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
  • Books - Communication and Mass Media titles in the library collection are in the PN4699-6009 area on the 4th floor.  Search for books in One Search or come to the stacks to browse in this area.
  • Research Guides - guides for different disciplines to help with your research. These are ideal places to start when dealing with unfamiliar subject matter.
  • Libkey Nomad - A tool to get access to materials when not on campus

Resource Spotlight

State of the News Media 2015. Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism annual report on the health and status of American journalism.

Encyclo.  Encyclo is an encyclopedia of the future of news, produced by the Nieman Journalism Lab.

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 2015 "an index of an annual survey of media independence in 199 countries and territories." The Freedom House Press

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

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.