See our separate webpage for Film and Television Web Resources
Voice of the Shuttle: Media
Studies (Alan Liu, U. California, Santa Barbara)
VoS provides a collection of annotated links to resources in media studies. The categories include media theory and theorists, media histories, TV, film/video, new media, popular music, journalism, radio, comics, telecom issues, consumerism & advertising, censorship, journals, and departments, programs, & professional associations.
Media and Communications Studies Site
(University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
A very valuable resource, this meta-index provides organized access to articles, bibliographies, recommended readings, and other links related to television, film, and other media. Many of the articles are freely available online or use the Full Text Periodical Directory (http://lib.westfield.ma.edu/ftguide.htm) to check their availability at the Ely Library.
Library Resources for Communication Studies
From the Education and Behavioral Sciences Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a web directory of resources in communications studies. Links are annotated and arranged in categories such as Associations & Organizations, Communication Studies Listservs, Indexes & Abstracts, News Sources and others. Note: some online sources listed are available only by subscription. Check your local library holdings for access.
AIM - Accuracy in Media
"...for Fairness, Balance and Accuracy in News Reporting..."
Access to columns, media monitor, reports and searchable archives. Also links to conservative organizations, columnists, etc. Conservative views of accuracy in the news.
FAIR - Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
"...national media watch group that offers well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship." Access to Extra! magazine "highlights", some full text articles back to 1987. Liberal views of accuracy in the news.
American Communication Association
"The American Communication Association (ACA) is a not-for-profit organization, created to enhance and promote the academic and professional study, research, knowledge, criticism, teaching, exchange, and application of the basic principles of human communication."
"Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan, international foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. Its mission is to help the public and the news media understand one another better." Full text of Freedom Forum periodical publications, up to date information on first amendment issues, professional journalism, journalism education, free press, etc. Searchable.
Index on Censorship - The International
Magazine for Free Expression
"Index on Censorship, the bi-monthly magazine for free speech, widens the debates on freedom of expression with some of the world's best writers. Through interviews, reportage, banned literature and polemic, Index shows how free speech affects the political issues of the moment."
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Public Relations Society of America
Provides membership information, professional development events, a Job Center, Information Resources, and more.
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Links to full text of selected articles from the current American Journalism Review (AJR). Older issues, starting with September 1991, are available in the AJR Archives.
Television News Archive
"The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming." Identify material in the archive by using the TV-NewsSearch Database. Covers 1968 to the present.
An independent website featuring news and embargoed research direct from "the world's leading research institutions: universities, colleges, laboratories, professional organizations, governmental agencies, and private research groups active in the fields of medicine, science, business and the humanities." Users can choose to browse the latest news or view news under the categories "SciNews", "MedNews", "LifeNews", and "BizNews". The site also offers media clips direct from the sources.
Voice of America
Funded by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Voice of America strives to "broadcast accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience." The charter of Voice of America notes that " VOA will serve as a consistently reliable and authoritative source of news. VOA news will be accurate, objective, and comprehensive." The Voice of America news service was originally founded in 1942 to provide news and information to people in closed and war-torn regions. News can be browsed by region or by topic.
"Free Press is a national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector." Their website offers news related to press and the media. The news can be viewed by categories such as "Media Ownership, Internet and Broadband", "Intellectual Property", and "Commercialism".
Investigative Reporters and Editors
"IRE provides educational services to reporters, editors and others interested in investigative journalism and works to maintain high professional standards." Includes Training, Resource Center, Database Library, The IRE Store, History, Membership information, etc.
American Press Institute
The American Press Institute was founded in 1946 and is "devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and journalism educators." The site features articles on prominent issues in the press and news journalism. The site also features a Journalists' Toolbox which lists online tools and resources for journalists' research.
Center for Public Integrity
A nonpartisan, non-profit organization delivering investigative journalism on current issues. Under the section, "Headlines", users will find articles centering around particular research projects conducted by the Center, including "Katrina Watch", "Outsourcing the Pentagon", "Pusing Prescriptions", "Windfalls of War", and more. Under the section multimedia, the website features videos and podcasts. Some other tools available on the site include a brief tutorial entitled, "Start an Investigation", and databases to search for publicly available information such as the "Media Tracker" (Who owns TV/Radio stations), "Power Trips" (Search travel disclosure forms by Congressional members), and Pentagon Contractors (Search defense contracts).
Online Journalism Review
Full text articles concerning the new trend in online journalism and all the issues involved. Updated weekly.
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Knight Center for Journalism in
From the University of Texas, Austin, a website featuring articles and links to news media in North America, Central America, and South America. The site and it's content are viewable in English, Spanish or Portuguese. The News Monitor section of the site has links to articles from countries in the region. Users may choose to view articles from one country, or search articles by keyword. The site also offers "Journalism Links", including links to "Portals and Sites" connecting users directly to media and journalism websites in countries in the Americas.
The World News Network website allows users to search and browse headline news from foreign newspapers. Users can browse the news by region or by issue ("WN Reports"). The headline links will take users to an intermediary screen from which they can choose to view the full-text and open a browser for a foreign newspaper's website.
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adflip - Classic Print Ads
An archive of classic print ads that can be viewed by year or by category.
The Advertising Century
A summary of advertising in the 20th century, including the top campaigns, people, jingles, slogans, and icons. A timeline gives highlights of advertising from the 18th century to 1999.
Advertising Educational Foundation: Clio Awards 2000-2009
Award categories include TV, Print, Posters/Billboards, Student Print campaigns and Innovative Media.
19th Century Advertising
A selection of advertisements from Harper's Weekly, the illustrated newspaper published between 1857 and 1872.
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