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Journalism & Mass Media

Resources related to journalism & mass media


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Suggested Databases for Journalism and Mass Media

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

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:

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.



What is your favorite source for getting news?

Television: 12 votes (31.58%)
Online Newspapers: 17 votes (44.74%)
Print Newspapers: 2 votes (5.26%)
News Feeds: 2 votes (5.26%)
Radio: 0 votes (0%)
Blogs: 3 votes (7.89%)
Twitter: 2 votes (5.26%)
Total Votes: 38

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