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New Comm Books in the Library

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Video Revolutions - Michael Z. Newman
Call Number: EBOOK
ISBN: 9780231537759
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
In this history, Michael Z. Newman casts video as a medium of shifting value and legitimacy in relation to other media and technologies, particularly film and television. Video has been imagined as more or less authentic or artistic than movies or television, as more or less democratic and participatory, as more or less capable of capturing the real. Techno-utopian rhetoric has repeatedly represented video as a revolutionary medium, promising to solve the problems of the past and the present -- often the very problems associated with television and the society shaped by it -- and to deliver a better future. Video has also been seen more negatively, particularly as a threat to movies and their culture. This study considers video as an object of these hopes and fears and builds an approach to thinking about the concept of the medium in terms of cultural status.

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Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization - Adam C. Earnheardt (Editor); Nicholas D. Bowman (Contribution by); Kathy Brady (Contribution by); Paul M. Haridakis (Editor); Barbara S. Hugenberg (Editor); Roger C. Aden (Contribution by); Greg G. Armfield (Contribution by); David E. Beard (Contribution
Call Number: Stacks: GV 715 .S68 2013
ISBN: 9780739146231
Publication Date: 2012-01-19
Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization captures an eclectic collection of new studies from accomplished scholars in the fields such as communication, business, geography, kinesiology, media, and sports management and administration, using a wide range of methodologies including quantitative, qualitative, and critical analyses.

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Twitter - Dhiraj Murthy
Call Number: STACKS: HM743.T95 M87 2013
ISBN: 0745652387
Publication Date: 2013-01-09
This book thoughtfully examines Twitter as an emergent global communications medium and provides a theoretical framework for students, scholars, and tweeters to reflect critically on the impact of Twitter and the contemporary media environment. The book uses case studies including citizen journalism, health, and national disasters to provide empirically rich insights and to help decipher some of the ways in which Twitter and social media more broadly may be shaping contemporary life.

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Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication - Milton J. Bennett
Call Number: EBOOK - ONLINE
ISBN: 9780983955856
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
In the long-awaited second edition of Basic Concepts of Intercultural Communication, Milton J. Bennett provides a comprehensive overview of the field from a constructivist perspective. In addition to his insightful analysis, Bennett offers a full complement of classic readings.

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Out of Print - George Brock
Call Number: STACKS: PN5114.F5 B76 2013
ISBN: 9780749466510
Publication Date: 2013-09-28
News and journalism are in the midst of upheaval. How does news publishing change when a newspaper sells as few as 300,000 copies but its website attracts 31 million visitors? The internet is not simply allowing faster, wider distribution of material: digital technology is demanding transformative change. Journalism needs to be rethought on a global scale and remade to meet the demands of new conditions. Out of Print examines the past, present and future for a fragile industry battling a perfect storm of falling circulations, reduced advertising revenue, rising print costs and the impact of citizen journalists and news aggregators.

Getting Started with Communication Research

You can find books and DVDs related to communication by searching the library catalog.

  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference contains the full-text of 100 reference books - including subject-specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries. It's a great place to start if you need help understanding your topic.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    This database contains the full-text of articles from over 400 communication journals. It also includes a subject thesaurus to assist you in searching using the appropriate terminology.
  • CQ Researcher
    Contains in-depth, unbiased reports on health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Content is updated weekly. A good place to begin exploring a topic.
  • Opposing Viewpoints
    Full-text resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Terrorism to Endangered Species, Stem Cell Research to Gun Control. A good place to begin exploring a topic.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Need a book or journal article we don't have? You can request it through interlibrary loan. We will borrow a book or get a copy of an article for you from another library and notify you when it arrives. You can request items by filling out an online form or directly through any FirstSearch database (Worldcat, Eric, ArticleFirst).

Communication Reference Books

Here are some great library resources for communication students.  They are not available for check-out, so they should always be on the shelves for you to consult. 

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Glossary of semiotics - Colapietro, Vincent Michael
Call Number: P99 .C569 1993
ISBN: 1557785643
This compact resource is a key to the specialized vocabulary of a growing international community of scholars in philosophy, anthropology, literature, cultural studies, cinema, and women's studies. Clear, straightforward definitions shed light on the semiotic texts of Peirce, Saussure, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Eco, Kristeva, Derrida, Irigaray, and others.

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Encyclopedia of international media and communications - Johnston, Donald H.
Call Number: P87.5 .E535 2003
ISBN: 0123876702
Explores the ways that editorial content--from journalism and scholarship to films and infomercials--is developed, presented, stored, analyzed, and regulated around the world. For readers and researchers of all levels, the Encyclopedia provides perspective and context about content, delivery systems, and their myriad relationships, and avenues for further research.


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