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Fresh News Tidbits from Media Bistro.com

August 20, 2010 3 comments

Original Source: http://www.mediabistro.com/news/newsfeed

NPR’s Hour-By-Hour Audience By Platform (NPR)
Wonder what NPR’s audience looks like by the hour? They compiled information to see how their audience engages with NPR content on an average weekday, Saturday, and Sunday across all platforms. During the week, NPR programming on the air is consumed most during the morning and evening “drive times.” NPR.org, on the other hand, has the most users during the day. As for mobile platforms, the NPR News iPhone app has a slight bump in traffic in the mid-morning and evens out throughout the day.

Facebook Places: What It Means For Media Brands (eMediaVitals)
Instead of simply taking the best of Gowalla and Foursquare’s features, Facebook is opening up its platform for developers via an API. Launch partners Yelp, Foursquare and Gowalla all discussed how their apps will now interface with the Facebook API. Media companies can begin integrating this API into their own mobile apps. There’s even a B2B application. WebNewser: Foursquare might be quaking in its boots following the launch of Facebook Places, but executives from Google and Twitter speaking at the 140 Characters Conference in San Francisco said the new service signals the “mainstreaming” of “check-in” behavior — and that’s a good thing. “Check-in is becoming more and more of a core action,” said Othman Laraki, Twitter’s director for geo-location and search features.

Time Inc. Breaks The iPad Logjam (Fortune)
The People app may signal the end of a four-and-a-half-month impasse that put the digital dreams of every major magazine publisher on hold. Until now, the iPad versions of People, Time, Sports Illustrated and Fortune have cost the same as the newsstand price, even if you were already paying to get the paper edition in the mail. That changed with this week’s People iPad app, which is, for the first time, free to the magazine’s subscribers.

Get Ready For Ads In Books (WSJ)
With e-reader prices dropping like a stone and major tech players jumping into the book retail business, what room is left for publishers’ profits? The surprising answer: ads. They’re coming soon to a book near you. To understand why this is inevitable, consider the past few years. The historically staid and technology-averse publishing ecosystem has been ripped apart and transformed.

GalleyCat: On Thursday, publishing folk around the Twitter-sphere debated one question all day: Should we put advertisements in books? Movable Type Literary Group founder Jason Ashlock started the Twitter hashtag “adsinbooks” by writing: “About this advertising in books idea. Is it really that bad? Obv we don’t want it to disrupt the reading experience, but … Isn’t there a way to incorporate select, tasteful adverts that provide revenue, appeal to readers sensibilities?”

No News At The New York Times Magazine (WWD)
The proposals are in to executive editor Bill Keller, but that’s as far as The New York Times has gotten in the process of finding a successor for Gerry Marzorati, the editor of the Times‘ Sunday magazine. In late June, Marzorati was reassigned by Keller to a newly created, amorphous position at the company. At the time, Keller said he would be accepting applications for the job via e-mail through July 31 and that Marzorati would stay on as editor through the end of the summer. Now, sources say that Keller and Co. haven’t begun to meet with candidates and are hoping to name a successor by the end of next month.

What Exactly Is Augmented Reality? (Folio:)
A growing number of magazines over the last several months have tapped into augmented reality with the goal of expanding the traditional print content experience with web-based video or other electronic delivery. But, what’s the difference between, say, Popular Science‘s interactive 3-D turbine and TONY Kids‘ video? Is one AR and the other just 2-D image recognition? What exactly is augmented reality?

Gannett Debuts School Sports Microsites (B&C)

Gannett is launching more than 100 co-branded local sports sites out of its HighSchoolSports.net division. Gannett says the “microsites,” a joint operation between Gannett’s TV, newspaper and web outfits, are expected to reach 9.4 million unique monthly visitors. The venture debuts this month in 38 Gannett markets, including Atlanta, Washington, DC and Denver. The rest of the Gannett markets will have the sites in place by the end of the year.

Gawker’s No Longer A Blog (TheWrap)
Gawker is no longer a blog. And Nick Denton no longer runs a blog network. The logic, according to a couple of people with knowledge of the company’s plans, is that they’ve largely outgrown the blog format, with new visitors entering and exiting its sites without seeing “the big story” of the day — stories that can attract and retain new readers. The idea is to showcase the most appealing stories, not merely the latest, for the 17 million people (on average) visiting its network in the U.S. each month.

Beyond The Barcode: Combining Print And Mobile Platforms (Folio:)

Advertisers can customize the message they want to send to consumers with Pongr, a technology that’s been used by Marie Claire and for b2b applications as well, including a company selling $350,000 tractors. “All that customer wanted was a return that said ‘Click here to talk to a representative immediately,'” says Pongr senior vice president of sales Wright Ferguson Jr. “That makes sense when you’re talking about an extremely detailed, high ticket item.”

from mediabistro.com’s blogs:

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eBookNewser: Google & Verizon Rumored to Launch Tablet in November
WebNewser: Kelly Wallace Talks About Making the Jump to New Media
TVNewser: Brian Williams: Katie Couric ‘Always Welcome’ at NBC
PRNewser: PondelWilkinson Picks Up George Medici
FishbowlNY: Fareed Zakaria Joins Time Magazine
FishbowlDC: Best Story Pitch of the Day?
FishbowlLA: LiLo To Make A Cool Million for Her First Post-Jail Interview?
GalleyCat: Facebook Your New or Upcoming Book
MediaJobsDaily: How To Spice Up Your Resume, Socially
UnBeige: Finalists’ Design Plans Released for St. Louis Arch Competition
AgencySpy: McCann Responds to Mad Men Dis
MobileContentToday: RIM BlackBerry Bad News Piling Up. Is RIM the Next Nokia?
SocialTimes: Columbia Grad Wants To Sue Anonymous YouTube User Over Video Comments
AllFacebook: The One Reason Your Facebook Page Strategy Doesn’t Work

Broadcast TV Resources & Research Guides

August 17, 2010 3 comments

Research Guides: Television

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Journals/Magazines

Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Communication and media indexes, abstracts and full-text.

Communications & Mass Media Collection Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
From GALE, this is a subject collection derived from the database Academic OneFile. A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Communication Studies: a SAGE Full-Text Collection Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Communications journals from Sage Publishing covering Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies.

ABI/INFORM databases Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here, or search one at a time below.  Provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. Covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.

Business Source Premier (Original Interface) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Business topics: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. SWOT analysis on selected companies.
Note: Also available via Special Business Interface

ProQuest Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Business, humanities, general information, social life, law etc. ABI/INFORM databases, ProQuest Newspapers, Research Library and several others.

Film Literature Index (Archive) Online (1976-2001) Unrestricted Resource
Index to backfiles of citations of film literature including international film, television and video. Citations from 1976 to 2001. There are no plans to update this online resource.
Note: Current citations (2002+) available in print version only: PN 1993 .A1 F4

Film Literature Index (Print)(1973-2004)
Call Number: REF PN1993.A1 F4
Unrestricted Resource
International coverage of film, television and video journals from 1973-2004

PsycARTICLES Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Full-Text of articles from American Psychological Association journals and selected Educational Publishing Foundation journals. Most 1988-present. These same articles are also included in PsycINFO, which is more comprehensive.

SocINDEX with Full Text ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Comprehensive coverage of sociology and related areas of study: criminology & criminal justice, demography,ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions and violence.

Newspapers

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Alternative Press Index Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Index to articles in alternative news sources. Use to research topics that may not be well covered in the mainstream press; 1991 to current.

GenderWatch Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Full-text database containing 140 international publications plus reports, pamphlets, papers and conference proceedings devoted to women’s and gender issues. A repository of materials on gender issues worldwide, the evolution of the women’s movement, and the changes in gender roles over the last twenty years.

Ethnic Newswatch Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Full-text collection of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Contents include African American, Arab and Middle Eastern, Asian American, European, Jewish, and Native American publications, including the Spanish-language press.

Web Sites

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Worldwide public service broadcaster funded by license fees paid by households in the United Kingdom. The BBC broadcasts radio, television and on the Internet.

Digestible Law: Perkins Coie’s Internet Case Digest Unrestricted Resource
By the law firm Perkins Coie, this site “digests” Internet case law. Use LexisNexis to search for the full case cited.

Eurovision Song Contest Unrestricted Resource
European television show founded in in May,1956. The History tab includes an overview year-by-year or by country.

MIP World Unrestricted Resource
MIP connects the global entertainment content industry through conferences, exhibits, and online communities.

Newslink Unrestricted Resource
Portal to newspapers, radio and t.v. stations, magazines, and international news. Can browse by state or search by city.

On the Media Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains audio
On the Media is a National Public Radio Program that reflects on how the media covered events in the weekly news. It also discusses issues in the media such as freedom of information .

Peabody Awards Unrestricted Resource
Presented annually since 1941 by the Grady College of J&MC at the University of Georgia the Peabody distributes awards to electronic media.

Tech Policy Central Unrestricted Resource
News on the intersection of government policy and technology.

Yahoo! Finance – Telecom Services – Domestic Unrestricted Resource
Information, news and statistical links about the Telecom  industry.

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook
Call Number: REF DESK TK 6540 .B582
Unrestricted Resource
Industry overview, news items and a directory of radio, TV, and cable operations. Give markets by DMA, city/state and stations by call letter, etc.

National Center for Media Engagement Unrestricted Resource
“The mission of the National Center for Media Engagement is to ensure public media as essential to building community connections across multiple platforms.” (from About us)

Communication Yearbook
Call Number: P87 .C629
Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Published by the International Communication Association. Approximately 25 state of the art review essays on research and theory from each of the ICA’s divisions and research groups.

The Europa world year book
Call Number: REF DESK JA 51 E85
Unrestricted Resource
Gives descriptive information and overviews on countries around the world. Includes history, politics, economics, education, media (magazines, television, radio, newspapers), etc. Latest at REF DESK. Older editions in General Stacks.

International Television & Video Almanac
Call Number: REF DESK 1992.1 .U55
Unrestricted Resource
This annual reference covers: the year in television &video, biographies, television series, stations & ownership, networks-cable- satellite & wireless, production services, DVD &video distributors, professional organizations, and coverage of the world market. Latest ed. is at the Reference desk. 1957+ (with some gaps) are in General stacks.

Audio Files

Songtitle.Info: Music from TV Commercials Unrestricted Resource
A list to audio files of tv commercials from 1996 to current.

Tellytunes.com Unrestricted Resource
British site that contains TV tile videos, lyrics, radio jingles, and advertisements. Content is not limited to Great Britain; many of the programs are from the U.S.

Bibliographies

Communication Abstracts v. 3 (1980) – v. 27 (2004)
Call Number: PER P87 .C59733
Unrestricted Resource
A bibliography of communication-related articles and books, arranged by subject category in each bimonthly issue. Lacks volume 4. No longer received.

Global Bibliography on Alternative Media Unrestricted Resource
A free online international bibliography by the Alternative Media Global Project.

Military and the Mass Media Unrestricted Resource
Bibliography compiled July 2005 by Terry Kiss, Bibliographer, Air University Library, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

Biographical Information

Biography Resource Center + Complete Marquis Who’s Who Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Biographical information on people worldwide throughout history across all disciplines.

Blogs

Communication & Legal Studies: Keep me Posted @ IC Library Unrestricted Resource
Blog of legal, communication, and library news in service to the programs in the Park School of Communications and Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

In Media Res Unrestricted Resource
A MediaCommons Project. This academic blog by the Institute for the Future of the Book (Annenberg Center for Communication at USC) and the MacArthur Foundation promotes discourse by posting 30 second clips by media scholars.

Media Law Prof Blog Unrestricted Resource
Blog edited by Christine Corcos, Associate Prof. of Law, LSU, that posts legal news in media law.

TV By the Numbers Unrestricted Resource
Blog by Bill Gorman and Robert Seidman that collects and explores TV ratings data.

Companies

Insight Research Corporation Unrestricted Resource
Market research for the telecom industry.

Nielsen Unrestricted Resource
Measures audiences for television and other media markets.

SNL Kagan Unrestricted Resource
Company that provides news, forcasts, and financial information to the communications and media industry.

TVtracker.com Unrestricted Resource
Company that researches competitive television development and programming.  Some information is members only but there is a “Free Area”.

Consumer Information

Hear Us Now: Consumer voice for communications choice Unrestricted Resource
Consumer website focused on the communications industry: internet, TV & Radio, Cable & Satellite, phones & cell phones, and media ownership.

Dictionaries

Critical dictionary of film and television theory
Call Number: REF PN 1993.45 .C75 2001
Unrestricted Resource
Definitions related to film and television theory

Dictionary of mass communication & media research : a guide for students, scholars and professionals
Call Number: REF P87.5 .D449 2005
Unrestricted Resource
Covers over 1,400 terms in United States mass media history. Includes legal terms, companies, theories, new media topics, etc.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The over 1,800 entries in this dictionary contains definitions and biographies of major figures. Entries span from classic to modern theories and include major issues and methodologies.

Directories

Bacon’s TV/Cable Directory
Call Number: Ref. HE 8700.8 .B33
Unrestricted Resource
Lists television stations by geography and national cable networks by name, and contains an index of TV/Cable programs by title. Information for each station or network includes a home page address, a short profile, and extensive contacts.

Business and Company Resource Center Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only bcrc_handout.pdf Some full text available
Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Coverage is from 1980 to the present.

Hollywood Creative Directory
Call Number: REF PN1998 .A1 H58
Unrestricted Resource
A directory of the motion picture industry including producers and directors. Current year only.

International Television & Video Almanac
Call Number: REF DESK 1992.1 .U55
Unrestricted Resource
This annual reference covers: the year in television &video, biographies, television series, stations & ownership, networks-cable- satellite & wireless, production services, DVD &video distributors, professional organizations, and coverage of the world market. Latest ed. is at the Reference desk. 1957+ (with some gaps) are in General stacks.

SRDS Media Solutions Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Access to publications with information about advertising rates and deadlines, editorial or programming content, circulation, links to online media kits, Web sites, audit statements, and other basic information for a variety of advertising media: radio, business magazines, consumer magazines, direct mailings, out-of-home (billboards, airports, etc.) and interactive (Internet). This source is designed for the media buyer, but also is helpful for identifying target audiences.

Television & cable factbook
Call Number: REF TK6540 .T463
Unrestricted Resource
Lists cable and television stations by geographic area. Shows coverage area maps, DMA information including # of households with cable and television. Programming offered by cable companies, etc. 4 volumes. Library retains current edition only.

World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)
Call Number: REF TK6540 .W67
Unrestricted Resource
A directory of global broadcasting (radio and television) now in its 60th year of publication. Arranged alphabetically by country.

E-books

ebrary Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Over 45,000 full-text ebooks on business & economics, education, technology, humanities, life & physical sciences, law & politics, medicine, social & behavioral sciences, language & literature, and career guidance. Approximately 175 ebooks are single-user access titles; all other ebooks support multiple-user simultaneous use.

The business of media distribution : monetizing film, TV, and video content / Jeff Ulin. Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Burlington, MA : Focal Press, c2010.

Children, Young People and Media Globalisation. Yearbook 2002 Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Nordicom, 2002, 262 p. Editors: Cecilia von Feilitzen, Ulla Carlsoon. From the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth & Media. This yearbook is available in PDF format.

Film and Television Collections in Europe: The MAP-TV Guide Unrestricted Resource
A-Z guide by country to film and tv archives. Some pages omitted from the Google Book preview.

Finding the Right Place on the Map: Central and Eastern European Media Change in a Global Perspective Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Intellect Books, 2008. Edited by Karol Jakubowicz and Miklos Sukosd.  Online book compares media systems in post-Communist Countries. Search Intellect Books by the title to find it. Chapters can be accessed in pdf format.

Insider\’s guide to independent film distribution Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
by Stacey Parks. Focal Press/Elsevier, 2007.

OECD Communications Outlook 2009 Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
OECD, Sept. 2009. Communications Outlook reports on the communications industry of member countries. Available free in PDF format.

OECD Information Technology Outlook 2008 Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Downloadable as a PDF. 350 pages. TOC: Chapter 1. The IT Industry: Recent Developments and Outlook; Chapter 2. Globalisation of the IT Sector; Chapter 3. ICT Research and Development and Innovation; Chapter 4. Broadband and ICT Access and Use by Households and Individuals; Chapter 5. Digital Content in Transition; Chapter 6. Economic Implications of Broadband; Chapter 7. ICT Policy Developments; Annex. Methodology and Definitions

Regulation, Awareness, Empowerment. Young People and Harmful Media Content in the Digital Age Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Nordicom, 2006, 286 p. E-book from the International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth & Media. PDF format.

Television across Europe: Regulation, Policy and Independence Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Eumap.org, 2005. There are updates to this survey by the EU Monitoring and Advocacy program at mediapolicy.org. Available in PDF format. EUMAP is a programme of the Open Society Institute, a Soros Foundations network.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Television Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Published by the Museum of Broadcast Communications, this resource includes nearly 1,000 entries covering all aspects of television. Articles are signed and contain photos as well as bibliographic references.

Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
McFarland, 2009.

Television cartoon shows: an illustrated encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003
Call Number: REF PN1992.8 .A59 E74 2005
Unrestricted Resource
2nd ed., McFarland & Co., 2005.

Television variety shows : histories and episode guides to 57 programs
Call Number: REF PN1992.8 .V3 I56 2006
Unrestricted Resource
McFarland, 2006.

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Scholarly overview of international media topics. Covers all media types (advertising, books, Internet, etc.) & media outlets (radio, television, etc.). Provides history, theory, and topical issues such as ethics, reporting of disasters, and copyright.

Encyclopedia of American Journalism
Call Number: REF PN4855 .E53 2008
Unrestricted Resource
A to Z encyclopedia that covers journalism associations, history, practice, key individuals, laws and legislation, broadcast stations and major papers, and technology.

Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film
Call Number: REF PN1995.9.D6 E53 2006
Unrestricted Resource
International in scope, this 3 volume set contains over 800 entries and 200 film stills. Entries cover film makers, films, themes, styles, techniques, and production companies.

History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Taylor & Francis, 1998 via Communication & Mass Media Complete.

Mass media : a chronological encyclopedia of television, radio, motion pictures, magazines, newspapers, and books in the United States
Call Number: REF P92 .U5 H77 1987
Unrestricted Resource
Garland Publ, 1987.

Government Information

GPO Access Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Government Printing Office site. Links to official U.S.government documents such as the U.S. Code (USC) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Search the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications in the middle of the homepage to find Congressional hearings, reports, etc.

Thomas – Legislative Information Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Database of United States legislative information including: bills, resolutions, the Congressional Record, treaties, Committee Reports, Public Laws, Roll Call Votes, etc.

United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
U.S. government agency that regulates radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications. The site includes: headline news, links to bureaus and offices (such as the Office of General Counsel / Court Filings), Public Comments page, an online Complaint form, a Consumer Center, Rules and Regulations (CFR title 47), etc.  Most recently, the FCC links to Broadband.gov, a separate page addressing the National Broadband Plan and FFC.gov/data (an online clearinghouse for data sets).

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Executive department rules codified from the Federal Register.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Unrestricted Resource
Bureau of the US Dept. of Commerce that advises the president on telecommunications policies.

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The GAO investigates and reports on the use of government funds for Congress. Full text copies of the reports are available by searching the site.

Open CRS: Congressional Research Report for the People Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides background reports to Congress yet they were not distributed to government document collections. Citizens had to write their Congressional representatives to obtain copies. The Open CRS site has indexed and posted copies of these valuable documents.

Europa : European Union On-Line Unrestricted Resource
Gateway to European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Go to the Documents tab to connect to EUR-LEX (E.U. Law), the Bulletin of the E.U., and other agency materials.

European Audiovisual Observatory Unrestricted Resource
Based in France, this Council of Europe (COE) organization collects information on European Audiovisual data, trends, and policy.

Europe\’s Information Society Unrestricted Resource
European Union thematic portal on information society and media and policies (audiovisual, copyright, digital libraries, internet, etc.).

Ofcom : Office of Communications Unrestricted Resource
Ofcom reports to the UK Parliament but is independent of the UK Government. They are charged to follow the legal duties defined by the UK Communications Act of 2003.

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Unrestricted Resource
UN agency on communication technology.

UNESCO Communications and Information Sector Unrestricted Resource
UNESCO’s CI sector provides resources and information to communication issues worldwide. Programs include: International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and Information for All Program (IFAP). Issues include: access to information, capacity building, content development, freedom of expression, media development, and memory of the world. Users can sign up for the CI Weekly News for updates.

Handbooks & Guides

BBC News: Country Profiles Unrestricted Resource
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives. Contain information on the different types of press available in the country.

Docuseek Unrestricted Resource
Index of independent and educational documentary films.

Producers’ Guide to Digital Rights Management Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
An online document prepared by California Newsreel to assist media with understanding digital distribution. The document is presented from the perspective of a distributor and reflects that point of view.

Broadcast News handbook : Writing, Reporting & Producing in a Converging Media World
Call Number: REF PN4784 .T4 T76 2007
Unrestricted Resource
(3rd ed. 2007). This handbook covers news writing, interviewing, story forms, TV production, convergence issues, etc.

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR): Who Owns What Unrestricted Resource
An online guide to major media companies and what stations or papers they own. For a more comprehensive directory, see: LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations in the library REF HG4057 .A2899.

epguides.com Unrestricted Resource
Episode Lists for over 4000 TV shows. Each list displays only titles and airdates, in most cases the episode title is a link to the page for that episode at TV.com, where there is more information such as guest stars and a plot summary.

Legal Guide to Broadcast Law and Regulation
Call Number: Ref KF 2805 .L44
Unrestricted Resource
Is designed to give the broadcaster a more comprehensive analysis and understanding of the many rules, regulations, and laws that effect broadcasters in their day to day operations.

Media and American Courts: a reference handbook
Call Number: REF KF 9223.5 .A9154 2004
Unrestricted Resource
by S.L. Alexander. ABC-CLIO, 2004.

Media in Europe: the Euromedia Research Group Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
A-Z country guide to European media.

TV Guide
Call Number: Periodicals PN1992.3 .U5 T12
Unrestricted Resource
Popular magazine that lists television shows and industry stories. Library has v.22, no. 1 (1974) to current. Bound volumes are in Periodicals (4th floor) and current issues are in to Pop Periodical section near the reference desk.

World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)
Call Number: REF TK6540 .W67
Unrestricted Resource
A directory of global broadcasting (radio and television) now in its 60th year of publication. Arranged alphabetically by country.

Images

Early Visual Media Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
by Thomas Weynants, independent scholar. A Pictorial Media Archeology covering pre-cinema, photography, early film, and television.

Local

CRETV, Center for Research on the Effects of Television Unrestricted Resource Some full text available

Newspapers–International

Eufeeds Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
News feeds from 300 European newspapers, organized by country

Imooty Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
European news navigator

Organizations

Benton Foundation Unrestricted Resource
The Benton Foundation works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy. (description from the website)

Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Cable network profiles, schedules, and other information. Weekly ratings reports provide a summary of the past week’s primetime and total day ratings audience data across various viewing sources.

Center for Democracy & Technology Unrestricted Resource
Organization that advocates for an open, innovative and free Internet.

Council for Research Excellence (CRE) Unrestricted Resource
Examines the knowledge and practice of audience research method for advertisers, agencies, and other media professionals.  The Council includes Nielsen Media Research and its clients.  Documentation is available under the Committees tab.

Digital Due Process Unrestricted Resource
A coalition of privacy advocates including think tanks, companies and organizations.

European Broadcasting Union (EBU-UER) Unrestricted Resource
An association of national broadcasters that promotes the exchange of audiovideo content.  Publications include: EBU viewpointEBU Technical, and various strategic reports Topical issues include reports on specific issues under the categories of: Cultural diversity, sports, copyright, and DRM.  The EurovisionTV page includes tabs on: Music &Dance, Children &Youth, Fiction, Entertainment, Documentary, Science &Education, etc.

INPUT Unrestricted Resource
INPUT(International Public Television) is a screening conference for public television shows.  One associate member, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain), holds the INPUT Archive.  This archive collects screened programs from 1978 until today

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Unrestricted Resource
Worldwide professional organization in the field of communication research (more About IAMCR). They have compiled a list of Open Access Journals in the field of communications.

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) Unrestricted Resource
Founded in 1977, the NYWIFT is a nonprofit member organization for professional women in film, television and the media.

Parents Television Council Unrestricted Resource
“A non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment” — website

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) Unrestricted Resource
A coalition of health care professionals, educators and parents who advocate against children’s’ exposure to commercialism through marketing. There are almost 30 member organizations.

Center for Digital Democracy Unrestricted Resource
Advocates for the public regarding the emerging digital communications landscape.

Center for Social Media (CSM) Unrestricted Resource
School of Communication, American University. CSM is an organization that uses media for social action. The site includes many free documents including the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair UseCode of Best Practices in Fair Use for Scholarly Research in Communication, Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in Their Work, Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking, and Clipping Our Own Wings: Copyright and Creativity in Communication Research. See the “Documents” page for additional resources.

Center for the Study of the Public Domain Unrestricted Resource
Duke Law site devoted to promoting global understanding of public domain issues. Includes the graphic novel Bound by Law that explores a filmmaker’s exploration of copyright for a documentary film.

Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) Unrestricted Resource
A unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc. that offers guidelines for advertising messages to young children.

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Unrestricted Resource
Created by Congress in 1967 to ensure public aceess to non-commercial educational programming.

COST-A20 : Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research’s page concerning the Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe.

Democracy Now! Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Independent news program hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

Denver Open Media (DOM) Unrestricted Resource
Oganization that trains and disseminates citizen media video.  Here is their vision statement.

freepress Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Organization that advocates for media reform.

Emmy Awards Official Database (Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awards database. Search for actor, program, network, or award category.

European Television History Network (ETHN) Unrestricted Resource
Research network of scholars, archivists, and institutions that research the history of television in Europe.

Independent Unrestricted Resource
Organization devoted to promote independent grass-roots media. The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers disbanded then merged its content with Independent Media Publications in 2007. The Learn tab contains advice and guidance for Indy filmmakers.

Independent Television Service (ITVS) Unrestricted Resource
Brings independently-produced broadcast news programs such as the [I]ndependent Lens program to the world.

International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth & Media Unrestricted Resource
Located at NORDICOM, Goteborg University, Sweden, the Clearinghouse collects research on children and the media worldwide. Some books are free online; also check the library’s catalog.

International Documentary Association Unrestricted Resource
Organization founded in 1982 to support documentary nonfiction media production worldwide. Publishes Documentary Magazine.

Interactive Television Research Institute (ITRI) Unrestricted Resource
Educational Institute at Murdoch University, Australia, that teams academics with renowned commercial sponsors to produce reports, news, and study opportunities.

Just Media Unrestricted Resource
Promotes media about social justice issues.

Media Channel Unrestricted Resource
A media watch group that examines the policial, social and cultural impacts of the media.  They work with over 1,000 global affiliates interested in media issues. The site includes an Affiliate Directory.

Media Law Resource Center (MLRC) Unrestricted Resource
Nonprofit clearinghouse to monitor developments on the First Amendment, libel laws, privacy, and other areas. The Public Resources tab includes libel FAQs, the MLRC bulletin, Articles and Reports, MLRC 50 State Survey, and news. Online Resources include: Lawsuits Against Bloggers, Reporters\’ Privilege, State FOI Laws.

Media Matters for America Unrestricted Resource
Progressive news monitoring organization.

Media Rating Council (MRC) Unrestricted Resource
Organization that audits and accredits media ratings companies.

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Unrestricted Resource
Trade association supporting the motion picture, home video &television industry. Site include statistics, anti-piracy information, and a description of the film ratings system.

National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) Unrestricted Resource
Advocates organization for independent media arts.

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Unrestricted Resource
Trade association of television and radio broadcasters founded in 1923

National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Unrestricted Resource
Membership association for members of the global television industry that provides events, information and networking opportunities.

Native Networks Unrestricted Resource
Initiated by the Smithsonian\’s National Museum of the American Indian, this site is a guide to media produced by people in Hawaii and the Americas.

Online Publishers Association Unrestricted Resource
Trade association, “dedicated to representing high-quality online content providers before the advertising community, the press, the government and the public.”

Paley Center for Media Unrestricted Resource
With Museums in both Los Angeles and New York City, the Paley Center for Media preserves and promotes radio, television and advertising history through events, screenings, lectures, and workshops. They collect programming, not artifacts. Formerly known as The Museum of Television & Radio.

Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation (RTNDA) Unrestricted Resource
International association for news directors and electronic journalists. Provides conferences, news, and resources to professionals providing information through the electronic media. The RTNDF is the the “educational arm” of the association.

Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) Unrestricted Resource
Professional organization of college and university educators who study the history and creation of film, television and media. Publisher of the Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use in Teaching for Film & Media Educators.

Women in Film & Video (D.C.) Unrestricted Resource
Advocacy organization for women and the media. Holds events and an annual Screenwriters\’ Conference.

Primary Sources

Court Opinions from the FCC Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Chronological list of court filings from the Office of the General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission. Links to fulltext of FCC briefs and recent court opinions.

Documents of American broadcasting
Call Number: REF KF2804 .D6 1984
Unrestricted Resource
Key documents including: The Wireless Ship Act of 1910; The Radio Act of 1912; The Radio Act of 1927; The Mayflower Doctrine (1941); The Fairness Doctrine (1949); The Red Lion case (1969); the Communication Act of 1934, etc.

FCC & FRC Reported Cases Unrestricted Resource
Cases involving the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) and/or the FRC (Federal Regulatory Commission). Lists of cases and their citations, some with links. 1928-current with a lag of a few years.

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Library of American Broadcasting Unrestricted Resource
University of Maryland Libraries archival collection of audio-video recordings, broadcast transcripts, pamphlets, periodicals, photos and other materials focusing on the history of broadcasting. Originally part of the NAB from 1972-1994.

Media Law reporter
Call Number: REF KF2750 .A513
Unrestricted Resource
Covers new cases for radio, television, and journalism. Updated weekly. Bound cases from v.1 1977-

United states code congressional and administrative news (USCCAN)
Call Number: REF KF48 .U58
Unrestricted Resource
Contains public laws, legislative histories, executive messages and orders, administrative regulations, lists of committees, indexes & tables, for each session of Congress. Library has 1952+ (lacks 1961, 1963, 1965-66).

Simply Scripts Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Links to free, downloadable scripts for current, classic, and soon-to-be-released movies.  Also includes scripts for television, radio, plays, and musicals.

Publishing

Center for Journal Ranking (CJR) Unrestricted Resource
Provides journal rankings by category or journal title. Registered users are provided full access.

Eigenfactor.org Unrestricted Resource
Eigenfactor.org ranks the influence of journals – journals are considered to be influential if they are cited often by other influential journals. Used by the academic community to assess the value of research.

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from broad areas of research. Supports cited reference searching. Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn’t been indexed in other databases.  Each Google search citation will include a link to the full-text resource provided by the IC Library, when available.

Reviews

metacritic.com Unrestricted Resource
Website that collates reviews from respected publications and applies an average score to the following categories: Movies, DVDs, TV shows, Music and Video Games.

Statistics/Data

Alexa: the web information company Unrestricted Resource
Alexa provides data such as rankings on websites.  Users can insert a URL and click “Lookup Sites” to view data.  The “Top Sites” tab has three viewing tabs: Global, By Country, and By Category.

CPANDA (Cultural Policy & the Arts National Data Archive) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Archives data on arts, media, and cultural policy.

Statistical Yearbook (European Audiovisual Observatory)
Call Number: REF HE8700.9 .E8 S72
Unrestricted Resource
European Audiovisual Observatory, Council of Europe, 2008.  3 volumes. The library acquires new editions every few years.

International Television & Video Almanac
Call Number: REF DESK 1992.1 .U55
Unrestricted Resource
This annual reference covers: the year in television &video, biographies, television series, stations & ownership, networks-cable- satellite & wireless, production services, DVD &video distributors, professional organizations, and coverage of the world market. Latest ed. is at the Reference desk. 1957+ (with some gaps) are in General stacks.

Media Cloud Unrestricted Resource
Data tool from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard that visulizes the flow of the media.

Media Research Hub Unrestricted Resource
This project of the Social Science Research Council contains links to data, grants, events, people and news in the field of media research (media ownership, radio, television, localism, FCC, etc.). Data sets are free of charge. Users can create an account and receive alerts.

MRI+ (MediaMark Reporter) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
A tool for market research, with information on demographics, product and brand usage. Provides summary tables of key audience and product data from a national sample of adults (18 years an older). To use this database you must create an account using your valid IC email address and create a password. Validate your account through the e-mail they send you. After you login select Mediamark Reporter at the bottom of the page.
Note: MRI is not compatible with Mac platform at this time.

NationMaster Unrestricted Resource
A central data source and handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.  Use the search form to generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.

Nielsen TV Ratings from Zap2IT Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Ratings for various cable, syndicated, and sports programs on television. Data can be viewed weekly or by season and sorted by total households or total viewers.

Statemaster.com Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Compilation of data from several sources. Users can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of state statistics and comparisons.

Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Non-for-profit organization that promotes local television stations to advertisers. The \”Research Central\” page provides some market and consumer data (some data is for members only).

TV Dimensions
Call Number: REF HE 8700.8 .T917
Unrestricted Resource
Covers a wide variety of topics having to do with television viewership and programming including advertising, revenue, trends in viewing, etc. Published annually. Library retains 3 years in Reference.

U.S. Census Bureau Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Social, demographic and economic information. Includes the American FactFinder resource. USA Counties is a subdvision that contains over 6,500 data items.

TVEyes Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
TV video monitoring search engine finds streaming news from the US, UK, Canada, Australia; it includes the Al Jazeera network. CNN and Reuters News video predominate.

Transcripts

LexisNexis Academic Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Newspaper source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Selected full text for 25 national (U.S.) and international newspapers; full text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, NPR, etc.

TV Stations

ABC News Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Network site

Al Jazeera: Creative Commons Repository Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Footage released by Al Jazeera network under a Creative Commons license. As of October 2009 the repository contains Arabic and English video footage from the war on Gaza.

Free Speech TV Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
Independent and publically supported television that promotes civic engagement. More about Free Speech TV.

Link TV Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Broadcasts programs to educate and motivate viewers to become engaged in the world.  More about Link TV.

BBC Motion Gallery Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
BBC programming (over 70 years) and CBS News footage.

C-SPAN Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Non-profit corporation funded by cable and satellite affiliates that provides public access to daily political events such as congressional debates.  See also: C-SPAN’s Video Library (programs from 1987+),

CBS News Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Network site

Cable News Network (CNN) Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Network site

Current TV Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Established in 2005, Current TV is a leading cable and satelite television network.  News and information programming is produced and programed by its youth audience.  This is the networks interactive web platform.  Al Gore is the Chairman.  Regular programs include: SuperNews (animated sketch series), infoMania (media analysis), Rotten Tomatoes Show (video criticism), Vanguard Journalism (investigative reports worldwide), Max and Jason: Still Up (trends), & Current Virals.

MSNBC Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Network site

NBC Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Network site

Television News Archive (Vanderbilt University) Unrestricted Resource
Index to television news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN as well as special events coverage. Users must register prior to searching. Tapes can be borrowed for a fee paid by the requestor. 1989+

Video

AdViews (Duke University) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Over 1,500 historic TV commercials from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in the Duke University Special Collections Library.  As of fall 2009, the majority of advertisements are from the 50s and 60s.  More ads, up to the late 80s will be available by the end of 2009.  Requires iTunes software.

American Memory: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915 Unrestricted Resource
150 digitized films from the Library of Congress. Includes agricultural, industrial and recreational activities of Americans from 1894-1915.

Educational Video on Demand – Annenberg Foundation Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video
Free video-on-demand education resources in the arts, sciences, and social sciences. Sign up is required for first-time users.

Jaroo Unrestricted Resource
[Beta 11/09] Free children’s television cartoons from Cookie Jar Entertainment.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) Unrestricted Resource
Peer reviewed online materials for teaching and learning. Indexes, defines, and links to online materials on the web.

PBS Video Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Streaming video from PBS including American Experience, Masterpiece, FRONTLINE, NOVA, and many others.

Prelinger Archives Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Over 48,000 films, over 90 old time radio audio clips, 2,000 game videos, 250 independent news clips and much more (including educational films, advertisements and industry films)

AOL Video Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Video search portal. Users can also upload their own video or browse by: category (sports, music, television), channels (MTV, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, etc), & TV Shows A-Z. This is the only portal that offers streaming ABC television programs. NBC and FOX programs stream from Hulu.

Babelgum Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Free (ad supported) international film and television site that streams through Internet.

BBTV Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Blinkx television distribution site that fuses TV with the internet. Requires a download. Currently (4/08) for Windows only.

Blinkx Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Video search engine.

CBS Video Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
An ad-supported video channel from CBS.

Forum Network Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Free video lectures from PBS and NPR.

Hulu Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Video distribution site of News Corp and NBC Universal. Available in beta Oct. 2007. Partner of NBC, AOL, Comcast, MSN, MySpace and Yahoo!

IndiePix films Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Online collection of independent films.

Jaman Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Streams international and independent films.

Joost Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Television, music, and video distribution online. Contains over 40,000 that may viewed for free of charge. Users must register.

Google Video Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Video search engine.

Hobnox Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video Resource contains audio
International entertainment media site where artists can submit their projects. Streaming video can be slow at times. [beta 4/08].

The Mike Wallace Interview Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Collection of broadcasts from the the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. Interviews from the the early 1960s broadcast features leading senators, artists, and politicians from the period.

Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC): Archives Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Located in Chicago, the MBC provides publications, events, a searchable archive, and a Radio Hall of Fame to preserve and protect the history of radio and television. MBC’s archives includes television and radio programming, commercials and images.  Users must register for a free account.  Check the Digital File Available box to retrieve fulltext.

Open Vault (WGBH) Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Free online streaming video of historically significant videos produced by WGBH. Includes transcripts.

OVGuide : Online Video Guide Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Video search engine that features movie and television sites for browsing. Users can also browse categories.

SnagFilms Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
[Beta 9/08] Full length commercially supported documentary films that can be streamed anywhere on the web. Currently includes 300 documentaries.

Tellytunes.com Unrestricted Resource
British site that contains TV tile videos, lyrics, radio jingles, and advertisements. Content is not limited to Great Britain; many of the programs are from the U.S.

Truveo Unrestricted Resource
Video search engine. Provides tabs for sports, entertainment, music, movies, etc.

TV Guide: Online Video Guide Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Video portal that contains current tv clips, search engine, browse by genre, commercials, etc. Search by date, genre, and/or network.

tv.com Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
CBS Interactive online content portal for streaming tv shows.

Veoh Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
TV site that is unique for its inclusion of Disney’s ABC TV shows such as Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Ugly Betty. Additionally: ESPN programs, Anime, and some gaming videos are included. Some videos are from sourced from Hulu.

Park School: Guides

List of US Military Base Newspapers

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List of Base Newspapers
This listing does not include 24 overseas base newspapers.
ALABAMA
Ft. Rucker
Maxwell AFB
Gunter AFS
Redstone Arsenal
ALASKA
Eielson AFB
Elmendorf AFB
Fort Richardson
Fort Wainwright
Fort Greely
ARKANSAS
Little Rock AFB
ARIZONA
Davis-Monthan AFB
Ft. Huachuca
Luke AFB
Yuma MCAS
CALIFORNIA
29 Palms MCB
Barstow MCLB
Beale AFB
Camp Pendleton MCB
China Lake NWS
Edwards AFB
Fort Irwin National Training Center
Le Moore NAS
Los Angeles AFB
March AFB
Miramar MCAS
NAS Miramar
Naval Training Center
SD Submarine Support Facility
SD Naval Hospital
NAS North Island
Coronado Amphibious Base
San Diego Naval Station
Point Mugu NAS
Port Hueneme
CBC Construction Battallion
Presidio of Monterey
Navy Postgraduate School
CG on the Monterey Peninsula
Pt. Hueneme
Pt. Mugu
Seal Beach Weapons Station
Selected Naval Units
Travis AFB
COLORADO
Buckley ANGB
Ft. Carson
Peterson AFB
Schriever AFB
U.S. Air Force Academy
CONNECTICUT
New London NSB
DELAWARE
Dover AFB
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
AFDW (Bolling AFB)
All U.S. Navy Headquarters
Henderson Hall
Pentagon
Cameron Station
Ft. Myer
Ft. McNair
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
FLORIDA
Eglin AFB
Hurlburt Field
Jacksonville NAS
Key West NAS
MacDill AFB
Mayport NS
Patrick AFB
Cape Kennedy
Pensacola NAS
GEORGIA
Albany MCLB
Ft. Benning
Ft. Gordon
Ft. McPherson
Ft. Gillem
Ft. Stewart
Hunter Airfield
Moody AFB
Robins AFB
Submarine Base Kings Bay
HAWAII
Hickam AFB
Wheeler AFB
Kaneohe MCBH
Pearl Harbor NC
Schofield Barracks
Ft. DeRussey
Ft. Shafter
Aliamanu Crater
Tripler Hospital
IDAHO
Mountain Home AFB
ILLINOIS
Great Lakes NTS
Scott AFB
KANSAS
Ft. Leavenworth
Ft. Riley
McConnell AFB
KENTUCKY
Ft. Campbell
Ft. Knox
LOUISIANA
Barksdale AFB
Ft. Polk
New Orleans Naval Support Activity
MASSACHUSETTS
Laurence G. Hanscom Field
OTIS ANGB
MARYLAND
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Andrews AFB
Bethesda National Naval Medical Center
Ft. Detrick
Ft. Meade
Indian Head Division
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Patuxent NAS
U.S. Naval Academy
North Severn Naval Station, Annapolis
MISSISSIPPI
Columbus AFB
Gulfport NCBC
Keesler AFB
Meridian NAS
MISSOURI
Ft. Leonard Wood
Whiteman AFB
MONTANA
Malmstrom AFB
NEBRASKA
Offutt AFB
NEVADA
Nellis AFB
NEW JERSEY
ARDEC (U.S. Army Armament Research Development & Engineering Center)
Ft. Dix
Lakehurst NAWC
Ft. Monmouth
NEW MEXICO
Cannon AFB
Holloman AFB
Kirtland AFB
White Sand Missile Range
NEW YORK
Ft. Drum
Naval Stations Brooklyn & Staten Island
U.S. Navy Home Pt.
Ft. Hamilton
Governor’s Island
Coast Guard Academy
Army Marine Terminal
Mitchel Field
USMA (West Point)
NORTH CAROLINA
Camp LeJeune
Cherry Point MCAS
Ft. Bragg
Pope AFB
New River MCAS
Seymour Johnson AFB
NORTH DAKOTA
Grand Forks AFB
Minot AFB
OHIO
Wright-Patterson AFB
OKLAHOMA
Altus AFB
Ft. Sill
Tinker AFB
Vance AFB
RHODE ISLAND
Newport NB
SOUTH CAROLINA
Beaufort MCAS
Parris Island MCRD
Charleston AFB
Charleston NB
Ft. Jackson
Shaw AFB
SOUTH DAKOTA
Ellsworth AFB
TENNESSEE
Arnold AFB
Memphis NAS
TEXAS
Brooks City Base
Corpus Christi NAS
Dyess AFB
Ft. Bliss
Ft. Hood
Ft. Sam Houston
Wilford Hall Medical Centers
Brooks AFB
Goodfellow AFB
Ingleside Naval Station
Lackland AFB/Kelly AFB
Laughlin AFB
Randolph AFB
Sheppard AFB
UTAH
Hill AFB
VIRGINIA
Ft. Belvoir
Ft. Eustis
Ft. Story
Ft. Lee
Ft. Monroe
Langley AFB
NAS Oceana
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Norfolk NB
Little Creek NAB
Portsmouth
Quantico MCB
WASHINGTON
Bremerton NS
Kitsap NB
Bremerton Naval Hospital
Port Hadlock NWS
Puget Sound
Fairchild AFB
Ft. Lewis
McChord AFB
Whidbey Island NAS
WISCONSIN
Ft. McCoy
WYOMING
F.E. Warren AFB

Public Relations Resources & Research Guides

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Journals/Magazines

Communication Director Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
European magazine for Corporate Communication and Public Relations.  Published quarterly in English. Available in pdf format.

ABI/INFORM trade & industry ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Business, economics: trade and industry periodicals and newsletters. 1971-current. A good source of information on management techniques, corporate strategies, trends, and business conditions.

Business and Company Resource Center bcrc_handout.pdf Some full text available
Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Coverage is from 1980 to the present.

Communication Studies: a SAGE Full-Text Collection ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available

Communications journals from Sage Publishing covering Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies.

Web Sites

Bulldog Reporter’s Daily Dog Unrestricted Resource
PR views, news and tools by Infocom Group. Includes a free white paper library.

Holmes Report Unrestricted Resource
Provides information to Public Relations professionals including case histories

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Nonprofit Almanac
Call Number: REF HD2769.2 .U6 N64 2008
Unrestricted Resource
Urban Institute Press, 2008.  Provides statistics on the nonprofit sector. Chapters: 1. The Nonprofit sector and its place in the national economy ; 2. Wage and employment trends ; 3. Trends in private giving and volunteering ; 4. Financial Trends ; 5. The Size, scope, and finances of public charities.  Includes a glossary and index.

Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook
Call Number: REF DESK TK 6540 .B582
Unrestricted Resource
Industry overview, news items and a directory of radio, TV, and cable operations. Give markets by DMA, city/state and stations by call letter, etc.

Biographical Information

Biography Resource Center + Complete Marquis Who’s Who Some full text available
Biographical information on people worldwide throughout history across all disciplines.

Blogs

Logo Design Love Unrestricted Resource
Blog devoted to logos by David Airey, a self-employed graphic designer.

Communication & Legal Studies: Keep me Posted @ IC Library Unrestricted Resource
Blog of legal, communication, and library news in service to the programs in the Park School of Communications and Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

FIR: The Hobson & Holtz Report Unrestricted Resource Resource contains audio
Twice weekly commentary on public relations and technology by Shel Holtz & Neville Hobson.

Colleges & Universities

Knowledge@Wharton Unrestricted Resource
An online business journal from the Wharton School, University of Pennyslvania.   Covers the following topics: Finance and Investment, Leadership and Change, Executive Education, Marketing, Insurance and Pensions, Health Economics, Strategic Management, Real Estate, Law and Public Policy, Human Resources, Business Ethics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Operations Management, and Managing Technology.  Visitors can subscribe to updates.

Companies

Arbitron Unrestricted Resource
Market research firm that collects data on the radio industry and other media outlets.

Nielsen Unrestricted Resource
Measures audiences for television and other media markets.

NextMark Unrestricted Resource
Buy, sell, and learn about mailing lists. Includes a Directory of Providers.

Consumer Information

Consumer Reports
The current issue is available from 01/01/1988 to present via LexisNexis (no images or graphs).   Other databases have access but may have an embargo (they may lack access to current issues in fulltext).

Charity Navigator Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
An independent charity evaluator. Provides evaluative information about the financial health of over 5,300 of America’s largest charities.

GuideStar.org Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Searchable database of over 620,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations and trade associations. Requires free registration.

Directories

O’Dwyer’s directory of public relations firms
Call Number: REF HM 263 O37
Unrestricted Resource
Directory of public relations firms and their clients. One can also determine the public relations firm(s) for various companies.

SRDS Media Solutions Some full text available
Access to publications with information about advertising rates and deadlines, editorial or programming content, circulation, links to online media kits, Web sites, audit statements, and other basic information for a variety of advertising media: radio, business magazines, consumer magazines, direct mailings, out-of-home (billboards, airports, etc.) and interactive (Internet). This source is designed for the media buyer, but also is helpful for identifying target audiences.

Television & cable factbook
Call Number: REF TK6540 .T463
Unrestricted Resource
Lists cable and television stations by geographic area. Shows coverage area maps, DMA information including # of households with cable and television. Programming offered by cable companies, etc. 4 volumes. Library retains current edition only.

E-books

New Media, New Influencers and Implications for Public Relations Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
This book is available for download in PDF format (site: lulu.com). It is a research study by the Society for New Communications Research that includes social media case studies and strategies.

Encyclopedias

Encyclopedia of Public Relations
Call Number: REF HD59 .E48 2005
Unrestricted Resource
2 volumes. Covers a wide variety of definitions and essays on various topics.

Encyclopedia of media and politics
Call Number: REF P95.82 .U6 E47 2007
Unrestricted Resource
CQ Press, 2007.

Encyclopedia of political communication
Call Number: REF JA85 .E65 2008
Unrestricted Resource
Sage Publication, 2008.

Handbooks & Guides

Internet Intelligence Index by Fuld & Company Unrestricted Resource
Fuld & Company is a consulting firm that specializes in competitive intelligence. They developed this useful portal to business and industry resources.

Social Media Marketing Examples Unrestricted Resource
This wiki includes: company name, SMM Example, Type of Social Media, Industry, Country, & contributor.

Associated Press (AP) stylebook and briefing on media law
Call Number: REF PN4783 .A83 2008 (43rd ed.)
Unrestricted Resource
43rd ed, 2008. Journalism style manual that includes basic media law information.

Handbook of Public Relations
Call Number: REF HD 59.H267 2001
Unrestricted Resource
Includes definitions of the discipline, best practices in a wide variety of contexts, etc.

The Handbook of strategic public relations & integrated communications
Call Number: HM263 .H317 1997
Unrestricted Resource
A handbook on strategic public relations and integrated communications. Covers different industries that use PR and integrated marketing communications.

Jane’s crisis communications handbook
Call Number: HV7936 .P8 F47 2003
Unrestricted Resource
Assists organizations with media relations during a crisis.

The New Handbook of Organizational Communication: Advances in Theory, Research, And Methods
Call Number: REF HD 30.3 .N48 2001
Unrestricted Resource
Coverage of theoretical and methodological issues, context of internal and external environments, patterns of organizational interdependence and communication behavior in organizations.

PR news : top 100 case studies in PR
Call Number: REF HM1221 .P7 2007
Unrestricted Resource
Gives a wide variety of examples about how a company, organization or individual handled a public relations event or program.  See also: PR News Casebook (REF HM263 .P657 1993)

Images

Trademarkia Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Non-governmental free search engine for finding United States federally registered trademarks.

Newswires

Bloomberg Unrestricted Resource
Get news, stocks quotes, etc. for both domestic and international markets

CSRwire.com Unrestricted Resource
The leading source of corporate responsibility and sustainability, press releases, reports and news.

News and Wires Services via Yahoo Unrestricted Resource
Links to over 100 wire services from around the world.

PR Newswire Unrestricted Resource
Daily news. Also in LexisNexis: News.

Organizations

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Unrestricted Resource
Membership organization devoted to advancing the field of public relations. Related to PRSSA the national student chapter.

Primary Sources

American Rhetoric Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains video Resource contains audio
A database of over 5000 full text, audio, and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates and interviews.

Public Records

EDGAR Database (Securities and Exchange Commission) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Official SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) documents such as Form 10-K, 10-Q, Proxy statements, registration statements, and merger and acquisition documents.

SEC Info Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Securities Information from the SEC EDGAR database. Search by Name, Industry, Business, SIC Code, Area Code,Topic, CIK, Accession Number, File Number, Date, ZIP. You may have to join but membership is free.

Publishing

Center for Journal Ranking (CJR) Unrestricted Resource
Provides journal rankings by category or journal title. Registered users are provided full access.

Statistics/Data

Demographics USA
Call Number: REF HF5415.1 .D462 2008
Unrestricted Resource
2008 ed. Zip Edition and County Edition provide key demographic information for marketing.

Technorati Unrestricted Resource
Leading search engine for blogs and social media content.  Publishes the State of the Blogosphere report that analyzes trends in blogging.

MRI+ (MediaMark Reporter) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
A tool for market research, with information on demographics, product and brand usage. Provides summary tables of key audience and product data from a national sample of adults (18 years an older). To use this database you must create an account using your valid IC email address and create a password. Validate your account through the e-mail they send you. After you login select Mediamark Reporter at the bottom of the page.
Note: MRI is not compatible with Mac platform at this time.

U.S. Census Bureau Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Social, demographic and economic information. Includes the American FactFinder resource. USA Counties is a subdvision that contains over 6,500 data items.

Video

AdViews (Duke University) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Over 1,500 historic TV commercials from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in the Duke University Special Collections Library.  As of fall 2009, the majority of advertisements are from the 50s and 60s.  More ads, up to the late 80s will be available by the end of 2009.  Requires iTunes software.

Businessweek Video Library Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Interviews with business leaders about technology, investment, management, etc.  Users can create a playlist.  Videos can be browsed or searched.

FORA.tv Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Streaming video of lectures in politics, business, technology, the world, and culture, from academics, think tanks, authors, politicians, etc.  Users can sign in to customize the site.

Blinkx Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Video search engine.

Truveo Unrestricted Resource
Video search engine. Provides tabs for sports, entertainment, music, movies, etc.

Washington Post: Political Ads Database Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
Political ads for U.S. federal or state gubernatorial issues and races. Searchable by year, type of race, candidate or organization, state, party, issue, character, cue, media outlet, music, narrator gender, and by type.

ComLaw News

source: http://comlaw.wordpress.com

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Broadcast Radio Resources & Research Guides

August 17, 2010 1 comment

Radio Stations and Top Syndicated Shows

2010 Top 32 Syndicated Talk Radio List

  1. Rush Limbaugh, 212-445-3900, rushlinbaugh.com
  2. Sean Hannity, James Grisham, 212-613-3800 WABC, 2 Penn Plaza, 17th Fl., NY, NY 10121, www.hannity.com, 14M listeners
  3. Glenn Beck, 818-377-5300 (older number: Stu Burguiere, 610-617-2033 WPHT, 10 Monument Rd., Bala Cynwyd, PA, 19004, www.glennbeck.com
  4. Michael Savage, Beowulf Rochlen, 541-664-8827 Talk Radio Ntwk., 724 E. Pine St., Central Point, OR 97502
  5. Dr. Laura Slessinger, Fax pitches to 818-461-5140, 818-377-5300 Premiere, 15260 Ventura Bl-500, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403, www.michaelsavage.com, 9M listeners
  6. Laura Ingraham, Mike Kincaid, 541-664-8827 TRN, 724 E. Pine St., Central Point, OR, 97502, www.lauraIngraham.com
  7. Dave Ramsey, Blake Thompson, 877-410-3283 Independent, 1740 Mallory Ln – 100, Brentwood, TN, 37027
  8. Mark Levine, 212-613-3800, www.marklevine.com
  9. Lou Dobbs, 212-869-1111, www.loudobbsradio.com
  10. Thom Hartman, 503-323-6400, www.thomhartman.com
  11. Ed Schultz, 212-967-2888, www.bigeddieradio.com
  12. Joe Madison, 301-429-2631, www.joemadison.com, DC Based/Sirius/XM/Afro-American audience
  13. Neal Boortz, Belinda Skelton, 404-897-7500 WSB AM, 1601 W. Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA, 30309
  14. ManCow, 541-664-8827, www.mancow.com, young drive time
  15. Doug Stephan, 650-654-3969, www.doughstephan.com
  16. Alan Colmes, 212-301-3000, www.alan.com, Fox News Network
  17. Jerry Doyle, 541-664-8827, www.jerrydoyle.com
  18. Bill Handel, 818-559-2252, www.kfi640.com, Los Angelos,CA
  19. Mike Gallagher, Eric Hansen, 972-831-1920 Salem, 6400 N. Beltline Rd, Ste 210, Irving, TX 75063, www.mikeonline,com, 4.2M listeners
  20. George Noory, 818-377-5300,Older contact number)Lisa Lyon, 541-955-0100 Premiere, 777 NE 7th St., Grants Pass, OR, 97526 http://www.coasttocoastam.com
  21. Don Imus, Bernard McGuirk, 718-706-7690 WFAN, 3412 36th St., Astoria, NY, 11106
  22. Jim Bohannon, John Stolnis, 202-457-7997 Westwood One, 2020 ‘M’ NW, Washington DC, 20036, www.jimbotalk.com
  23. Michael Medved, Jeremy Steiner, 206-621-1793 Salem, 509 Olive Wy., Suite 852, Seattle, WA, 98101
  24. 24.  Stephanie Miller, 908-771-0773, www.stephaniemiller.com
  25. Bill Bennett, 703-248-9413, www.bennettmornings.com
  26. Lars Larson, 503-243-7593, www.larslarson.com, Portland OR
  27. Joy Browne, Scott Lakefield, 212-642-4500 WOR, 1440 Broadway, New York, Psychologist/relationships
  28. Clark Howard, 404-897-7500, www.clarkhoward.com, 3.5 M listeners with consumer focus
  29. Jim Rome, Jason Stewart, 818-461-8641 Premiere, 15260 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403, Sports focus
  30. John & Ken,818-559-2252, www.johnandkenshow.com
  31. Roger Hedgecock, 703-302-1000,, wwww.rogerhedgecock.com
  32. Howard Stern, Gary Del’Abate, 212-867-1070, www.howardstern.com

Others Syndicates:

#57. G. Gordon Liddy, Franklin Raff, 301-230-3510 Radio America, 1030 15th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20005

#63. Larry Young, 410-332-8200, wwww.wolb1010.com, Baltimore African American listening audience

Bill O’Reilly, Ron Mitchell, 212-301-3000 Fox News, 1211 6th Ave., New York, NY 10036

Rusty Humphries, David Ruben, 541-664-8827 TRN, 724 E. Pine St., Central Point, OR, 97502

Bob & Tom, Dean Metcalf, 317-257-7565 WFBQ, 6161 Fall Creek Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46220

Tom Martino, Bryan Perlmutter, 303-713-8000 KHOW, 4695 S. Monaco, Denver, CO 80237

Top 250 Radio Syndicated Talk Shows to Targethttp://talkers.com/online/?p=3774

Radio Locator
Radio station search engine with links to over 10,000 radio station web pages and over 2500 audio streams from radio stations in the U.S. and around the world.

All Items by Source

Almanacs & Yearbooks
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Bibliographies
Biographical Information
Blogs
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Directories
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Organizations

Primary Sources
Radio Stations
Statistics/Data
Transcripts
Video
Web Sites

Journals/Magazines

Communications & Mass Media Collection
From GALE, this is a subject collection derived from the database Academic OneFile. A custom collection of more than 250 journals focused on all aspects of the communications field: key subjects covered include advertising and public relations, linguistics, and literature.

Communication and Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
Communication and media indexes, abstracts and full-text.

Communication Studies: a SAGE Full-Text Collection
Communications journals from Sage Publishing covering Journalism, Public Opinion, Political Communication, Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Studies / Intercultural Communication, Television / Film Studies, Media Studies, Business Communication, Organizational / Management Communication, Written Communication, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies.

General OneFile
Current journal and news information in humanities, education, business, science, art, politics, economics, social sciences, law, health care, computers, technology and environmental issues. Formerly InfoTrac OneFile.
Note: Formerly known as InfoTrac OneFile

ProQuest
Business, humanities, general information, social life, law etc. ABI/INFORM databases, ProQuest Newspapers, Research Library and several others.

ABI/INFORM databases
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here, or search one at a time below.  Provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. Covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.

PsycARTICLES
Full-Text of articles from American Psychological Association journals and selected Educational Publishing Foundation journals. Most 1988-present. These same articles are also included in PsycINFO, which is more comprehensive.

Web Sites

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Worldwide public service broadcaster funded by license fees paid by households in the United Kingdom. The BBC broadcasts radio, television and on the Internet.

MIP World
MIP connects the global entertainment content industry through conferences, exhibits, and online communities.

On the Media
On the Media is a National Public Radio Program that reflects on how the media covered events in the weekly news. It also discusses issues in the media such as freedom of information .

Yahoo! Finance – Telecom Services – Domestic
Information, news and statistical links about the Telecom  industry.

Newslink
Portal to newspapers, radio and t.v. stations, magazines, and international news. Can browse by state or search by city.

Almanacs & Yearbooks

Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook
Call Number: REF DESK TK 6540 .B582

Industry overview, news items and a directory of radio, TV, and cable operations. Give markets by DMA, city/state and stations by call letter, etc.

Communication Yearbook
Call Number: P87 .C629

Published by the International Communication Association. Approximately 25 state of the art review essays on research and theory from each of the ICA’s divisions and research groups.

Audio Files

Grooveshark
Search for and stream music online. Users can create accounts.

Old Time Radio Network Library
Audio files for over 12,000 vintage radio programs.

Pandora
Internet radio established in 2000 that uses the Music Genome Project to select songs that appeal to individual listeners.

Bibliographies

Global Bibliography on Alternative Media
A free online international bibliography by the Alternative Media Global Project.

Military and the Mass Media
Bibliography compiled July 2005 by Terry Kiss, Bibliographer, Air University Library, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

Communication Abstracts v. 3 (1980) – v. 27 (2004)
Call Number: PER P87 .C59733

A bibliography of communication-related articles and books, arranged by subject category in each bimonthly issue. Lacks volume 4. No longer received.

Biographical Information

Biography Resource Center + Complete Marquis Who’s Who
Biographical information on people worldwide throughout history across all disciplines.

Blogs

Communication & Legal Studies: Keep me Posted @ IC Library
Blog of legal, communication, and library news in service to the programs in the Park School of Communications and Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

Companies

Arbitron
Market research firm that collects data on the radio industry and other media outlets.

Consumer Information

Hear Us Now: Consumer voice for communications choice
Consumer website focused on the communications industry: internet, TV & Radio, Cable & Satellite, phones & cell phones, and media ownership.

Dictionaries

Dictionary of mass communication & media research : a guide for students, scholars and professionals
Call Number: REF P87.5 .D449 2005

Covers over 1,400 terms in United States mass media history. Includes legal terms, companies, theories, new media topics, etc.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences
The over 1,800 entries in this dictionary contains definitions and biographies of major figures. Entries span from classic to modern theories and include major issues and methodologies.

Directories

Bacon’s Radio Directory
Call Number: Ref. HE 8664 .B33

Lists radio stations by geography, lists radio programs by title, and also lists the top 210 Designated Market Areas (DMAs) for radio as compiled by the AC Neilsen company. Information for each station includes wattage, a short profile, lead times for advertising, and contacts.

Business and Company Resource Center
Includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information. Coverage is from 1980 to the present.

SRDS Media Solutions
Access to publications with information about advertising rates and deadlines, editorial or programming content, circulation, links to online media kits, Web sites, audit statements, and other basic information for a variety of advertising media: radio, business magazines, consumer magazines, direct mailings, out-of-home (billboards, airports, etc.) and interactive (Internet). This source is designed for the media buyer, but also is helpful for identifying target audiences.

World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)
Call Number: REF TK6540 .W67

A directory of global broadcasting (radio and television) now in its 60th year of publication. Arranged alphabetically by country.

E-books

Radio Production
by Robert McLeish. Focal Press, 2005.

Encyclopedias

Mass media : a chronological encyclopedia of television, radio, motion pictures, magazines, newspapers, and books in the United States
Call Number: REF P92 .U5 H77 1987

Garland Publ, 1987.

Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications
Scholarly overview of international media topics. Covers all media types (advertising, books, Internet, etc.) & media outlets (radio, television, etc.). Provides history, theory, and topical issues such as ethics, reporting of disasters, and copyright.

Encyclopedia of Radio
Call Number: REF TK6544 .M84 2004

This 3 volume set from the Museum of Broadcast Communications provides a scholarly treatment of all people, places and issues of interest to the study of radio.

History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia
Taylor & Francis, 1998 via Communication & Mass Media Complete.

Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio
Taylor & Francis, 2004 via Communication & Mass Media Complete.

Government Information

United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
U.S. government agency that regulates radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications. The site includes: headline news, links to bureaus and offices (such as the Office of General Counsel / Court Filings), Public Comments page, an online Complaint form, a Consumer Center, Rules and Regulations (CFR title 47), etc.  Most recently, the FCC links to Broadband.gov, a separate page addressing the National Broadband Plan and FFC.gov/data (an online clearinghouse for data sets).

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Executive department rules codified from the Federal Register.

Europa : European Union On-Line
Gateway to European Union. It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration. Go to the Documents tab to connect to EUR-LEX (E.U. Law), the Bulletin of the E.U., and other agency materials.

European Audiovisual Observatory
Based in France, this Council of Europe (COE) organization collects information on European Audiovisual data, trends, and policy.

Europe\’s Information Society
European Union thematic portal on information society and media and policies (audiovisual, copyright, digital libraries, internet, etc.).

GPO Access
Government Printing Office site. Links to official U.S.government documents such as the U.S. Code (USC) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Search the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications in the middle of the homepage to find Congressional hearings, reports, etc.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Bureau of the US Dept. of Commerce that advises the president on telecommunications policies.

Ofcom : Office of Communications
Ofcom reports to the UK Parliament but is independent of the UK Government. They are charged to follow the legal duties defined by the UK Communications Act of 2003.

Open CRS: Congressional Research Report for the People
Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides background reports to Congress yet they were not distributed to government document collections. Citizens had to write their Congressional representatives to obtain copies. The Open CRS site has indexed and posted copies of these valuable documents.

Thomas – Legislative Information
Database of United States legislative information including: bills, resolutions, the Congressional Record, treaties, Committee Reports, Public Laws, Roll Call Votes, etc.

UNESCO Communications and Information Sector
UNESCO’s CI sector provides resources and information to communication issues worldwide. Programs include: International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and Information for All Program (IFAP). Issues include: access to information, capacity building, content development, freedom of expression, media development, and memory of the world. Users can sign up for the CI Weekly News for updates.

Handbooks & Guides

BBC News: Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio or video clips from BBC archives. Contain information on the different types of press available in the country.

Broadcast News handbook : Writing, Reporting & Producing in a Converging Media World
Call Number: REF PN4784 .T4 T76 2007

(3rd ed. 2007). This handbook covers news writing, interviewing, story forms, TV production, convergence issues, etc.

Columbia Journalism Review (CJR): Who Owns What
An online guide to major media companies and what stations or papers they own. For a more comprehensive directory, see: LexisNexis Corporate Affiliations in the library REF HG4057 .A2899.

Legal Guide to Broadcast Law and Regulation
Call Number: Ref KF 2805 .L44

Is designed to give the broadcaster a more comprehensive analysis and understanding of the many rules, regulations, and laws that effect broadcasters in their day to day operations.

World Radio TV Handbook (WRTH)
Call Number: REF TK6540 .W67

A directory of global broadcasting (radio and television) now in its 60th year of publication. Arranged alphabetically by country.

Images

Prelinger Archives
Over 48,000 films, over 90 old time radio audio clips, 2,000 game videos, 250 independent news clips and much more (including educational films, advertisements and industry films)

Organizations

Alternative Radio : Audio energy for democracy
Public affairs radio program that airs for free on public radio stations.  It is part of the non-profit Institute for Social and Cultural Change.

Benton Foundation
The Benton Foundation works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy. (description from the website)

Council for Research Excellence (CRE)
Examines the knowledge and practice of audience research method for advertisers, agencies, and other media professionals.  The Council includes Nielsen Media Research and its clients.  Documentation is available under the Committees tab.

Democracy Now!
Independent news program hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

freepress
Organization that advocates for media reform.

International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
Worldwide professional organization in the field of communication research (more About IAMCR). They have compiled a list of Open Access Journals in the field of communications.

John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation
The Bayliss Foundation provides internships and scholarships to outstanding college students.

Media Channel
A media watch group that examines the policial, social and cultural impacts of the media.  They work with over 1,000 global affiliates interested in media issues. The site includes an Affiliate Directory.

Media Matters for America
Progressive news monitoring organization.

National Public Radio (NPR)
A privately funded non-for-profit member organization, NPR.org produces news, talk, and entertainment programs.  Member stations offer national and local programming.

Pacifica Radio
Listener supported community radio network.  Here is a station map.

Radio Advertising Bureau
Provides education, research and advocacy for the radio industry. It is the sales and marketing arm of the radio industry.

COST-A20 : Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe
European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research’s page concerning the Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe.

DRACE : Digital Radio Cultures in Europe
Research group from the Dept. of Info. Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, that specializes in cross-national research about digital radio and sound media.

National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Trade association of television and radio broadcasters founded in 1923

Native Networks
Initiated by the Smithsonian\’s National Museum of the American Indian, this site is a guide to media produced by people in Hawaii and the Americas.

Paley Center for Media
With Museums in both Los Angeles and New York City, the Paley Center for Media preserves and promotes radio, television and advertising history through events, screenings, lectures, and workshops. They collect programming, not artifacts. Formerly known as The Museum of Television & Radio.

Prometheus Radio Project
Non-profit organization of radio activists that promotes free, diverse and democratic media.

Radio-Television News Directors Association & Foundation (RTNDA)
International association for news directors and electronic journalists. Provides conferences, news, and resources to professionals providing information through the electronic media. The RTNDF is the the “educational arm” of the association.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Trade association that supports the music industry. Site includes links to anti-piracy initiatives and statistics. The Association has appeared often in campus news as they aggressively litigate against the illegal downloading of music.

World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)
International non-governmental association serving the community radio movement.

Primary Sources

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Court Opinions from the FCC
Chronological list of court filings from the Office of the General Counsel, Federal Communications Commission. Links to fulltext of FCC briefs and recent court opinions.

Documents of American broadcasting
Call Number: REF KF2804 .D6 1984

Key documents including: The Wireless Ship Act of 1910; The Radio Act of 1912; The Radio Act of 1927; The Mayflower Doctrine (1941); The Fairness Doctrine (1949); The Red Lion case (1969); the Communication Act of 1934, etc.

FCC & FRC Reported Cases
Cases involving the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) and/or the FRC (Federal Regulatory Commission). Lists of cases and their citations, some with links. 1928-current with a lag of a few years.

Library of American Broadcasting
University of Maryland Libraries archival collection of audio-video recordings, broadcast transcripts, pamphlets, periodicals, photos and other materials focusing on the history of broadcasting. Originally part of the NAB from 1972-1994.

Simply Scripts
Links to free, downloadable scripts for current, classic, and soon-to-be-released movies.  Also includes scripts for television, radio, plays, and musicals.

Statistics/Data

Edison Media Research
Marketing research for broadcasters including television, radio, and the Associated Press.

Media Research Hub
This project of the Social Science Research Council contains links to data, grants, events, people and news in the field of media research (media ownership, radio, television, localism, FCC, etc.). Data sets are free of charge. Users can create an account and receive alerts.

MRI+ (MediaMark Reporter)
A tool for market research, with information on demographics, product and brand usage. Provides summary tables of key audience and product data from a national sample of adults (18 years an older). To use this database you must create an account using your valid IC email address and create a password. Validate your account through the e-mail they send you. After you login select Mediamark Reporter at the bottom of the page.
Note: MRI is not compatible with Mac platform at this time.

NationMaster
A central data source and handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD.  Use the search form to generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics.

Statemaster.com
Compilation of data from several sources. Users can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of state statistics and comparisons.

U.S. Census Bureau
Social, demographic and economic information. Includes the American FactFinder resource. USA Counties is a subdvision that contains over 6,500 data items.

Transcripts

LexisNexis Academic
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Video

Forum Network
Free video lectures from PBS and NPR.

Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC): Archives
Located in Chicago, the MBC provides publications, events, a searchable archive, and a Radio Hall of Fame to preserve and protect the history of radio and television. MBC’s archives includes television and radio programming, commercials and images.  Users must register for a free account.  Check the Digital File Available box to retrieve fulltext.

Government Agencies & Gov Persons on Twitter

August 8, 2010 9 comments

I posted a list of media, reporters and editors who are on Twitter.  Now, I am posting a list of Government persons and Government agencies on Twitter (& Government Blogs are next).  I imagine that such lists could be used to build a new sort of  media 2.0 list for any small business, media or  PR professional in one place.

As a result, I came across this fabulous list which may be useful to media, PR, communication and public affairs proffessionals and I am reposting it to increase its circulation. It is a fabulous source.  The list  includes people and agencies of the U.S. government, organized according to the executive branch, legislative branch, and related sections.

The original source page changes from time to time so to keep up with those changes Click for RSS updates

Other resources include:

  1. Congresspedia for detailed information on members of Congress.
  2. Congressional140 provides a dynamically updating tweetstream of all of the Congress members twitter updates. Follow @congress140.
  3. GovTwit has a web directory and a Twitter account @GovTwit that encompasses U.S. federal, state, and local as well as International accounts.
  4. TweetCongress has a web directory and Twitter account @TweetCongress for a listing of members. Anyone can add new names there, too.

Notes:

  1. Any people listed, other than members of Congress, do not necessarily represent their agencies.
  2. If any people or agencies are unofficial feeds, they are marked as such.
  3. If you notice anyone or anything missing, you are welcome to edit yourself; else please send a tweet to @ariherzog

Executive Branch (including Cabinet, departments, and agencies)


Legislative Branch: U.S. Senate

  1. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
  2. Sam Brownback (R-KS) (unofficial)
  3. Tom Coburn (R-OK)
  4. Susan Collins (R-ME)
  5. John Cornyn (R-TX)
  6. James DeMint (R-SC)
  7. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
  8. Richard Durbin (D-IL) (unofficial)
  9. John Ensign (R-NV)
  10. Russ Feingold (D-WI)
  11. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (unofficial)
  12. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
  13. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
  14. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
  15. James Inhofe (R-OK)
  16. Mel Martinez (R-FL)
  17. John McCain (R-AZ), presidential candidate in 2008
  18. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
  19. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
  20. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) (unofficial)
  21. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  22. Ben Nelson (D-NE)
  23. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
  24. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), former NH Governor
  25. Arlen Specter (D-PA)
  26. John Thune (R-SD)
  27. Mark Udall (D-CO)
  28. Tom Udall (D-NM)
  29. David Vitter (R-LA)
  30. Mark Warner (D-VA)
  31. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
  32. Dick Lugar (R-IN)

Legislative Branch: House of Representatives

  1. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI)
  2. Steve Austria (R-OH)
  3. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN)
  4. Gresham Barrett (R-SC)
  5. John Barrow (D-GA)
  6. Joe Barton (R-TX)
  7. Bob Beauprez (R-CO)
  8. Judy Biggert (R-IL)
  9. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
  10. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
  11. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Minority Whip
  12. John Boehner (R-OH), Minority Leader; also runs GOP Leader
  13. John Boozman (R-AR)
  14. Leonard Boswell (D-IA)
  15. Kevin Brady (R-TX)
  16. Paul Broun (R-GA)
  17. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
  18. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
  19. Dan Burton (R-IN)
  20. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
  21. Judge John Carter (R-TX)
  22. Mike Castle (R-DE)
  23. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)
  24. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
  25. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL)
  26. John Culberson (R-TX)
  27. Artur Davis (D-AL)
  28. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
  29. Mary Fallin (R-OK)
  30. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
  31. John Fleming (R-LA)
  32. Randy Forbes (R-VA)
  33. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
  34. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
  35. Trent Frakes (R-AZ)
  36. Marcia Fudge (D-OH)
  37. Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
  38. Gregg Harper (R-MS)
  39. Dean Heller (R-NV)
  40. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
  41. Mike Honda (D-CA)
  42. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
  43. Bob Inglis (R-SC)
  44. Steve Israel (D-NY)
  45. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
  46. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
  47. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
  48. Hank Johnson (D-GA)
  49. Jim Jordan (R-OH)
  50. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH)
  51. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
  52. Randy Kuhl (R-NY)
  53. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), presidential candidate in 2008
  54. Tom Latham (R-IA)
  55. Robert Latta (R-OH)
  56. Chris Lee (R-NY) (unofficial?)
  57. Sandy Levin (D-MI)
  58. Cynthia Loomis (R-WY)
  59. Ben Lujan (D-NM)
  60. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA)
  61. Dan Manzullo (R-IL)
  62. Ken Marchant (R-TX)
  63. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
  64. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
  65. Buck McKeon (R-CA)
  66. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA)
  67. Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
  68. Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
  69. Mike Michaud (D-ME)
  70. Candice Miller (R-MI)
  71. George Miller (D-CA), also runs Educ & Labor Democrats
  72. Harry Mitchell (D-AZ)
  73. Gwen Moore (D-WI)
  74. Glenn Nye (D-VA)
  75. Jim Oberstar (D-MN)
  76. Pete Olson (R-TX)
  77. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)
  78. Erik Paulsen (R-MN)
  79. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Speaker of the House (unofficial)
  80. Mike Pence (R-IN)
  81. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
  82. Tom Perriello (D-VA)
  83. Chellie Pingrie (D-ME)
  84. Jared Polis (D-CO)
  85. Tom Price (R-GA)
  86. George Radanovich (R-CA)
  87. Charles Rangel (D-NY)
  88. Dennis Rehberg (R-MT)
  89. Dave Reichert (R-WA)
  90. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
  91. Tom Rooney (R-FL)
  92. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
  93. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
  94. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
  95. Tim Ryan (D-OH)
  96. Aaron Schock (R-IL)
  97. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)
  98. Joe Sestak (D-PA)
  99. Christopher Shays (R-CT)
  100. John Shimkus (R-IL)
  101. Bill Shuster (R-PA)
  102. John Sullivan (R-OK)
  103. Lee Terry (R-NE)
  104. Glenn Thompson (R-PA
  105. Zach Wamp (R-TN)
  106. Joe Wilson (R-SC)
  107. Rob Wittman (R-VA)
  108. John Yarmuth (D-KY)

Former U.S. Legislators

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