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State of the News Media

The State of the News Media is an annual report on American journalism from the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism.

The State of the News Media report combines original research and aggregated data on major sectors in the field of journalism:

  • newspapers
  • online
  • network / cable / local TV
  • media ownership
  • magazines
  • audio
  • ethnic

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    Try ArticlesPlus, the Library's MEGA-SEARCH Engine!

    ArticlesPlus is the name of the library's “mega” database which combines in one place several dozen of the library's article databases on all subjects, plus the ALICE catalog. Access ArticlesPlus via the single search box on the library home page.


    Explore mass communication topics here!

    Oxford Bibliographies Online : Communication is a great place to explore Communication & Mass Media topics. In OBO you can find:

    • In-depth coverage of  more than a hundred topics
    • Each book or article entry has a “Find this resource” link which makes it easy to locate in our collection
    • You can sign up for a free "My OBO" account to create custom lists of resources that match your interests

    From the page at the above link, click on "Connect" and then "Communication" on the next page to see the A-Z list of research topics


    Recommended e-books for journalism & communciation

    Both of these e-books are available from on or off campus

    The Encyclopedia of Journalism is an e-book full of background information on various aspects of journalism:

    • news gathering, reporting, editing & distribution
    • trends, issues, concepts in media
    • media outlets, audiences individuals & institutions
    • changing technologies, legal & ethical issues, economics

    The International Encyclopedia of Communication is another e-book covering many communication & mass media topics and theories. 

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              Other Online Research Guides to Try

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