Thanks to Rob Aken, Jesse Fox, students in CJT 719 and 419 Spring 2000, and all students over the years who have contributed to VAMP because they studied and understood its importance.
Please note: Journals listed in VAMP often point to a page that gives you limited access to the full-text of that publication. For more complete online access to the full-text of these publications, please consult the E-Journals Database (full-text restricted to UK on campus access or proxy access off-campus).
New in June
Social Criticism Review, selected readings in social criticism. Reading Material for Those Who Wish to Gain Advanced Knowledge Skills in Media and Other Social Literacies.
[ Thematic Arrangement ]
[Environment & Ecology] [Gender and Race Issues & Organizations] [Media Literacy and Education] [Peace]
[General Reference] [News, Magazines and Journalism] [Politics & World Issues]
Accuracy In Media (AIM), provides media analysis and investigation from a radical right perspective.
Adbusters Magazine, a magazine of media and environmental strategies.
Advocate, The, national gay and lesbian news magazine.
AIDS Info. NYC, provides an overview of AIDS treatment in clinical trial and new, as well as general, medical treatment information.
Albion Monitor, publication offering selected stories on human rights, politics and environmental news.
Alliance for Community Media, journal covering such topics as: community, censorship, legal, technical, professional advocacy for cable access, Internet and electronic media.
Alternative Resources on the U.S. "War Against Terrorism," from International Responsibilities Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association.
AlterNet (Institute For Alternative Journalism), a news service for the alternative press.
Amazon Watch, keeps an eye on projects such as deforestation, mining, oil pipelines, and transportation that are threatening the ecosystem and indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin.
American Association of University Women, provides fact sheets, information, and asserted positions on several issues critical to women. Information about grants and fellowships is available. The Member Center allows women to discuss issues, organize events, or make contacts across the nation.
American Hellenic Media Project, a grassroots, not-for-profit think tank created to educate the media regarding American-Hellenic issues.
American Journalism Review, reviews and reports on American journalism and provides information for professional journalists.
American Library Association Office for Intellectual Freedom, organized to educate librarians and the general public about the nature and importance of intellectual freedom in libraries.
American Lawyer, The, a weekly legal newspaper.
American Prospect, bi-monthly publication covering political, social, and cultural issues.
American Society of Journalists and Authors, professional association of independent nonfiction writers that helps freelance writers advance their careers. Members share candid data on writing rates, publishing contracts, editors, agents and more. Editors and others can search our membership to hire experienced authors and journalists.
Arab American News, nationally circulated bilingual weekly newspaper serving Arab Americans.
Arms Sale Monitoring Project, highlights U.S. government policies on arms exports and conventional weapons proliferation. From the Federation of American Scientists.
Asian American Journalists Association, committed to insuring diversity in American journalism and expressing the Asian-American perspective.
Association Of Alternative Newsweeklies, a coordinating and administrative organization for alternative newsweeklies in the U.S. and Canada.
Association of American Publishers, a national trade association dedicated to protection of intellectual property rights and defense of free expression.
Audubon Advisory, free environmental policy e-mail list, with updates on legislation and our conservation campaigns. Sent out every other Friday when Congress is in session.
Big Media Blog, Rocky Mountain Media Watch.
Brazzil Magazine, articles dealing with the politics, economy, behavior, ecology, tourism, literature, arts, and culture of Brazil.
Broadcasting and Cable, a newsweekly on broadcasting and cable issues.
Broken Pencil, reprints of the underground press and original features.
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, covers international security, military affairs and nuclear issues.
Business Ethics, the magazine of corporate responsibility.
Center for Asian American Media, nonprofit media arts organization dedicated to informing and educating the general public about the Asian American experience through film and public television, advocating for increasing the presence of Asian Americans and the accuracy of the portrayals of them in mainstream media, exhibiting Asian American films and videos on public television and during our annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, funding Asian American projects and filmmakers, and distributing their work to schools, universities, libraries and community groups around the country.
Center for Integration and Improvement Of Journalism, a series of model programs designed to bring ethnic diversity to the country's newsrooms and promote fair and balanced coverage of our multicultural society.
Center For Media And Democracy, spotlighting corporate and government propaganda.
Center For Media Literacy, encouraging critical thinking in academic environments with videos and books that focus on democratic processes.
Center for Neighborhood Technology, promoting urban sustainability—the more effective use of existing resources and community assets to improve the health of natural systems and the wealth of people, today and in the future. CNT works across disciplines and issues, including transportation and community development, energy, natural resources, and climate change.
Center For Public Integrity, coverage of important national issues by journalists published in full form.
Christian Science Monitor, newspaper covering international and national news.
Chronicle of Higher Education, The, a news source for college and university faculty.
CISPES: Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador.
Citizens For Media Literacy, provides assistance to citizen activists and journalists on issues related to the Freedom of Information Act and Open Records Law.
Colorlines, a magazine which focuses on race, culture, and organizing within communities of color.
Columbia Journalism Review, a journal which assesses the performance of journalism.
Committee To Protect Journalists, monitors violations of press freedom and of journalists' human rights both nationally and internationally.
Common Cause: "Holding Power Accountable." Nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization that acts as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.
Community Media Workshop (Newstips), provides the link between the news media and community and civic groups.
Consumer Reports, Consumers Union is a non-profit organization that has been testing products on behalf of consumers for more than 60 years.
Counterpoise, for social responsibilities, liberty and dissent. Project of the Civic Media Center.
Counterpunch, Washington DC-based investigative newsletter on power and evil in the nation's capital.
Cousteau, "custodians of the sea." Focused on the protection and improvement of the quality of life for future generations.
Crone: Women Coming of Age, grassroots publication that challenges the stereotypes by living authentically.
Cultural Survival, world report on the rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities.
Culture of Peace, a multilingual website for UNESCO's promotion of a Culture of Peace.
Deep Dish TV, a national satellite network, linking access producers and programmers, independent video makers, activists, and people who support a progressive television network.
Democratic Left, a quarterly review of socialist issues and activities. From the Democratic Socialists of America.
Dissent Magazine, quarterly magazine on democratic socialist and left liberal arguments.
DIVA-TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists), progressive video producers.
Dollars and Sense: Real World Economics, reports on issues of social justice and economic policy.
E: the Environmental Magazine, independent national environmental magazine.
EnviroLink, "the online environmental community." Non-profit organization that provides access to thousands of online environmental resources.
Earthline, directory of a number of environmental web resources, including education sites, organizational sites, and links to eco-friendly companies and products for the ecologically-minded consumer.
Ecologist covers ecological issues and supports small-scale agriculture and democratized political power.
Economic Policy Institute: "Research and Ideas for Shared Prosperity." Nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank created to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.
Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties organization devoted to maintaining the Internet as a global vehicle for free speech.
EnviroLink, "the online environmental community." Non-profit organization that provides access to thousands of online environmental resources.
Fact Checker, "The Truth Behind the Rhetoric." From Glen Kessler at the Washington Post.
FactCheck.org, nonpartisan, nonprofit "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
FactNet, protecting freedom of mind by exposing cults and mind control.
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), national media watchdog group that fosters public awareness of corporate ownership of the press.
Fellowship of Reconciliation: Peace, Justice and Nonviolence. Seeks to replace violence, war and racism with nonviolence, peace and justice.
Feminist Majority Foundation, news and reports on politics, culture, women's health, reproduction rights and the nature of feminism.
Feminists For Free Expression, national organization of people who share a commitment both to gender equality and to preserving the individual's right to read, rent or purchase media materials of their choice.
First Amendment Coalition, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs.
Food First: Institute for Food and Development Policy, analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
Free Press, national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reform the media through education, organization and advocacy, promoting diverse and independent media ownership, strong public media, quality journalism and universal access to communications.
Free Speech TV (FSTV), national network offering progressive programming.
Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit.
Frontiers Web, Los Angeles Gay Lifestyle Magazine.
Fund For Investigative Journalism, gives grants to journalists seeking help for investigative news pieces.
GeneWatch UK, not-for-profit group that monitors developments in genetic technologies from a public interest, environmental protection and animal welfare perspective.
Global Eco-Communications Mother Page, University of Kentucky's Dr. Ramona R. Rush provides links and information on many global and ecological issues.
Global Exchange, membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world.
Global Issues: "Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All." Provides basic information about ecological issues such as global warming, conservation, and genetically-engineered food.
Green America, "Economic Action for a Just Planet." Teaches consumers how to use their spending power to support socially and environmentally responsible businesses and promote social and economic justice.
High Country News, bi-weekly tabloid covering natural resource and community challenge issues in the western United States.
Hightower, Jim, progressive-populist national radio commentator.
HipMama.com, a 'zine for progressive families covering the culture and politics of parenting.
Huck Boyd National Center For Community Media, helping create stronger communities by strengthening local media.
Human Rights Internet, dedicated to the empowerment of human rights activists and organizations and to the education of governmental and intergovernmental agencies and officials and other actors in the public and private sphere, on human rights issues and the role of civil society.
In These Times, provides independent news and views on politics.
Independent Television Service, produces independent television programs for underserved populations and audiences.
Indian Country Today Media Network, showcase for Native writers, reporters and artists throughout the world. Designed as a national platform for Native voices and issues, news, culture, ideals and businesses.
Individuals at Risk Newsletter, from Amnesty International's Urgent Action Program Office.
Institute for Global Communications, includes PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, and AntiRacismNet.
Institute For Policy Studies, a progressive think-tank dedicated to strengthening our country's important social movements.
Institute For Public Accuracy, serves a nationwide consortium of policy researchers, scholars and activists.
Intentional Communities, inclusive term for ecovillages, co-housing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, and other projects where people strive together with a common vision.
International Action Center, coordinates international meetings and teach-ins, holds demonstrations, publishes news releases, and produces documentaries.
International Women's Media Foundation, reports on its current activities and accomplishments by women journalists. The IWMF Wire publication offers a number of articles on pioneering female journalists, the adversities faced by women in the field, and the struggle of international women journalists.
Investigative Reporters and Editors, offers assistance to investigative reporters in the pursuit of their stories.
Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, a journal composed of contributions by prisoners and former prisoners.
Just Think, teaches young people to lead healthy, responsible, independent lives in a culture highly impacted by media. Develops and delivers "cutting-edge curricula and innovative programs" that build skills in critical thinking and creative media production.
Kill Your Television, informs the viewer of the dangers of television and its role in the manipulation of society.
Left Business Observer, a journal of news and analysis.
Left Curve, an artist-produced magazine addressing problems of cultural forms emerging from problems of modernity.
LM Magazine, a free speech magazine which dares to publish stories which other news sources fear.
Mainstream Media, explores corporate ownership of the mass media.
Media Access Project, promotes the public's First Amendment right to hear and be heard on the electronic media.
Media Alliance, "for a More Just, Accountable and Diverse Media System."
Media Channel, featuring hundreds of links and an extensive directory of organization sites.
Media Coalition, defending the American public's First Amendment right to have access to the broadest possible range of entertainment and opinion.
Media Education Foundation, founded to produce and distribute educational videotapes with critical media perspectives.
Media Literacy Project to advance education and advocacy for media justice.
Media Matters for America, not-for-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
Media Watch, working to challenge media bias through education and action.
MidEast News Source (Medialine.org)
Middle East Report and Information Project (MERIP), news analysis and commentary in addition to the coverage from the print quarterly, Middle East Report.
Mother Jones, the magazine of investigative journalism.
Ms. Magazine, the founding magazine of the feminist movement, focusing on issues affecting women.
Nation, The, investigative journalism and leading forum of leftist debate.
National Academies: "Advisors to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine." Covering all areas of science, technology, health, and related policy issues in the United States.
National Association of Black Journalists, strengthening ties among African-American journalists, promoting diversity in the newsroom and recruiting activities.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists, dedicated to recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.
National Catholic Reporter, an independent Catholic newsweekly covering events related to the church.
National Coalition Against Censorship, information and discussion about freedom of expression issues.
National Conference of Editorial Writers, dedicated to the purpose of stimulating the conscience and quality of the editorial.
National Education Association, provides insights on educational challenges facing the U.S. today.
National Freedom of Information Coalition, "protects the public's right to oversee its government." Nonpartisan alliance of citizen-driven nonprofit freedom of information organizations, academic and First Amendment centers, journalistic societies and attorneys.
National Green Pages, a directory of responsible businesses, products and services.
National Institute For Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) [Investigative Reporters and Editors], trains investigative reporters on how to use various databases for investigative purposes.
National Lawyers Guild, national non-proﬁt legal and political organization of lawyers, legal workers, law students and jailhouse lawyers who represent progressive political movements, using the law to protect human rights above property interests and to attain social justice.
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists, works from within the industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of gay and lesbian issues.
National Writers Union, tracks developments in the media/information industry and the labor movement that concerns working writers.
New American Dream, covers a wide range of topics such as commercial culture, population, environment, justice, and community via articles, comics, action tips, audio clips, even anti-consumerism song lyrics.
New America Media, collaboration of ethnic news organizations.
New Democracy, site created to shape the world with anti-capitalist values of solidarity, equality, and democracy.
New Republic, weekly journal of political opinion.
New York Community Media Alliance, member-driver organization that promotes and advocates for the ethnic and community media in New York and the metropolitan area. NYCMA is a project of the Fund for the City of New York.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), an educational and advocacy site for artists, art organizations, and concerned citizens.
Newspaper Guild, website for the Newspaper Guild-CWA's (Communications Workers of America) members in the United States and Canada.
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), analyzes the major political, social and economic trends in Latin America.
Office for Intellectual Freedom, part of the American Library Association.
OMB Watch, nonprofit government watchdog organization located in D.C. Promotes open government, accountability and citizen participation.
OnEarth Magazine, independent publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
OpenSecrets.org, covers money-in-politics at the federal, state and local levels. Website for the Center for Responsive Politics.
OpentheGovernment, a coalition of Americans fighting government secrecy.
Paper Tiger TV, alternative/progressive television production.
Paul Robeson Fund For Independent Media, supports media activism and grassroots organizing by local, state, national, and international organizations by funding radio, film, and video productions.
Peace Magazine, issues and activities of movements for peace and nonviolence around the world.
PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, AntiRacismNet, information for progressive activists. Units of the Institute for Global Communications.
PeaceWork: Global Partnerships for Integrated Development. Through Peacework Village Network, volunteers and community leaders are taking steps toward a better future through socially responsible programs in education, infrastructure, agriculture, health, law, and business.
PeaceWork: Global Thought and Local Action for Nonviolent Social Change. Published by the New England Regional Office of the American Friends Service Committee.
People's News Agency, news service and free reprints for progressive publications.
People's Video Network, films, important progressive events and speeches for rebroadcasting.
Pesticide Action Network North America, advances alternatives to pesticides worldwide.
POGO: Project on Government Oversight.
PolitiFact, a project of the St. Petersburg Times "to help you find the truth in politics." Every day, reporters and researchers from the Times examine statements by members of Congress, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in Washington; research their statements; and then rate the accuracy on its "Truth-O-Meter" - True, Mostly True, Half True, Barely True and False. They also rate the consistency of public officials on the Flip-O-Meter using three ratings: No Flip, Half Flip and Full Flop.
POZ Magazine, focusing on quality of life issues for anyone impacted by AIDS and HIV.
Prison Legal News, reports court rulings involving prisoners' rights as well as providing news and commentary on criminal justice issues.
Progressive, The, discusses peace, politics, social justice, and environmental concerns from a liberal point of view.
Progressive Librarian, a journal for critical studies and progressive politics.
Progressive Populist, promotes the idea that people are more important than corporations.
Progressive Review, provides populist perspectives on Washington.
Project Censored: "Media Democracy in Action." Faculty/student media research project dedicated to building free democratic news systems.
Project on Government Secrecy, from the Federation of American Scientists. Works to challenge excessive government secrecy and to promote public oversight.
ProPublica: "Journalism in the Public Interest." Independent, non-profit newsroom whose goal is to "expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism to spur reform through the sustained spotlighting of wrongdoing."
PRWatch, a project of the Center For Media And Democracy, spotlighting corporate and government propaganda.
Public Citizen, "Protecting Health, Safety and Democracy." National, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.
PublicEye.org, quarterly newsletter featuring in-depth analysis and critique of issues pertaining to the U.S. political right wing. From Political Research Associates.
Quill, a national magazine that reports on journalism. From the Society of Professional Journalists.
Religion Watch, newsletter which monitors trends in contemporary religion.
Reporters Committee for Freedom of The Press, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free legal help to journalists and new organizations since 1970.
Responsive Philanthropy, National Committee for, committed to making philanthropy more responsive to socially, economically, and politically disenfranchised people.
Rethinking Schools, provides an alternative to mainstream educational materials, committed to issues of equity and social justice.
Revolution, "Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party."
Ryerson Review of Journalism, progressive review from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Canada.
Science and Environmental Health Network: Science, Ethics, and Action in the Public Interest. Brings environmental and health issues to a public interest level.
Snopes.com, reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
SOA Watch, tracks and reports on activities at the School of the Americas.
Social Criticism Review, selected readings in social criticism.
Social Policy: Organizing for Social and Economic Justice.
Society Of Environmental Journalists, dedicated to supporting environmental journalists and furthering environmental journalism.
Sojourners, a grassroots network for personal, community, and political transformation rooted in prophetic biblical tradition. From Christians for Justice and Peace.
Solidarity, official magazine of the United Auto Workers.
Southwest Alternative Media Project, a non-profit media center promoting the creation and appreciation of film and video for a multicultural public.
Stay Free!, a magazine which criticizes commercialism and popular culture.
Student Press Law Center News Flashes, reports on cases, controversies and legislation relating to free press rights of student journalists.
The Sunlight Foundation: "Making Government Transparent and Accounbtable." Non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, providing new tools and resources for media and citizens, alike. It is committed to improving access to government information by making it available online, redefining “public” information as meaning “online,” and by creating new tools and websites to enable individuals and communities to better access that information and put it to use.
TalkShowHosts.com, tools and resources for radio and TV talk show hosts.
Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Teen Voices Magazine, provides an interactive, educational forum that challenges media images of young women and girls.
Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, organization devoted to the defense of free expression in all its forms.
Tikkun: "to heal, repair, and transform the world." Focuses on topics of particular interest to the Jewish community, including culture, politics and philosophy.
Toward Freedom, an international news, analysis and advocacy journal that helps to strengthen and extend human justice and liberties.
Transcend International: A Peace Development Environment Network.
Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), labels itself as "an experiment in applied peace research and global networking."
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, a non-sectarian magazine examining the juxtaposition of the dharma in western culture.
United States Institute of Peace, Features news on worldwide peace efforts, archives of essays and articles, information on their educational programs, and an online library.
University of Kentucky's E-Journals Database, the UK library's collection of journals online.
UTNE Reader, digest of alternative ideas and material reprinted from alternative and independent media sources.
Village Voice, weekly newspaper covering regional, national, and international affairs from a New York perspective.
Washington Monthly, national opinion magazine covering politics, media, and government.
Watching America, reflects global opinion about the United States by providing news and views about the United States published in other countries.
Women Watch, United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality update on the conditions of women around the world.
Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press, explores ways to assure that everyone has equal access to the public, speaking for themselves, so everyone's information can be taken into account in decision-making.
Workable Peace, site for educators and youth devoted to peacemaking and conflict resolution skills in interpersonal and global contexts.
World Press.org: World News from World Newspapers. Digest of the global press via a sampling of newspapers from around the world.
World Rivers Reviews, provides news on the world-wide movement to stop destructive dams and information about alternatives to large hydro projects.
Worldviews, a quarterly review of resources for education and action.
Yes! Magazine, helps shape and support the evolution of sustainable cultures and communities.
ZNet, a community of people committed to social change.