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Mass Communication

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Mass Communications Article Databases

For Starters

  • Communication Studies Resources
    A meta-resource for communcations resources. Includes "general resources, listservs related to communication and media; journals; research on the web; citation style guides for electronic and internet sources; advertising; cultural studies (includes popular culture); digital media; gender and race in mass communication; general communication resources; media studies (includes: general, TV, and radio); and rhetorical studies - includes theory and philosophy."
  • Virtual Institute of Information
    Subtitled The Source for Telecommunications, Cybercommunications, and Mass Media Research, this site provides a well-organized directory of links to information on the economic, business, policy, and social aspects of telecommunications and mass media. There are links to current news sources, what's new in the field, industry information, research (including archives), and associations and institutions. Searchable.
  • Media and Communications Studies
    This site is a gateway to Web resources useful in the academic study of media and communication. This site is based in theDepartment of Education in the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (UWA).

Sub-topics

Advertising | Interpersonal Communication | Communication Law and Theory | Journalism | Media Literacy | Broadcasting and Telecommunications

  • Interpersonal Communication

    • Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information
      Links to information about integrated theories of language, information, and computation.
    • Center for Nonverbal Studies : The Nonverbal Dictionary
      This illustrated dictionary provides research data on various nonverbal activities, such as arm crossing, yawning, crying, laughing, etc. The Center's goal is to promote the scientific study of nonverbal communication, which includes body movement, gesture, facial expression, adornment and fashion, architecture, mass media, and consumer-product design. The Center maintains a news file of magazine, newspaper, and internet articles featuring research, observations, and commentary on nonverbal issues.
  • Communication Law and Theory

  • Journalism

    • Global Voices
      "An international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world."
    • Journalism Resources
      This site includes an extremely extensive list of links to journalism sites. Includes are links to general resources, gender and race resources, colleges and schools, listservs and online newsletters, and more. From the University of Iowa.
    • Journalists' Tool Box
      From the American Press Institute, more than 20,000 web resources geared to the research needs of persons working with the media.
    • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)
      FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting) is a national media watch group offering well-documented criticism in an effort to correct media bias and imbalance. This site features articles by FAIR members as well as links to related resources.
  • Media Literacy

    • Who Owns What
      "Media companies continue to grow, and a shrinking number of them shape what we view and read. What does that mean for journalists -- and for the nation?" An alphabetical list of media companies and the subsidiaries they own, including magazine, newspaper and book publishers; and radio, television and cable companies. Also included is an essay on media concentration and links to the Web sites of each major media company. From the Columbia Journalism Review.
    • Media Literacy On-line Project
      This site features a comprehensive resource collection related to the influence of media in the lives of children, youth, and adults.
  • Broadcasting and Telecommunications

Associations and Organizations