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Member blogs
Coasolutions Blog General musings of COA Solutions staff and COA Solutions owner Jon Moulton, relating to IT, finance, HR and business intelligence.
The Philosophy Shop A blog that applies philosophical reflections to everyday life, and particularly education news.
Vitis PR's blog Whatever vitis considers interesting in PR, technology and life.
News feeds
NewsNow UK news source updated every 5 minutes
Wired Respected source of technology news
PA News Centre News snipppets from the PA
The Register IT news with attitude
CNET News IT news from CNET
Red Herring More tech sector news
BBC News The BBC's searchable news resource
Press releases & contacts
PR Newswire Multimedia Releases Multimedia news releases (MNRs) from PR Newswire make it easy to deliver news in a multimedia format, merging video/audio, text, logos, photos and related documents into a dynamic HTML platform. See
ProfNet Global expert sourcing service from PRN
SourceWire News Distribution Simple, effective, press release distribution.
ResponseSource Enquiry Service Popular service that enables journalists to request information from PRs
Press Dispensary Professionally written press releases and distribution services ordered online at a reasonable price. Aimed at SMEs who wish to make announcements but do not wish to pay agency fees.
Discussion lists & forums
uk-netmarketing Lively and invaluable discussion list populated by leading figures from the new media industry
Fleet Street Forum A bulletin board for journalists
Reference & research tools Also includes just the word you need
Refdesk Excellent starting place for Net fact-hunting
Finding Data on the Net A journalist's guide to Internet searching
NUA Internet Surveys Search through hundreds of research reports
Forrester Research Research outlining the growth of the Net and beyond
IMDb Internet Movie Database Whatever the movie, find out all about it here
Hobbes' Internet Timeline Useful history of the Internet
Useful Internet Web Sites for Investigators Part of Find the meaning of technical terms The size of Internet markets worldwide
The Web's Too Big:PR Search engine focusing on the websites of UK PR agencies, providing users with a highly focused search experience
New media publications
.net Consumer orientated publication with accompanying Web site, on-line forums and mailing list
New Media Age More about the new media sector
Newmediazero Yet more...
Internet.Works Internet business title
ClickZ All about online marketing and PR strategy
Resources for journalists
Audit Bureau of Circulations Who's selling what
Freelancers Net Find a freelancer / promote yourself
Freelance Journalist A resource aimed specifically at freelance journalists
DotJournalism Online news for online journalists
Media UK Internet Directory Online radio, magazines, TV and newspapers in the UK
The Rate for the Job Useful guide for freelancers from the NUJ
Hold the Front Page News stories and resources aimed at regional journalists
The Slot Useful Stateside resource for copy editors, created by Bill Walsh
Guardian Unlimited Style Guide Useful guidance for writers
Resources for PRs
Gorkana Media database where the journalists' contact details are frequently verified for accuracy
PR Week Popular PR publication online
FeaturesExec Media Database Detailed media database for media outlets, media contacts, forward features information and industry news.
Press Dispensary Provider of press release writing and distribution services and affordable 'white label' media centres with a whole host of useful functionality.
PR Newswire Social Media Metrics Companies can monitor what’s being said about them online with PR Newswire’s Social Media Monitoring tool. This invaluable resource covers 30,000 online news sites, 20 million blogs, 5 million daily forum posts, as well as microblogs, (Twitter), photo and video sites (YouTube and Flicker) and publically available spaces of social networking sites (Facebook and MySpace)..
Industry training courses  
Press Dispensary's PR Masterclass A basic grounding in how to write good PR copy and avoid language and content journalists dislike, with advice about online distribution methods.
PR industry bodies
Institute of Public Relations "The eyes, ears and voice of the public relations industry"
Public Relations Consultants Association Another central UK public relations body
PR Scotland Online resource for Scotland's PR professionals
PR agencies
Quote Bean - PR Companies A free PR comparison site to help UK businesses get free advice and quotes from local PR companies.
Midnight Communications Clients include Sky Sports Living for Sport, Thomas Eggar, West Coast Energy and Carewatch.
Press Dispensary Provider of modular, affordable PR services.


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