Ten of the best media websites

Ten top media websites…

Want to find out more about working in the media? And where do we think you should look first for behind the news insight on a breaking story? Here we take a look at our ten top media websites and reveal why we like them… Ten of the best media websites


A great all-round site. Very much on the serious side – but cannot be faulted for its up to date news, jobs, freelance directory and press releases.


As well as industry news and jobs, we like this for its more in-depth analysis, features and comments.


Handy reference to check the credentials of any journo. This site scans mostly traditional national newspaper sites, for journalist’s bylines. So at a glance you can see a journalist’s most recent stories and the sort of stories they cover. At the same time, if you are a journalist, you can list your contact details on there too.


Handy resource part of the Guardian newspaper filled with up to date news whether its broadcasting, newspaper or magazines. You might not always agree with their comments, but the comment pieces are thought-provoking. It is also an excellent resource section if you are looking for a job.


Now the biggest news resource site in the world. Need we say more – except this site prides itself on getting breaking news online first and often achieves it. Whatever you think about the Mail, you cannot fault its huge array of news stories covered from celebrity to science and technology, it even has a special page for US news.


Specialising on news, jobs and with good articles local journalism with specific emphasis on the local newspaper industry and gaining a first job.


Excellent website for anyone contemplating working within the television industry – full of tips and first person experiences written by well-known people within television. It is also run by a seasoned television executive who really knows her stuff – so you can trust the advice.


Listing section for freelancers and good solid advice on those legal niggles about freelancing – particularly filing a tax return, accounting, copyright and other issues.


Despite the difficulty navigating this huge site – its 2000 plus pages could do with a redesign – you cannot beat the massive array of advice on this site. It covers all types of writing but if you are considering writing a novel, it is a must look at.

PR Week

If you are working in the world of PR then this is an all-encompassing site full of jobs and industry news. It also has some interesting articles and tips for journalists.

Finally… if you want to sell a story to a newspaper, magazine or TV – or simply want some free, friendly and independent advice about appearing in the press – contact our sister site: featureworld.co.uk

Do you have a favourite media website that isn’t mentioned here? Let us know below…

Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website Featureworld.co.uk, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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