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This guide is a pathfinder to Media, Communication, and Journalism resources at UC. To navigate, use the tabs above. Scroll down to browse new titles.

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Recommended databases

The International encyclopedia of communication is highly recommended for background reading on all aspects of media, communication, and journalism.

These indexing databases are recommended for COMS & JOUR - see also: Databases for Media, Communication, & Journalism.

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Digitized lives : culture, power and social change in the Internet era - T. V. Reed
Call Number: HM 851 .R4336 2014
Publication Date: Routledge, 2014
In a remarkably short period of time the Internet and associated digital communication technologies have deeply changed the way millions of people around the globe live their lives. But what is the nature of that impact? In chapters examining a broad range of issues—including sexuality, politics, education, race, gender relations, the environment, and social protest movements—Digitized Lives seeks answers to these central questions: What is truly new about so-called "new media," and what is just hype? How have our lives been made better or worse by digital communication technologies? In what ways can these devices and practices contribute to a richer cultural landscape and a more sustainable society?

Cutting through the vast—and often contradictory—literature on these topics, Reed avoids both techno-hype and techno-pessimism, offering instead succinct, witty and insightful discussions of how digital communication is impacting our lives and reshaping the major social issues of our era. The book argues that making sense of digitized culture means looking past the glossy surface of techno gear to ask deeper questions about how we can utilize technology to create a more socially, politically, and economically just world.

Companion website available at: culturalpolitics.net/digital_cultures

 

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The most dangerous man in America : Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers - a film by Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
Publication Date: New Day Films, [2010?]
The film tells the story of Ellsberg's transformation from Vietnam War strategist to whistleblower, as he leaked a 7000-page top-secret Pentagon document to The New York Times. Ellsberg's actions sparked a national debate centered around the controversy of National Security vs. the public's right to know. Watch the film on streaming video via the title link (above).

 

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