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Media Studies

Center for Citizen Media
Learn how to balance the corporate media empire via this site, which supports "grassroots" media and citizen journalism.
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Images: A journal of film and popular culture
Images "publishes articles about movies, television, videos, and other popular visual arts." It includes in-depth articles on all film genres from past to present and is a great resource for learning more about classic movies.
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Internet Movie Database
A comprehensive database on film, filmmakers, and actors that includes bios, filmographies, news articles, and a photo gallery as well as film plots, cast, crew, film and technical information.
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Media History Project
This site "promotes the study of media history from petroglyphs to pixels." Includes an article archive and detailed timeline of significant events in media history.
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Moving Image Genre-form Guide (Library of Congress)
This site features definitions of film genres, including conventions of story construction, character types, setting, with examples from different periods and nations.
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Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Find out what Americans think about politics, the media, society, and more. A search box at the bottom of the page allows you to locate specific reports.
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State of the News Media 2010
Compiled by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, this report provides "a comprehensive look at many of the pressing issues facing the news media." The report covers newspapers, television, magazines, and other sources of news, providing original and aggregate data on each.
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American Cinema
"A video instructional series on film history...for adult learners to explore film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders." (Requires free registration.)
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