|The weblinks are organized according to the table of contents of McQuail's Mass Communication Theory. Use the weblinks when you are researching a new topic, looking for further reading or starting an assignment.
|Please select the relevant part, or scroll down the page, to access to the materials. |
Part I Preliminaries
Part II Theories
Part III Structures
Part IV Organizations
Part V Content
Part VI Audiences
Part VII Effects
|Part I Preliminaries
Media UK - http://www.mediauk.com
The independent media directory for the UK. It lists websites, addresses, telephone numbers, programme schedules, live links and more for all areas of the online media.
Media Knowall - http://www.mediaknowall.com
A study site aimed at all levels of media study.
MCS - http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/index.html
From the University of Aberstwyth media centre site. You will find collections of media and communication resources.
I Want Media - http://www.iwantmedia.com
A site full of media news and resources.
Media Guardian - http://www.guardian.co.uk/media
News, articles and stories from the Guardian media website.
Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds - http://ics.leeds.ac.uk/
Contains articles on communications, media, film and culture.
|Part II Theories
University of Colorado - http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc/comm_theory.html
A good set of links on communication theory.
NMA - http://www.nma.co.uk
News and intelligent insider comment on new media developments.
Theory.org.uk - http://www.theory.org.uk
Social theory for fans of popular culture, popular culture for fans of social theory.
Cultsock – http://www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk/MUHome
Communication, culture and media studies -- from Aristotle to chaos.
|Part III Structures
Our Media Voice - http://www.evolve.org/pub/doc/media_pioneers_our_media.html
A campaign launched with the goal of creating a socially responsible media that is accountable to the public.
Media Channel - http://www.mediachannel.org
A global network site for a democratic media, a super site for reliable and critical information about media worldwide.
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - http://www.ebu.ch/en/union/ebu_in_brief/index.php
the largest professional association of national broadcasters in the world.
MEDIA Programme of the European Union - http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/avpolicy/media/index_en.html
Aims at strengthening the competitiveness of the European audiovisual industry with a series of support measures.
Institute for Global Communications - http://www.igc.org/html/aboutigc.html
International Communication Association - http://www.icahdq.org
played a formative role in bringing advanced communications technologies to grassroots organizations worldwide.
An academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.
Part IV Organizations
Scottish Media and Communication Association http://www.smca.paisley.ac.uk/scomsa.html
Scotland's higher education subject association in the media and communication fields.
Associated Press - http://www.ap.org/pages/indnews
Essential global news network, providing distinctive news services.
Ofcom - http://www.ofcom.org.uk
The independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, spanning television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.
Independent Media Center - http://www.indymedia.org/en/index.shtml
A collective of independent media organisations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage, Washington, USA.
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication http://www.aejmc.org
The Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) http://www.glocom.ac.jp/top/index.e.html
A non-profit, educational association of journalism and mass communication faculty, administrators, students and media professionals, Chicago, USA
Established in 1991 by the International University of Japan as a social science research institution, its mission is to study information society as well as Japanese society from the perspectives of social systems theory and comparative civilizations study.
Part V Content
Reuters - http://www.reuters.com
The world’s largest international multimedia news agency.
Mediazoo - http://www.mediazoo.co.uk
An industry related new media website - provides an introduction to certain areas of the media industry, provides news an easy and entertaining visit.
Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/fttn99/contents.html
A report examining the divide between those with access to new technologies and those without.
Center for Media and Democracy - http://www.prwatch.org
a collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of corporations, governments and special interests.
Information Technologies in Education http://www.jcu.edu.au/school/ed/subjects/ed1441/topics/topic10.htm
An essay discussing social interaction, privacy and security issues, anonymity and credit card use and verification.
NUJ (National Union of Journalists) – http://www.nuj.org.uk/
Online newspapers.com – http://www.onlinenewspapers.com
This site is especially good on the freedom of the media.
Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips
Part VI Audiences
The Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) - http://www.wifp.org
A nonprofit, tax-exempt research, education, and publishing organisation.
Audience Research http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/A/htmlA/audiencerese/audiencerese.htm
An essay discussing the history of studies of the media audience.
MEF (Media Education Foundation) - http://www.mediaed.org/about
P roduces and distributes video documentaries to encourage critical thinking and debate about the relationship between media ownership, commercial media content, and the democratic demand for free flows of information, diverse representations of ideas and people, and informed citizen participation.
Part VII Effects
The Journal of Mass Media Ethics - http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t775653682~db=all
devoted to explorations of ethics problems and issues in the various fields of mass communication.
FAIR - http://www.fair.org
Fairness and Accuracy in reporting homepage. "FAIR was established in 1986 to shake up the establishment-dominated media. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose important news stories that are neglected and defend working journalists when they are muzzled."
Sourcewatch - http://www.sourcewatch.org
An online encyclopedia of propaganda.
Undercurrents - http://www.undercurrents.org
The news you don't see on the news. A series of alternative news videos.
CRETV - http://www.ithaca.edu/cretv
The centre for research on the effects of television.
CRITC (Center for Research on Interactive Technology, Television & Children)
Dedicated to furthering research and knowledge on the effects of electronic media on children's social development and academic achievement.
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