CIOS is a not-for-profit organization supporting the use of computer technologies in the service of communication scholarship and education. Site provides electronic resources and updates for scholars and students.
The ACA is a virtual professional association with actual presence in the world of communication scholars and practitioners. The site includes links to a variety of scholarly resources, as well as information for association members.
NCA is a scholarly organization that promotes communication scholarship and education. The NCA website provides links to news & updates for association members, scholarly publications, funding opportunities, etc.
RSA is a scholarly organization dedicated to studying, teaching, and practicing rhetoric. The RSA website provides information for society members, links to scholarly journals, and conferences & events information.
The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) was established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners. Its primary purpose is to sponsor and produce debates for the United States presidential and vice presidential candidates and to undertake research and educational activities relating to the debates.
Each report has a Pro/Con section where two experts face off answering a question about the week's topic.
Balanced information on all sides of an issue, including comments from experts in the field, numerous charts and graphs, a pro-con feature, a chronology, a lengthy bibliography for additional research, and a list of contacts are included in each report.
The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, launched in 2001, seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings.
Site provides links to political speeches including presidential speeches, convention speeches, political debates, individual presidential sites, specific genre speech sites, and miscellaneous speeches.