stories of impact, network resources and services, and develop new revenue streams to become more sustainable.
Investigative Reporters and Editors
IRE is grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting by providing a forum in which journalists throughout the world can share story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources.
Journalism and Women Symposium
JAWS supports the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism through their Conference and Mentoring Project, fellowship programs, and regional gatherings.
The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism
The McGraw fellowship provides a stipend to select reporters for reporting on in-depth business and economic stories.
The Media Consortium
The Media Consortium is a international network of over 70 leading independent progressive journalism organizations. We support smart, engaged, high-impact journalism that redefines the political and cultural debate.
Media Law Resource Center
The MEDIA LAW RESOURCE CENTER, INC. (MLRC) is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues.
Facilitates the development of new education and journalism initiatives and leverages to raise awareness about social and environmental issues relating to forests and other ecosystems.
National Association of Black Journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is a member-based organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
NAHJ is a member-based non-profit dedicated to increasing the number Latinos in the newsroom and works towards fair and accurate representation of Latinos in the news media.
National Writers Union
The only labor union that represents freelance writers.
The Nation Institute
The Nation Institute is a nonprofit media center dedicated to strengthening the independent press and advancing social justice and civil rights through book publishing, grants for investigative journalism, and journalism fellowships.
Native American Journalists Association
NAJA is member-based association that serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and action that promotes Native cultures and strives to increase the representation of Native journalists in mainstream media.
100 Reporters and Editors
100Reporters exists to hold accountable those wielding power and controlling money—specifically, governments, public officials and corporations in the U.S. and abroad—through fearless reporting that spans the globe.
The Poynter Institute
The Poynter Institute is a leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens in 21st Century democracies.
The Pulitzer Center
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is an award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism and focuses on underreported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting, and educational programs.
Society of Environmental Journalists
The Society of Environmental Journalists is a North American member-based association of professional journalists dedicated to more and better coverage of environment-related issues.
Society of Professional Journalists
SPJ is a member-based non-profit providing professional development and advocacy for the First Amendment rights for professional journalists.
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