Internet sites for Media, Journalism and Publishing

  • There are a large number of media, journalism and publishing resources available on the internet, and a few selected sites are listed below. There are many other useful and relevant sites available.

    Journal sites

    • The : access to latest news, features, blogs, rights news, bestseller charts, profiles and blogs. First-time users will need to register in order to receive a password. Online full-text access to the Bookseller magazine is available via Business source complete from 2002 - 2011
    • Editor & Publisher Magazine : covers all aspects of the newspaper industry. US based.
    • InPublishing : a bi-monthly magazine (formerly known as InCirculation) for UK magazine, newspaper and online publishers covering marketing, circulation and distribution. The Knowledge Bank is searchable and freely available, it contains articles on all aspects of the business. The home site also has podcasts, an events diary and job vacancies.
    • Nieman Reports :online quarterly publication produced by the Nieman Foundation, whose mission is "to promote and elevate the standards of journalism”.
    • PressGazette - has been reporting on British journalism since 1965. Now online only.
    • Publishers Weekly : access to breaking news
    • The Journal of Publishing Culture : an open access journal written and produced by postgraduate students at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University

    Organisations and societies

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    Magazine and journal publishing

    • Content Marketing Association (CMA) : professional body representing publishing and content marketing agencies in the UK. Some free content including case studies and research news.
    • European Publishers Council (EPC) : made up of senior representatives from European media corporations. Their remit is to monitor and react to proposals for EU legislation or regulation that affect the media industry. Position papers and fact sheets are freely available
    • FIPP : worldwide magazine media association. Lots of freely available content
    • JISC Collections: Journal negotiations : UK licensing agreements for electronic journals negotiated on behalf of the UK higher and further education and research communities
    • : a database of magazine covers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries 
    • Magforum : all kinds of information about UK magazine publishing. Includes listings of publishers and publications and sector analysis and profiles  
    • PAMCo: The Publishers Audience Measurement Company : oversees audience measurement for the published media industry. It replaced the National Readership Survey (NRS) and is able to measure audiences of print and digital, across all platforms. Topline data is available on the website. More detailed data can be found via BRAD.
    • Professional Publishers Association : represents the interests of the consumer, business and professional magazine publishing industry 
    • Science in the 19th Century Periodical : useful for the profiles of 16 periodicals, including The Boy's Own Paper and the Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. The profiles include circulation figures where these exist 
    • UK Serials Group (UKSG) : international body for those involved in the publication, provision and management of print and electronic scholarly journals 

    Other sites you might find interesting...

    • : Arts Council sponsored site which includes book reviews, author interviews and a directory of book groups
    • BookTrust : the UK's largest children's reading charity
    • British Book Design and Production Awards
    • British Council: Literature
    • Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh
    • English Pen
    • Europeana : explore 53,182,462 artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe
    • Google Book Search : Google's mission is to make offline information available online. In partnership with five libraries world-wide and with publishers it is in the process of digitising book content. Go to the site for more information or to search content currently available 
    • Gutenberg Digital : the complete Gottingen Gutenberg Bible freely available on-line. A wonderful resource for students of book history and design
    • Illustration Cupboard : site for a London gallery that represents contemporary, international book illustrators. Includes images by artist and book, artists' biographies and details of exhibitions 
    • Internet Library: Open Access Text Archive : a non-profit organisation offering free access to historical collections that exist in digital format
    • Literary Festivals : UK and international
    • Monday Note :An online newsletter giving the European perspective on media, technology and business models. Subscription free 
    • Open Research Library : a single access point to open access books. Good for the arts and humanities, books are from a range of publishers. Curated by Knowledge Unlatched. This is the beta version.
    • Oxford International Centre for Publishing : the Publishing Centre's own web pages including news and details of seminars, work experience opportunities and job vacancies.
    • Penguin Archive : held at the University of Bristol 
    • Project Gutenberg : this is a collection of over 10,000 free electronic books, most of which are older literary works 
    • Publishing in Africa : the Web site for Oxford Brookes University Library's Special Collection on Publishing in Africa. The site provides links to other related websites around the world 
    • Publishing Perspectives : an online journal of international publishing news and opinion. Sign up for a free subscription to the daily email version