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A few of the more important associations aimed specifically at scholars in the discipline of Communication. For a comprehensive list, check the guide to Associations & Organizations for Communication Studiesdeveloped by the American Library Association's Commitee for Electronic Resources in Communication studies.
Organization promotes academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication. Site includes links to resources in communication studies and communication law.
Non-profit organization supporting the use of computer technologies in the service of communication scholarship and education. Site includes a variety of resources for research and professional development. Some are limited to UCSD students.
The oldest and largest national organization to promote communication scholarship and education and works to enhance the research, teaching, and service produced by its members on topics of both intellectual and social significance
Organizations of Interest to Communication
There are hundreds of organizations out there which explore, analyze, critique and promote issues related to Communication. Just a few are listed below. You can find many more by searching the Gale Directory Library, which includes the comprehensive Encyclopedia of Associations .
A nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media, to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media fairness and impact through well-documented studies of media content
The nonprofit organization representing the $55 billion newspaper industry. NAA members account for nearly 90 percent of the daily circulation in the United States. Site includes resources for journalists and researchers.
Nonprofit organization providing free legal assistance to journalists since 1970. News on legal actions involving freedom of the press, guides for accessing legal and public records, medical privacy, photographers and privacy rights, gag orders, much more
An organization that fights for press freedom and denounces violations of human rights all over the world. Provides news & alerts on various issues concerning freedom of the press via over 100 correspondents from the all over the world.
An independent opinion research group, sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts, that studies public attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues. Includes reports and downloadable survey datasets