Communication & Mass Media (Web Resources)

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Communication & Mass Media Web Resources

  • These are suggestions only and do not reflect the full range of materials that may be useful to you.
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The Web has a variety of sites useful to the communication & mass media student. Here are just a few recommended ones:

  • Particip@tions: The Journal of Audience & Reception Studies
    An online journal "devoted to developing the broad field of study of cultural and media audiences."
  • National Communication Association
    "Founded in 1914, NCA is a non-profit organization of researchers, educators, students, and practitioners, whose academic interests span all forms of human communication. NCA is the oldest and largest national organization serving the academic discipline of Communication. Through its services, scholarly publications, resources, conferences and conventions, NCA works with its members to strengthen the profession and contribute to the greater good of the educational enterprise and society. Research and instruction in the discipline focus on the study of how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures."
  • American Communication Association Online
    "ACA is committed to enabling the effective use of new and evolving technologies to facilitate communication instruction, research and criticism, and to offering a technologically supportive venue for all who study the ways in which humans communicate. While the Association is based in the United States, it is a virtual organization that welcomes participation from academics and professionals throughout the world."
  • Intute Communications Timeline
    "A selection of notable events from prehistoric times to the present … Each timeline contains dozens of key events which have shaped the world as we know it, together with suggested searches for further information."
  • Encyclopedia of Television
    "More than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information."

The Communication & Mass Media Research Guide is maintained by Laura Sullivan. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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