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Media News/Journalism Sites
Jim Romenesko's Media News: inside-the-newsroom news
Dan Fost: writes the weekly "Media Bytes" column for San Francisco Chronicle
Media Insider: media relations articles and conferences
LexisNexis Hot Media News: editor and organizational changes
Media Week: online news magazine of the media
MediaCentral: online portal from Primedia media magazines
The Tyndall Report: coverage analysis of network news
Sam Whitmore's Media Survey: coverage analysis of technology media
On The Media: NPR's program analyzing the media
Media Notes Inc. Extra: a blog maintained by Washington Post's Howard Kurtz
The Myers Report:daily media industry news
NewsPaperLinks: gateway to local newspapers
NewsLinks: links to top newpaper, magazine and radio sites links to global media
MediaFinder: subscription-based media database
MediaPost' Media Daily News: resources for media buyers – good for PR, too
MediaBistro: "connecting all media professionals to new opportunities"
MediaBistro's "Revolving Door": tracks "Who's coming and who's going"
MediaBistro's TVNewser: blogging about TV news
Wooden Hors's Fast News: "about new magazines, people and publishers"
IWantMedia: "focusing on diversified media news and resources. It provides quick access to timely media news and relevant industry data, updated throughout the day"
MediaLand: maintainted by MediaLife Magazine, this site contains profiles of top media markets, listing demographics, daily newspapers, radio and TV stations and cable systems. Not 100% inclusive (left out Los Angeles Times out of LA profile)
Audit Bureau of Circulations' Media Professional
CyberJournalist: tips and talk for the wired journalist The Tipping Point & New Yorker articles by Malcolm Gladwell
World's Best News: some of the best news & online magazine sites
Electronic Media: "the national newspaper of television business." Delivers weekly coverage of news and commentary on the industry’s programming, distribution, technology and deals. Its editor-at-large, Diane Mermigas pens a special subscription newsletter, Mermigas on Media
Agence France-Presse: world's oldest established news agency
Breaking Views: from Dow Jones
MSN/CNBC/Reuters: Breaking news
NewsFactor Network: breaking e-business & technology news c/net's news page
Gawker: The New York Times called it a "a voyeuristic, media-obsessed, gossipy and occasionally creepy blog that chronicles 'the darker Manhattan-centric themes: class warfare as recreational sport; pathological status obsession; and the complete, total, and wholly unapologetic embrace of decadence.'"
The Black Table: a Web-based newssite that covers the media. Its goal is "to answer the questions no one's addressing and wander into the vast landscape that other media outlets avoid."
The Morning News: a Web-based broadsheet, publishing new articles every weekday
Flak Magazine: reviews and criticizes "art and media and the contexts in which they are produced. Flak believes that mainstream criticism and opinion journalism all too often take a back seat to advertorial boosterism and ideological pandering"
Editorial Dead Zone: "a look at the recent significant changes (and demises)" in the media industry
The Write News: "keep up in the writing and publishing worlds"
CableNewser: coveraging the coverage, this is "the ultimate cable news guru, when not in class," according to The New York Times "the place to come to find RSS and Atom news feeds on a wide variety of topics"
Bloglines: Stay up-to-the minute on all your favorite news, blogs and feeds; search blogs; find most popular blogs
Technorati: what’s percolating in blogs now; search blogs
Top 100 Business Blogs: blogs are listed in order of their Technorati rankings (T), their Alexa rankings (A) are show as well. The rankings are correct at the time of posting
SocialText's Fortune 500 Business Blogging Wiki: This is a directory of Fortune 500 companies that have business blogs, defined as: active public blogs by company employees about the company and/or its products

Journalism Magazines and Organizations
Poynter Institute: everything you need to be a better journalist
Columbia Journalism Review
American Journalism Review
American Journal Review's Reporter Tools
Online Journalism Review
Editor & Publisher
American Press Institute News
Freedom Forum

Columbia School of Journalism: home of the Pulitzer Prize, online journalism awards, etc.
Neiman Foundation for Journalism: world's oldest fellowship for journalists
Project for Excellence in Journalism: an initiative by journalists to raise the standards of American journalism
NAA: Newspaper Association of America: NAA members account for nearly 90 percent of the daily circulation in the United States
Magazine Publishers Association: interesting facts, trends about magazines and advertising/marketing
Dr. Samir A. Husni aka Mr. Magazine: tracks just about every consumer magazine published in this country both new and old; Dr. Husni is an author, magazine industry consultant and Hederman Lecturer and Professor of Journalism at the University of Mississippi where he heads the magazine service journalism program
Radio Advertising Bureau: interesting facts, trends about radio representing more than 5,000 U.S. stations
ASNE: American Society of Newspaper Editors: main organization of daily newspaper editors; fights for First Amendment
The American Editor: published six times a year by ASNE, the magazine examines issues of interest to newspaper editors, including management, editorial content and ethics
APME: Associated Press Managing Editors: provides information and support for editors charged with producing daily newspapers
SABEW: Society of American Business Editors and Writers: the largest association for business editors and writers; publishes "The Business Journalist" "commentary, training and resources for those who write about business"
NAB: National Associaiton of Broadcasters: research page; also check out the NAB Education Foundation, which conducts research, education, and other activities related to broadcasting and its impact
ONO: Organization of News Ombudmen: maintains contact with news ombudsmen worldwide, discusses news practices and a wide range of issues connected with ombudsman work; also check out ONO's links to other journalism associations
OPA: Online Publishers Association: produces groundbreaking research into online advertising and media consumption
RTNDA: Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation: the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism; sets standards of news gathering and reporting; the Foundation promotes excellence in electronic journalism through research, education and training for news professionals and journalism students
CMPA: Center for Media and Public Affairs: a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media and election campaigns
FACSNET: The Foundation for American Communications: provides the following: conducts educational programs for journalists and their sources; publishes primers and guides on a variety of topics important in the news reporting process; maintains online resources designed to help journalists find information they need and to understand the subjects upon which they report
Talkers: a leading trade publication serving the Talk Radio industry, dubbed "The Bible of Talk Radio"
Statistics Every Writer Should Know: a site maintained by a producer for "Your independent source for news for the African American Community"
NNPA: National Newspaper Publishers Association: represents 200 Black community newspapers, check out members. In conjunction with its NNPA Foundation and Howard University, it sponsors the Black Press Institute, which runs
HispanicMedia100: provides information about Hispanic print and broadcast media
AAN: Association of Alternative Newsweeklies: represents 121 non-daily free-circulation papers that are distributed in all of the major North American metropolitan areas. Each paper has a distinct, local identity that sets it apart from the mainstream press in its market
NewsPages: "! News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary periodicals, alternative periodicals, independent record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more"
Religions Newswriters Association: "a new resource to help print and broadcast journalists when they encounter religion in stories about government, politics, education, social services, science and other areas of public life"
Religion News Service: "the only secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics"
NEMA: New England Electronic Media Association: promotes the region's electronic media to the advertising community, in New England and throughout the country; provides informtion and news for its members and for those interested in New England media; contains a great membership directory
ZWire!'s Newspaper Network: is combined network of more than 1,400 co-branded newspaper web sites, making this the "the largest online network of newspaper-based community portals in America, providing fresh, relevant, local news, entertainment, classifieds and community information to millions of readers every day"
MondoTimes: "the worldwide media guide"
National Readership Survey: a survey of UK readership trends
EIM: European Institute for the Media: "a think tank which analyses media and communications development in the Europe of the digital age and advises policy makers, governments and other social groups on the improvement of freedom of media in all parts of Europe, on the constituents of the future "civil digital society" and on the prosperity and social well-being within the evolving new media economy." It provides a global perspective through cooperation with institutions on other continents
NY Press Association Members: check out the members of the NYPA
NewsBlues: news for and about broadcast news, including inside scoops and job listings; check out its Links Library to online news sources

Research Sites, Sources & Surveys
CEO Express: business portal for CEOs
CEOTrak: "comprehensive, hand built directory of important and useful web based data sources on a wide variety of topics and interests, including business news, op-eds, journalism resources the newsroom home page
Power Reporting: research tools for journalists
Business Researcher's Portal: business intelligence portal
Small Business Development Center: Corporate Research
NY Public Library: Company Information Search
NY Press Association Links: helpful links for journalists
Corporate Information: information on public companies
Hoover's: comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence
Industry Portals: industry research desk
Researchville: manage your research here
Moreover: business intelligence and news headlines
News is Free: daily news headlines
Individual: a free customized news service
Researching Companies Online: business intelligence on prospects, competitors, vendors, customers, etc.
NABE's Links: useful and interesting information in the field of business economics
Pew Internet & American Life Project: original research that explores the impact of the Internet on American life
Pew Research Center: studies attitudes toward the press, politics and public policy issues, including public opinion about the news media
Center for Media Research: research reports and studies about the media
Center for Research in Electronic Commerce: provides a framework for global electronic commerce that focuses on network infrastructure, products, processes, payment systems and policies, using markets and economic analysis
University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR): conducts nationwide surveys whose findings are widely reported in the media, including: The Panel Study of Income Dynamics, an annual study of income change among American families; the Survey of Consumer Attitudes, a now-monthly survey of attitudes about the economy; Monitoring the Future, an annual survey of lifestyles and substance abuse among young people; the Study of American Families, a survey of mothers and their children; the Health and Retirement Study, and its companion study, AHEAD, biennially surveys on aging and health; and the National Survey of Black Americans
Cambridge Consumer Credit Index: a monthly telephone poll of 1000+ randomly selected American consumers tracking attitudes towards consumer credit. Results are released to coincide with the Federal Reserve Board's G19 release on consumer credit on the fifth business day of every month
American Customer Satisfaction Index: a uniform and independent measure of household consumption experience. The ACSI tracks trends in customer satisfaction and provides valuable benchmarking insights of the consumer economy for companies, industry trade associations, and government agencies search for U.S. businesses by address, category, name or phone number
US Economic Census: statistics by industry and sub-industry including data by state and employment size, primary product class, sales and cost breakdowns, capital investments, product statistics, shipments by state, materials consumed by kind, etc.
FedStats: offers a full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government
NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research: a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that officially declares when the U.S. economy has entered into a recession and when it has started a recovery; NBER is dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works
NBER's links: links to other sites that may be of interest to economists, including Federal Reserve Economic Data (aka FRED), Congress' Leading Economic Indicators, etc.
BEA: Bureau of Economic Analysis: an agency of the Department of Commerce, BEA seeks to strengthen the understanding of the U.S. economy and its competitive position by providing the most accurate and relevant GDP and economic accounts data in a timely and cost-effective manner
BIS: Bureau of Labor Statistics: the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics
General Accounting Office: GAO's primary products are reports, often called "blue books," and testimony before Congress; the site lists many of its reports
Census Dept's Fact Finder: provides population, housing, economic and housing data
Analysis Zone: represents a compilation of hyperlinks to relevant sites, articles, and books dedicated for business analysts and system analysts to help them learn and manage their daily needs
First Gov: the official U.S. gateway to all government information
My Gov: Government Guide: "government services made easy"; provides information to contact politicians "great books online," including quotations, references (Columbia Encyclopedia, World Fact Book, etc.), and English usage (Strunk & White, Fowler, etc.)
New York Public Library Online Research: provides brief answers to factual questions or may direct you to sources, such as Web pages or print material with information on the topic
Ask Now: a 24/7 reference service is staffed by local and national reference librarians is specifically designed to meet the information management needs of in-house counsel, offering all the resources found on the Corporate Counsel Center site
Find Articles: contains free articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journal
MeansBusiness: scan some 100 prominent magazines, newspapers, journals, and web sites in search of the latest and most original business thinking. These ideas are chosen for their originality, cogency, and relevance to today's rapidly changing economy maintain the "WayBack Machine," a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form, "with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format"
Business 2.0 Web Guide: "our hand-picked directory of the best business links on the web"
You Are Where You Live: people with similar lifestyles tend to live near one another. This site describes every U.S. neighborhood in terms of 62 distinct lifestyle types, called clusters and also defines 48 lifestyle types, called segments
RefDesk: "a free and family-friendly web site that indexes and reviews quality, credible, and current web-based resources" "will find out what thinks of you, your friends or anything! Search for your name or for a good laugh check out some of the popular Googlisms"
Google Trends: "compare the world's interest in your favorite topics"

PR Resources
Awards Lists: PR and tech awards
Publication Links: links to print and broadcast Web sites
TvRadioWorld: directory of radio, TV stations on the Web
COMFM: global directory of radio, TV stations on the Web
NewsBios: subscription-based reporter profiles
UseIt: Jakob Nielsen's Website on web usability
Flash Hall of PR Shame: includes 10 usability tips for Flash websites. "And of course nothing illustrates it better than Skip Intro"
Good Documents: A Web site that discusses how to create good business documents in the linked, on-screen environment of Intranets and the Internet
Nielsen Ratings: tv ratings
Nielsen Net Ratings: Website ratings
ComScore Networks: Website ratings (formerly Media Matrix)
Top Circulation Magazines: top magazine ciruclations, compiled by MDS
Measurecast: provide Internet broadcasters, advertisers and media buyers with next-day reports on streaming audience size and demographics – information critical to evaluating and placing streaming media advertising
TNS:a leading market research groups that provides Industry Sector Insight, and Innovative Research Solutions
PR Place: includes addresses and hot links to PR organizations and publications, on-line news services and databases and journalism interest groups
Marketing with Honors: an extensive searchable, online database of nearly 600 U.S. and international awards competitions – available by susbcription
Chase's Calendar of Events: contains more than 12,000 events of national or broadly regional interest, or those that seem to have some special entertainment value; book is updated annually. Sponsors of events are not charged for inclusion in the calendar
Celebrate Today!: "features 3,400 special days, weeks, months, and anniversaries that anyone can use to promote their products, locate meetings themes, plan a party, uncover story ideas, make lesson plans, or motivate people
Award Sites: lists various rated award programs (and their winners), starting with the top rated 5.0 and followed by five other levels
Online-PR: links and references designed to help "deliver better, faster and less-expensive online PR"

PR Vendors
PR Newswire
Business Wire
EurekAlert!: an online press service created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to provide a forum where research institutions, universities, government agencies, corporations and the like can distribute science-related news to reporters and news media
Quadnet: a news distribution service that focuses on science, technology and medicine
Newstream: multimedia press kits, a joint venture of Business Wire and Medialink
MediaMap: subscription media database
Vocus: subscription media database
prPowerBase: subscription media database
Bacon's: media directories & media monitoring
Burelle's: media monitoring & media directories
Yellow Book: media directories and directories for Congress, Federal, state and local leaders
eWatch: electronic clipping service
Factiva: online newpaper, wire service & magazine database
DialogPro: online-based information services
SourceWire: "the independent resource for hi-tech and business journalists;" UK-based service for journalists similar to ProfNet and MediaMap Sources; offers globals lists of market research firms, key idustry associations, professional institutes, and user groups
MeansBusiness:provides "the constant flow ideas, strategies and innovation from top business experts," including corporate portal sites
Dash30: "a multi-media company that creates and delivers targeted programs for corporate Intranets and employee portals"
MediaTracks: provides syndicated radio programming to stations nationwide, including "Viewpoints" and "Radio Health Journal"
CRN Radio: a leading radio marketing company, CRN produces innovative, successful, integrated campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies
FeatureSource: a content service offering 1,000 articles that can be downloaded and reprinted by the media for free. The service charges organizations for posting feature articles on either a one-time basis ($500) or on a per clip (from $15 for media with a circulation less than 10,000 to $100 for media circulation of more than 100,000)

PR Newsletters
O'Dwyer's PR Newsletter: covers PR, IR and related fields. Weekly
PR Week: offering the "latest news, in-depth analysis, top columnists, and reviews of campaigns – plus the best selection of job opportunities for PR professionals across the US and the world." Weekly
Holmes Report: provides "competitive insight and intelligence to public relations professionals." Also sponsors the SABRE (Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation) awards. Weekly
PR News: "Resource for expert news and strategies on PR and Marketing." Also sponsors the Platinum PR Awards. Weekly
Marketing Computers: aka Technology Marketing. Weekly
Expert PR
: strategies, case studies, editorial moves published by Media Map. Semi-weekly
Power Behind the Pen: strategies and case studies published by TJFR. Monthly
The Scoop: strategies, case studies and editorial moves published by Lexis/Nexis
Ragan's PR Intelligence Report: monthly. Provides "reliable, useful news about the public relations industry. Each issue is full of practical, how-to stories and best practices in crisis communication, measurement, media relations and much more"
Ragan's Media Relations Report: also check out Ragan's PR Resources, which offers an editorial calendar and tips. Monthly
PR Reporter: "dedicated to the behavioral aspects of public relations, public affairs and communication strategies. Its quick read format keeps you up-to-date on the latest theories, research, public opinions, case studies and successful public relations techniques." Weekly
Media Industry Newsletter (min): "delivers the latest 'min-sider' news to top publishers, advertising and media directors. min reports on the news, deals, trends and personnel moves shaping the consumer magazine publishing industry. Weekly
min's b2b: "news, analysis and strategies on business-to-business publishing." Weekly
Infocom Group: publishers of BullDog Reporter
The Gauge: Newsletter of Communications Research
PR Opinions: weblog of "thoughts and opinions on the Public Relations profession and industry." Hosted by Tom Murphy

Venture Capital
American Venture: online network aimed at linking entrepreneurs and investors
Asset Alternatives: publishes newsletters, research reports, and conferences, information, and networking for the private equity industry, including: Private Equity Analyst, Venture Capital Analyst: Health Care Edition, and Venture Capital Analyst: Technology Edition
Daily Deal: provides every constituency in the deal community with news, events and personalities shaping the deal community
Growth Capital: publishes Capital Growth Interactive, a monthly newsletter on private capital deals and resources and The Annual Guide to Entrepreneurial Venture Financing
Hoover's IPO Scorecard: delivers comprehensive IPO market intelligence
IPO Monitor: provides real-time news, lifecycle events; proprietary reports; commentary; and custom performance reports
PricewaterhouseCoopers' MoneyTree Survey: PricewaterhouseCoopers along with Venture Economics and NVCA measures quarterly investment activity for policy makers, investors, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs who closely follow the venture capital industry
PricewaterhouseCoopers' Vision to Reality: Entrepreneur Resource Center provides information and advice for entrepreneurs on business plans, sourcing capital, etc.
Private Equity Analyst: news about the private equity market and its investment specialties, including venture capital, LBOs, mezzanine investing and turnarounds
Private Equity Week: tracks and researches private equity deals for the entire venture capital market
Silicon timely and in-depth technology news site, delivering up-to-the-minute news and opinion to fast-track technology managers and key industry decision-makers
Venture Associates: offering a broad range of corporate services to new and emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs
VC Buzz: the one-stop Internet VC information network
Venture Capital Journal: news and analysis of private equity markets global private equity intelligence site, providing daily news and statistics researches and validates virtually every well-known VC firm in America
Venture Finance: the guide to capital for growing companies
VentureOne: offers investors, service providers, and entrepreneurs comprehensive, accurate, and timely information
Venture Reporter: overviews and metrics of the most dynamic and fastest growing sectors, including wireless, security, software, life sciences, broadband, optical, content, and services. It also has an impressive search engine for VC deals
Venture Wire: "every deal, every day," including current research
NVCA: National Venture Capital Association: facilitates networking opportunities; and provides research data and professional development
NVCA: Links to other VC organizations, resources
AEEG: American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth: uniting innovative, emerging growth businesses across industry lines to promote positive national government action
The Churchill Club: Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum
Foster Center for Private Equity: Dartmouth's program to advance the understanding of private equity investing – the engine behind the entrepreneurial activity that drives global innovation and productivity
Foster Center Resources: useful links
Garage Technology Ventures: founded by Guy Kawasaki, offers valuable resources to help entrepreneurs build their businesses
Investors' Circle: a non-profit national network of angel and institutional investors, foundation officers and entrepreneurs who seek to balance financial, social and environmental returns
MIT Entrepreneurship Center: trains and develops leaders who will make high tech ventures successful
NVST Investor Network: provides entrepreneurs with tools and services to showcase their opportunity while providing investors access to the deals they want
NBIA: National Business Incubation Association: provides information, education, advocacy and networking resources to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies
Small Business Toolbox: provides helpful customize-able business documents for download, covering a range of issues, including finance, employee management, compensation & benefits, marketing, worker safety, recruiting & hiring, vehicles & equipment, and firing & termination a "premier online resource for small business owners, its search engine delivers the best and most useful information, guidance and contacts for entrepreneurs. It also accepts and publishes "Entrepreneur's Byline," which appeared in
IdeaSphere: Boston-based membership group that supports start-ups by serving as a 90-person board of advisors

Corporate Governance/Financial Service
FASB: Financial Accounting Standards Board: improve standards of financial accounting and reporting
IASB: International Accounting Standards Board:developing a single standard for financial accounting and reporting
CalPERS Facts at a Glance: a monthly compilation of information from the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), America's biggest pension fund, which takes an activist stance in improving corporate governance
Center for Public Integrity: investigates public service, government accountability and ethics related issues
Council of Institutional Investors:120 pension fund members managing more than $1 trillion serves as voice for institutional shareholders
SEC EDGAR Search: search online corproate forms and reports
Fortune 500: Fortune's annual list of America's largest companies
Fortune's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies: list of publicly traded companies that are at least three years old and have revenue and market caps of at least $50 million
Forbes 500: Forbes' annual report card on America's biggest corporations
Moody's Investment Service:leading provider of credit ratings
S&P Comstock: offers real-time information services
National Association of Corporate Directors: promotes high professional board standards, creates forums for peer interaction, enhances director effectiveness, asserts the policy interests of directors, conducts research, and educates boards and directors concerning traditional and cutting-edge issues
Center for Corporate Governance: proposes sensible and progressive changes in corporate structure and management through education and interaction; provides a forum for business leaders, members of corporate boards, corporate legal scholars and practitioners, jurists, economists, etc.
Corporate Governance: serves as a discussion forum and NETwork for shareholders and stakeholders who believe active participation by concerned shareholders in governing corporations will enhance their ability to create wealth.
Institutional Shareholder Services: the world's leading provider of proxy voting and corporate governance services; analyzes proxies and issuing vote recommendations for more than 10,000 U.S. and 10,000 non-U.S. shareholder meetings each year
IRontheNet's links: global regulatory organizations, stock exchanges, accounting organizations, etc.
Glossary of Financial Terms and Abbreviations: good list of terms maintained by UK-based Hemscott plc. a complete, unbiased, and easy-to- understand educational guide to investing and personal finance; includes a comprehensive investing dictionary as well as tutorials and articles covering just about every area of the market
ABA Banking Journal
AFP Exchange
American Banker
Bank Security Report
Bank Systems + Technology
Bank Technology News
Business Finance
Finanical Executive
Financial Technology International
Online Banking Report
Risk Waters Group
US Banker
Director & Boards: quarterly journal dedicated to topics of leadership and corporate governance
Chief Executive Magazine: "As the leading source of intelligence for and about CEOs, it provides ideas, strategies and tactics for top executive leaders seeking to build more effective organizations"
Federal Reserve Board of Boston's Regional Review: "features in-depth articles on topics such as immigration, credit card debt, the estate tax, and the future of New England's fishing industry. Opinion pieces, book reviews, economic analyses, and reports from cities and towns in the region are also featured. We make economics interesting"
Federal Reserve Board of Boston's Community & Banking: "a quarterly publication geared for lenders and community development practitioners. It offers insightful articles on topics in community development and fair access to credit, with a focus on innovative research and effective programs and partnerships within New England"
Institutional News: "the source for investment and financial news read by decision makers"

Technology: Hardware, Software & Internet
CNET's Buzz Meter: CNET's index of top tech trends and terms; each week, CNET searches logs, traffic patterns, user feedback, news stories, and message boards for the trends and products with the most buzz. Consistently popular terms won't always show up. Instead, the Buzz Meter reflects the trends and products on the rise during a given week
SIIA: Software & Information Industry Association: provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies
SDForum: Software Development Forum: Silicon Valley organization that connects software professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, industry experts and major technology companies
BSA: Business Software Alliance: acts as the voice of the world's software and Internet industry before governments and with consumers in the international marketplace. Its members represent the fastest growing industry in the world. BSA educates computer users on software copyrights and cyber security; advocates public policy that fosters innovation and expands trade opportunities; and fights software piracy
ITAA: Information Technology Association of America: provides information about the IT industry, its issues, association programs, publications, meetings, seminars and links to other valuable web sites
CERT: the computer emergency response team (CERT) is housed at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, and provides information to protect systems against potential problems; reacts to current problems; and predicts future problems. CERT handles computer security incidents and vulnerabilities, publishing security alerts, researching long-term changes in networked systems, and developing information and training to help you improve security at your site
Computer Security Institute: provides education and aggressively advocates the critical importance of protecting information assets
NIPC: National Infrastructure Protection Center: brings together representatives from U.S. government agencies, state and local governments, and the private sector in a partnership to protect our nation's critical infrastructures
Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security: supports the information security, protection, and assurance interests of the critical infrastructures of the United States
CIAO: Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office: coordinates the Federal Government's initiatives on critical infrastructure assurance, including raising issues that cut across industry sectors and ensuring a cohesive approach to achieving continuity in delivering critical infrastructure services

Chip Center: the definitive electronics resource
EE Times Network: electronics industry newspaper of record, providing the story behind the story, what it means and how it can help do your job better; integrates the online global editions with news and technical web sites such as,,, Planet Analog, Semiconductor Business News and The Work Circuit
EBN: Electronic Business News: delivers the news, analysis and in-depth reporting of the business strategies and technology trends the electronics industry needs to develop, manage and execute successful procurement, technology, business and supply network strategies
ECN: Electronic Component News: a resource, educational tool, source guide for the electronic designer
EDN Access: Electronic Design News: the design source for engineers and managers worldwide; provides current coverage on all the latest products, design techniques, emerging technologies and industry trends
Electronics Business: provides the unique and accurate perspectives, insight and analysis that senior electronics managers need to make better-informed business decisions, published by Reed Elsevier
Electronic News: information and insight; published by Reed Elsevier
Electronics Weekly: UK-based magazine providing the day's news stories and the week's major headlines in one place; published by Reed Elsevier
e-InSite: the network site for Electronic OEM (EOEM) professionals, consolidating content from 20 market-leading publications, 3 research organizations and key network partners; published by Reed Elsevier embedded system programming
Compound Semiconductor.Net: current developments in the industry
Communications Design: the online technical resource center for OEM design engineers and technical managers involved in the development of communication systems and equipment, such as mobile phones, wireless base stations, internetworking equipment, Internet appliances, broadband modems/equipment, optical networking systems and more
Microprocessor Report: provides unbiased, in-depth, and critical analysis of new high-performance microprocessor developments
Semiconductor FabTech: daily resource for the IC industry; publishes a quarterly journal covering the latest develop-ments in the global semiconductor manufacturing industry
Semiconductor International: leading technical publication covering the global semiconductor industry; has the largest circulation to semiconductor fabs and foundries; sister publications include Microprocessor Report, In-Stat/MDR
SemiSeek: "the most powerful and useful guide to the semiconductor industry"; offers industry-specific search engine, industry news aggregator, etc.
Silicon Strategies: business news that tracks the semicondutor foodchain
Solid State Technology: manufacturing and wafer fabrication
NetSeminars: semiconductor-focused Web events
EEdesign Conferences: semiconductor-focused off-line conferences
EEdesign Industry Groups: other industry links
EEdesign Open Source EDA Links: compiled by EEdesign
Tech Expo's Magazine Directory: list of engineering and scientific trade and technical magazines
SIA: Semiconductor Industry Association: members comprise 90% of U.S. semiconductor production & employ 284,000+
SEMI: Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International:representing more than 2,400 member companies serving the global semiconductor equipment, materials and flat panel display industries
SEMI's links:industry associations and affiliated organizations
FSA: Fabless Semiconductor Association: serves as a voice and business enabler of the fabless industry, to achieve a more optimal balance between wafer supply and demand. The FSA Wafer and Packaging Demand Survey is designed to effectively gauge the wafer and packaging technology requirements of the fabless semiconductor sector
Gigascale Silicon Research Center (GSRC): a multi-university effort to create a new chip design methodology
Glossary of EDA standards: sponsored by Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), which provides a forum for industry leaders to collaborate on the mounting industry challenges
IC Knowledge: provides knowledge resources to the semiconductor industry; offers the IC cost and economics, process technology and Fab design knowledge resources; include general reference resources such as a, glossary of terms, history of the IC, technology trends, other useful references, free downloads and calculators
IC Insights Glossary: defines semiconductor terminology
International SemaTech: strives to be the most effective, global consortium influencing semiconductor manufacturing technology
MIT's Semiconductor Subway: provides links to all manner of semiconductor and microsystems related information, including fabrication facilities, research activities, standards work, etc. based on the MBTA's "T" system; maintained by the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories in an effort to foster education and communication in microsystems and semiconductor technology
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics: "market data direct from the world semiconductor industry itself"

FCC: Federal Communications Commission
USTA: US Telecommunications Association: provides a common ground where local telephone companies of all sizes can unite to advance the industry's concerns
NCTA: National Cable & Telecommunications Association: its mission is to provide members with a strong national presence by providing a single, unified voice on issues affecting the cable and telecommunications industry
Naruc: National Assocation of Regulatory Utility Commissioners: members include the governmental agencies that regulate the activities of telecommunications, energy, and water utilities. NARUC's mission is to serve the public interest by improving the quality and effectiveness of public utility regulation. It has a good glossary and links page
NECA: National Exchange Carrier Association: Formed in 1983 by the FCC as a not-for-profit membership corporation, NECA plays an important role in administering the FCC's access charge plan – a plan that helps ensure that telephone service remains available and affordable in all parts of the country. Directly and through its subsidiaries, NECA also administers a number of other significant federal and state programs
ALTS: Association of Local Telecommunication Services: its mission is to promote facilities-based local telecommunications competition
SCTE: Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers: links to many cable sites
United Telecom Council: serves members who own, manage or provide critical telecommunications and IT systems in support of their core business
Broadband Week: dedicated section within Multichannel News, focuses on the technological changes in the converging telecom and cable broadband markets.
Broadcasting & Cable: tracks technology, finance, programming, regulations advertising developments for the industry; sister publications include: Cablevision and Multichannel News
Cablevision: a data-rich resource enabling cable and telecommunications industry decision-makers to research the industry’s latest facts and figures. Current trends include cable’s forays into online media, advances in digital technology and interactive television, plus the explosion of broadband capabilities enhancing business and consumer choice
Cable World: "intelligence for the business of broadband"; published by Primedia, which publishes Telephony, Global Telephony, and Wireless Review and owns Simba, a media-focused market intelligence and forecaster
Electronic Media: "the broadcast, cable, interactive weekly"; deliveris independent news and commentary on the TV industry’s programming, distribution, technology and deals
Light Reading: "the global site for optical networking"; an information resource covering optical networking, a set of technologies that will propel the Internet into a new era and lead to the convergence of telecommunications and TV Check out its Top Ten Lists
Multichannel News: reports on breaking news relevant to the cable TV and telecommunications industries; provides comprehensive coverage of all programming, advertising, marketing, finance, broadband and government activities, as they relate to cable TV operators and their suppliers, as well as related developments in broadcast, MDS, DBS, telco and home video
Telecommunications Magazine: is aimed at fulfilling the information needs of service providers; has a great resources list
Telephony: "intelligence for the broadband economy"; weekly editorial coverage provides comprehensive and analytical reporting on all aspects of the broadband economy, including network technology innovations, content developments and business drivers that affect all forms of broadband communications service providers. Sister publication to Global Telephony
Utility Business: serves the growing needs of 50,000 empowered business leaders, executives and managers in the electric, telecommunications, gas and water industries by providing authoritative information, analysis and insight into the most critical issues facing utility business professionals today
Cook Report on the Internet: glossary of telecommunication terms

Air Transport Association of America
International Air Transport Association
Aviation Now
Aviation Safety Alliance
FAA: Federal Aviation Administration
US Dept. of Transportation
Transportation Security Administration
MRO Management
Aviation Institute: provides a bridge between industry, government, and academia to address those issues effecting the future of aviation

Healthcare and Life Sciences
American Medical Association
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association
The New England Journal of Medicine
The Lancet
Medical Economics
Modern Physician
Physician's Weekly
Annals of Internal Medicine
American Medical News
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
NIH: National Institutes of Health
CDC: Centers for Disease Control
NLM: National Library of Medicine: the world's largest medical library, entries range from technical articles to general health info
National Health Council: representing all segments of the health care community, NHC works to improve the health of all people, particularly those with chronic diseases and/or disabilities
Mayo Clinic Health & Medical Information: provides a gateway to a variety of online and other resources by which Mayo carries out the mission of "to be a dependable source of health information for our patients and the public" maintained by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center treatment guidelines from the National Guideline Clearinghouse, a project of the U.S. Agency for Health-care Research & Quality
National Center for Biotechnology Information
American Hospital Association's Health Research & Educational Trust: "transforming health care through research and education"; focuses on the following areas: coverage, access and community; workforce; patient safety, quality, and medication safety
International Association for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Technology in Practice: provides practical insights on technology strategies that physicians can put into practice
National Health Care Purchasing Institute: was founded to improve health care quality by advancing the purchasing practices of major corporations and government agencies, particularly Fortune 500 companies, Medicare, and public employers. The Institute's objectives are to help health care purchasers: save lives, buy higher quality health care, and empower consumers to choose higher quality health plans and providers
PhRMA: Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America: represents the country’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy: links to health policy sites
Center for Studying Health System Change: a nonpartisan Washington, DC-based policy research organization that designs and conducts studies focused on the U.S. health care system to inform the thinking and decisions of policy makers in government and private industry
Institute for Health Care Research & Policy: Georgetown University research center focuses on key issues in health policy and health services research, including: Center on an Aging Society, Consumer Health Care Education Project, Ethical Issues in Smoking Cessation and Genetics, Health Privacy Project,, and Kaiser Project on Incremental Health Reform
Yahoo Health: interesting links
AOL Health: news and interesting links
HQIR Useful Links: maintained by HQIR, a professional healthcare consulting firm, includes links to daily news, online publications, trade journals, research & resources (including government sites), trade associations, insurence & managed care, consumer information, search engines, etc.
Advance for Healthcare Information Management: delivers concise, highly focused information to health care decision-makers. Features news, market intelligence, advice, opinions and feedback from the field as well as top-priority information technology topics in the context of practical solutions and strategies
Health Journal: Wall Street Journal's online one-stop health section, covering pharma/biotech, health providers/insurance, research/science, policy/legislation, medical products/technology
Daily Scan: Wall Street Journal's daily column that provides "important, provocative or amusing health-industry coverage"
AHA Resource Center: American Hospital Association's links to other health care associations, including state metropolitan and regional associations

Education and Nonprofit Organizations
US Department of Education: also provides links to public and private educational associations and organizations
Bridgespan Group: "committed to making a difference in the world." Bridgespan is "a not-for-profit consulting firm exclusively focused on the distinctive challenges facing nonprofit organizations. Our close strategic partnership with Bain & Company uniquely positions us to be a bridge between nonprofit organizations and the leading-edge management strategies, tools and talent that can help them achieve greater social impact"
Bridgestar: "supports and strengthens nonprofit organizations by enhancing the flow and effectiveness of passionate and highly-skilled leaders into and within the nonprofit sector"
CASE: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education: provides education professionals in alumni relations, communications, and development with essential tools to advance their institution
NEA: National Education Association: America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education; its members work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs
The Chronicle for Higher Education: "the No. 1 news source for college and university faculty members and administrators"
Education Week: covers local, state, and national news and issues from preschool through the 12th grade, with the goal of raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "the newspaper for the nonprofit world"
Contributions Magazine: "the 'how-to' source for America's nonprofit professionals"
Advancing Philanthropy: "advancing philanthropy through education, training, and advocacy"
CommonWealth: "becoming the journal of record on politics, ideas and civic life in Massachusetts"
PNNOnline: "the nonprofit news and information resource"; delivers news, information, and resources to all segments of the nonprofit world in order to help them better achieve their goals
Council on Federations: "promoting knowledge, growth and action in philanthropy"
Nonprofit Times: "the leading business publication for nonprofit management"
Philanthropy Roundtable: "a national association of more than 600 individual donors, corporate giving representatives, foundation staff and trustees, and trust and estate officers." The organizaiton was "founded on the principle that voluntary private action offers the best means of addressing many of society’s needs, and that a vibrant private sector is critical to generating the wealth that makes philanthropy possible. Philanthropy Roundtable publishes Philanthropy magazine
Third Sector New England: "resource center for building knowledge, power and effectiveness of nonprofits and the sector." Publishes The Nonprofit Quarterly, a "magazine that leaders count on to provide them with values based management information and proven practices"
The Foundation Center: its mission is "to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. It collects, organizes, and communicates information on U.S. philanthropy; conducts and facilitates research on trends in the field; and provides education and training on the grantseeking process"
AFP: Association of Fundraising Executives: promotes philanthropy and ethical fundraising and professionalism in fundraising
The Boston Foundation: one of the largest community foundations, with assets of over $530 million, it sponsors special initiatives, convenes groups of people to explore important issues, and works with other organizations and with government to find new ways to build community. sponsored by Action Without Borders, the site "connects people, organizations and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives." Idealist provides information about jobs, volunteer and intern opportunities, programs, resources and organizations

Retail, Consumer, Food & Beverage
NRF: National Retail Federation: "the voice of the retail industry"
NPD: provides infromation to manufacturers, retailers, resellers, distributors and operators across a broad range of industries, but is primarily known for its expertise in retail, fashion, food, house & home, and toys
Envirosell: a behavioral market research and consulting company that examines consumer shopping behavior using a combination of in-store video recording, observation and customer intercept interviews; founded by Paco Underhill, author of Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping
Toy Industry Association & Foundation: develops toy safety standards, distributes information about toys and safe play to institutions, public organizations, parents and caregivers
Product Development & Management Association: "thought leaders of product development & management"
Global New Product Database: "comprehensive database that monitors worldwide product innovation"
Food Marketing Institute

Management Resources/Consultants
Knowledge @ Wharton
Harvard Business School Online
Harvard Business Review
MIT Sloan School
Sloan Management Review
MIT Technology Review
E-Business Forum
The Conference Board: findings, best practices
The Business Roundtable: public-policy CEO organization
World Economic Forum: committed to improving the state of the world
Academy of Management: a professional association of scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations; includes a list of email newsletters on the range of management topics
American Management Association's MarketPower
NABE: National Association for Business Economics
NIBM: National Institute of Business Management
Small Business Administration
Business Strategy
Global POV: points of view behind the technology
Institute for International Research: the world’s largest international conference company with 120 different business units; provide unbiased, leading-edge business information through conferences, workshops, seminars, and the Internet
Kennedy Information: management consultant clearinghouse
Consulting Information Services: trends in management consulting and IT services
American Society for Quality: leading U.S. quality improvement organization

Industry Analysts/Market Researchers
Aberdeen Group: "market analysis and positioning services for business technology"
Advanced Forecasting, Inc.: forecasts semiconductors and related industries, and related stocks, including ICs, discrete, front-end equipment, test equipment, disk drives, and PCB
AMR Research: "bold ideas. compelling research. unparalled results"
ARC Advisory Group: "enterprise and automation advisory services for industry executives"; provides strategic planning and technology assessment services for the manufacturing and industrial markets
Arlen Communications: specializes in interactive applications and services in telecommunications and media; has more than 20 years of experience in online and interactive systems
ASP's Market Research listings: snapshots of major Internet market research firms
Basex: "what's in IT for you"; provides the knowledge and analysis necessary for clients to make the right strategic and tactical technology decisions focussing on collaborative business knowledge and Web services, with an 18-year track record of accurate findings and visionary analysis
Bloor Research's IT-Director: UK-based firm provides IT decision makers, with a one stop source of all current IT news, information, analysis and advice, free of charge
Burton Group: "driving network evolution"; covers directories, security and networks
Butler Group: "Europe's leading IT analyst company providing analysis without compromise"
Cahners Instat/MDR: "covers the full spectrum of digital communications market research, from vendor to end-user"
Creative Strategies: "get ahead of the curve"; helps its clients stay ahead of the curve by:anticipating future markets and technologies; creating new partnerships; developing innovative business plans; understanding emerging technologies; and devising new paradigms
Current Analysis: provides competitive response solutions, enables companies to anticipate and respond quickly and effectively to competitive threats and customer opportunities
Datamonitor: London-based market researcher
Dell'Oro Group: specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the networking industry; mobility, optical, access, routers, ethernet switch
Delphi Group: "delivers strategic advantage at the intersection of business and IT"; core competencies include the emerging technologies of collaborative commerce, portals, content and knowledge management, enterprise wireless, and e-Learning provider of economic, financial, and industry research designed to meet the diverse planning and information needs of business organizations, governments, and professional investors worldwide
eMarketer Inc.: "charting the future of business"; aggregates the latest research and news about internet and e-business statistics from over 1,000 sources
Envisioneering: offers market research and counsel to executives active in Digital Media Creation, Distribution, Access & Retention
Forrester Research: "helping business thrive on technology change"
Forward Concepts: semiconductor industry analysts
Frost & Sullivan: an international marketing consulting and training company that analyzes critical market challenges that clients must address to become successful competitors in their industry; focusing on these challenges in order to provide our clients with Market Engineering strategies which enable them to increase revenues, market share and profitability
Gartner-Dataquest: research and advisory firm that "helps more than 10,500 clients understand technology and drive business growth"
Giga Information Group: "technology advice. business results"; provides objective research, pragmatic advice in application development; collaboration, knowledge and content management; communications and networking; communications and networking; enterprise applications; IT management and services; mobile enterprise; security
Gilder Group: provides cutting-edge insight for technology leaders, managers, and investors around the globe through its publications, conferences, and interactive websites
Gomez: "Internet quality measurement"; ranks the top firms in key areas of online customer experience
Infonetics Research: covering the data networking and telecommunications industries, and provides objective analysis of end-users, service providers, and product manufacturers through in-depth research studies, quarterly market share and forecast services, and consulting and custom research services
International Biometric Group:provides in-depth analysis on biometric technologies, vendors, applications, performance, and privacy; a source of objective, independent biometric information
Jupiter Media Metrix: "business intelligence for business results"; helps companies develop, extend and integrate business strategies across online and emerging channels
Kagan & Associates: "leading source of media business news and data"
Kinetic Information: focuses on business value; covers enterprise interoperability (EIO); BPI/BPM, workflow & Web services; middleware & connectivity tools; ERP, CRM & enterprise solutions; storage, archiving & imaging; application servers; wireless & mobile solutions; document & knowledge management; e-learning, e-forms & portals; authentication, verification & security; professional services automation
KMI Research: "world leader in fiber optics market research"
IC Insights: "dedicated to providing high-quality, cost-effective market research for the integrated circuit industry"
IDC: "analyze the future"
IMS Health: a market-research firm focusing on pharmaceuticals
Industry Directions: "positioning companies for growth and industry intelligence for strategic advantage"; focuses on manufacturing and supply chain analysis
INFACT Research: "affordable, actionable timely fact-based competitive intelligence and market research services"; international research firm that follows financial technology and outsourcing; real estate technology; Internet collaboration technology; customer and business relationship management (CRM/BRM); employee relationship management, knowledge management, and emerging technologies
Infonetics Research: international market research and consulting firm covering the networking and telecommunications industries
InformationWeek Report Directory: lists hundreds of research reports (for sale), including links of research partners
Insight Express: "research for the right decision"; provides fully automated market research that leverages the power of the Internet to deliver timely, affordable, and reliable research conducted among targeted audiences, customers and employees
Institute for the Future: "Future success depends on making the right strategic decisions today"; helps members make sense out of complexity by forecasting and mapping critical technological, demographic, and business trends and analyzing their implications for its members
Market Research: the largest database of market research publications with 50,000 titles from more than 350 leading publishers
META Group: "bottom-line guidance for IT and business transformation"
NPD Group: "essential market information"; provides essential market information across a broad range of industries for leading manufacturers, retailers, resellers, distributors and operators to uncover market opportunities, to strengthen channel relationships and to benchmark industry performance
Precursor Group: "the leader in anticipating change"; encompasses the communications and technology sectors as well as industries substantially affected by the Internet and electronic commerce, both domestically and globally. These focus industries include, but are not limited to: telecommunications services and equipment (wireline and wireless); cable; DBS; TV and radio broadcasting; Internet service providers (ISPs and ASPs); portals and interactive content; networking equipment; enterprise and e-commerce software; computers; semiconductors; information services; e-retailing and those companies involved in electronic commerce.
Release 1.0: influential monthly report that covers the converging worlds of technology, communications and the Internet
RHK Telecommunications Industry Analysis: "charting the telecom future"; provides analysis of advanced technologies for the global public telecommunications network; provides business and technology decision support, strategic analysis, research and consulting to equipment vendors, service providers, and the financial community
RoperASW: "the power of intelligence in action"; incorporates Mediamark Research Inc. (MRI); NOP Research; Market Measures Interactive (MMI); Strategic Marketing Corporation (SMC)
Sageza Group: analyzes key trends in the enterprise IT market, and monitors operating systems, storage, software, and services; acquired Zona Research
Andrew Seybold's Outlook 4Mobility: focuses on the convergence of wireless, mobility and the internet
Seybold published by Jonathan, and serves professsionals in the publishing industry with newsletters, consulting and educational events
Patricia Seybold Group: "strategic consultants & thought leaders"; includes e-commerce, the Internet, and collaborative computing
A Gary Shilling & Co.: analyzes and forecasts economic and financial developments in the U.S. and abroad
Soft-Letter: a twice-monthly insider's newsletter that reports on business issues and trends in personal computer software industry
Synergy Research Group: "enhancing your business development decisions"; delivers market research for the networking and telecommunications industries
Outsell: focuses exclusively on the Information Content Industry; provides fact-based research, analysis and advice about every aspect of content strategy, deployment and use to a wide range of vendors, buyers and users of information
Ovum: "defining the future"; specializes in business software; digital media; knowledge management; mobile/wireless; next generation telecom; and software infrastructure
Pioneer Consulting:"market research for the broadband era"; produces market research reports and performs custom consulting in the following six areas: optical networking, submarine fiber optic systems; broadband wireless access; satellite systems; emerging broadband access; IP network convergence
Technologic Partners: tracks the important strategic business and financial issues affecting venture-backed high technology companies
Technology Business Research: provides analyses of computer and networking equipment companies and their products in the high-technology market
Technology Research News: an independent news journal covering technology research in university, government and corporate laboratories. Every story published by TRN is the result of direct, original reporting
The 451: provides "insight and commentary in the technology, communications and media industries. Key events are appraised on a day-to-day basis, in conjunction with extended and targeted research reports"
World Advertising Research Center: provides cutting-edge thinking across all areas of marketing communications, focused on best practices, effectiveness and efficiency
World Markets Research Centre: provider of business-critical information, including an Economic Forecasting service, for multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments
Yankee Group: provides research and consulting services focusing on global communications, wireless, Internet, and e-Business markets and technologies
Veronis Suhler Stevenson: merchant bank that also produces widely quoted research on the media, communications, and advertising industies. Its Internet Research Library contains reliable data and valuable sources for the industry and financial information you need
VSLI Research: "where the chip industry clicks to find its weather"; provides market research and economic analysis on the technical, business, and economic aspects of the high technology semiconductor manufacturing industry
ZapThink: "Focused research, analysis, and insight on XML and Web Services"
Network World's "Analyzing the Analists": information on IT Research providers
Northern Lights' Market Researchers list: extensive list of market research firms and their reports
Yahoo's Market Researchers list: extensive list of market research firms
ITSMA: IT Services Marketing Advisor: membership association for services marketing, branding and sales practices in the information technology industry
ResearchConnect: a searchable research database connecting the media and investors with leading independent financial, business, economic, political, technical, legal, medical, scientific, and social research
BitPipe IT Research: "the leading syndicator of in-depth information technology (IT) content including white papers, webcasts, case studies and product literature. Bitpipe distributes content from over 3,500 leading IT vendors and over 60 top analyst firms including IDC, Aberdeen Group, Meta Group, and Yankee Group via the Bitpipe Network, which has agreements with InformationWeek, eWeek, CIO Insight, Network Computing, PC Magazine, and over 70 other leading IT and business-related websites"
IT-Analysis: aggregates and proliferates the opinion, analysis and research from the independent technology analyst community. Our objective is to ensure that all IT purchasers have access to the best possible information through the communications interface they feel most comfortable with

"Opinion Leaders"
Technology Marketing's 2002 Influencer Report: provides rankings of the top Influencers by media (trades, business magazines, newspapers, broadcast, consumers, Web); top Influencers by category; and 10 hottest tech media
Stewart Alsop: Fortune's "On InfoTech" columnist, VC and long-timer industry watcher
Deborah Branscum: a contributing editor to Newsweek magazine and a freelance technology writer and editor for other publications, including's "Valley Talk" column
Po Bronosn: the author, most recently, of "The Nudist on the Late Shift, and Other True Tales of Silicon Valley." His next book, "What Should I Do With My Life?" will be published next year
David Coursey: as executive editor of ZDNet's AnchorDesk, Coursey writes a daily column about technology-related products, services, news, trends or issues that is distributed via e-mail to 1.5 million opt-in subscribers. He also hosts a daily hour talk program
Robert X. Cringely: gossip columnist for InfoWorld
Robert X. Cringely: Through a cruel twist of fate having to do with federal judges and unscrupulous lawyers there is, for the moment, more than one Robert X. Cringely. This one claims to be the one true Cringely, who is also a PBS "personality" and author of "Triumph of the Nerds"
Nick Denton: blog maintained by former Financial Times reporter and serial entrepreneur (,, etc.). He's also the publisher of Gawkers, a Manhattan-based "weblog magazine"
Bob Evans: SVP, editor-in-chief for InformationWeek
Spencer F. Katt: gossip columnist for eWeek
John Dvorak: keeps tabs on various online activities of computer columnist John Dvorak, and contains links to all known Dvorak-related sites
Jim Fallows: author, journalist (The Atlantic Monthly, US News & World Report), and broadcast commentator; also serves as executive producer AGENDA conference
Dan Gillmor: "news, views and Silicon Valley diary"; columnist for San Jose Mercury News
James Gleick: former New York Times columnist on technology, best-seller author and successful Internet entrepreneur
David Kirkpatrick: Fortune's East Coast based technology columnist and member of its Board of Editors, consistently ranked by Technology Marketing as one of the industry's most influential
Scott Kirsner: Writes weekly Innovation Economy column for the Boston Globe's Technology & Innovation section, and a co-founder of Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Future Forward: The New England Technology Summit
InformationWeek's Listening Post: InformationWeek's columnists
InfoWorld "Opinions": InfoWorld's columnists
Steve Levy: Senior editor and chief technology writer for Newsweek
Peter Lewis: reviews personal tech for Fortune; formerly reviewer for The New York Times
David Lidsky: technology editor for Fortune Small Business magazine
Larry Magid: syndicated columnist, Larry's world, aka "PC Answer Man"; contains a great list of online news sources
Stephen Manes: contributing editor to Forbes & PC World
Kevin Maney: columnist for USA Today
Regis McKenna: Insights from technology marketing pioneer
Jerry Michalski: pundit who has "been running under the radar for four years"
Walt Mossberg: Walt's weekly Wall Street Journal's "Personal Technology" column and other technology features
Rafe Needleman: "Catch of the Day" column by veteran technology journalist Rafe Needleman, first appeared in Red Herring, now appears in Business 2.0 Perspectives: a dose of commentary from leading industry analysts and pundits
David Pogue: "Welcome to the Web's richest resource about New York Times columnist David Pogue"
Stephen Roach: According to WSJ's David Wessel, Roach is "Morgan Stanley's prolific, peripatetic and provocative" economist, "who styles himself as 'the house skeptic with a seemingly chronic case of jetlag'"
Noah Shachtman: DefenseTech blog: "the future of the military, law enforcement and national security" Schachtman writes for The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Post, Tech Central Station, and Wired News.
Chris Shipley: Editor and publisher of DEMOletter; executive producer of the DEMO Conferences
Clay Shirky: writer and consultant on Internet technologies, focussing on the rise of decentralizing technologies such as peer-to-peer and Web Services; contains a mix of essays, drafts of ideas, and reader commentary
Stephanie Stahl: editor of InformationWeek
Kara Swisher: Wall Street Journal's "Boom Town" columnist, reports on San Jose
Dylan F. Tweney: experienced tech journalist, a contributing writer for Business 2.0, the author of a respected technology newsletter, and the publisher of, an internationally recognized daily haiku zine. Read The Tweney Report
Amy D. Wohl: a columnist to VARBusiness magazine, and a frequent contributor to the trade and general business press on the Internet, software, computing, computer trends, and technology
ZDNet's Big Thinkers: weekly program featuring "Today's most brilliant minds"
Technology Transfer Institute – Vanguard: a forum for the introduction, discussion and evaluation of emerging and breakthrough information technologies; advisory members include: John Perry Barlow and Nicholas Negroponte
MicroPersuasion: PR Blog

PRSA: Public Relations Society of America
NIRI: National Investor Relations Institute
Council of Public Relations Firms
Publicity Club of New England
IABC: International Association of Business Communicators
IABC: New England Chapter
Arthur W. Page Society: a professional organization with a single mission: to strengthen the management policy role of the chief corporate public relations officer. It also has a great list of PR L inks
Institute for PR: the only independent foundation in the field of public relations focusing on research and education
NAIPRA: North American Association of Independent PR Agencies: an online network for heads of independent PR firms, and the only organization for agencies not owned by another company; provides information on managing your agency
SHSMD: Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development
LACP: League of American Communication Professionals: encourages excellence in the practice of communications for all organizations by facilitating discussion of best-in-class practices in communications and recognize those who demonstrate exemplary communications behaviors
Financial Communications Society
NFIB: National Federation of Independent Business
Mass e-Comm
Mass Software & Internet Council
Mass Telecommunications Council
North Shore Technology Council
MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge: "a volunteer, nonprofit organization based at MIT whose mission is to promote and strengthen the process of starting and growing innovative and technology-oriented companies by providing services and programs that educate, inform, and support the entrepreneurial community"
Boston Ideas Group
National Press Club
Writers Guild of America
ERMA: Entertainment Research & Marketing Association: product placement information objective information about online marketing and merchandising, cross-channel integration and organization structure
EFF: Electronic Frontier Foundation: works to protect our fundamental rights regardless of technology; to educate the press, policymakers and the general public about civil liberties issues related to technology; and to act as a defender of those liberties
AEA: American Electronics Association: "Advancing the business of technology"; AeA is the nation's largest high-tech trade association that spans the high-technology spectrum, from software, semiconductors and computers to Internet technology, advanced electronics and telecommunications systems and services
Association Central: gateway to association-related information
Virtual Community of Associations
American Society of Association Executives: Gateway to Associations
Associations on the Net
Weddle's Association Directory: lists several thousand associations from around the world by their primary professional/occupational focus and/or industry of interest and provides a link to the Web-site they operate
Hundred Years Association: is comprised of companies and not-for-profit organizations that have been in existence for more than a century
Association Trends: "national hub for association executives and suppliers since 1973"
Association News: "America's most-read magazine for state and regional associations"
Association Executive Magazine: "to lead in advancing and serving the profession of association and not-for-profit management"
GWSAE: Greater Washington Society of Association Executives: "represents association executives in the Washington, DC region, home to the world's largest and most influential community of associations. More than 95 percent of associations in the Greater Washington area are national and international in scope. GWSAE also serves thousands of association business partners (suppliers), both in the region and across the nation"

Agenda: Now merged with IDG's Vortex 2004: Setting the IT Agenda, Oct. 4-6, 2004, Santa Barbara
Business Week Digital Economy Conference: May 27, 2004 in New York. Theme: Strategies for the Tech Revival
CFO Technology Forum: Oct. 3-6, 2004 in San Francisco
Comdex: Nov. 14-18, 2004 in Las Vegas
D: All Things Digital: June 6-8, 2004 in Carlsbad, CA. Hosted by Wall Street Journal's Walter S. Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Limited to 300 participants. Speakers include Bill Gates, Steve Jobs & Carly Fiorina
Demo: Feb. 15-17, 2004 in Phoenix, AZ. Hosted by Chris Shipley
Forbes CEO Forum: Oct. 2004
Forbes CFO Forum: May 20-21, 2004 in New York
Forbes CIO Forum: Dec. 2004
Fortune/Aspen Institute's Brainstorm: July 14-16, 2004 in Aspen
Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit: Oct. 4-6, 2004 in Dana Point, CA
Fortune Innovation Forum: Nov. 18-19, 2004 in New York
Future Forward: New England Technology Summit: Nov. 2004 in Portsmouth, NH
Nantucket Conference on Entrepreneurship & Innovation: April 29- May 1, 2004 in Nantucket
RealTime: TBD 2004. Hosted by Fast Company
PC Forum: March 21-23, 2004 in Scottsdale, AZ. Hosted by Esther Dyson
PopTech: Oct. 21-24, 2004 in Camden, ME. Hosted by Tom DeMarco
RSA Conference: Feb. 23-27, 2003 in San Francisco
TechXNY: Oct. 5-7, 2004 in New York. Hosted by CMP Media
TEDmed3: Oct. 12-15, 2004 in Charleston, SC. Hosted by Richael Saul Wurman
Telecosm: Aug. 24-25, 2004 in Lake Tahoe, CA. Hosted by George Gilder and Forbes Magazine
Vortex 2004: Setting the IT Agenda, Oct. 4-6, 2004, Santa Barbara

The Onion: self-proclaimed "America's finest news source"
Obscure Store: Weird news collected by Jim Romenesko
News of the Weird: bizarre-but-all-true news compiled by Chuck Shepherd
The Borowitz Report: topical humor such as "Saddam Signs up for 'Do-Not-Call' List" and "Small Children May Be Traumatized by Ann Coulter, Psychologist Says"
Haypenny: "a regularly updated electronic journal," it's often humorous takes on the world. the best Urban Legends reference pages
Straight Dope: "fighting ignorance since 1973 (it's taking longer than we thought)"; deals strictly with factual questions and provides factual answers. Questions you've always wanted to know the answers to. Questions like: What are the real lyrics to "Louie Louie"? When they execute a guy by lethal injection, do they swab off his arm first?
The Smoking Gun: exclusive documents – cool, confidential, quirky
Radio Showprep's resources: resources for radio DJs, includes weird news, celebrity gossip; almanacs & calendars
Acronym Finder: database of more than 241,000 abbreviations and acronyms about computers, technology, telecommunications, and military acronyms and abbreviations
Acronym Finder Random Systematic Buzz Phrase Projector Acronym Generator (AFRSBPPAG): generate your own buzz phrases
Acronym Search: source for acronyms and abbreviations
Buzz Killer:"Journalists (from Forbes, Fortune) trying to stop a few thousand buzzwords"
Buzz Whack: dedicated to de-mystifying buzzwords
Jargon Box: find the right meaning and the context of every management guru
Web Economy Buzz Generator: combines verbs, adjectives and nouns to effortlessly form Web Economy nonsense like "e-enable innovative convergence"
Acme Vaporizer High-Tech CEO Quote Generator: enter the CEO's name, company name and length of quote, and be amazed at the nonsense generated – some are eerily realistic!
The Dialectizer: converts English text to any of several comic dialects
The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation: What if Lincoln had delivered the Gettysburg Address in PowerPoint?
Yours is a Very Bad Hotel: PowerPoint about a horrible hotel experience
Comedy Squared: "where the fun(ny) never stops"; links to sites, resources for comedians
WitWords: "your source for funny words and humorous people!"
Clint Howard Variety Show: "the shortest, cheapest variety show in the history of entertainment"
The Bathroom Diaries: the world's best public toilets
TS2: The Trade Show about Trade Shows: TS2 is the trade show industry’s premier destination for exhibit and event marketing specialists. Attendees are involved in the planning, implementation, development, and execution of special events, trade shows, sponsorships, promotions or sales and marketing initiatives. It is no coincidence which organization immediately follows this one
The Boredom Institute: was created to spoof the media, with lists like "Most Boring Celebrities," but has since evolved to examine the more serious connections between boredom and its impact on individuals and society
Write News: news, features and resources for media and publishing professionals
Wordplay: site for screenwriters
So You Wanna: "teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school." This link is to So You Wanna Be A Sitcom Writer?
Wordweaving: links for writers
Freelance Success (FLX): "the ultimate resource for established, professional nonfiction writers"; has a strong resources page
Marcia Yudkin: advice for freelance journalists
Wooden Horse's Links: useful links from a site to help non-fiction writers
Society of American Business Editors and Writers: supports the highest standards of economic journalism
National Society of Newspaper Columnists: offers advice, conferences for columnists
National Writers' Union: the only labor union that represents freelance writers in all genres, formats, and media; contains great info on contracts, deadbeat publishers, and links. Has a Boston chapter
Editorial Freelancers Association: a nonprofit, professional organization of self-employed editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, etc.
American Society of Journalists and Authors: independent nonfiction writers. Our membership consists of more than 1,000 outstanding freelance writers of magazine articles, trade books, and many other forms of nonfiction writing. Publishes ASJA Monthly
Famous Name Changes: name changes of the rich & famous
IMDB: Internet Movie Database: best trivia site for movies, TV
Script-o-Rama: offers lots of TV and film scripts plus links to others
Marketing Evaluations/TvQ: provides rankings of fame based on the so-called Q score: the percentage of viewers who know a celebrity and have a favorable impression of him or her Hail Freedonia! This site provides as much material to the ever-growing number of Marxists on the Web, includes links to other Marx and classic movie sites, games, and greeting cards
Hollywood Stock Exchange: buy and sell virtual shares of celebrities, movies and music
Jump the Shark: defining moment when a television program has peaked; it's all downhill from here
Reality Blurred: site that holds up a mirror to Reality TV programs
Television Without Pity: offers reviews of current television shows, along with episode outlines. Is sometimes used as a focus group by Hollywood, which sometimes alters programs based on the site
Diet Coke of Snark: TV recap site
A.L.I.C.E.: Artificial Linguistic Internet Computer Entity: an award-winning free natural language artificial intelligence chat robot. Can you tell if it's a computer?
Dumb Warnings: Warning: this site provides dumb warnings, dumb instructions, rules, and other information frequently placed on packages
The Brunching Shuttlecocks: home of the Alanis Morissette Random Lyric Generator and Ratings of such topics like Spider-Man's Powers, New Year's Eve Traditions, Dante's Inferno Punishments, etc.
KissThisGuy: "the archive of misheard lyrics"
TerraFly: satellite images of your town
MedMadness: humor links
Time Zone Converter: make sure you know what time it is
WorldTimeServer: provides correct and current time in any world time zone, country or major city; Meeting Planner allows you to find a time in the day when everyone is working, around the world
Online Conversion: time zones, US lengths & weights to metric, Fahrenheit temperatures to Celsius, etc.
Currency Converter: exchange rates for 164 currencies
You Are Where You Live: people with similar lifestyles tend to live near one another. This site describes every U.S. neighborhood in terms of 62 distinct lifestyle types, called clusters and also defines 48 lifestyle types, called segments "will find out what thinks of you, your friends or anything! Search for your name or for a good laugh check out some of the popular Googlisms" exploring the paths of power and influence

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