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 Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting: Radio, Film, Television

               

** See also: Newspapers and News Sources

Library Research Databases
 

CQ Researcher This award-winning database explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. There are 44 reports produced each year including four expanded reports. Numerous charts and graphs are included in each objective and balanced report written by  an experienced journalist and includes all sides of an issue.
Custom Newspapers   100  current full text national and International newspapers.
Infotrac I Academic Onefile Current magazine and journal articles with archives back to 1980. 
USA.gov USA.gov is described on its website as: "... the official U.S. gateway to all government information, ..."  All government departments, branches and agencies that have a web presence are accessible through this website. 
Lexis Nexis Academic Universe-Newsis well known for its emphasis on business, law, and medicine and provides all manner of information from full-text periodical articles to text of cases involving local and regional courts.   Also includes full text articles from a variety of newspapers and newswires.
Polling the Nation is a survey tool designed to let users see raw data from various polls on a host of topics, including those in the Social Sciences (e.g., business, management, education).
Statesman's Yearbook
 is an excellent and current resource for country information from around the world.   It is a current and reliable source of political, economic and social information.
   

Recommended Websites

Communications

American Communication Association WWW Archive
Communications Resources, from the University of California at San Diego
The Media and Communication Studies Site--University of Wales Great Britain excellent source for essays and useful links
National Press Club
Rutgers University Libraries Research Guide for Communications
 Excellent comprehensive reference to resources in print and online in the communications genre.
Communication Studies: Society & Media  
Created and maintained by Sociology and Anthropology Professor Michael C. Kearl at Trinity University, contains a variety of links discussing the sociological influence and implications of mass media. 
Media History Project Hosted by School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Minnesota
American Press Institute Founded by newspaper publishers in 1946, the American Press Institute is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and journalism educators.

Films and Movies

American Film Institute
Hollywood Online
The Internet Movie Database

Movie Posters, buy out of print and rare movie posters
Movie Review Query Engine, is a search engine for movie reviews
NEW! Open Culture "Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. Itís all free. Itís all enriching. But itís also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content"
WarnerBrothers Studios

Journalism and News

20th Century Fox Newsreel Collection
American Journalism Review
includes links to searching several hundred U.S. newspapers
FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting,
FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.
Robert Niles' Journalism Help: Finding Data on the Internet   Helpful resource links to statistical information and government information free of charge. 
The Freedom Forum Online, is an international foundation concerned with free speech and a free press.
International Center for Journalists  "was founded in 1984 as an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of journalism worldwide, especially in countries with little or no tradition of an independent press."
Journalism Resources, containing more than 30 annotated pages, the home page offers a dozen practical categories related to journalism.
Newslink
NEW! Open Culture "Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. Itís all free. Itís all enriching. But itís also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content"

Newswatch: A Consumer's Guide to the News, not content just to report the news, Newswatch investigates the factors and forces that shape it.
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, presents both survey results on public attention to major news stories and opinion on political and social values.

Museums & Archives

Newseum: the Interactive Museum of News "The world's first interactive museum of news ó the Newseum ó opened in Arlington, Va., in 1997. Its mission was simple: to help the public and the news media understand one another better."
American Communication Association WWW Archive
TV Link,
Film & Television Website Archive
Vanderbilt Television News Archives"The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989."

NEW!
 Chronicling  America  An historical newspaper digitization project funded by the NEH National Digital Newspaper Program (www.neh.gov/projects/ndnp.html).  Access to full text versions of regional and local newspapers from 1880-1922. 
RSAP:  Research Society for American Periodicals
  This website offers the Research Resource page, an invaluable resource of scanned 19th, 20th, and 21st century periodicals and resources for teaching about and researching them.
 

Photography

Exposure,
tricks, hints, and tips for the photographer
BetterPhoto  is the worldwide leader in online photography education, offering an approachable resource for photographers who want to improve their skills, share their photos, and learn more about the art and technique of photography.
The Kodak Professional Resource Guide  for Photographers
 New York Institute of Photography's 10-step primer on digital photography
New York Institute of Photography
National Press Photographers Association "The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of photojournalism, its creation, editing and distribution, in all news media. NPPA encourages photojournalists to reflect high standards of quality in their professional performance and in their personal code of ethics."
NEW! Old Pictures.com  a compilation of historic photographs from United States and around the world.  Includes collections from Matthew Brady,  Daguerreotypes,  North American Indians, and more significant works. 


 

Radio & Television

Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Radio Locator

National Association of Broadcasters
 Radio On-line
Television Resources,
from the Library of Congress
National Public Radio
PBS: National Public Television
XM Satellite Radio  
Sirius Satellite Radio

Vanderbilt Television News Archives"The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989."

Short and Independent Films

Atom Films, shows  short films and movies on demand
New Venue, "The New Venue features short indie films which break aesthetic and technical barriers, bringing story and style to the Internet and to the Palm O.S."
 


 


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