Research Resources for Media Studies


Media, history, culture, society and professions



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MEDIA OF COMMUNICATION | HANDWRITTEN COMMUNICATION
PRINTING PRESS | BOOKS | NEWSPAPERS | MAGAZINES | TELECOMMUNICATIONS
TELEGRAPH | TELEPHONE | FILM | PHOTOGRAPHY | RECORDINGS | MUSIC | BROADCASTING
RADIO | TELEVISION | WORLD WIDE WEB | COMPUTER MEDIATED MASS COMMUNICATION
INTERNET | MEDIA AND SOCIETY | SOCIAL IMPACT OF MEDIA | MEDIA CRITICISM
MEDIA RESEARCH | CULTURAL STUDIES | MEDIA LAW | MEDIA ETHICS | CENSORSHIP
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION | GENDER AND ETHNICITY | CARTOONS | COMIC STRIPS
JOURNALISM | CIVIC JOURNALISM | ADVERTISING | PUBLIC RELATIONS
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Media of Communication:

Media History    UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Printing Press:

History of the Printing Press    ABOUT.COM
Gutenberg Resources    YAHOO INDEX

Books:

Book History Timetable    BEST INFORMATION
History of Book and Printing    BEST INFORMATION
History of Books and Printing    NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Center for the Book    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Early Printed Books    UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Today's Book Publishing News    TEXTBOOK PUBLISHER
Book Publishing Companies    TOPIC SITES
History Resources on Books and Printing    UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Newspapers:

Brief History of Newspapers    HISTORIC PAGES
History of Newspapers    NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Newspapers - The History    THINK QUEST
Future Technology and Its Impact on Newspapers    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS
Newspapers and the Internet    NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Campus Newspaper Readership    PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Magazines:

History of Magazines Timeline    THE WELL
The Early History of Magazines    CYBERCOLLEGE
The Historical Background of Magazines    CYBERCOLLEGE
The 300 Top Magazines    AD AGE
The Economics of Magazines    CYBERCOLLEGE
An Historic Chronology of the Top Magazines    CYBERCOLLEGE

Telecommunications - Telegraph and Telephone:

History of Telegraph    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The Telephone and Telegraph    ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS
History of Telephone    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Timeline of Telecommunications History    WEBB & ASSOCIATES

Photography:

History of Photography    LEGGAT
The Beginnings of Photography    LEGGAT
Processes, Styles and Movements in Photography    LEGGAT
Significant Historic Figures:   A-D   E-H   I-M   N-S   T-Z
Writing With Light    ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS
Civil War Photography    ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS

Recordings and Music:

Timeline of Music History    INFOPLEASE
2000 Years of Western Music    BBC
Evolution of Recording    ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS

Film:

Film History By Decade    FILM SITE
History of Film    COMMUNITY LEARNING NETWORK
Film History - Libraries    WORLD WIDE WEB VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Film History - Europe    WORLD WIDE WEB VIRTUAL LIBRARY
The History of Film for Broadcast    MCGRAW-HILL
Film Sound History    FILM SOUND DESIGN
History of Home Movies    KODAK
Film Resources on the Internet    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Broadcasting - Radio and Television:

Broadcasting Timeline    CYBERCOLLEGE
Public Broadcasting History    CURRENT.ORG

Radio History    OLD RADIO
Timeline of Radio History    ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR MATHEMATICS, SCIENCES AND THE ARTS
Early Radio History in the United States    EARLY RADIO
100 Years of Radio    CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL RADIO SOCIETY
Radio Archive    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Television History    TV HISTORY
Timeline of Film and Television History    HIGH TECH PRODUCTIONS
Television History    ABOUT.COM
Early Color Television    NOVIA

Computer-Mediated Mass Communication:

Computer-Mediated Communication Resources    JOHN DECEMBER
CMC Journal    JOHN DECEMBER
A Brief History of the Internet    INTERNET SOCIETY
Hobbes' Internet Timeline v10.1    HOBBES
A Brief History of the Internet and Related Networks by Vincent Cerf    INTERNET SOCIETY
A Little History of the World Wide Web    W3C ORGANIZATION
History of the Internet    DAVESITE
People Who Have Contributed to the World Wide Web Project    W3 ORGANIZATION
Roads and Crossroads of Internet History    INTERNET VALLEY
Silicon Valley to Internet Valley History    INTERNET VALLEY
Internet and World Wide Web History    ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE PUBLISHING CORP
History of the IETF/ISOC relationship by Vincent Cerf    INTERNET SOCIETY
Timeline of Web History    METAMATRIX
History and Impact of the Net    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
History Resources for Computers and the Internet    COMMUNITY LEARNING NETWORK
History of Computing    VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
Hypertext Articles    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Resources for Multimedia    COMMUNITY LEARNING NETWORK
Digital Media - News, Journals, and 'Zines    UNVERSITY OF IOWA
Internet Use vs. Television Viewing    ABOUT.COM

Cartoons and Comic Strips:

Comic Strips History    COLUMBIA ELECTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA

Journalism:

Journalism and Mass Communication Resources    IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Journalism Resources    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Journalism Resources    MCGRAW-HILL
Broadcast News - Part 1    CYBERCOLLEGE
Broadcast News - Part 2    CYBERCOLLEGE
Journalists 1760-1960    SPARTACUS EDUCATIONAL
History Resources for Journalism    COMMUNITY LEARNING NETWORK

Advertising:

Emergence of Advertising in America    DUKE UNIVERSITY
19th Century Advertising    HARPER'S WEEKLY
Advertising History    ABOUT.COM
Advertising Resources    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Advertising in the Media    COMMUNITY LEARNING NETWORK
100 Leading Media Companies    ADVERTISING AGE
Advertising Age Articles    ADVERTISING AGE

Public Relations:

Public Relations Resources    ABOUT.COM
Writing Press Releases    ABOUT.COM
Advertising vs. PR    ABOUT.COM
Public Relations Media Guides    ABOUT.COM
Public Relations Industry Resources    PR WATCH
PRSA    PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA
PRSA Code of Ethics    PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA
UNCP PRSSA    UNCP PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Media and Society

Social Impact of Media:

Social Impact of Television - Part 1    CYBERCOLLEGE
Social Impact of Television - Part 2    CYBERCOLLEGE
Social Impact of Television - Part 3    CYBERCOLLEGE
Social Impact of Television - Part 4    CYBERCOLLEGE
Social Impact of Television - Part 5    CYBERCOLLEGE
A High Impact Television First    BENTON FOUNDATION
Social and Cultural Impact of the Information SuperHighway    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY
Violence in the Media    COMMUNITY LEARNING NETWORK

Media Criticism:

Media Watchers and Activists    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Film and Television Criticism Articles    ESERVER

Media Research:

America's Media Watchdog    MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
Ethnic Television Audience Measurement    NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH
Audience Sampling    NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH

Political Communication:

Political Communications and Media Research    STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Political Communications    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Cultural Studies:

Cultural Studies Resources    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Popular Culture Resources    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Urban Legends and Folklore    ABOUT.COM
What is Folklore?    NEW YORK FOLKLORE SOCIETY
What is Mythology?    ABOUT.COM
What are Urban Legends?    ABOUT.COM

Gender and Ethnicity:

Gender, Ethnicity and Race in Media    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Measuring the Ethnic Television Audience    NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH
Hispanic-American Television Audience    NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH
African-American Television Audience    NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH
History of African-American Newspapers    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
African-American Films    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY
Native American Radio    DIGITAL ENDEAVORS
Native Americans - The Surprising Silents    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY
Women in Communication    ABOUT.COM
Women in Cinema    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Media Law

News Media and the Law Journal    THE REPORTERS COMMITTEE FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
Media and the Law    CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Broadcasting - Legal and Ethical Issues - Part 1    CYBERCOLLEGE
Broadcasting - Legal and Ethical Issues - Part 2    CYBERCOLLEGE
Media Law Resources    UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Media Ethics:

Codes of Ethics    ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Media Codes of Ethics    ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting    FAIR
Freedom Forum    FREEDOM FORUM
Accuracy in Media    AIM
Media Ethics and Accountability Resources    YAHOO
Life Magazine Missing Pole and Other Mysteries    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSON OSHKOSH
Applied Ethics Resources    ETHICS WEB

Civic Journalism:

Online Resources for Civic Journalism    CIVIC JOURNALISM INTEREST GROUP
Is Civic Journalism an Answer?    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWSPAPER EDITORS

Censorship:

First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution    YAHOO
Project Censored    SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Censorship Resources    YAHOO

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Further readings about media studies and research methods
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