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Library Catalog

Search for books in the KCTCS Library Catalog




Browse the Shelves

To browse the shelves, you may want to try these call numbers:

HE 7601 - 9271 broadcasting & telecommunications industry
HF 5801 - 6191 advertising
P 85 - 96 general communications & mass media
PN 1990 - 1992 radio & television
PN 4699 - 5650 journalism & the press

Nieman Journalism Lab

Blog devoted to exploring ideas about the  futrure of journalism, hosted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard

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Suggested Databases for Journalism and Mass Media

  • Ebrary - Journalism Section
    Search for full-text books in the journalism section of Ebrary (electronic books)
  • Ebrary - Mass Media Section
    Search for full-text books in the mass media section of Ebrary (electronic books)
  • Newspaper Source
    Newspaper Source provides full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
  • Regional Business News
    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 80 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete contains indexing for more than 13,700 publications, with full text for more than 7,800 of those titles. PDF back files dating as far back as 1887 are available for some journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 titles.
  • Business Source Premier
    Business Source Premier provides full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

NPR's Scott Simon: How to Tell a Story

NPR's Scott Simon gives story writing advice, tips, and encouragement to journalists in this interesting video.

This video is part of the YouTube Reporters' Center, which has many more videos about news reporting:

Get Involved - BCTC Courier

BCTC has a college newspaper--the BCTC Courier. The BCTC Courier office is located in the Moloney Building, Room 240, Cooper Campus.  Stop by if interested in participating.  You can also email the BCTC Courier staff at or visit the BCTC Courier online at


    Journalism & Mass Media at BCTC

    Journalism and mass media courses offered at BCTC:

    JOU 101 Introduction to Journalism (3)
    This course surveys the history and social theories of journalism and introduces students to contemporary journalistic practice. Student will learn about the function and operation of print, electronic and on-line news media. Issues and concepts to be covered include the relationship of government to media; press freedom and controls; media ethics, and the impact of global communications. The course also covers the relationship of journalism to advertising, public relations and telecommunications, particularly with regard to new technologies.


    JOU 204 Writing for the Mass Media (3)
    An introduction to the concepts and techniques of media writing. This course offers hands-on instruction in information gathering, organization, and writing for print, broadcast and on-line media. Prerequisites: JOU pre-major status; JOU 101 or consent of instructor.


    COM 249 Mass Media and Mass Culture  (3)
    Examines the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communications media and culture. Prerequisite: COM 101 or SOC 101.


    • AA Focus Areas
      You can get an AA degree with a focus area in Journalism. See focus area link for more details and contact your advisor for the latest information
    • Journalism Pathways
      Learn more about pathways to an advanced degree in journalism

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