What type of information can I find on websites?
Websites can be published by individuals, companies, or organizations and usually provide specific information about topics. Websites can help you find current information and websites are easily changed and updated. Be careful when reviewing information from websites. Often times, information on websites are not held to scholarly or journalistic standards.
Associations & Organizations
- American Communication AssociationNot-for-profit association created to promote academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication.
- Association for Business CommunicationCommitted to advancing business communication research, education, and practice.
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationMission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education. Their "hot topics" section highlights communications and journalism subject in the news.
- Association for Women in CommunicationsMission - The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era.
- National Communication AssociationOldest and largest national organization to promote communication scholarship and education.
- Public Relations Society of AmericaOrganization for public relations professionals. PRSA’s primary objectives are to advance the standards of the public relations profession and to provide members with professional development opportunities through continuing education programs, information exchange forums and research projects conducted on the national and local levels.
- Journalists' ResourcesThe Journalist's Resource project is run by staff and graduate students at the Harvard Kennedy School. It offers access to scholarly reports and papers on a wide range of topics of interest to media practitioners, educators, students and others. To be included, research must generally be empirically based, peer-reviewed, published and the product of a major university, government body or nonpartisan research organization. The reference section offers information, and links to online tutorials, on core journalism skills such as interviewing, style, ethics and more
- Center for Global Communications StudiesThe Center for Global Communications Studies is an "outreach site on issues of media development, national identities and globalization from the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania.
- Center for Nonverbal StudiesThe Center's mission is to advance the study of human communication in all its forms apart from language. The Center's goal is to promote the scientific study of nonverbal communication, which includes body movement, gesture, facial expression, adornment and fashion, architecture, mass media, and consumer-product design.
- Center for Public IntegrityDedicated to investigative and accountability reporting.
- The Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsVirtual presence of museum which collects, preserves, and presents historic and contemporary radio and television content. There are online exhibitions and some digitized programs of the eary years of television and radio. Requires free registration.