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Business Wire
The first newswire to establish an Internet Web site in 1995, BW delivers company-generated news and multimedia content to traditional and online newsrooms, targeted journalists, and other wired news consumers. Provides free access to member company news archives, including profiles and electronic media kits.

Canadian Public Relations Society
The CPRS is a not-for-profit professional society dedicated to serving Canadians through the establishment and maintenance of high professional, educational and ethical standards in public relations. 1,500 members in 18 member societies across Canada.

Institute for Public Relations
Established in 1956, IPR carries out valuable PR research, education programs, and makes data widely available to improve the profession. The IPR has supported more than 200 separate research projects covering everything from what PR students should study to an analysis of how new technologies are affecting the profession.

International Association of Business Communicators
A 13,700 membership with access to industry information sources including Communications World Online for searching business communication topics. Plus a current and free PR job board provided to members and non-members lets you interact directly with the employer or agency posting the notice.

Media Insider
A free service for the PR community, Media Insider is hosted by PR Newswire and ProfNet, its expert directory linking reporters to 11,000 media relations professionals. Among the departments for registered users (it's free): media placement intelligence, reflections on the practice of PR, and a bulletin board for jobs in PR.

O'Dwyer's PR Market Place
Online access to the inside news of public relations, including firms, insider analyses, jobs, publications, and more. Among my favorite features: a homepage search button to find a company's representative PR firm, and an often irreverent interactive define-PR-in-75-words-or-less page.

Public Relations Society of America
PRSA is the industry's largest professional group. In depth PR resources, member and agency lists, links and several superb publications - Strategist and Tactics. PRSA has 114 chapters throughout the United States, with about 20,000 members.

PR Canada
An online newsletter about the Canadian PR scene. Available free by subscription, it covers Canadian industry news, career opportunities, media, and more, including an archive of hands-on how-to articles written by experienced practitioners.

PR NewsWire
Provides comprehensive communications services for public relations and investor relations professionals ranging from information distribution and market intelligence to the creation of online multimedia content and investor relations web sites. PRN's 33,000 members consist of communications firms, government agencies, and companies including 70 percent of the Fortune 500.

PR Watch
PR Watch is published by the Center for Media & Democracy, a nonprofit, public interest organization dedicated to investigative reporting on the public relations industry, combating manipulative and misleading PR practices.

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