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News resources and News agencies websites for Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

News Resources
Updated with approximately 500 news stories daily, this web site provides articles from over 125 African news organizations published since October 1996. Recent stories can also be browsed by headlines, top news and latest news or by specific countries or topics. It is also possible to search the full contents of the archive using the website's premium search engine

BBC News
Continuous news service

British Media Online
All national and regional UK newspapers publishing online, major news magazines and British computer monthlies

British Movietone
Hold nearly a century of news material in four primary collections: Newsreels, Out-takes, TV-AM and the Henderson Collection (international events from 1895 to 1925)

British Universities Film and Video Council Newsreel Project
Details of 160,000 newsreel stories from 1910 to 1979

Hold the Front Page
A resource and forum for the British regional press

ITN Source
The Reuters moving picture television archive comprising all ITN's output since 1955, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and 26 000 hours of the Reuters Archive of current material, Visnews, British Paramount and other newsreels.

Journalism UK
Links to useful sites for journalists working in the UK

Media Channel
International media critique - often very topical and well-informed

Media UK
The critically-acclaimed independent media directory for the UK. Listing web sites, addresses, telephone numbers and more for all areas of the online media, it's a one-stop media portal, currently listing radio stations, television channels, magazines and newspapers

National Readership Survey
Detailed statistics of the nature of the readership of UK newspapers and magazines

A non-profit resource for television newsrooms, focused on research and training. They serve local stations by helping them find better ways of telling important stories that are often difficult to convey on television

A list of nearly 3000 online newspapers worldwide

News Agencies

AFP - Agence France-Presse

AP - Associated Press

Press Association


News Production

Channel 4's online commissioning guide

BBC Commissioning
BBC commissioning guide

BBC Wales
BBC Wales commissioning guide

Television and radio industry news, blogs, data and analysis

A business services resource