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General Sites

I Want Media-- Portal to the corporate media universe. Want links to the major media conglomerates' pages? Access to industry trade publications (Billboard,Variety, Broadcast and Cable, etc.)? The latest  box office numbers and ratings data? Look here.

David Chandler's Media and Communication Studies Site-- Useful explanations of all aspects of media criticism and cultural theory together with some links to outside material. Could be called "David Chandler explains it all for you". The semiotics section alone is worth a visit.

Cultural Studies Central-- Compendium of cultural studies resources.

Cultural Studies-L Page-- The website associated with the Gil Rodman's excellent Cultural Studies listserv.

University of Iowa's Media Studies Resources Page--An extensive collection of media and communication studies links and articles. 

Sarah Zupco's Popcultures Site-- Ditto, although this one is getting a bit dated.

Voice of the Shuttle's Media Studies Page-- Huge collection of media studies stuff.

National Communication Association's Critical and Cultural Studies Division-- Links to division newsletter and some useful webpages.

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association-- Home page of the PCA/ACA, a group of academics who take popular culture seriously. Nice collection of book reviews and information about the association's activities. Most of the work associated with PCA is a tad apolitical for my tastes but some of it is still very useful.

American Studies Electronic Crossroads--Plenty of choice content here, from on-line articles to course syllabi to reading lists. Much of the material is cultural and media studies related.

Media Education Foundation-- Producer of excellent videos and educational materials that promote critical media literacy. Historical background, vital statistics and news about media conglomerates worldwide. The site provides great coverage of the international activities of the major U.S.-based media firms.

The Norman Lear Center-- Based at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, the Norman Lear Center is a multidisciplinary research and public policy center exploring implications of the convergence of entertainment, commerce, and society.

Film and Television

Society for Cinema and Media Studies's Caucus on Class Page-- Useful collection of resources.

Screensite-- Lots of material related to academic film and TV studies.

Hollywood Reporter-- Industry news and gossip.

Jump Cut-- Film criticism from a radical perspective. Covers Hollywood movies, foreign and independent film and assorted other media.

Cineaste-- After Jump Cut, my favorite film zine. Features interviews, articles and longish movie and book reviews from a left-liberal point of view.

Sense of Cinema-- Online cinema journal with tons of links and lots of eye-opening articles, especially about international film.

Premiere-- Film criticism from a blandly mainstream, hyper-commercial perspective.

Film Threat-- Film news and criticism from a hip, Gen-X, slacker perspective.

Parallax-- A British cultural studies journal that applies cutting edge theory to a range of cultural practices and objects, including media.

Cinemedia-- Huge source of info on film and TV.

Internet Movie Database (imdb)-- The place to go for movie production information, movie promos, box office reports and reviews.

Movie Review Query Engine -- Another reliable source of reviews.

Flow-- Flow is an online journal of television and media studies launched in October 2004. Flow’s mission is to provide a space where researchers, teachers, students, and the public can read about and discuss the changing landscape of contemporary media at the speed that media moves.

TV Guide-- Rupert Murdoch's guide to the idiot box. Which Fox show made the cover this week?

Museum of Broadcast Communications-- Chicago's museum of TV and Radio history. Home to the Radio Hall of Fame. You can listen to old newscasts and sound checks archived on the site.

Vanderbilt TV News Archive-- This archive has taped, abstracted and catalogued every national network evening news broadcast since 1968. Using their on-line index you can do a keyword search of their entire holdings. 

Living Room Candidate-- An archive of political campaign spots dating back to and including the notorious "Daisy" commercial that helped LBJ defeat Goldwater.

Facets-- Chicago-based movie theater and distributor of independent and foreign film.

Women Make Movies-- In any given year, fewer than 5% of Hollywood films are directed by women. That's why there's a crying need for groups like WMM who facilitate the production of independent films by and about women.

New Media

Wired-- The leading, mass market consumer magazine devoted to the new communication technologies and the digital revolution.

Slashdot-- "News for nerds": breaking stories about the computer industry, the software industry, telecommunications and the Internet.

Red Herring-- An online magazine covering the business side of the computer industry.

Public Knowledge-- A Washington D.C.-based advocacy group working to defend our rights in the emerging digital culture.

Center for Digital Democracy-- Committed to preserving a diverse, open and democratic Internet and to realizing the full potential of digital communication.

Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE)--Combatting the damn spam menace.

The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC)--is a web-based, peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its focus is social science research on computer-mediated communication via the Internet, the World Wide Web, and wireless technologies.

The Journal of New Media and Culture-- A peer reviewed online journal devoted to the discourses, ideologies and uses of new media technologies. 

The Journal of Online Behavior-- Dedicated to the empirical study of human behavior online.

The Journal of Information and Society-- is a refereed cross-disciplinary electronic journal that critically explores the various associations and intersections between society and information.

Interface on the Internet -- An online journal exploring the impact of the internet on community, education and values worldwide.

IT & Society-- A web journal studying how information technology effects society. 

Vectors-- A journal of  communication and technology put out by USC's Annenberg Center for Communication.

Fiberculture-- Online academic journal out of Australia about the politics and culture of information technology and new media.

Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies-- The RCCS is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, teach, support and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture.

First Monday -- A journal that  publishes articles on all aspects of the Internet, including comments on trends and standards, technical issues, political and social implications of the Internet, and educational uses. Its focus is simply on interesting and novel ideas related to the history, current use, and future of the Internet.

Fast Capitalism-- A journal devoted to analyzing the impact of information and communication technologies on self, society and culture in the 21st Century.

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility-- A public interest alliance of computer scientists concerned about the impact of computer technology on society.

Creative Commons-- A nonprofit that offers a flexible copyright for creative work. Especially popular with web-heads and cybercitizens.

The Digital Divide Network-- An online community of activists, educators and policy-makers working to bridge the digital divide in the U.S. and around the globe.

Electronic Frontier Foundation-- Defending Freedom in the digital world.

Cybertelecom-- An educational non profit dedicated to raising awareness of and promoting participation in federal initiatives that impact the Internet.  The project is a resource where visitors can learn about federal laws, their implications, and how courts have interpreted them.

Digital Consumer-- Protecting fair-use rights in the digital world.

CyRev-- A Journal of cybernetic revolution, sustainable socialism and radical democracy.

Artnetweb-A network of people and projects investigating new media in the practice of art.

Yahoo! Netrospective 10 years, 100 moments of the Web -- An interesting, interactive survey of internet history from Ebay and spam to blogs and flashmobs and beyond. 

Alexa-- Monitors and ranks the world's websites on the basis of the traffic they receive.

Technorati -- Ranks and monitors over 15 million weblogs.

Center for Democracy and Technology -- Working to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. Wonkish but has solid positions on online free speech.
Electronic Privacy Information Center -- A Washington-based public interest research center that studies electronic and Internet privacy and free speech issues.
George Gilder Articles -- A series of articles on the Internet and the digital communication revolution by cyber-libertarian and former Reagan advisor George Gilder.
Global Internet Liberty Campaign Home Page -- Fighting to preserve and extend free speech online around the globe.
Guide to internet and web statistics - New Media Studies-- Interesting links to global Internet stats.
Internet Society (ISOC) -- The main international organization for global coordination and cooperation on the Internet, promoting and maintaining a broad spectrum of activities focused on the Internet's development, availability, and associated technologies.

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Note: You'll find additional material related to media and cultural studies on the Critical Theory and Critical Theorists page.


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