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  • A San-Francisco-based, non-profit organization which "promotes positive self-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds through a spirited approach to media education, outreach and activism."
  • Local News from the Bronx with custom views for Throgg'sNeck and Morris Park
  • A not-for-profit organization located on the campus of Lehman College. Administers four access channels and produces programs for, by, and about The Bronx. Website provides information about current programming and training.
  • New York City news and policy.
  • Catalog listings of over 20 local newspapers on microfilm, dating back to the 1800s from the New York State Newspaper Project, including: Richmond County Sentinel, Richmond County Standard, Staten Island Gazette, Deutsche Staten Islander, Richmond County Herald, Staten Islander, Black Reign Community Newspaper, Staten Island Advance, Staten Island Independent, Staten Island Register, Staten Island Transcript, Staten Island World and more.
  • Site of the TV News magazine.
  • Profiles of journalists "who inspired us to get into this business by setting an example of telling the truth whatever the cost and whatever the difficulties."
  • This online collection contains 45 films of New York City dating from 1898 to 1906 from the holdings of the Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, & Recorded Sound Division. Provides streaming short films from the Edison Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, including footage of Ellis Island, Central Park, skyscrapers, and subways.
  • This site "addresses the portrayal of gays and lesbians in news, advertising and entertainment media. It also examines homophobia in the media, and provides examples of gay-positive media."
  • The Smithsonian presents information about film, video, and radio produced by indigenous peoples of the Americas and Hawaii.
  • Founded by the Moshulu Preservation Corporation, a not-for-profit affiliate of Montefiore Medical Center. Websitecontains feature articles, opinion columns, and a six-month archive of previous issues.
  • A local cable channel serving all five boroughs of New York City. Website features include news stories about The Bronx, local weather forecasts, movie reviews, and restaurant reviews by Zagat.
  • Staten Island news from the 24 hour New York City cable news station.
  • Planetout.com presents a searchable list of queer films and information about gay film festivals.
  • Over 400 digitized texts, in a site constructed to allow the visitor to read some of the world's great books.
  • Read the latest stories from Staten Island's daily newspaper. The site also includes pages for many local community groups.
  • Staten Island's community station presents programming on cable channels 34, 35, 56 and 57. They also offer classes and the use of television equipment to those interested in producing their own programs.
  • A collection of recent news stories concerning Staten Island from media outlets around the nation.
  • Information for Staten Island parents.
  • "Commercial Closet Association works to lessen discrimination of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community by encouraging corporations and ad agencies to improve GLBT portrayals in the persuasive medium of mainstream advertising. The nonprofit project brings together journalistic reporting, critiques, visitor reviews, live video lectures, guidelines and resources. The project manages the world's only LGBT ad archive, with 1,700 adverts spanning 33 countries and 85 years."
  • Covers the community of Riverdale. Website includes a one-year archive of previous issues.
  • Founded in 1947, WFUV, Fordham University's radio station, offers a variety of news, sports, and public affairs programming, and hourlynewscasts from National Public Radio. Website features include a local concert calendar, the WFUV program schedule, and a link to NPR's headline stories.
  • The College of Staten Island's student radio station. The page includes a live "DJ Cam".