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Journalism and Electronia Media:Getting Started

This guide presents selected print, electronic, and Internet resources relevant for completing research in Journalism & Electronic Media at the UT Libraries.

Library Services

Library Quick Links:

Finding Materials:       

  • One Search - Search the Library Catalog and Databases
  • Databases - Access all library-subscribed databases organized by topic and type
  • New Books - New Communication and Mass Media titles added to the Library Collection (PN4699-6009)
  • Research Guides - guides for different disciplines to help with your research. These are ideal places to start when dealing with unfamiliar subject matter.

Resource Spotlight

State of the News Media 2014. Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism annual report on the health and status of American journalism.

Encyclo - Harvard University Nieman Journalism Lab
An encyclopedia of the future of news. 

The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism
Columbia Journalism School. Report. Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism by Conor Friedersdorf, an associate editor of The Atlantic and founding editor of The Best Of Journalism.  

Freedom of the Press 2011. "identifies the greatest threats to independent media in 196 countries and territories." Freedom House.  

Press Freedom Index 2011-2012. Reporters Without Borders for Press Freedom. 

Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier
FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st century digital world. 

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
"an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. In this role it serves as a valuable information resource for political leaders, journalists, scholars and citizens."
"The Center conducts regular monthly polls on politics and major policy issues as well as the News Interest Index, a weekly survey aimed at gauging the public's interest in and reaction to major news events. Shorter commentaries are produced on a regular basis addressing the issues of the day from a public opinion perspective."  Find major surveys on the news media, social issues and international affairs in Survey Reports.  

Media Literacy Librarian

Michelle Brannen
1015 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-6396 (studio)
(865) 946-2102 (office)
Website / Blog Page

UT Journalism & Electronic Media

UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media

Scholarly Sources and Sites:
Dr. Bates' (UTK Professor in Journalism and Electronic Media) page gets you to information on broadcasting, networks, technology,and the economics of information and telecommunication.

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