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Where to Find Archives of Newspapers (Online)

April 23, 2012 2 comments

 How to Find Old Newspapers Online

With the impending death of paper, U.S. Post Offices and the decline of Newspapers, I have begun performing some preliminary research regarding one of two French newspapers I bought in a little book store in the south of France during my study abroad in 1994. I am beginning with  “Le Soleil du Dimanche.”  It is rather difficult learn anything about the history of this illustrative journal. I came across a list of newspaper resources and thought it might be useful to others. Once I find the scoop on this little 16 pager and Le Petite Journal, both printed in March 1891.

The Most Requested Newspapers

• The Herald Sun  • The London Times  • The NY Times  • NC State Library Newspaper Project                                                      •  The Raleigh News & Observer  • USA Today  • The Wall Street Journal  • The Washington Post

North Carolina Community Newspapers

• NC Community Newspapers • America’s Newspapers: NC

Lists of Online Newspapers Worldwide

  • 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers - Provides full text access to the British Library’s collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817).
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers Collection - Contains full runs of newspapers specially selected to best represent nineteenth-century Britain.
  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers - Access to approximately 500 U.S. newspapers, published between 1800 and 1900.
  • Adams Papers Digital Edition - The database comprises John Adams’s complete diaries, selected legal papers, and the ongoing series of family correspondence and state papers.
  • Africa-Wide NiPAD - Provides multi-disciplinary coverage about African including politics, history, economics, business, mining, development, social issues, anthropology, natural history, literature, language, law, music and much more.
  • African American Newspapers - Includes over 200 African-American newspapers, arranged by state.
  • Alternative Press Index - Alternative Press Index Archive (APIA) is a bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals.
  • America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 - America’s Historical Newspapers allows users to search U.S. historical papers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states.
  • America’s Newspapers: North Carolina - A quick link to the NC section of America’s Newspapers.
  • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1939) - Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
  • Black Studies Center - Comprised of several cross-searchable component databases, including the International Index to Black Periodicals and historical black newspapers.
  • Canadian Newsstand -  This collection includes 21 national and leading regional newspapers, including: The Globe and Mail, National Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, etc.
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1986)
  • Factiva - Provides updated global information and news from major newspapers and business journals.
  • Gallica Project on French Newspapers - Allows access to full text for the following French newspapers: Le Figaro and son supplement litteraireLe TempsLa CroixL’HumaniteLa PresseLe Journal des debatsOuest-Eclair (editions de Rennes, Caen et Nantes).
  • Guardian and The Observer - The Guardian (1821-2003) and its sister paper, The Observer (1791-2003) provide online access to facts, firsthand accounts, and opinions of the day about the most significant and fascinating political, business, sports, literary, and entertainment events from the past 200 years.
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive - Provides access to the entire run of the Illustrated London News from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003.
  • Informe - Contains the full text of popular magazines, academic journals and selected newspaper articles in Spanish.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand - provides indexing and full-text articles from major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.
  • Kidon Media Link - Newspapers, periodicals and other media sources from around the world.  Every country has its own integrated page.  There are no separate pages for newspapers, magazines, television, radio and news agencies.
  • Latin American Newsstand - Complete contents from over 35 full text Latin American newspaper titles in Spanish and Portuguese, with some additional content in English.  Most coverage starts with 2005, though some go back to 1995.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe - Provides full text access to a wide range of U.S. and international newspapers, radio and television transcripts.  Covers general, business and legal information sources.  Lexis-Nexis is available for the Duke Community only through this link.
  • Los Angeles Times
  • National Index to Chinese Newspapers & Periodicals - This is an index database of about 18,000 Chinese newspapers and periodicals published 1833-1949.
  • NC Newspapers Online - It includes 23,483 digital images of papers dating from 1752 to the 1890s, including the collection of 18th century newspapers the State Archives has on microfilm.  Included are the North Carolina Gazette (New Bern:  April 14, 1775), various newspapers from Edenton (1787-1801), Fayetteville (1798-1795), Hillsboro (1786), New Bern (1751-1804), and Wilmington (1765-1816).  In addition, the project includes the full run of two politically opposed newspapers from Salisbury, the Carolina Watchman (1832-1898) and The Western Carolinian (1820-1844).  Finally, the project also includes three lesson plans, derived from these newspapers, entitled Idealized Motherhood vs. the Realities of Mother hood in Antebellum North Carolina; Teaching About Slavery Through Newspaper Advertisements; and “A Female Raid” in 1863, or Using Newspaper Coverage to Learn More About North Carolina’s Civil War Home Front.
  • New York Times Book Review Archives - This is a full text archive of book reviews published in the New York Times since 1980.  It covers over 50,000 books and authors, in reviews as well as in news and interviews.  This database is listed on the Book Reviews subject list.
  • News & Observer, 1991-PresentNews & Observer, 2004-Present - NCLive now offers web access to full text articles from the Raleigh News & Observer through a database called InfoTrac Custom Newspapers.  The News & Observer is covered from 1991 to the present.
  • Newspaperindex.com - Newspapers and Front Pages in all countries.
  • Newspaper Source - Contains selected full text articles from over 140 regional U.S. newspapers, several international newspapers, newswires, and the Christian Science Monitor. The emphasis is business-related articles, although articles about national and international news events are also included.
  • North Carolina Periodicals Index - Produced by the Joyner Library at ECU, this free database provides indexing of articles from over 40 periodicals published in NC.  Most of these periodicals are not covered by other indexes or databases.  The Triangle’s “Independent Weekly” is one example.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - New York Times, full text, from 1851 to three years before the current date.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers - Offers primary source material for the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts.
  • Regional Business News - A collection of business journals, newspapers and news wires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.
  • Russian National Bibliography - allows users to digitally search the Russian Book Chamber’s (Knizhnaia palata) national bibliographies for citations from books, newspapers, journals, dissertation abstracts, musical scores, and maps.
  • SRDS Media Solutions - Provides advertising media rates and advertiser data through its coverage of traditional media – such as magazines, newspapers, television, direct marketing, and radio – as well as online sources.
  • Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa - collection consists of more than 180,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral testimonies, life histories, and speeches.
  • Taiwan Nichinichi Shinpo - Keyword searching and full text of official newspaper of Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period, including both Japanese (1898.5 – 1944.3) and Chinese (1905.7 – 1911.11) editions.
  • The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 - Provides full text access to The Times (London).  The full newspaper (including advertisements and illustrations) is given with full-page or specific article access, along with a facsimile (PDF) version.
  • Times of India - The Times of India (1838-2001) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
  • Universal Database of Central Russian Newspapers - A full-text database of over 40 newspapers from Russia, including some English-language publications. (Visual material like photos, graphs, and drawings are not included.) Accessible in English or Russian.
  • Universal Databases - This interface provides a unified search engine for several of the Eastview Universal databases: Russian Central Newspapers (UDB-COM), Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (UDB-CD), Social Sciences & Humanities (UDB-EDU), Voprosy istorii: Complete Collection (UDB-VI), and Voprosy literatury: Complete Collection (UDB-VL).
  • Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 - A subject-inclusive, language-inclusive bibliography of newspapers and periodicals from Victorian England . Includes 6 alphabetical indexes: Title, Issuing body, People, Town, County, and Subject. Also included are titles in any language, published during any part of their life-span in England between January 1, 1800 and December 31, 1900.
  • World News Connection - A fee-based service of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) which provides translations by FBIS and JPRS of non-English newspapers, speeches, journals, and some media broadcasts from foreign countries. Translations are added within 24–72 hours of original broadcast/publication, and the database goes back to 2003. Some non-U.S. English-language news sources are also included.
  • World Newspaper Archive - A fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe.
  • Yomiuri Newspaper, 1986- - Includes full text of Yomiuri shinbun (from Sept. 1986- to the present, with local editions beginning in Dec. 1986); along with the English edition: the Daily Yomiuri (Sept. 1989- to the present), both searchable by article, keyword, subject category, and issue.

List of Journalists Using Twitter

April 23, 2012 21 comments

UPDATED June 11, 2012:

IMPORTANT UPDATE # 1:   I sent a message to MediaOnTwitter & [@prsarahevansas on Twitter] to see if the Twitter media list is still available.  I had it listed here on my original blog post but now, it looks like it has moved or been completely removed.  And, Sarah Evans is now going by the name of Sarah’s Faves as of 2011. I also found that MediaOnTwitter resource has moved!  [And, maybe more than once since my original post]. Seems I can’t find the elusive Media on Twitter list anywhere right now. I will keep trying. The following is the last know information that I could find.

MediaOnTwitter, was powered by TrackVia’s online database, is/was the first shareable media database available to Twitter users. It is/was a free resource and media can be sorted by beat, location, name or media outlet. MediaOnTwitter is populated by Twitter users, vetted by editors and FREE to the entire community. Check out the database and add media to the list. The original MediaOnTwitter, developed by Sarah Evans, is a comprehensive tool supercharged by the support of TrackVia and supported by HARO founder, Peter Shankman.   People were pointed to the following URL stating they can now enter all media contacts at: http://www.trackvia.com/misc/media-database-submission.htm    But, it does not come up at all, now.

UPDATE#2: It is an election year and so I provide a link to the  The Top 20 Political Journalists on Twitter along with a few other updates I came across. Share and repost!

UPDATE#3: NYTimes Journalists on Twitter

UPDATE #4: Masterlist of UK Journalists on Twitter

UPDATE #5: AFP Journalists on Twitter [LAST UPDATED: May 17, 2012]. More and more AFP journalists are on Twitter, to the point where a simple old #FollowFriday is difficult, so If you’re on the list and your title wrong, or it;s left you off entirely, please let me know.  The same AFP list is on Twitter @ AFP_twitter. A public list by Grégoire Lemarchand of AFP journalists on Twitter (french, english, spanish…)

Update #6: Sourcing and networking with journalists. Need a source? Then follow Peter Shankman (@skydiver), founder of Help a Reporter Out, on Twitter. He’ll typically post tweets prefaced by UrgHARO: with instructions on the topic and how to respond. Help a Reporter Out touts more than 100,000 sources. HelpAReporter.com has a sign-up page in which sources can get up to three emails daily with 15 to 30 queries per email. Journalists submit their queries using an online form.

Update #6:  Tweet weekly with other journalists, bloggers, public relations or media types with #journchat. It’s 7 to 10 p.m. central time every Monday, and tweeps join by using the #journchat hashtag.

Update #7:

Clay Shirky is famous for having said “There is no such thing as information overload – there’s only filter failure.” Making sense of an overflowing Twitter stream is an ongoing act of curation – finding ways to follow just the most interesting readers, or to gather tweets that are relevant to your life or job.

While saved searches and hash tags provide a way to gather info from across Twitter by keyword, the Lists feature does the opposite – it gathers tweets from across the service by particular users, regardless the content of their tweets. Every Twitter user can create lists, add users to those lists, and can even track lists created by other users. As a journalist, you might create custom lists for:

  • Other journalists
  • Other publications
  • Journalists at your own publication
  • Community leaders
  • School leaders in your community
  • Economists
  • Data visualization experts
  • Sports reporters covering soccer leagues

You get the idea. Whatever your need or interest, you want to find people on Twitter with expertise in that area, and add them to a list.

Media People Using Twitter categorizes journalist by country and then lists their name, news organization and Twitter username. My Creative Team’s site said it can’t accept any more editors, but submissions and updates can be emailed. The Media People on Twitter wiki content can be downloaded into Microsoft Word document format.The Media Outlets Using Twitter wiki lists news organizations by country, company name and Twitter username or page URL.

Tweet weekly with other journalists, bloggers, public relations or media types with #journchat. It’s 7 to 10 p.m. central time every Monday, and tweeps join by using the #journchat hashtag.

(My Bio) Today media, journalists, writers, reporters, editors, correspondents, columnists are on Twitter.  Twitter is very quickly gaining momentum, support and market inertia and is on direct path to mainstream awareness, and not for just mindless tweets.  Twitter may just be the new telegraph wire.

I came across about seven seperate lists of journalist, editors, columnists who are on Twitter, and we all know in about five minutes this will morph into something newer, better, faster. But, until then, I thought this could be useful gathering point for many to many. And, it seems each list has names on them, but each may not be comprehensive. In time, the top dog will evolve. It is my hope that each one will be of help to communications and business professionals alike. I would take from any of these lists and create your own personal lists with a few of my suggestions directly below for consideration.

How PR Professionals Can Use Twitter Lists

  • Create a private list of journalists you want to follow or target with story ideas
  • Organize media contacts by geography, beat, past interaction, etc.
  • Create a list of media organizations, to keep tabs on current events or stories – for example, create a list of the top social media Twitter users

At best, it is a place to start to look at where and who is on Twitter. I imagine, eventually there will be an organic aggregated model that will take in all of these.

1) I personally think the first list is quite good becasue I can take this one and put it into spread sheet format, say for clients?  Media on Twitter. It is a real-time database you can update yourself.  Its only downside it that there is not a search feature to it. So you will have to use the find/replace option on your browser.

2) Then, there is MuckRack which has a little picture of each journalist, editor, reporter, columnist and anchor listed by publication

3) Cision’s JournalistTweets is the latest entry into the mix, also providing a directory of journalists on Twitter. JournalistTweets is powered by Cision’s Media Database, which could signal there will be a tighter integration between the Twitter directory and its commercial PR software in the future. This would make sense, since Cision did announce earlier this year that it would be including Twitter handles in its media database. Cision has also integrated search into its JournalistTweets, making it easy for you to search keywords across only journalists in the JournalistTweet database. This is the feature most PR professionals will probably be most excited

4) Another source for finding journalists and media professionals on Twitter is directories like Twellow and WeFollow.  The exhaustive Twitter directory created by Digg founder Kevin Rose called WeFollow which allows journalists to find other news professionals or even experts by hashtag. Tweeps are listed in order of the number of followers they have. To get added, users pick the three hashtags under which they want to be listed and then tweet the results to submit the listing. These directories list Twitter users across all kinds of categories, making it easy for you to search by keyword. For example, you can search “journalist” or “editor” or “election 2012″ to find Twitter users that have used those words in their profile. You can also browse by categories and narrow searches to refine your results. You will have to weed through the contacts.

5) You may also want to try the Journalists On Twitter Wetpaint wiki. This wiki has a lot of good contacts in it, though its creators stopped updating it a couple months ago (something about too many journalists on Twitter).

6) Below is what looks like the first attempts to annotate Journalists using a Wiki, MediaOnTwitter, from PRSarahEvans.com. While MediaOnTwitter is a good original comprehensive list.

7) On a PB Wiki called TwitteringJournalists on Twitter. I have pasted the named in below.
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Source for this USA List

Abbie Lundberg, CIO, @abbielundberg
Adam Aston, Energy & Environment Editor, BusinessWeek, @adamnyc
Alfred Edmond, Jr., Sr. Editor-in-Chief, BlackEnterprise.com @alfrededmondjr
Allison Wenger, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @awenger
Amanda Emily, Web Developer, KXLY, @wageek
Amanda Murphy, Assignment Editor, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @amandamurphy
Amy Basista, Anchor/Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @AmyNBC4
Amy Feldman, Associate Editor, BusinessWeek, @amyfeldman
Ana Marie Cox, Time, @anamariecox
Andrea Cambern, Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @Andrea10TV
Andrew Feinberg, FCC and Congressional Reporter, Telecommunications/Internet Policy, BroadbandCensus.com, @AGFHome
Andrew Mrozinski, Editor, Ridestory, Mesa, AZ @ridestory
Andrew Phelps, NPR, @andrewphelps
Andy Abramson, KenRadio’s World Technology RoundUp, http://twitter.com/andyabramson
Andy Hirsch, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @Andy10TV
Andy Long, Videojournalist, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @AndyL_WCMH
Angela An, Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @AngelaAn10TV
Angie Goff, Traffic, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @angiegoff
Angie Hissong, Assignment Editor, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @angie235
Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs, @marketingprofs
Anna M. Gonzalez, Web Producer, CBS11TV.com/ TXA21TV.com , @GonzalezInTheAm
Anne Kornblut, Washington Post, @annekornblut
Ari Berman, The Nation, @ariberman
Arik Hesseldahl, Senior Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @ahess247
Asher Grey, radio reporter, @ashergrey
Avital Binshtock, freelance writer and editor (L.A. Times, Frommer’s, etc.), San Francisco, CA, @avitalb
Bailey Cultice, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @bcultice
Beau Bishop, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @BeauBishop
Ben Gelber, Meteorologist, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @bgelber
Ben Levisohn, Staff Editor, Finance, BusinessWeek, @ben_levisohn
Ben Kuchera, Ars Technica, @benkuchera
Bob Ney, Congressional Commentator, Talk Radio News Service, @bobney
Bonnie King, Publisher, Salem News, Salem, OR @OregonNews
Brandon Bowers, Online Content Editor, Merced Sun-Star, @brandonbowers
Brandon Mendelson, Blogger, Albany Times Union @bjmendelson
Brian Stelter, NY Times, @brianstelter
Brittany Westbrook, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @Brittany10TV
Burt Helm, Marketing Editor, BusinessWeek, @burthelm
Cathy von Hassel-Davies, Truthful Politics & Truthful Journalism, Saxapahaw, NC @catnc
Cara Connelly, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @Cara10TV
Carlos Gonzales, Weather, WBNS-10TV, @CarlosG10TV
Caroline McCarthy, CNET, @caro
Chad Livengood, Politics Reporter, Springfield (MO) News Leader, @ChadLivengood
Charles Cooper, CNET, @coopeydoop
Charles Dubow, Lifestyle Channel Editor, BusinessWeek.com, @charlesdubow
Cheryl Biren, Managing Editor, OpEdNews.com @cherylbiren
Chi-Chu Tschang, Bejing Correspondent, BusinessWeek, @tschang
Chris Booker, E.P. Special Projects, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @BookerNBC4
Chris Bradley, Weather, WBNS-10TV, @ChrisB10TV
Chris Cadelago, Blogger/Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle, @ccadelago
Chris Cuomo, News Anchor, Good Morning America, @ChrisCuomo
Chris Kromm, Editor/Publisher, Facing South Online and Southern Exposure Magazine, @chriskromm
Chris LaFortune, Pioneer Press, Oak Park, IL @cubreporter
Chris O’Brien, San Jose Mercury News business columnist, @sjcobrien
Christa M. Miller, Freelance B2B Writer, @christammiller
Chuck Olsen, Chief Correspondent, The UpTake, @Chuckumentary
Chuck Strickler, Anchor, WBNS-10TV @Chuck10TV
Clark Boyd, Technology Correspondent, BBC/WGBH Radio, @worldstechpod
Clint Ecker, Ars Technica, @clint
Connie Bennett, Freelance Health & Lifestyle Journalist, @conniebennett
Corinne Hess, Health Care Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal, @CorriHess
Craig Friedman, 10TV.com, @Craig10TV
Crystal Dempsey, Contributing Editor, CLT Blog @crystaldempsey
Dan Farber, CNET, @dbfarber
Dan Frommer, Silicon Alley Insider, @fromedome
Dan Fronczak, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @DanF10TV
Dan Noyes, I-Team Investigative Reporter, KGO-TV, @dannoyes
Dan Patterson, ABC News, @danpatterson
Dan Tynan, Tynan on Technology, @Tynan_on_tech
Dana Franks, WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL @ariedana
Dave Courvoisier, news anchor, KLAS-TV, @courVO
Dave Erickson, anchor/reporter, KXLY @SpokaneDave
David Berndt, psychologist blogger, author, AuthorFriendly.wordpress.com, @authorfriendly
David Brauer, MinnPost.com, MN @dbrauer
David Brody, Christian Broadcasting Network, @davidbrody
David Folkenflik, reporter, NPR @davidfolkenflik
David Louie, Technology Reporter ‘Moneyscope’, KGO-TV, @moneyscope
David Sleight, Art Director, BusinessWeek.com, @stuntbox
Dayna Roselli, Morning Anchor, KLAS-TV, @DaynaRoselli
Dean C. Smith, Breaking News Photographer/Editor/Live Van Op., KGO-TV, @deancsmith
Denise Scammon, Special Sections Editor, Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME, @specialdee
Denise Valdez, 4pm Anchor & Dishing & Dining Host, KLAS-TV, @denisevaldez
Denise Yost, Managing Editor, http://www.nbc4i.com, Columbus, OH @denise_WCMH
Dewayne Bevil, Theme Park Reporter, Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com, @DewayneB
Dom Tiberi, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @DomTiberi
Don Lafferty, Social Media Director, Wild River Review, @donlafferty
Don Van Natta Jr., Inestigative Reporter, New York Times, @DVNJr
Donn Lemon, CNN, @donnlemoncnn
Donna Willis, Web Content Coordinator, http://www.nbc4i.com, Columbus, OH @donna_nbc4i
Douglas MacMillan, Technology Writer, BusinessWeek.com, @dmac1
Dr. Debby Herbenick, Writer, Health, Time Out, @mysexprofessor
Edward Adams, Editor & Publisher, ABA Journal, @edadams
Edward Lawrence, Reporter, KLAS-TV, @edwardlawrence
Elinor Mills, CNET, @elinormills
Elizabeth Wilson, Associate Editor, Entrepreneur, @EditorLiz
Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief, Talk Radio News Service, @ellenratner
Emily Sweeney, Staff Reporter, Boston Globe, @emilysweeney
Eric James Miller, Journalist, Living Las Vegas, @VegasVeniceDude
Eric Krangel, Silicon Alley Insider, @ekrangel
Erik Sherman, Contributing Editor, BNET & Chief Executive, freelance writer on business, technology, food and the arts, @eriksherman
Francesca DiMeglio, Community Manager, Business School, BusinessWeek.com, @francescaBW
Francine Hardaway, Fast Company, Huffington Post and Stealthmode blogs @hardaway
Frank Macek, Director/Producer, WKYC-TV, @fmacek
Garance Franke Ruta, Washington Post, @thegaranceFrontPage
Garrett M. Graff, editor, Washington Magazine, @vermontgmg
Geoff Williams, freelance writer, @geoffw
Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, @glenngreenwald
Ginny Skal, WNCN NBC 17, Raleigh, NC, @ginnyskal
Heather Green, Associate Editor & Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @Heatherlgreen
Heidi Krupp-Lisiten, Freelance Writer, @kruppster
Helen Walters, Innovation & Design Editor, BusinessWeek.com, @helenwalters
Ian Everett, Editor, JambleMag.com, @jamblemag
Ivan Oransky, Managing Editor – Online, Scientific American, @sciam and @ivanoransky
Jacqui Cheng, assistant editor, Ars Technica, @ejacqui
Jake Tapper, ABC, @jaketapper
James Dowd, Business Reporter, The Commercial Appeal, @jamesdowd1
Jan Buchholz, Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal, @jreneebuchholz
Janet Justano, Reporter, KLAS-TV, @janetjustano
Jay Goodman Tamboli, Legal Affairs Correspondent, Talk Radio News Service, @jtamboli
Jason Chupick, PR Newser, @jasonchupick
Jason DeRusha, reporter, WCCO, Minneapolis, @DeRushaJ
Jason Mays, Assignment Editor, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @jason_WCMH
Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher of Technology Review, @jason_pontin
Jeb Sharp, Reporter, PRI’s The World, @jebsharp
Jeff Elder, The Charlotte Observer, @JeffElder
Jeff Hogan, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @JeffHogan10TV
Jerod Smalley, Sports Anchor/Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @jsmalley
Jerry Revish, Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @Jerry10TV
Jim Campbell, Executive Producer/E-I-C, Aero-News Network, @AeroNews
Jim Long, NBC, @newmediajim
Joe Spurr, Web Developer/Producer, KPBS (NPR affiliate), @joebird
John A. Byrne, Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief of BusinessWeek.com, @johnabyrne
John Dickerson, Slate, @jdickerson
John Fortney, Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @JohnFortney
John Hassell, deputy managing editor, The Star-Ledger, @johnhassell
John Markoff, The New York Times, @markoff
Jon Fine, Media Columnist, BusinessWeek, @jonfine
Jon Swartz, Technology Reporter, USA Today, @jswartz652
Jonathan Tannenwald, Philadelphia Inquirer College Basketball writer/Soft Pretzel Logic blog, @jtannenwald
Judy Pokras, Freelance Food Writer, @sketchgrrl
Julia Catalfino, Executive Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @jcatalfino
Julia Kumari Drapkin, Environmental Reporter, BBC/WGBH Radio, @JuliaKumari
Julio Ojeda-Zapata, consumer-technology columnist, St. Paul Pioneer Press, @jojeda, @PiPress, @twitinbiz
Justin Ellis, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald, @JustinNXT
Jym Ganahl, Meteorologist, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @jganahl
Kara Swisher, The Wall Street Journal, @karaswisher
Karen Tumulty, Time Magazine, @ktumulty
Karina Nova, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @KarinaNova
Karl Brauer, Editor-in-Chief, Edmunds.com, @karlbrauer
Karl Pearson-Cater, Dir. of Operations, MinnPost.com, MN @bigboxcar
Katie Logan, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @10TVSports
Kayla G. Castille, WCNC-TV, @KaylaC
Keith O’Brien, Editor, PRWeek, @keithobrien
Ken Fisher, editor, Ars Technica, @kenfisher
Ken Smith, Helicopter Reporter, KLAS-TV, @helicopterken
Kevin Allison, Tech reporter, Financial Times, San Francisco, @kevinallisonft
Kim Martucci, Meteorologist, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @Kim_Martucci
Kit Seeyle, New York Times, @kseeyle
Kristen Orlando, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @kristenWCMH
Kurt Ludlow, Anchor, WBNS 10, Columbus, OH @kurtludlow10TV
Kyle Durban, 10TV.com, @Kyle10TV
Laura Hertzfeld, Producer, PBS, @Laura_PBS
Lauren Diedrich, Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @laurendiedrich
Lauren Fritsky, Contributing writer, AOL’s Lemondrop.com @LaurenFritsky
Lauren Young, Personal Finance Editor, BusinessWeek, @laurenyoung
Lesli Foster, Anchor, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @leslifoster
Linda Milazzo, Managing Editor, OpEdNews.com @LindaMilazzo
Lou Lavelle, Associate Editor, Business Schools, BusinessWeek, @louislavelle
Lovisa Frost, News Director, Talk Radio News Service, @lovisafrost
Lydia Dishman, freelance business journalist, food/wine/travel writer, blogger, @lydiabreakfast
Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun Times, @lynnsweet
Maggie Reardon, CNET, @maggie_reardon
Marc Ambinder, Atlantic Monthly, @marcambinder
Mark Gibbs, Columnist, Network World, @quistuipater
Mark Milian, Tech Writer, LA Times, @mmilian
Marissa Brassfield, Editor, TrendHunter.com, @brassfield
Marshall V. King, Food columnist/multimedia editor, Elkhart Truth, Elkhart County, IN @hungrymarshall
Marshall McPeek, Meteorlogist, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @marshallmcpeek
Marty M. Fahncke, Electronic Retailer Magazine and freelancer @fawnkey
Mary Ellen Hardies, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @maryellennbc4
Maryn McKenna, magazine freelance, sci/med author, blogger, @marynmck, @MRSA_blog
Matt Cooper, Portfolio, @mattizcoop
Matt Vella, Staff Writer, Innovation & Design, BusinessWeek, @mattvella
Melissa Massello, Founder, Editor in Chief, Shoestring Magazine @shoestring
Michael Arrington, TechCrunch, @TechCrunch
Michael Finney, Consumer Reporter, KGO-TV, SanFrancisco, @mfinney
Michael Krigsman, Blogger, ZDNet, @mkrigsman
Michelle Gallardo, Reporter, ABC 7 Chicago, @mlgallardo
Michelle Lockett, Sr. User Participation Mgr., BusinessWeek, @michellelockett
Mikaela Hunt, Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @mhunt
Mike Allen, Politico, @mikeallen
Mike Davis, Weather, WBNS-10TV, @MikeDavis10TV
Mike Gonzalez, morning anchor/reporter, KXLY @kxlymike
Mikhail Lyubansky, Managing Editor, OpEdNews.com @mikhaill
Missy Gleason, Producer, WBNS-10TV, @Missynews
Nancy Rich, Media Director, SweptAwayTV.com, @SweptAwayTV
Nancy Shute, Contributing Editor, US News & World Report, @nancyshute
Nicole Denman, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @nicolenbc4
Olivier Knox, Agence France-Presse Congress/Political Correspondent, @OKnox
Omar Gallaga, Austin American-Statesman Tech lifestyles writer, @omarg
Patrick O’Brien, Digital Director, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @obrienmedia
Paul Aker, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @10Investigates
Paul Robichaux, sr. contributing editor & blogger, Windows IT Pro, @paulrobichaux
Paul Schmelzer, managing editor, Minnesota Independent, @schmelzenfreude
Paul Spohn, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @PaulSpohn10TV
Paul Stelzer, Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @paul_stelzer
Paula Nelson, Special Sections Editor, Hernando Today, @flanewsgrrl
Peggy Fox, Moms Reporter, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @tvmom
Peter Carbonara, Senior Writer, Finance, BusinessWeek, @petercarbonara
Peter Coy, Economics Editor, BusinessWeek, @petercoy
Peter Mongillo, Austin American-Statesman Question Everything columnist, @pmongillo
Phil Baker, Tech columnist, San Diego Transcript, @pbaker
Phil Mintz, Business Schools Editor, BusinessWeek.com, @pmintz
Phil Schneid, Operations Manager, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @pschneid
Pia Christensen, Managing Editor/Online Services, Association of Health Care Journalists, @AHCJ_Pia
Rachel King, Technology Writer, BusinessWeek. @sfwriter
Rachel Kipp, Reporter, News-Journal, Wilmington, DE, @rkipp
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, @maddow
Rachel Stassen-Berger, politics writer, St. Paul Pioneer Press: @PolAnimal, @MNvotes
Rachel Sterne, CEO, GroundReport, @RachelSterne
Rebecca McCormick, Travel Journalist and Photographer, WEHCO Media, @hotspringer
Reena Jana, Innovation Editor, BusinessWeek, @rjmac
Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Lexington, KY, Arts and Culture writer, @copiousnotes
Rick Dunham, Houston Chronicle, @rickdunham
Rick Rogala, General Manager, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @rickrogala
Rick Rothacker, Banking Reporter, Charlotte Observer, @rickrothacker
Rick Sanchez, News Anchor, CNN, @RickSanchez
Rob Hof, Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, BusinessWeek, @robhof
Rob Kall, Executive Editor, OpEdNews.com @RobKall
Rob Kunz, Newsroom, WBNS-10TV, @RobK10TV
Rob Tornoe, Political Cartoonist, Politicker.com, New York, NY @robtornoe
Roben Farzad, Senior Writer,BusinessWeek, @robenfarzad
Ron Casalotti, Dir. User Participation, BusinessWeek, @roncasalotti
Ron Fournier, AP, @rfournier
Ronnie Ramos, Sports Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @ajcsportseditor
Ronny Dory, Reporter, The Epoch Times, Washington, DC @rdory
Robyn Davis Sekula, freelance writer, business, profiles, home and garden, @robynds
Robyn Tomlin, executive editor (Wilmington, NC) Star-News, @robyntomlin
Ruth Ferguson, Editor, North Dallas Gazette, @NDGEditor
Ryan Paul, Ars Technica, @segphault
Ryan Squire, Managing Editor WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @nbcsquire
S. Dawn Casey, Pentagon Correspondent, Talk Radio News Service, @dawntrns
Sahar Aker, Founder, FatFighterTV.com, Columbus, OH @FatFighterTV
Sam Champion, Weather Anchor, Good Morning America, @SamChampion
Sara Walsh, Sports Reporter, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @SkinsUncensored
Sarah Lacy, Technology Columnist, BusinessWeek, @sarahcuda
Sarah Lindner, Austin American-Statesman Life Guide columnist, @sarahintx
Saul Hansell, The New York Times, @shansell
Sean Polay, Director of Internet Audience Development, Ottaway, @spolay
Sharon Chapman, Austin American-Statesman Entertainment editor, @slctexas
Sheigh Crabtree, Los Angeles Times, @sheigh
Shirley Brady, Community Editor, BusinessWeek.com, @shirleybrady
Spencer Ante, Technology Editor, BusinessWeek, @spencerante
Stephanie Wilson, Consumer Producer, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @stephw8
Stephanie Zimmermann, Consumer Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times, @cst_thefixer
Stephen Baker, Senior Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @stevebaker
Stephen Shankland, CNET, @stshank
Steve Hamm, Senior Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @stevehamm31
Steve Tilley, Tech, Web and Video Game Writer, Sun Media, @stevetilley
Steve Wildstrom, Personal Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @swildstrom
Susan Tran, Anchor/Reporter, WSOC-TV, @susantran
Suzanne Tobias, reporter and columnist, The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.). @suzannetobias
Tacoma Newsome, Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @tnewsome
Tala Dowlatshahi, United Nations Correspondent, Talk Radio News Service, @tdowlats
Tannette Johnson-Elie, Business Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, @telie
Theodora Blanchfield, Reporter, IP Law & Business, New York, NY @tblanchfield
Thomas Smith, Orlando, FL Local 6, @thomassmith
Todd Mundt, Louisville NPR affiliate, @toddmundt
Tom Foremski, San Francisco, SiliconValleyWatcher.com, @tomforemski
Tomio Geron, VentureWire, @tgsf
Toni Sciacqua, Managing Editor, The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA, @dailybreezeME
Tracy Townsend,Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @TracyT10TV

Media Search Resrouces & Search Engines

October 21, 2011 4 comments

Media Search Engines There are several decent news search engines on the Web, and some of them are listed below. A news search regularly includes visits to some of the major newspapers on the Internet, as well as various news aggregators — i.e. sites that gather and aggregate news headlines and summaries from other sites (see for instance Google News and Topix).

There are so many online sources. But I thought I would present a few new comers that may be of interest and timely.

 

 

1. Remember MC Hammer? MC HammerNow, wait a minute, I know that his music is not quite so timely anymore but on October 21, 2011, MC Hammer plans to launch search engine WireDoo to rival Google   The ’90s rapper, whose name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, is planning to launch a search engine called WireDoo. So, what are your thoughts about this latest development? How will it be any different?  And, why do we need two of the same thing?

2. And for another development there is FeedBooster, which is a tool for real news junkies . RSS is such a powerful technology yet most RSS readers are not very powerful tools. Search start up Q-sensei delivers powerful enterprise solutions. Part of that power can be felt in their consumer end product FeedBooster, an RSS tool with powerful search and filtering capabilities.  FeedBooster provides you with more than just a list of feed items. Feeds imported into FeedBooster are pre-processed in a way that makes it easier to search, browse and explore them. FeedBooster doubles as a dynamic archive and knowledge tool to mine for information. Here’s how it works. You can sign in with Google, Facebook or OpenID. If you sign in with Google, it is easy to import your feeds from Google Reader. You can also add pre-defined feed sets on popular topics or add your own favorite feeds.

3. Pandia News Finder, Visit Pandia Radio Search for a list of online radio stations with news coverage.

4. And, then there is Mool.com which searches within over 4,500 broadcast media, newspapers, & national magazine websites

5. Ithaki News Metasearch is a Metasearch engine of more than 60 news resources worldwide: newspapers and search engines organized by language. http://www.ithaki.net/news/
6. Social Mention. For the best analytical data, Social Mention is tough to beat, providing lists of related keywords, hash tags, and social media sources for its list of results. At the top left corner there are several metrics provided that will help you determine where your brand is positioned on social media. The “Strength” number indicates the likelihood that your brand is being discussed. The “Passion” and “Sentiment” numbers indicate the nature of the comments and how engaged users are in their discussions. Lastly, the “Reach” calculation will tell you how much influence these users have. The interface is clean and easy to customize once you start working with it, especially if you want to limit your search to a particular social media site. If you want to work on the go, you can set up e-mail notifications for particular terms and download spreadsheets for your search results.
 7. And, then there is the compiled list below of other Media/News Research and Search sources which may also be helpful when performing news related searches or news research.

Newspapers

Time.com
New York Times
Washington Post
Wall Street Journal
USA Today
Int. Herald Tribune
Financial Times
Guardian
Times
Independent
Toronto Globe and Mail
The Australian
Irish News Headlines
List of Newspapers

Free News Sites

1st headlines
ABC
Ananova
BBC
C-span
CBS
CNN Congoo
FOX
Huffington Post
Merinews
MediaLine MidEast News Source
MSNBC
Newsday AP
Newser
News Now UK
Newsvine
Reuters Stratfor
Topix
Wikinews
Wikio
Yahoo News

Search Engines

AllTheWeb
News Index
Total News
Yahoo!
Rocketinfo
Google News Search
Google News Australia
Google News UK
Google News New Zealand
Google News Canada
Live News Search
Rocket News
Redtram
Silobreaker
Topix
Congoo

 

Hot blog posts

Topix Top Blog Stories
Blogniscient
Technorati Top News
Feedster FeedBuzz
Blogpulse Top News
Findory Blog Top Stories

News Directories

Kiosken, newspapers from all over the world
NewspaperLinks.net
Newscentral list of newspapers
NewsDirectory.com
Newspaper Links (US/Can)
Newspapers Online
ABYZ News Links
bizjournals.com
The Drudge Report

More…

Online news radio stations
Newseum — The interactive museum of news
Spotback personalized news
Newspaper Archive
AllTop (top news in categories)                          Radio-Locator– One of the most complete and user-friendly lists on the Internet, sorted in several ways.

Social Web Selections

Reddit Top Stories
Shoutwire
Fark
Digg News
Propeller (Netscape)
Mixx
Furl
Stubleupon Buzz
del.icio.us recent
Yahoo! Buzz
Twitter

Other News Search Sites to Dig Just a Little Deeper

International News Search Sources

Abyz News Links  A location based guide to news sources from around the world. Primarily composed of newspapers but also includes broadcast stations, Internet services, magazines, and press agencies

Alternative Press Center  Dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. The Alternative Press Center (APC) is a non-profit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United States.

A-Znewsfile A UK reference guide to online newspapers, mangazines and journals – with independently researched reviews.

International Business Times– Fine source for global business news, with several country-based international editions available, in the respective languages.

ELibrary Research  Search magazines, books, newspapers, pictures, maps and TV and radio scripts.

International Herald Tribune This is excellent news source from Paris mastheads itself as “the global edition of the New York Times.”

Inter Press Service– World news stressing developing countries, from a “global news agency producing independent news and analysis about events and global processes affecting the economic, social and political development of peoples and nations, especially in the [global] South.” Focus of the site is on civil society and the South, development issues, globalization, and those excluded from it.

Le Monde Diplomatique– World-renown French language newspaper; this link is to the English-language edition with searchable archives.

MagPortal.com Search engine for finding free online magazine articles on diverse topics.

Mpeg-Search.com – Global Media Search Engine  Nation, world, technology and Washington area news 

News Directory English-language media online – over 8,400 magazines and newspapers worldwide

Newspapers.com Provides an easy to use tool for finding the world’s newspapers

New Europe– “The European weekly, published since 1993, is a unique product carrying news and analyses from 49 countries with a particular emphasis on the EU institutions and EU-World relations.”

Newslookup.com – News Lookup Service

New York Times– Fine international section. Site features a free searchable archive of full-text NYT news items back to 1851. Note the Times College Web Site with features (some international) for students and faculty.

Overseas Security Advisory Council– From the U.S. Department of State, advisories on security-related issues around the world including “Travel Advisories, Public Announcements, daily security related news articles, overseas reports on security and crime incidents, terrorist group profiles, significant anniversary dates, general crime information for cities and countries, locations and contacts at U.S. posts overseas, and updates on new or unusual situations.”

PenguinRadio Over 5,000 online radion stations from around the world

Real Time Search – Social Mention

 Total News TotalNEWS is a search engine and directory of news sites designed to increase your access to information
 Search Washington Post and AP http://search.washingtonpost.com

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty– “Daily report of developments in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia, based on news gathered by the correspondents, services and regional specialists of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty,” whose mission is “to provide uncensored news and information to countries where a free press is either banned by the government or not fully established.”

Reuters– Top world and business news stories from this prestigious agency.

Voice of America News– News and special reports, printed and audio (in scores of languages), from this U.S. government international service.

 World Wide Internet TVSearchable website catalogs and links thousands of online TV stations worldwide by country and type of programming. “Your portal to watch live and on demand online television broadcasts.”

Wall Street Journal– The world famous Dow Jones business and finance newspaper, online. Includes special editions for the World, Europe, Asia, and India.

Washington Post World Section With regional news pages, and searchable by countries, topics, or keywords. Also check out the Search the World page for access by country and other features. Note the interactive PostGlobal feature, “an experiment in global, collaborative journalism, a running discussion of important issues among dozens of the world’s best-known editors and writers. It aims to create a truly global dialogue, drawing on independent journalists in the countries where news is happening.”

Watching America– “Discover What the World Thinks About U.S.” with English language translations of foreign press commentary about the United States and its foreign policy, from around the world and with links to the original sources.

Worldpress– “Nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information. It contains articles reprinted from the press outside the United States, as well as originally written material… Drawing upon publications around the globe, and a network of correspondents in dozens of countries… provides an understanding of the information that shapes opinions and views in other societies.

Media Tracking, Monitoring & Analysis

March 10, 2011 10 comments

Key to the media analysis is knowing the kinds of tools/services that will be used to “track” the media as they all track media, but each can and do track differently across the entire” universe” of the US media spectrum.  Press clipping services have evolved into media monitoring services which can monitor and even somewhat analyze every type of media published: daily newspapers, non-daily newspapers, magazines, trade journals, television and radio news as well as the internet.

Today there are media monitoring companies which provide broad national service and many who specialize in regional or state coverage.

 And, media monitoring companies have responded to the growth of on-line newspapers by offering coverage of the internet, but some only track newspapers, some track TV video broadcasst or video news reelasee ( VNRs)  others only radio, and some do or do not track new  media at all.

 And some say they do it all.  Can they? Better yet, do they?

 Challenge #1: The service of media monitoring, collation & dissemination is fairly simple and use media monitoring services.  However, in multi-language & multi-dialect countries the challenge of collating data locally and disseminating in a translated language of business (usually English) is a daunting task.

Challenge #2: The second large challenge for information logistics is the growing number of media and the media monitoring types, and services

Challenge #3: The Evolution of “Media” Monitoring

The growth of news distribution, news agencieshave changed as well as media tracking technology.

In 2004, multi-language Information Logistics Services/Media Monitoring services in India/China started to gain prominence. With several services having stemmed as offshoots of PR agencies. In India, services like Worldwide News India and Blue Bytes became leaders by offering an accurate & timely service, supported by auto-analysis. In the next phase, the Information Logistics industry has been to automate the tedious reporting and auto-calculation of the AVE (Advertising Value Equivalence) as well.

Starting in 2005 companies like Global News Intelligence began using Java based artificial intelligence to automate the process of coding clipped content for tone and sentiment.This emerging technology is often referred to as media meta analysis. Key technological differentation to clip/cut only services is instant visualization media tone and sentiment without requiring the user to review content. This method, although promising, is far less accurate than human coding.

A provider of television search technology, Houston-based SnapStream Media pioneered a hybrid DVR-search engine in 2007 which has since enabled PR companies, government organizations and broadcast production facilities to independently find mentions via PC, without relying on an outside media monitoring service.  For example, the TV search appliance called the SnapStream Server is deployed in the City of Austin and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Buzz, Blogs, Tweets, Social media, and Cloud Tag Monitoring…from about 2007 to current day….well here are some thoughts about the challenges to all the convergence of communications and suggestions to help in your consideration for meeting potential gaps in media analysis:

  • Have Knowledge of the Current State of the Media in helping to frame the analysis ( consider using other external sources as well)
  • Have a solid knowledge of the Social Media Monitoring/Tracking Tools

ü  See  a few of these comprehensive lists just for new media monitoring:

  1. http://takemetoyourleader.com/2009/03/24/free-social-media-monitoring-tools
  2. http://wiki.kenburbary.com
  •  Track messages from/to Government agencies & persons are on Twitter as well
  • Obtain the Earned Media Value of the your media coverage
  • Do cross analysis with past media coverage using other tools and news aggregators
  • Track, analyze and report on media in other languages
  • Tracking media on Cable Networks

 Here is a BIg List of Media Monitor Services and Clipping Sources to choose from. You should not just be using one tool, or service.

Google News

Topix.com

Google News ArchiveNews archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. In addition to helping you search, News archive search can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods.

Omgili – Omgili is a specialized search engine that focuses on “many to many” user generated content platforms, such as, forums, discussion groups, mailing lists, answer boards and others. Omgili finds consumer opinions, debates, discussions, personal experiences, answers etc.

Other News Monitoring Sources:

  1. AAP NewsCentre – Provides customised information drawn from Australian publications, plus news that affects business and competitors.
  2. Adz Media Monitoring – Rates, TV storyboards, and media search requests for Canadian and U.S. television, radio and print. A library with more than 175,000 advertisements on file for research and analysis.
  3. AirCheck News Taping – A full-service broadcast monitor providing national and local news segments and reports.
  4. Allison’s Press Clipping Service – Professional press clipping service in the U.S.
  5. Amiplan: Advanced Media Information – A database of events for the next eighteen months, continually updated by a team of journalists and broadly divided into News and Entertainment. Each item is integrated with a press directory, listing essential information, including telephone numbers and email addresses.
  6. Apollo Performance Research Centre – Monthly analysis of technology news stories from hundreds of sources in the UK. Provides public relations evaluation that measures success of activity, and identifies how companies can boost coverage.
  7. BBC Monitoring – Includes news, information and comment gathered from the mass media around the world for service subscribers.
  8. Broadcast Monitors – TV and radio news monitoring and tracking services including video and audio clips and transcripts.
  9. BulletinNEWS – Offers human-edited analysis of the news and can be provided daily as a concise, customized memo.
  10. BurrellesLuce – Covers thousands of print, broadcast and web news sources, and provides online access to current media contacts.
  11. Carma International – Case studies, testimonials, white papers, and customized media research analysis.
  12. Cision – Describes firm’s history in offering media communications management solutions. Services include media evaluation, PR, media monitoring, and media contacts.
  13. Competitrack – View samples and register for ready access to information about the advertising activities of competitors. Firm monitors television, newspapers, trade publications, and radio.
  14. ConfirMedia – Monitors content broadcast on radio and television.
  15. Critical Mention – Search, track and view critical information from television news broadcasts. Deploys technology that digitizes live broadcast footage, in real-time.
  16. CustomScoop – An online agency delivering a daily customized clipping service which draws from on-line editions of major wires and daily papers, TV and radio stations, smaller daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, trade journals, and new media publications. It offers a free trial of the service to prospective subscribers.
  17. CyberAlert – Offers a service range covering internet monitoring of news and weblog sites, plus word-of-mouth consumer discussions at message boards and news groups. Also provides a press clipping and broadcast monitoring.
  18. Cymfony – Provides tools for market measurement, analysis and reporting. Develops applications such as the InfoXtract engine to sift and interpret consumer-generated feedback and mainstream media.
  19. Durrants – Service primarily focuses on UK press, internet, broadcast and newswires. Explains delivery options via web, e-mail, or courier.
  20. Esmerk – Daily scans the media to provide tailored profiles about competitors, trade, mergers, macro-economic statistics, and news deemed important by the client.
  21. FPinfomart.ca – Contains Canadian news, broadcast and social media monitoring, and business data products. Subscribe or pay-per-view required.
  22. Florida Newsclips – Provides the electronic version of news clips (as they appeared in Florida publications) delivered to email inbox. Each clip is identified with the publication name, date, circulation and location information.
  23. Inbox Robot – Search news headlines and receive customized results via email. Choose any topic.
  24. Indian Media Clearing – Providing customised news and information services in India covering print, broadcast and web.
  25. Indian Press Clearing – News-clipping agency based at Delhi. Offers coverage of Indian publications, websites and TV channels.
  26. Infoition – Offers customized media intelligence. Services include morning news summary, breaking news alerts, and foreign language translations. View company profile, history and free sample.
  27. InformExpress – Subscription details for press clipping service monitoring English and Chinese language newspapers and magazines published in Hong Kong, China and other parts of asia.
  28. J&A Media Services – Covers market intelligence through electronic news clippings, transcripts, and summaries of activities on broadcast television and radio. Also monitors internet news.
  29. Keep In Touch – Connecticut-based bureau scanning print, television, radio and online media. Product range includes the Yankee Clipper press clipping service.
  30. La Fuente – Hispanic media directory and clipping service in print and on the internet, covering the United States and Northern Mexico.
  31. Lone Buffalo – Providing real-time, monitoring and Specializes in the custom delivery of Web-based news and analysis to Fortune 500 companies.
  32. Magnolia Clipping Service – Dealing primarily with Mississippi and Alabama publications, this agency also monitors broadcast stations, and internet news. View rates, FAQs, service range, and contact details.
  33. McCallum Media Monitor (MMM) – Provides Scottish press cuttings to PR industry clients worldwide since 1989. Scotland, UK.
  34. Media Evaluation Research – Offers client-focused reports to help clients understand the value of their PR achievements. Explains the media evaluation process and what to consider when selecting an agency.
  35. Media Library – Provides typed verbatim transcripts, edited broadcast news clips, tracking report summaries and tape storage. Monitoring television and radio in the Bi-state and Tri-state areas.
  36. Media Market – Offers media analysis, marketing and media intelligence in the UK and Ireland. Also provides software where required for in-house searchable archive of a client’s media coverage.
  37. Media Monitors Australia – Providing customised news and information services in Australia covering both print and broadcast media. Capturing more than 3000 information sources.
  38. Media Source – A full-service TV news monitoring and digital video production company, offering local broadcast monitoring for 120 US cities and all major national networks.
  39. MediaMiser – Offering software and consulting to provide media analysis, monitoring, and measurement.
  40. Mediaskopas – Round-the-clock Baltic service monitoring Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian media.
  41. Mediastow – Details for a Dubai-based media intelligence consultancy established in 2005. Middle East media analysis of news in print, online and broadcast media.
  42. Mediatrack – Provides analysis, evaluation, and measurement of international media. Also offers PR activity measurement, campaign evaluation, competitor analysis and media research nationally or globally.
  43. MedieEYE Middle East – Web-based print media monitoring service covering the in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.
  44. Metro Monitor, Inc. – TV News Clipping Service – Metro Monitor professional broadcast news monitoring and news clipping service. Monitoring over 300 stations nationwide.
  45. Metropolitan Newsclips Service – Specializes in coverage of Missouri’s newspapers, magazines, ethnic press and other media. Also collects clips nationally and internationally.
  46. National Aircheck – Radio monitoring firm records 2,500 US radio stations 24/7. Offers same day delivery of clips and provides keyword search of news and talk radio.
  47. Nationwide News Monitors – Television news monitoring service recording and monitoring more than 450 news stations. Provides copies of any news segment as video (VHS and digital delivery), audio, or transcripts.
  48. Newbase – Provider of media monitoring solutions and media analysis.
  49. News Knowledge – Offering text and headline news feeds and direct database access with API Web Service. Seven day free trial.
  50. News Power News Clipping Service – News clipping and media monitoring.
  51. News Power Online – US-based providing international tracking of television, radio, print and internet content. Offers digital delivery of video and print clips. Service requires password.
  52. NewsDirect – Contact and product details for this one-stop shop for media, parliamentary and online news monitoring. Based in Edinburgh, offering specialist coverage of the Scottish Parliament.
  53. NewsGrip – Set a personal news agent to monitor news around the clock, looking for competitors, customers, partner companies, and areas of interest. Norway-based company.
  54. NewsLIB – Customized news filters on user-specified topics, regularly and automatically collated then archived.
  55. NewsNow Business Services – Online media monitoring service that finds specific news from thousands of sites. Scans more than 15 languages in 84 countries.
  56. Newz Group – Clipping service that provides coverage of daily and weekly newspapers in several US states – Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
  57. Noticias Peru – Press Clipping and Media Monitoring in Peru. Newspapers, Magazines, Radio, TV and Internet tracking searching for news in any topic.
  58. OpinionSource – Delivers email summaries and links to major opinion editorial from around the world.
  59. Ornico Media – Tracking brand and news exposure in South Africa. Newsletter and spot checks helps advertising and public relation agencies access meaningful data about media campaigns.
  60. PLCom News Services – Customized media monitoring and analysis, automated news feeds, and newspaper and TV news abstracts delivered on the web with encryption security.
  61. PR InSite – Agency providing integrated suite of public relations tools, including eNewsRooms and Realtime news clipping.
  62. PR Newswire – eWatch – Media monitoring service provides clips from numbers of print publications, web sites, investor message boards, newsgroups and online service forums.
  63. Panarc International – Offering a range of research and media consultancy services. Explains its analysis of the reach and effect of media coverage on target audiences for governments and commercial organisations.
  64. Paperclip Partnership – PR support service providing press cuttings evaluation and presentation to PR companies and corporate in-house departments.
  65. Parallel54 – Research services including monitoring of newsgroups, media sites and other publicly accessible online content.
  66. Postech – Profiles a firm that specializes in niche market products for data acquisition. Its CCapture product is a closed caption decoder that automatically provides transcripts from 4 channels of off-air, cable or satellite received video.
  67. Precise Media Monitoring – High-speed media monitor provides hard copy and electronic content from UK, international and online media as well as breaking news sources. Includes media list, company and service details. UK.
  68. Press Information ( Scotland) Ltd – Scottish business providing a press clipping service since 1962 offering daily or weekly packages.
  69. Press Monitor – Offering a time-critical service to businesses and government groups in Delhi. Hand-delivers hardcopy clippings by 8am. View client, subject and publication lists. Softcopy and CD-ROM versions also available.
  70. PressLounge – Offers daily clipping service of online media in English, German, Italian, French and Spanish. Also assists in press release distribution to media.
  71. Quickscan – Software company that provides database software and technical support to professional news monitoring companies.
  72. RGV Media Monitoring – Details about an independent company monitoring the TV news for the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. See client list and coverage.
  73. Replay News – Contact details for broadcast news clipping service recording all news broadcasts in Toledo, Ohio. Lists station and formats covered.
  74. SA Press Cuttings – Press cuttings and online monitoring of South African media.
  75. SimpleClip – Media monitoring brokerage service aimed primarily at the UK market. Register to put researchers in touch with media monitor companies. A part of the PR Press Network.
  76. Smart Brief – Providing free, e-mail based news summaries and other content for industry associations, professional organizations, advocacy groups and their constituents.
  77. Squared Monitoring – Digitally capturing television commercials, press advertisements, internet advertising and radio advertising in India, along with press news. Uses a database to cross-index them.
  78. Superior Press Clipping Service – Clipping service for daily and weekly newspapers in Montana, USA. Provides listing of services and rates as well as areas of coverage.
  79. TVEyes – With the slogan “always watching”, this company provides an automated broadcast information retrieval service for radio and TV, together with instant content alerts and media access.
  80. Taha Press – Privately-owned media outlet, which aims at broadcasting political, social and cultural news in Persian/Farsi, with specific focus on Iran.
  81. Teleclip – A video news monitoring service located in Austin, TX.
  82. The Agency Source – New Delhi, India based agency providing competitive information services to advertising and marketing industries under the TV Ad Indx, Press Indx, News Indx, Radio Indx and Bank brands.
  83. Thomson Intermedia – Offering online systems for gathering industry intelligence through media monitoring. Verifies advertising placement, evaluates marketing campaign effectiveness, and offers news clipping services.
  84. TracerLock – Monitors significant news sites and e-mails an alert within as little as 15 minutes of the publication of new articles that match preselected search terms.
  85. TrackNews – Holds archive of television news materials from 1/1/2000. Offers digital video via email, DVD mastering, and automated media reports.
  86. Transcripts Express – Monitoring and transcription of Irish radio and television broadcasts. Same day turnaround and competitive pricing.
  87. TriggerNews – Provides real-time alerts for news articles that match user-defined keywords.
  88. Universal Information Services – Offers North America news monitoring and media analysis, press clipping, plus the monitoring of TV, radio and the Internet.
  89. Utah News Clips – Professional TV news clipping service serving the Salt Lake City, Utah area. Order form, pricing, and contact information.
  90. Video Monitoring Services – A broadcast information retrieval service
  91. Vocus Media Monitoring Service – News On Demand provides real time news and media monitoring for measuring public relations campaigns.
  92. WPS Russian Media Monitoring Agency – Monitoring of Russian electronic media, Russian newspaper clipping service
  93. Web-Observer – Software enabling monitoring of electronic mass media and other information from Internet sources.
  94. WebClipping.com – Founded in August 1998 and providing clients with news, information, and rumors from every key online source that impacts their business.
  95. Webnewsmonitor – Scans online news sites in multiple languages in Europe and USA. Real-time keyword search available for a monthly fee. Instant demo and free trial offered.
  96. WireClip – Search engine drawing on press release newswires – ClickPress, USPRwire, and UKPRwire.
  97. WiseBrief – Contact details, FAQ, and list of services offered by firm that monitors and analyzes stories daily from Korean-language newspapers, magazines, newswire, broadcast, and Web sources. Provides customized English-language abstracts and intelligence reports.
  98. World News Connection – Supplies daily news from countries around the world. Offers coverage of local media sources specific to a country, region, or city.
  99. Xtreme Information – Offering competitive advertising and editorial monitoring intelligence, this team of international editors and translators provide English abstracts of foreign titles.
  100. Zenark – Offers reports on web intelligence by monitoring key online news sources for the UK and Ireland.
  101. dna 13 – Provides companies with public relations and communications software. Key features include integrated media monitoring, management and measurement tools. Has created integrated system for monitoring broadcast television (in real-time), print, Internet news and Weblogs in one Web application. 102.Cloud Tag Analytics- Some may say “hey, just filter your Google Analytics reports using a /tag/ filter and you’ll pretty much find out the usage”. Right, but wrong. You see, the actual tag cloud is not the only place from which people might land on the tag archive pages. There may be posts linking to certain tag archives, there may be lists of tags underneath each post (like on my blog), or even Google can land somebody on your tag archives. This means that in order to view the accurate results of your tag cloud usage, you’ll have to do something better than that.

What do you think the solution is with all of this available and media being so dispursed?

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Twitter List Directory

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With the ever broadening social media landscape, here is a Twitter Directory by Topical Index Heading @ http://mashable.com/twitterlists

Here are some others social media lists or directories which you might be interested in as well:

Find State & Local Governments on the Web here: http://www.statelocalgov.net/index.cfm

Broadcast TV Resources & Research Guides

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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

August 17, 2010 2 comments

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

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.

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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.

Newsroom 2.0 Makeover Tips

March 4, 2010 2 comments

Do you need an eXtreme MarCom 2.0 makeover for your online news page(s)?  Well, below are some tips for strategic consideration.

Public relations and marketing is all about the conversation and engagement, these days. Right?

And, depending on which camp you are in; communications, marketing or both, you can more effectively enable the “conversation” by shaping opinion, and opening the door towards selling the products, services and information you offer through MarCom 2.0.

MarCom 2.0 offers new ways to do business.  An evolved and matured communications model is continuous communications, strategically integrated across multiple channels. Consider, that if you are not part of where and how the new conversation is taking place then you could be missing huge opportunities with the advent of Now PR and the changing social media landscape.

In putting the cards on the table, I preface this post with the following obvious statements. And, I will never discount or dismiss that:

  1. Face-to face communication and personal relationship building is still very important and relevant.
  2. Research is key to excellent communication, marketing and business success.
  3. Traditional PR ethics, and methods still have significant value.

But, the times and new technologies are forcing us to change how we converse. And, it is time to consider restrategizing how to make use of MarCom 2.0 tools, and Internet enabled audiences by going where the people are located.

Key to your strategic planning questions, “Who are Your 2.0 Influencers?”  (Here is a  semi-relevant article, GovTech’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers of 2010).

I assume,  if you are a PR, MarCom, marketing or communication professional, that your goal is to help the media, your constituents and your key influencers to do their job more efficiently to achieve your overall communication and business goals.  More, to the point, drive traffic, shape opinion, create change, win more business and win more clients with consistent continuous integrated communications.

The Internet never sleeps and it transcends all business time zones and media deadlines, 24/7/365, no matter where you are.

Hence, the term Now PR.

An online corporate newsroom with stagnant content and a lack of adequate media “engagement” could be minimizing your ability to sway public opinion, increase awareness about your products and services or simply marginalizing your ability to win new business.

I provide the following analogies purely for contextual consideration (and for some fun):

  1.  Would you still use a scythe, hay rack, horse and a single fixed steel plow blade, harrowing disks to “cultivate and harvest” or would you use a modern combines and ???  Wait, let me make the analogy more relevant to communications.
  2. Would you use a Gutenberg press, telegraph/tele-type, the linotype machine, or the typewriter  to issue your Brand, messaging  or news to those “harvesting” information about your company these days?  My, my, my we sure have come a long way.  We have so many more channels to chose from.  Bull horns are still optional, as well.

If you use one antiquated method, tactic, tool or channel you could be missing the boat. You do not have to swallow the entire elephant at one time. But, I preface, if you are not strategically  instituting incremental changes in moving towards communication 2.0, then you could be presenting your brand, your corporation or your agency as an out dated Linotype machine that it operates at a slow technological pace versus current day new media and other MarCom professionals who require new media formats and newer interactive elements. And, if well planned your Internet newsrooms can serve to meet many MarCom needs.

If you’ve built your online newsroom, and realize that your corporation, small business, organization, agency and/or Brand needs a makeover then the following tips can help in moving you towards making use of some new tools, new standards and evolving new interactive communication best practices to attract media,

Journalists, editors, and new business prospects require the basic nuts and bolts about who you are, what you do and how you do it. Before beginning your strategic communication 2.0 makeover, please make sure that you have the core communication basics covered by incorporating:

  1.  Your public relations/media contacts (who is your key editorial/media voice for your CEO & Company?
  2. Company basic facts
  3. Perspective on the industry/Your target business sectors/events/issues
  4. High resolution images for downloading/use by media (executive images, salient other images)
  5. Updated financial information ( private companies would not do so, but may provide a one pager on percent of growth, general sales/revenues and growth goals and growth direction
  6. Archived news releases by date ( possibly by key words as well)

Here are a some next steps for strategic communication 2.0 planning consideration:

  1.  If you are operating on limited funds, you might consider using some free resources already widely in practice on the Internet and even free open source and multi-platform distribution tools to save money and time (YouTube, Yahoo! News, Google News, Topix.com, bit.ly, Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Ping.fim, SlideShare, IM Tools, Tubemogul and many others).
  2. Give your news room “legs” by enabling it to be more virtual, more viral and more mobile.
  3. Plan to incorporate Really Simple Syndication (RSS), Multi-media Syndication (MMS), and ShareThis.
  4. Incorporate an advanced search tool for news release archive, executive bios, E-press kits, key words.
  5. Further consider arranging your contacts by your line of business verticals, capability, growth/industry sector. You may want to also provide executive social media bios, consider offering speeches, presentations, a relevant and timely short video snippet, quotes and sector remarks.
  6. Incorporate Technorati’s functionality, it searches, tracks and organizes top blogs by topic and records timely up-to-date links relative to your subject matter/sector (technorati.com/about)
  7. White papers and research findings, and real-time subject/industry buzz metric graphs.
  8. Product and Service information.
  9. Provide an e-2.0, email,  status update bar, media content update functionality or Twitter alert functionality for media, editors, constituents, and journalists.
  10. E-press kits ( for core lines of business, events, initiatives & issues).
  11. For enhanced SEO/SEM, VSEM/VSEO, strategically build, use and replicate key word meta tags/cloud tags, alt tags and meta descriptions across multiple channels, within your back-end newsroom source code, videos, E-press kits, graphics, speeches, events, blogs and pictures.
  12. Create a multimedia library (High resolution photo library, video library, B-roll library, MP3 files).
  13. Create external links/iconic image links to other key social networks where your business and executives maybe networking (Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, LinkedIn).
  14. Seriously consider your Twitter strategy and it’s value to your business.
  15. Link or steam media past, current or related industry coverage by using Digg.com and del.icio.us.
  16. Implement a new press release template, a social media news release (Stay tuned for from my next blog post on this topic). This new press release format should enable your intended targets, constituents, and media garner the information, materials, and interactive media from within the news release itself to allow them to more easily create that earned media story more efficiently.

These are just a few thoughts for strategically planning a MarCom 2.0 makeover.

Let me know what you think?

Useful?

Relevant?

Mobile Advertising & List of Mobile Ad Companies

January 4, 2010 2 comments

(Bio)  Does your communication, marketing, crisis communications and social media outreach plans include the new Mobilution or M-Commerce?  More specifically, will you be performing Mobile/Cell Phone Advertising or SMS/MMS outreach for this year?   In 2009, the Mobile Internet was pretty much  mainstream. With the spread of affordable 3G networks around the world (4G is available too), mobile Internet usage has become mainstream, no ifs and or buts about it.  In many markets close to 50% of people are now accessing the mobile internet regularly.  Along with mobile applications, access to the mobile Internet is what is driving the fundamental change in people’s attitudes toward mobile – it is no longer just for talking and texting, it is now becoming a factor in almost every facet of their daily lives.

 In November 2009, the Mobile Marketing Association updated its definition of Mobile Marketing:Mobile Marketing is a set of practices that enables organizations to communicate and engage with their audience in an interactive and relevant manner through any mobile device or network. 

 Marketing on a mobile phone has become increasingly popular ever since the rise of SMS (Short Message Service) in the early 2000s in Europe and some parts of Asia when businesses started to collect mobile phone numbers and send off wanted (or unwanted) content. Over the past few years SMS has become a legitimate advertising channel in some parts of the world. This is because unlike email over the public internet, the carriers who police their own networks have set guidelines and best practices for the mobile media industry (including mobile advertising). The IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) and the Mobile Marketing Association, as well, have established guidelines and are evangelizing the use of the mobile channel for marketers. While this has been fruitful in developed regions such as North America, Western Europe and some other countries, mobile SPAM messages (SMS sent to mobile subscribers without a legitimate and explicit opt-in by the subscriber) remain an issue in many other parts or the world, partly due to the carriers selling their member databases to third parties

By 2010, an estimated 2.3 trillion text messages will be sent and delivered globally. All of this completely redefines, “Let Your Fingers Do the Walking” The current opportunity of mobile marketing includes the following stats:

  • 200+ million Americans carry mobile phones—over half of the country’s population
  • Cell phones are used by over 3.1 billion people globally
  •  40% of major brands have deployed text messaging (SMS) campaigns
  • 18% of major brands have deployed multimedia messaging (MMS) campaigns (Source: Airwide Solutions independent survey of 50 brand name companies)
  • The global mobile advertising market will be valued at over $16 billion by 2011
  • In August 2007, nearly 40 million US consumers received SMS advertisements, and 12 percent responded to them (Source: M:Metrics, Common Short Codes: Cracking the Mobile Marketing Code)
  • A survey of 2,400 moms reveals that the single most important tech gadget in their lives is the cell phone (23%), followed by the Internet (21%) and the digital camera (19%)  

Mobile marketing via MMS

MMS mobile marketing can contain a timed slideshow of images, text, audio and video. This mobile content is delivered via MMS (Multimedia Message Service). Nearly all new phones produced with a color screen are capable of sending and receiving standard MMS message. Brands are able to both send (mobile terminated) and receive (mobile originated) rich content through MMS A2P (application-to-person) mobile networks to mobile subscribers. In some networks, brands are also able to sponsor messages that are sent P2P (person-to-person). A good example of MMS mobile originated Motorola’s ongoing campaigns at House of Blues venues where the brand allows the consumer to send their mobile photos to the LED board in real-time as well as blog their images online.

In short the Recession Drove Big Changes In US Media Consumption Habits  Some of the key findings released by Deloitte included:

  • 72 percent of Americans report that they have been forced to reduce their purchases of other entertainment products like movies, concerts, sporting events, DVDs, CDs andvideo games.
  • 70% of U.S. consumers rank watching TV in their top three favorite media activities. And when ranked alongside activities such as surfing the Web, listening to music or reading, 34% of Americans place it at the top of the list – a 26% increase from last year.
  • One-third of surveyed consumers use their mobile phone as an entertainment device and 47 percent of smart phone owners identify the device as one of their three most valuable media and entertainment products — a significant increase from 20 percent last year.
  • Forty-eight percent of those surveyed have data plans for their mobile phones and 42 percent are using their phones to access the Internet.
  • M-commerce has become a reality, with some 15% of consumers saying that they have purchased some product by mobile.
  • Nearly 60 percent of U.S. homes now own a video game console, a large increase from 44 percent three years ago. Interestingly, this growth is being largely driven by Generation X consumers (ages 27-43) and Baby Boomers (ages 44-62).

Here are a couple of tips.

  • Look at your existing customer datebase. Yes, those email lists are still important. But, I would now like you to focus on developing a cellular list.
  • Then on your blogs, websites, email campaigns develop some strategies on how to build a SMS database. For example consider some of the following:

                                               

  •  Text-2-VIP Customer ClubText-4-Updates
  • Text-2-Win
  • Text-2-Vote
  •  Text-4-Rewards & Money
  • Text-4 Surveys

Remember that these campaigns shouldn’t be limited to just your existing customers but internal and potential customers.

For example, the average restaurant has more than 30 employees that need to know what’s going on, what needs to get done, and when an open shift needs to get filled. If you have employees, sales teams, soccer team, stakeholders, or constituents – your communications plan needs a strategy here as well. Did you know if you load everyone’s phone number say into a calling tree group on your cell phone, Yahoo Folder, or through your Ping.fm account you can text  an about 140 character message in a matter seconds.

CREATE YOUR VIP CRM SMS PLAN in 2010

Why? Well, whether you are running a contest, or offering rewards or not – consistent promotion of your new MOBILE VIP CLUB will grow your database and yield rewards to you and your customers for years to come. The key concept is EXCLUSIVITY.

Polls are another great tactic. Asking your customers what they prefer can add valuable profiles to your customer database and help you target future campaigns more precisely, maybe by area codes within a specific zip code geography.

It is commonly known that running contests is the absolute best tactic to building your database quickly.  No matter how big or how small the prize, people love to enter – and texting makes it fun and rewarding for the business and the consumer. Give a house away! Give a Vacation Away!

While it is still too early to be certain, but the acquisition of AdMob by Google for $750 million may be a clear signal  that mobile advertising does in fact have a very solid future, and that key companies in the industry have significant potential value.  (see article: AdMob Acquired By Google)

Are you ready for the Mobilution?  What are your strategic plans this year?

Below is a list of know companies who are doing mobile advertising campaigns. I am sure there are more out there, if some has a more comprehensive list. I would be most interested in the open sharing.  The original landline telephone or Plain Old Telephone Service [ (POTS) scroll down to read more deeply for data] and even payphones may soon become a thing of the past.  Entire countries economic strength is now being ranked by their broadband connectivity. Soon, that will be reflected by mobile connectivity, if it is not done so already. But, I digress, a bit.

Well, if you have read the entire blog psot and you would like to be in my cell directory, I can forward a short SMS messages about communication blog updates, when you are not tied to the computer.   Nothing fancy here, but its a start for those who want updates. Just add your name and “digits ” here.

Here is a list of known companies performing mobile advertising services (alphabetic)

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