Internet sources can vary in quality and usefulness as information for scholarly research. This is true of all the websites listed on this page.
For a quick overview of website evaluation, visit the UC-Berkeley page listed below. For a more in-depth approach, check out the tutorial on lateral reading by Rowan University librarians.
This 2006 article in College & Research Libraries News provides a comprehensive list of opinion polls by major news organizations, private research companies, government agencies and international organizations. The scope is worldwide and the list of polls is extensive.
This Rutgers University site lists multiple hypertext links to sites that address book history and the development of the publishing industry.
Maintained by the University of Salford (UK), this is one of the larger media studies programs in Britain.
These are measures that have been developed by researchers who are, or at one time were, faculty members or graduate students at West Virginia University. They were developed for use by researchers and may be used for research or instructional purposes with no individualized permission. There is no cost for this use. Please cite the source(s) noted at the bottom of the measure when publishing articles based on research using these instruments.
Criminal Justice and the Media is a three-part tutorial series that explores how journalists can effectively inform the public on one of the most important, dynamic and omnipresent forces in American society: the Criminal Justice System. Some of the finest journalists in the country came to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) to create this series, which aims to provide valuable insights to journalism students and those already in the profession on covering three core components of criminal justice in America.
The website describes itself by saying: "The Communicators is C-SPAN's weekly series featuring a half-hour interview with the people who shape our digital future. The Communicators airs Saturdays on C-SPAN at 6:30pm (ET) and Monday on C-SPAN2 at 8am (ET) & 8pm (ET)." It is a way of following who is saying what about key issues in politics and the media.
A web portal to the key ideas of critical theory and theorists who have had a significant impact on the study of media in the postmodern age.
Explore over 7000 ads that appeared in American media from 1911 to 1955, a tour de force of ads as cultural icons of American consumerism in the early 20th century.
This online encyclopedia provides overview information on television programming and personalities, especially for the earlier days of television. It can be a good source to browse for research topics and basic information, but users should remember that all encyclopedias only provide overview information and should not be cited as sources in academic research.
This 2008 survey concentrates on interpersonal, family, and workplace communication. It can provide some interesting information and a perspective for further research in these areas.
These websites address ethical issues facing journalists in the postmodern era.
Look to this website to explain the difference between libel and slander or a host of other media related legal topics. Check out their "Topics Page," "Model Briefs & Guides," and "Publications" pages from the left-hand menu as well.
As "part of Social Science Research Council's Necessary Knowledge for a Democratic Public Sphere program, which works to ensure that debates about communications technologies and the media are shaped by high-quality research and a rich understanding of the public interest," the Hub serves to connect scholars, media professionals, and advocacy groups.
The website offers an online database that searches the Center's collection of more than 140,000 television and radio programs, providing synopses, along with production credits for the programs.
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does so by conducting public opinion polling and social science research; by reporting news and analyzing news coverage; and by holding forums and briefings. It does not take positions on policy issues.
Review this searchable website for how cartoonists from a variety of media outlets see current and past soocial, political, and economic issues.
Search this database for thousands of feature film and television programs.