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Public Relations and general reference resources.

Desk Reference Resources
Dictionaries, encyclopedia, maps, style guides, country reports, currency converters, language translators ...

Agency Rankings
Public Relations Industry Rankings for 2000 by the CPRF.

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.
Along with a business directory and search engine, the site offers 64,000 detailed company profiles; in-depth analyses and profiles on 58 specific industries; and aggregated news from hundreds of sources.

Center for Media Research
A leading research website to find and purchase the latest, dependable media related research data available on the Internet.

Codes of Ethics Online
An extensive collection of more than 850 codes of ethics of professional societies, corporations, government, and academic institutions, courtesy of the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Cross-Cultural Communication Strategies
Good topic overview with excellent collection of related links. Prepared by the Conflict Research Consortium, Univerisity of Colorado. Fodors Desk

InfoCom Group - Bulldog Reporter Best of the Net
Your "media, marketing and management HQ," assisting PR, advertising and legal professionals. Links to article topics such as How to Build Long-Term Media Relationships, Build your Competitive Edge, and various media editor suggestions for pitching stories. Also free e-zine subscriptions on specialized PR & media topics topics like PR metrics, training, PR on the Internet, crisis and more.

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.

International Travel Advice
Helpful information from the US Department of State: travel advisories for global hotspots, passport information, detail on gaining US visas for foreigners, assistance for US citizens abroad, embassy links, much more.

Investor Relations Information Network
The Investor Relations Information Network provides investors, shareholders, and money managers instant access to companies' annual reports, quarterlies, fact books and press releases in their original format.

Language Translation Tools
Translate to and from languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, English -- courtesy of Google.

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.

Media Post
The Media-Knowledge Base Directory with over 60,000+ media and agency contacts, resource links, events, news and classifieds, a contact list manager, Media Board, a personal calendar, communication tools, and more.

O'Dwyer's PR Market Place Best of the Net
Online access to the inside news of public relations, including firms, insider analyses, jobs, publications, and more. 

Occupational Outlook for PR
A comprehensive overview of the how's, where's, why's, and why not's of a career in public relations. Courtesy of the Bureau of Labor Statistics within the Department of Labor.

Online Journalism Review
A Web-based journal produced at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, covering the full range of journalistic issues in all media, but with a particular emphasis on the Internet.

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.

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.

Publications & Research in Crisis Management
The Institute for Crisis Management provides some nicely linked articles, books, papers, bibliographies & reports.

The Gallup Organization
Gallup's core expertise is in measuring and understanding human attitudes and behavior. Gallup also conducts The Gallup Poll, a leading source of public opinion since 1935.

The Museum of Public Relations
This is the place to go to learn about how ideas are developed for industry, education, and government, and how they have been applied to successful public relations programs since the PR industry was born.

The Standard
Provides "Intelligence for the Internet Economy™ - the information, tools and services that help Internet Business Strategists get ahead in their companies and their careers." Useful articles for wired PR research.
A free guide to Wall Street -- "how it works and how to make it work for you." Current news and information on domestic and global market trends, specific stocks, and mutual funds.

Who Owns What? Best of the Net
A comprehensive compilation of who owns what media. An outstanding resource directory maintained by Aaron Moore.

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