Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass
President, International Communication Association 2006-2007
4005 Social Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 92106-4020
office: 805-893-8696; dept.: 805-893-4517; dept. fax: 805-893-7102
email: rrice (at) comm.ucsb.edu
These sites are valid as of March 2019. However,
change all the time. Some of the sites may have been removed or changed
since they were listed here. Please let me know if any of these
links are dead or have changed. Thanks!
[ INTERNET RESOURCES ]
INTERNET IN GENERAL
Use your graphical Web browser (Netscape, Internet Explorer,
and enter the appropriate URL (universal
resource locator) address. The standard format is something like:
stands for "hypertext transfer protocol", though usually you
don't have to type this in
shttp or https
stands for "secure" http, meaning it has the capability of providing a
www stands for "world wide web",
though not all sites have this beginning, and you might not actually
have to type this in
domain is the type of network
location, such as .edu for educational, .com for
commercial, .info for informational, etc.
html stands for "hypertext
markup language", though it may be just "htm" or something
else, and not even all sites have this ending
and computer timelines and history:
- Excellent sequential and searchable
computer timeline from the Computer Museum
History Center, with photos,
biographies, and explanations: http://www.computerhistory.org
- History of computing, from the IEEE Annals
of the History of Computing: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?reload=true&punumber=85
- Informative History of Computer
- A brief history and timeline of the Internet,
with photos of the major contributors (this is on a commercial
broadband/wireless site): http://www.broadbandsuppliers.co.uk/uk-isp/recap-the-history-of-internet/
- From 500 B.C. to 2002: http://trillian.randomstuff.org.uk/~stephen//history/timeline.html
- Internet Society links,
including Hobbes' Internet timeline v8.2: http://www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline/
- Open Source Initiative: http://www.opensource.org/
- The roads and crossroads of
Internet history (first 5 years of the WWW): http://www.netvalley.com/intvalweb.html
footage from The Virtual Revolution
series (These include coverage of many influential actors in the
the Internet and Web): http://www.bbc.co.uk/virtualrevolution/interviews.shtml
- Computer history: http://www.vii.org/afcomhis.htm
- Computers before PCs:
- MhelpDesk: Computer History: Storage,
Memory (1998-2004): https://www.mhelpdesk.com/computer-history-storage-software-memory/
Fathers and Mothers of Programming (succinct
overview of the origin, founders, languages, and timeline of computer
- SIGCIS (Special Interest Group: Computers, Information
& Society) Syllabus Repository (has a section on syllabi/courses
histories of computing), http://www.sigcis.org/syllabi
- SIGCIS (Special Interest Group: Computers, Information
& Society) History Resources (archives and museums, journals,
associations, online historical documents, oral histories, key books
articles on the history of computing, other kinds of resources): http://www.sigcis.org/resources
- Apple computers history:
- The machine that changed the
- Other links from this site:
- PBS project on computer nerds:
Documentary Video Collection (a varied set of video items collected
by Jason Scott, curator of textfiles.com. These are recorded interviews
video, audio, photos -- about and from the era of the domination of
Dial-up Bulletin Board Systems (roughly the 1970s through the 1990s,
examples far before and after that): https://archive.org/details/bbs_documentary
- The Human-Computer
Interaction (HCI) Pioneers Project (describes the backgrounds and
of the founders and major contributors to human-computer interaction
- And, for a really
tongue-in-cheek analysis of computer and Internet jargon, see: http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/
history of computing, the Internet, the web, and
other new media:
Some books on
digital media and technology:
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government machine: A revolutionary history of the computer. The MIT Press.
J. Q. (2005). Imagining the Internet:
Personalities, predictions, perspectives. Rowman & Littlefield.
R., & Cameron, A. (1997). The
Californian ideology. Hypermedia Research Centre, University of
Westminster. Available at: www.hrc.wmin.ac.uk/theory-californianideology-main.html
- Bardini, T. (2000). Bootstrapping:
Douglas Engelbart, coevolution and the origins of personal computing. Stanford University Press.
T., Fischetti, M., & Foreword By-Dertouzos, M. L. (2000). Weaving the Web: The original design and
ultimate destiny of the World Wide Web by its inventor.
A., & Burke, P. (2010). Social history
of the media: From Gutenberg to the Internet. Polity.
F. (2013). Spam: A shadow history of the
Internet. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
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Ensmenger, N. & Yost, J.
R. (2013). Computer: A history of
machine (3rd ed.). Westview Press.
- Castells, M. (2000). The
rise of the network society (2nd ed.; chapter 1: The Information
Revolution). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
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of the digital computer, from relays to the stored program
1935-1945. Westport, Conn: Greenwood
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The MIT Press.
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an Internet. The MIT Press.
K. (2014). Hobbyist inter-networking
and the popular Internet
histories of networked personal computing, 1978-1998.
of Southern California, 2014. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/444362/rec/2
P. (2007). The imaginary of internet.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
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valley: The making of the personal computer. NY: McGraw-Hill.
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American culture. NY: NYU Press.
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information: A history, a theory, a flood. Vintage.
K., & Lyon, M. (1998). Where wizards
stay up late: The origins of the Internet. Simon and Schuster.
M., & Hauben, R. (1997). Netizens: On
the history and impact of Usenet 1028 and the Internet. Wiley-IEEE
Computer Society Press.
Online at http://www.columbia.edu/~rh120
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inequality: How Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge
in computing. The MIT Press.
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How a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital
revolution. Simon & Schuster.
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laptops: Kids, computers, and the transformation of learning.
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in digital computing: A Smithsonian pictorial history. Washington, DC: Smithsonian
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valley: The secret military history of the Internet.
S. (2001). Hackers: Heroes of the
computer revolution (Vol. 4). New York: Penguin Books.
M. (1999). The new new thing: A Silicon
Valley story. WW Norton & Company.
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the Internet: Communication, innovation, and governance. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
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The Internet & racial justices, from the AFronet to Black Lives
Matter. Oxford University Press.
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comes of age: the people, the hardware, and the software. The MIT Press.
V. (2004). The digital sublime.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
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Law and disorder on the electronic frontier. Bantam.
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cathedral & the bazaar. Musings on Linux and open source by an
revolutionary. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly.
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future of mind-expanding technology (2nd Rev. ed.) Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
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valley fever: Growth of high-technology culture.
NY: Free Press.
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the net: From Arpanet to Internet and beyond.
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ruture: How Xerox invented, then ignored, the first personal computer.
William Morrow and Company, Inc.
F. (2010). From counterculture to
cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the rise of
utopianism. University of Chicago Press.
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Licklider and the revolution that made computing personal. NY:
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Gutenberg to Google: The history of our future. Brookings Institution
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history from the telegraph to the internet. London:
S. (2002). Virtual society? Technology,
cyberbole, reality. New York: Oxford University Press.
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imgainary of the Internet:
Virtual utopias and dystopias. Pivot.
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The rise of
addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked. London,
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strategist's guide to digital change. New York, NY: Random House
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A comparative study. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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Internet and American business. Cambridge, MA: The MIT
- Athique, A. (2013). Digital media and
society: An introduction. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- Banks, M A. (2007). Blogging heroes:
Interviews with 30 of the world's top bloggers. NY: Wiley.
- Barney, D., Coleman, G., Ross, C., Sterne, J.,
& Tembeck, T. (Eds.) (2016). The participatory condition in the
age. University of Minnesota Press.
- Battelle, J. (2006). The search: How Google
and its rivals rewrote the rules of business and transformed our culture.
M. (2011). The digital divide: Arguments for and against Facebook,
texting, and the age of social networking. London, UK: Penguin.
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transparent: Monitoring and managing reputations online.
Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing (under the Sybex imprint).
- Benkler, Y. (2007). The wealth of networks:
How social production transforms markets and freedom. New Haven,
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(2015). Crowdfunding the future: Media industries, ethics, and
society (No. 98). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.
- Berger, T. (2017). @ Worship: Liturgical
practices in digital worlds. New York, NY: Routledge.
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M. (2015). Critical theory and the digital. New York, NY:
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(Eds.). (2017). Performing the digital:
Performance studies and performances in digital cultures.
- Botto, R. & Resende, L.M. (2017). Digital
innovations in society in the connected future. Independently
Amazon Digital Services.
- Boyd, D. (2014). It's complicated: The
social lives of networked teens. New Haven, CN: Yale University
- Brogan, C., & Smith, J. (2009). Trust
agents: Using the web to build influence, improve reputation, and earn
- Bruns, A. (2008) Blogs, Wikipedia, Second
Life, and beyond: From production to produsage (digital formations).
- Brynjolfsson, E., & McAfee, A. (2014). The
second machine age: Work, progress, and prosperity in a time of
technologies. New York, NY: WW Norton & Company.
- Buckland, M. (2017). Information and society.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- Bunz, M., & Meikle, G. (2017). The
Internet of things. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
- Carr, N. (2008). The big switch: Rewiring
the world, from Edison to Google. Norton.
- Carr, N. (2011). The shallows: What the
Internet is doing to our brains. New York, NY: WW Norton &
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Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
- Castells, M. (2015). Networks of
outrage and hope: Social movements in the Internet age. Hoboken,
Wiley & Sons.
M., Fernandez-Ardevol, M., Qiu, J. L., & Sey, A. (2006). Mobile
communication and society: A global perspective. Cambridge, MA: The
- Chayko, M.
(2017). Superconnected: The internet, digital media, and
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Cheney-Lippold, J. (2017). We are data:
Algorithms and the making of our digital selves. New York, NY: NYU
- Chun, W. H.
K. (2017). Updating to remain
the same: Habitual new media. Cambridge, MA: The
- Couldry, N. (2012). Media, society, world:
Social theory and digital media practice. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
- Cover, R.
(2015). Digital identities: Creating and communicating the online
MA: Academic Press.
- Cubitt, S.
(2016). Finite media: Environmental implications of digital
Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
- Daley, B. (2015). Where data is wealth:
Profiting from data storage in a digital society. Play Technologies.
- Dey, A. (2018). Nirbhaya, New
digital gender activism. Bingley, UK: Bingley, UK: Emerald
Group Pub Ltd.
- Dourish, P., & Bell, G. (2011). Divining
a digital future: Mess and mythology in ubiquitous computing.
MA: The MIT Press.
- Ellcessor, E. (2016). Restricted access:
Media, disability, and the politics of participation. New York, NY:
D., & Spence, E. H. (2017). Ethics for a digital era.
John Wiley & Sons.
- Eubanks, V. (2018). Automating inequality:
How high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor. New York,
- Ford, M. (2015). Rise of the robots:
Technology and the threat of a jobless future. New York, NY: Basic
A. (2017). Feminist activism and digital networks: Between
vulnerability. New York, NY: Springer.
N., Gershenfeld, A., & Cutcher-Gershenfeld, J. (2017). Designing
reality: How to survive and thrive in the third digital revolution.
York, NY: Basic Books.
T., Boczkowski, P. J., & Foot, K. A. (Eds.). (2014). Media
Essays on communication, materiality, and society. Cambridge, MA:
- Gilmore, D. (2006). We the media:
journalism by the peple, for the people. O’Reilly
(impact on news, journalism, info dissemination).
- Goldsmith, J. & Wu, T. (2006). Who
controls the Intenet: Illusions of a borderless world. Oxford
K. (2016). Wasting time on the Internet. New York, NY: Harper
- Gomez, J. (2007). Print is dead: Books in
our digital age. Palgrave Macmillan.
- González-Bailón, S. (2017). Decoding the
social world: Data science and the unintended consequences of
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- Goodman, M. (2015). Future crimes: Inside
the digital underground and the battle for our connected world. New
NY: Random House.
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(2016). Civic media: Technology, design, practice. Cambridge,
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Globalization, the Web, and the race for the White House. Farrar,
- Graham, R.
(2014). The digital practices of African Americans: An approach to
cultural change in the information society. Bern, Switzerland:
- Gronlund, M. (2016). Contemporary art and
digital culture. New York, NY: Routledge.
- Halligan, B., Shah, D., & Meerman, D.
(2009). Inbound marketing: Get found using Google, social
blogs (The new rules of social media). NY: Wiley.
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digital transformation: Towards a smarter society, economy, city and
Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
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On the history and impact of Usenet and the Internet. Los
IEEE Computer Society Press.
- Hiltz, S.R. & Turoff, M.
(1978). The network nation. Menlo Park, CA:
- Hu, T. H. (2015). A prehistory of the cloud.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
L. (2018). The qualified self: Social
media and the accounting of everyday life. Cambridge, MA: The MIT
- Ito, M.,
Baumer, S., Bittanti, M., boyd, d., Cody, R., Stephenson, B. H., Horst,
... & Tripp, L, (2009). Hanging out, messing around, and
Kids living and learning with new media. Cambridge, MA: The MIT
- James, C. (2014). Disconnected: Youth, new
media, and the ethics gap. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
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A case for conscious consumption. Sebastopol,
CA: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
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consequences of Internet use: Access, involvement and interaction.
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- Kelty, C. M. (2008). Two bits: The cultural
significance of free software. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
- Kember, S., & Zylinska, J. (2012). Life
after new media: Mediation as a vital process. Cambridge, MA: The
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& Schneider S. M. (Eds.). (2007). The Internet and national
comparative study of web campaigning. London: Routledge.
- Kressel, H., & Lento, T. V. (2007). Competing
for the future: How digital innovations are changing the world.
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networks: Hermeneutics, actor-network theory & new media (Vol.
- Kvedar, J. C., Colman, C., & Cella, G.
(2017). The new mobile age:
How technology will extend the healthspan and
optimize the lifespan. Amazon Digital
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commerce thrive in the hybrid economy. Penguin Press HC.
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bring balance to our digital lives. New Haven, CN: Yale University
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Winning in a world transformed by social technologies.
Harvard Business School Press.
S. (2017). Digital media and society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Lingel, J. (2017). Digital countercultures
and the struggle for community. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
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& Kelly, K. (2009). New media: A critical introduction. New
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Internet. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
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Living and learning in the digital age. New York,
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Concepts, changes, consequences. New York, NY: Peter Lang.
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NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
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Knowing more and understanding less in the age of big data. New
WW Norton & Company.
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Graaf, S., Ballon, P., Kerr, A., Ivory, J. D., Braman, S., Kleine, D.,
Grimshaw, D. J. (Eds.). (2015). The
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J. (2017). The global information society. New York, NY:
- Montgomery, K. C. (2007). Generation
digital: Politics, commerce, and childhood in the age of the Internet.
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O’Reilly Media. (searching and finding)
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care: Theory, research and practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence
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The global politics of Internet governance. Cambridge, MA: The MIT
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(Ed.). (2016). Quantified: Biosensing technologies in everyday life.
MA: The MIT Press.
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New technologies and the transformation of media audiences. New
Columbia University Press.
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oppression: How search engines reinforce racism. New York, NY: NYU
J., & Gasser, U. (2016). Born digital: How children grow up in
age. New York, NY: Basic Books.
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Promoting political opinion in the social media age. Oxford, UK:
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ambivalent Internet: Mischief, oddity, and antagonism online.
John Wiley & Sons.
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(2016). Animal Internet: Nature and the digital revolution. New
NY: New Vessel Press.
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media transforms the way we live and do business. NY: Wiley.
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the bazaar: Musings on Linux and open source by an accidental
(First presented at the Linux Kongress in 1997). O'Reilly Media.
- Reed, T. V.
(2014). Digitized lives: Culture, power, and social change in the
era. New York, NY: Routledge.
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Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
- Rheingold, H. (2003). Smart mobs. Basic
Books. (collective behavior)
- Rheingold, H. (2012). Net smart: How to thrive
Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
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(2001). The Internet and health communication: Expectations
experiences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
C., Virili, F., & Za, S. (Eds.). (2017). Digital technology and
organizational change: Reshaping technology, people, and organizations
a global society. New York, NY: Springer.
H. T., Alemán, A. M. M., & Savitz-Romer, M. (2018). Technology
engagement: Making technology work for first generation college students.
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
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race, and identity--What our online lives tell us about our offline
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ethnography of online social networking. E-Book.
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& Schorr, M. (2017). Shame nation: The global epidemic of
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WW Norton & Company.
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- Shirky, C. (2009). Here comes
everybody: The power of organizing without organizations. NY:
- Social media research: see http://www.danah.org/researchBibs/sns.php,
a bibliography from communication, information science, anthropology,
sociology, economics, political science, cultural studies, computer
- Social Media: 20 free e-books about social
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Gossip, rumor, and privacy on the Internet. Yale University
- Sonnier, P. (2017). The fourth wave: Digital
C., & Barker, T. H. (2013). The big disconnect: Protecting
family relationships in the digital age. New York, NY: Harper
- Sunstein, C. R. (2006). Infotopia: How many
minds produce knowledge. NY: Oxford University Press. (wisdom
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revolution: How the technology
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- Teten, D. & Allen, S. (2006). The
virtual handshake: Opening doors and closing deals online. NY:
- Thomas, D. (2002). Hacker culture.
Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
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expect more from technology and less from each other.
New York, NY: Basic Books.
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hyperlinked society: Questioning connections in the digital age.
Arbor: The University of Michigan Press. Available online: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=nmw;;idno=5680986.0001.001
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advertising industry is defining your identity and your worth. New
CN: Yale University Press.
- Turow, J. (2017). The aisles have eyes: How
retailers track your shopping, strip your privacy, and define your power.
Haven, CN: Yale University Press.
- Van Dijck, J. (2013). The culture of
connectivity: A critical history of social media. Oxford, UK:
- Vedro, S. (2007). Digital Dharma: A user's
guide to expanding consciousness in the Infosphere. Quest
- Webster, J. G. (2014). The marketplace of
attention: How audiences take shape in a digital age. Cambridge,
- Weinberg, D. (2008). Everything is
miscellaneous: The power of the new digital disorder. Holt.
- White, A.
(2014). Digital media and society: Transforming economics, politics
social practices. New York, NY: Springer.
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literacy: A primer on media,
identity, and the evolution of technology. Bern, Switzerland: Peter
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epic scramble to get inside our heads. New York, NY: Vintage.
- Zarrella, D. (2009). The social media
marketing book. O’Reilly Media.
- Zittrain, J. (2008). The future of the Internet: And how
to stop it.
Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
books on innovation in general:
computer and internet topics:
- Afuah, A. (2003). Innovation
implementation, & profits (2nd
ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford
University Press. Management
of technology, related
to management strategy and profitability literature. starting
kind of company is more likely to innovate, how to overcome market
uncertainties, what kind of human resources and network relationships
to use, how to finance innovation and so on.
I (Chapters 2-4): Fundamentals (e.g. models of innovation); II
(Chapters 5-10): Strategizing (e.g. strategies for sustaining profits);
III (Chapters 11 and 12): Implementation (e.g. of the decision to
adopt); IV (Chapters 13-17): Globalization (e.g. the role of national
limited to, or trapped, in the notion of the individual innovator;
entire enterprise must be involved, and guided by strategy. 1.
There is "no better practice than
good theory." 2. Competitive advantage is gained and sustained through
innovation. 3. Innovation is not limited to high technology. 4.
usually means change and requires cross-functional involvement 5. Both
and its implementation are critical to successful applications of
6. Innovation entails dealing with new knowledge. 7. It’s imperative to
understand to apply it; once learned, it must be practiced.
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(Eds.) (1994). Information
technology and the corporation
of the 1990s: Research studies.
NY: Oxford University Press.
Gaffard, J-L. (1988). The
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C. (2006). The
long tail: Why the future of business is selling less of more.
S. D. (2011). The little black
innovation: How it works, how to do it. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
S. (2012). The social innovation
imperative: Create winning products, services, and programs that solve
society’s most pressing challenges.
J. M. (2002). Biomimicry:
Innovation inspired by nature. William Morrow
- Berkun, S. (20010). The
myths of innovation. NY:
Media. Each entertaining chapter centers on breaking apart a powerful
popular in the business world despite its lack of substance.
- Bettencourt, L.
(2010). Service innovation:
How to go from customer needs to breakthrough
services. NY: McGraw-Hill.
- Bhide, A. (2000). The origin &
evolution of new business.
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
- Breschi, S.
& Malerba, F. (Eds.) (2007). Clusters, networks and
innovation. New York: Oxford
The focus of these 16 chapters is on regional
clusters (districts, high-tech regions) of competitiveness and
how network structures, industrial/geographical/social contexts,
entrepreneurial activities, and governmental policies can encourage or
& Saunders, A. (2009). Wired
for innovation: How information
technology is reshaping the economy. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
L. A. (1981). Innovation diffusion: A new perspective. NY: Methuen. Applied his training in modern
and urban geography to expanding the
model of diffusion on the basis of geographical proximity and
derived from Hagerstrand’s original 1953 work [cite], both of which
social, hierarchical, and personal contact fields as an aspect of
geography. Includes suppliers,
distribution agencies, marketers. Also
began raising the focus on consequences, and eventually applications to
development in Latin America. Extends
the prior emphasis on demand-side to include supply-side aspects, local
regional contexts, and the product life cycle. Identifies three
innovation diffusion: cultural geography/anthropology, Hagerstrand
mathematically modeling, and conceptualizing diffusion patterns,
communication via interpersonal contacts), and market/infrastructure
(emphasizing the supply, availability, and distributing and marketing
innovations). Distinguishes consumer
from firm/technology innovations.
Brown, T. (2009). Change by design: How design
thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation. HarperBusiness.
Christensen, C. & Wheelwright, S. (2008). Strategic management of technology
and innovation (5th ed.). NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
- Chen, M. &
Lucas, G. (2010). Education
nation: Six leading edges of innovation in our schools. SF: Jossey-Bass.
- Chesbrough, H.
(2011). Open services
innovation: Rethinking your business to grow and compete
in a new era. SF: Jossey-Bass.
- Christensen, C.
(1997). The innovator’s dilemma.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
- Coleman, J. S., Katz, E., &
Menzel, H. (1966). Medical
innovation, a diffusion study. Indianapolis, IND: Bobbs-Merrill.
Not the first study of the role of
interpersonal networks on the diffusion of innovations (in this case,
prescription of tetracycline), but a ground-breaking one because of the
both self-reported and actual adoption data, within four bounded
communities, applying the network concepts of close and weak ties
focused on dyadic relations only). They make clear conceptual
between traditional individual influences and social (network)
results included the role of physician reputation and both social and
professional networks. Later studies analyzed influences of
pharmaceutical representatives, and commercial flyers at medical
S. (1979). The diffusion of
innovations. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.
P. J., & Dunham, R. (2010). The
innovator’s way: Essential practices for successful innovation. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
This book focuses on how individuals, groups,
and organizations and improve the rate of innovation.
They explain eight positive practices:
sensing, envisioning, offering, adopting, sustaining, executing,
embodying. For each, they provide
examples as well as what to practice to increase these skills.
M. & Besssant, J. (1996). Effective
innovation policy: A new approach. International Thompson Business
P. F. (2006). Innovation and
D. (2011). The shock
of the old: Technology and global history since 1900.
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. “We should pay less attention to
and invention, he argues, and more to the technologies that people
in their daily lives—"a whole invisible world of technologies," many
of which have served the poor more than the rich, such as corrugated
flat-pack IKEA furniture. Ranging across broad swaths of history,
offers multiple examples of overlooked technologies that are far more
than they might initially seem, including the condom and the sewing
well as innovations in killing, such as insecticides, slaughterhouses
E. (1995). Economic approaches to
innovation. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. UK.
Mowery, D. C., & Nelson, R. R. (Eds.). (2006).
Oxford handbook of innovation. Oxford,
UK: Oxford University Press. The 21
chapters include a broad interdisciplinary range of
understanding innovation. The four
cover creation of innovations (especially by firms and networks);
institutional and organizational influences on innovation; variations
innovation across economic sectors and time; and consequences of
(focusing on economic and competitive aspects).
Understanding new media. Pine Forge
Press. The mediamorphosis approach
emphasizes that the form and rate of media diffusion are pervasively
by many forces. These include, for example. competition between media,
opportunities and needs fostered by other innovations, regulation and
standards, and economic factors, such as microprocessor chip costs,
(2010). The innovation secrets
of Steve Jobs: Insanely different principles for
breakthrough success. NY: McGraw-Hill.
R., Praveen, R. N., Shapira, Z. B., & March, J. G. (Eds.) (1997). Technological
innovation: Oversights and
foresights. Cambridge, UK:
University Press. Notes that the probabilities of matching between a
internal capabilities and the external environment necessary for
innovation are low. So the 18 chapters
in this book discuss ways to improve these odds, by explaining
economic, and institutional factors underlying both oversights (failing
achieve success, either in developing an innovation, or having it
foresights (realizing potential of initial insignificant or failed
product), using both familiar and novel cases.
J. (2012). The idea factory:
Bell Labs and the great age of American innovation.
The Penguin Press HC.
M. (2000). The tipping
point: How little things can make a big difference. NY: Little,
Co. Gladwell’s book provides accessible
discussions and examples of concepts from diffusion of innovation
especially focuses on (a) the point after achieving critical largely
social roles such as connectors, mavens (information specialists), and
(b) characteristics of the innovation such as stickiness or
(c) natural social groups.
- Goldsmith, S., Georges, G.
Burke, T. G. &
Bloomberg, M. R.
(2010). The power of social
innovation: How civic entrepreneurs ignite community
networks for good. SF:
V. & Trimble, C. (2010). The
other side of innovation: Solving the execution challenge. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University
M., & Pruitt, B.
(1990). R&D for industry: A century of technical innovation at
NY: Cambridge University Press.
T., Robert, G., Bate,
P., Macfarlane, F., & Kyriakidou, O. (Eds.) (2005). Diffusion of
innovations in health service organisations: A systematic literature
review. London: Blackwell Publishing.
T. (1952). The
propagation of innovation waves. Gleerup,
Lund Studies in Geography B-4 (Ph.D. Dissertation).
Sweden: Royal University of Lund. (Pred, A. translated:
diffusion as a spatial process. Chicago: University of Chicago
Emphasized that diffusion of an innovation (here, cultural artifacts)
overcome three main barriers of distance, availability of the
non-adopters. Some, but not all, of this
can be accomplished through mass media and interpersonal communication
through postal money transfer, telephone, automobiles, and migration,
as state and infrastructural indicators). Included
early reference to his concept of time geography..
Emphasized diffusion processes and
probabilistic models (esp. Monte Carlo simulations), the use of actual
geographical coordinates to match with the infrastructural,
innovation flows) interdisciplinarity, and a shift away from
A. (2004). How breakthroughs happen. Cambridge,
MA: Harvard Business School Press.
Review (2011). Inspiring &
executing innovation. Cambridge, MA:
Harvard Business Review Press.
& Smith, J. (1990). Science and corporate strategy: DuPont
1902-1980. NY: Cambridge University Press.
J. (2005). The management of technology &
innovation: The shaping of technology and institutions of the market
Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. This
book takes an historical perspective on innovation
in market contexts (invention, technological standards, competition,
intellectual property law, finance, organization of expertise and work,
state and reform, using social science research and case studies.
J. (2012). On the origin of tepees: The evolution
ideas (and ourselves). [additional subtitle: Why some ideas spread
others go extinct.] New York, NY: Free Press. Focuses on the spread and
extinction of memes, cultural change, and innovation. Combines biology,
psychology, history, linguistics, geology, and philosophy.
(2006). Medici effect: What
elephants and epidemics can teach us about
breakthrough ideas most often occur when we bring concepts from one
a new, unfamiliar territory, and offers examples how we can turn the
discover into path-breaking innovations.
B. & Rice, R. E. (1987). Managing
organizational innovation: The evolution from word processing to office
information systems. New York:
Columbia University Press.
S. (2010). Where
good ideas come from: A natural history of innovation.
NY: Riverhead (Penguin Group). Johnson
emphasizes the situational aspects
(shared properties and patterns, networks, physical spaces, supported
behaviors)) of innovation (art, natural sciences, technology), and the
interconnected nature of innovations (such as path dependence) rather
individual innovator. The chapters are organized by seven principles of
innovation generation: (the
adjacent possible, liquid networks, the slow hunch, serendipity, error,
exaptation, and platforms. He uses these analyses to
discuss how legal and folk wisdom about innovations more frequently
obstacles (patents, trade secrets, intellectual property) to innovative
S. (2014). How we
got to now: Six innovations that made the modern world. NY: Riverhead (Penguin Group). In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson
the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life
(refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their
by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended
consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and
mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before
but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped
the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—How We Got to Now
secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his
trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between
unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the
migration of human beings in the history of the species—to cities such
or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how
clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water
possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part
television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of
networks building the modern world, written in the provocative,
and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.
S. (2016). Wonderland:
How play made the modern world. NY:
Riverhead (Penguin Group). This
illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom
contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver
world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that,
history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are
hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson’s
just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising
along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He
us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors,
and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious
exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows.
R. M. (1990). The change masters:
Corporate entrepreneurs at work.
London: Taylor & Francis.
(2007). Innovation nation: How
America is losing its innovation edge, why it
matters, and what we can do to get it back. NY:
- Katz, E. & Lazarsfeld, P. F. (1955/2005).
influence: The part played by
people in the flow of mass
original 1955 book). New
Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
A. G., & Charan, R. (2008). The
game-changer: How you can drive revenue
and profit growth with innovation. UK:
T. J. & McGuire, E. (Eds.)
(1998). Information systems innovation and
diffusion: Issues and directions. Hershey, PA: Idea Group
international group of authors provide 18 chapters on the innovative
development and diffusion of information systems. The
general topics include influences on the
innovation and diffusion process, the diffusion of software application
packages, facilitating technology diffusion, and conceptualizing
diffusion processes. Several chapters offer implications for research
information systems innovation and organizational change.
- Lester, R., &
Piore, M. (2004). Innovation: The missing
dimension. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Lockwood, T.
(2009). Design thinking:
Integrating innovation, customer experience, and brand
value. Allworth Press.
- MacKenzie, D.
& Wajcman, J. (Eds.) (1999).
social shaping of technology (2nd ed.). McGraw Hill
[keep – development, uses, consequences] While
many books and articles discuss the social contexts of
development, use and consequences of innovations, especially
Social Shaping of Technology perspective is a central source for this
perspective. Using examples grouped into
production, domestic/reproductive, and military technology, the 30
underscore how workplace relations, male-dominated social science, and
underlying assumptions of the military shape the nature, form, and
E. (1995). Innovation, technology and
the economy. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. UK.
L. R. (1993). Contemporary
Innovations, issues, and perspectives. South Holland, IL:
T. K (2010). Prophet of
Schumpeter and creative destruction. Belknap Press of Harvard
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The lever of riches: Technological creativity and economic progress.
UK: Oxford University Press.
- Moore, G. A. (2002). Crossing the chasm:
Marketing and selling
products to mainstream customers. NY: Collins Business Essentials. A
extension to the traditional adopter categories is the concept of a
between early and later adopters, relevant for discontinuous (primarily
technological) innovations (Moore, 2002). Firms must cross the chasm from an early market dominated by a
customers (innovators and early adopters) who are interested in the
sophisticated technology features or the status of early adoption, to a
mainstream market dominated largely by pragmatists (early majority) and
conservatives (late majority) who look for value, maintenance of
practices, and ongoing vendor support.
- Mowery, D.C., &
Nelson, R.R. (Eds.) (1999). Sources of industrial leadership:
seven industries. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- O’Reilly, C. A. III, & Tushman, M. L.
through innovation: A practical guide to leading organizational change
renewal. Cambridge, MA:
Business Review Press.
(2011). Creative people must
be stopped: 6 ways we kill innovation (without
even trying). SF: Jossey-Bass.
A. (1986). The culture of technology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
S. (1997). Technological
industrial evolution, and economic growth. Garland Publishing,
R. & Keyes, R. (2003). The
innovation paradox: The success of failure, the failure of success.
M. S. &
Van de Ven, A. H. (Eds.) (2004). Handbook of organizational change and
NY: Oxford University Press. The primary
focus of the 13 chapters in this edited book is on concepts and methods
developing and evaluating organizational process theories, integrating
levels of analysis (from the individual to the nation) and time (change
D. & Laurila, J. (Eds.) (2003). Technological change and
Prahalad, C. K. &
Krishnan, M. S. (2008). The new
age of innovation: Driving cocreated value through global networks. NY:
L. S. (1985). The
making of American industrial research: Science and business at GE and
1876-1926. NY: Cambridge University Press.
R. E. & Cooper, S. (2010). Organizations and
unusual routines: A
systems analysis of dysfunctional feedback processes. Cambridge,
Cambridge University Press.
- Richter, M. N. (1982). Technology and social complexity. Albany, NY: State University of New York
(1971). Innovative behaviour and
communication. NY: Holt.
(2003). Diffusion of
innovations (5th ed.). New York: Free
(2009). The anatomy of buzz
revisited: Real-life lessons in the art of word-of-mouth marketing. Crown
& Spencer, W. (Eds.) (1996). Engines of innovation: US
research at the end of an era. Cambridge, MA: HBS Press.
the charts: What radio
airplay tells us about the diffusion of innovation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Despite
the growth of digital media, traditional FM radio airplay still remains
essential way for musicians to achieve commercial success. Climbing
Charts examines how songs rise, or fail to rise, up the radio
charts. Looking at the relationships between record labels,
the public, Gabriel Rossman develops a clear picture of the roles of
players and the gatekeeping mechanisms in the commercial music
the way, he explores its massive inequalities, debunks many popular
misconceptions about radio stations' abilities to dictate hits, and
shows how a
song diffuses throughout the nation to become a massive success.
V.W. (1999). Technology, growth, and development:
induced innovation perspective. NY: Oxford University Press.
R. & Mansell, R. (Eds.) (1996). Communication
by design: The politics of
information and communication technologies. Oxford: Oxford
P. (2011). A guide to open
crowdsourcing: Advice from leading experts. Kogan
D. (2005). Exploring
innovation. Berkshire, UK:
McGraw-Hill Education. A useful and
usable overview of the basic aspects of innovation – nature (types, the
of technological change), activities (innovation theories, innovation
intellectual property), managing (technology strategy, entrepreneurs,
organizing for innovation), and fostering (innovation policy,
clusters, and national innovation systems). This is designed as an
undergraduate text, particularly for management and business programs,
E. 1997. Why
things bite back: Technology and the revenge of unintended
Vintage. Innovations, precisely because they change the current of
relationships (whether technical, social, biological, economic,
etc.), can generate long-term, unintended negative effects. Tenner 1997) discusses those that generate
new problems, reverse existing solutions, or reinforce the initial
with examples from medicine, environment, pest spread and control,
hospital treatment, mechanization, computerization, and other areas.
Anderson, P. (Eds.) (1997). Managing strategic innovation and
ed.). NY: Oxford University Press. Taking
a management perspective, this lengthy book (42
reprints) directs our attention to the evolution of technologies within
historical contexts, and how that in turn generates organizational
adaptation. The sections include
overview, technology cycles, discontinuous innovations, dominant
incremental change, organizational architectures/change culture,
historical perspectives, innovation and strategy, learning/intellectual
capital, internal and cross-organizational linkages, and
J. (1994). Mastering the dynamics of innovation.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.
T. (1995). Network models of the
diffusion of innovations. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. Valente explicitly applies the network
perspective (concepts, data, and methods) to understanding different
diffusion processes, and what factors influence both the pattern and
that diffusion, both at the individual and social system levels. It particularly applies threshold and
critical mass models, and discusses applications to communication
Dijken, K., Prince, Y., Wolters, T.,
Mussati, G., Kalff, P., Hansen, O., Kendrup, S., Sondergard, B.,
L., & Meredith, S. (1999). Adoption
of environmental innovations: The dynamics of innovation as interplay
business competence, environmental orientation, and network involvement. Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic
Ven, A. H., Angle, H. L., & Poole, M. S. (2000). Research
on the management of innovation: The Minnesota Studies. NY: Oxford University Press.
R. M., Ortt,
J. R. & Dicke, W. M. (Eds.) (2006). Managing
technology and innovation: An introduction. NY: Routledge
(1994). The sources of innovation.
NY: Oxford University Press. Innovations
develop from different sources in different industries – not just the
traditional manufacturer -- ranging from end users who find new uses or
for services or products, and may even develop the modified or new
processers, to suppliers. two important
topics. Von Hippel's research on the role of users in industrial
and, more generally, on the broader question of the locus of inventive
in what the French call a filiere has changed the way that scholars of
technological advance have looked at those questions. His more recent
technology sharing, has brought light to an aspect of technical change
scholars had not seen or understood before.
Hippel, E. (2006). Democratizing innovation. Cambridge, MA: MIT
want customized products, and why lead users are such good sources for
innovations. Indeed, organizations should seek out and support such
developing new products and services. Related
to the more social media-specific concept of
users who create and share content.
L. (1966). Medieval technology and social change.
Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (traces the development of
warfare to innovations in horse saddlery, specifically, the
of the foot stirrup around the 6th CE).
F., & Gibson, D. V. (Eds.) (1990). Technology
transfer: A communication perspective. Newbury Park, CA: Sage
Publications. The chapters apply
interpersonal, group, organizational, and media perspectives on
processes (and obstacles) of transferring technology innovations in one
(such as universities or technology consortia) to another (such as
or government). topics range from overviews of technology transfer and
intraorganizational environments to cases in the US, Mexico, India,
Institute. (2011). State
of the world 2011: Innovations that nourish the planet. W. W. Norton & Co.
G., Duncan, R. &
Holbek, J. (1973). Innovations
organizations. NY: John Wiley
all aspects of the Internet -- Internet 101: http://www.internet101.org
Best of the
Internet (a VERY helpful resource on many
aspects of computing and the Internet, from companies and education to
and Internet online dictionary and search engine: http://www.webopedia.com
for thousands of the most current IT-related words: http://whatis.techtarget.com/
Emoticons (including animated
of how all sorts of things work: http://www.howstuffworks.com/
Web Resources (a visual guide to assessing
websites or posts before you cite it): http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/evaluating-web-resources/
Internet Addiction: http://www.netaddiction.com
Internet Dating (guidelines): http://internetdating.net
Internet Politics course and links (privacy,
intellectual ownership, etc.): http://www.learnworld.com/COURSES/P172/P172.Links.html
Privacy Information, Tips, and Solutions (Ultimate
Privacy Guide: How to Stay Safe Online): https://vpnandgo.com/internet-privacy/
Internet Privacy and Safety: 55 Ways
to Save Money on Internet Safety: The Definitive Guide: https://cooltechzone.com/save-on-internet-safety
Internet Search Engines, Usage
Invisible Web (extensive links to all kinds of text and multimedia
search engines and directories, invisible web search tools, evaluations
of web resources, web usage statistics, Internet and Web history and
analyses, web tools and coding, tutorials and training, weblogs and
weblog indexes, Internet domains, other tools): http://www.podbaydoor.com/aengine.htm
Internet Statistics, Usage, Reports
(government and university reports): http://www.lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stsci.html#internet
Internet Statistics and Facts: (https://www.websitehostingrating.com/internet-statistics-facts/)
Internet Usage and Issues -- Survey results:
demographics and use:
Audience analysis and
measurement of Internet usage:
Internet and American Life Project reports: http://www.pewinternet.org/reports.asp
Surveys about Internet use:
NetLingo (online dictionary of 100s
Internet and computer technology terms, plus smileys, html tips, and
chatroom abbreviations): http://www.netlingo.com
Imagining the Internet Predictions Database examines the potential
future of the Internet, based on a survey of 1286 networking and
technology experts, while simultaneously providing a peek back
into its history. Navigate through three useful
resource areas that: illuminate the views of stakeholders and give an
historic overview (1990 to 1995 predictions): http://www.elon.edu/e-web/imagining/
Social Media and Twitter
bibliographies (from danah boyd):
Social Network Sites: http://www.danah.org/researchBibs/sns.php
Top-level domains: http://www.icann.org/tlds/
Information on Search Engines]
[Search Engines for
Newsgroups, Discussion Lists and E-Zines]
[General Information on
The Ultimate Student’s
Search Engines (Intro, how search engines work, the
between a database and a search enging, history of search engines, the
of Google vs. SEO, Future of search engines, conclusion): http://alexmiller.com/the-students-guide-to-search-engines/
These two sites provide good tutorials on searching:
For comparisons of various search engines and tutorials on
http://www.searchengineshowdown.com (news and comparison
Research Buzz (information and research on search
and databases): http://www.researchbuzz.com/
Relationships among the major
engines (which supply, and which receive, primary and secondary
search results): http://www.bruceclay.com/searchenginerelationshipchart.htm
[Search Engines for and
Descriptions of Blogs, Newsgroups, Discussion Lists, Social Bookmarks,
Community Photos, E-Zines, Trolling]
Discussion lists, by term or category: http://www.tile.net
(sharing photographs online): http://www.flickr.com/
Newsgroup posting: USENET search for messages in Newsgroup
postings containing specific words: http://groups.google.com
in newsgroup format!: http://member.newsguy.com/~schramm/nnqlinks.html
Usenet and newsgroups: http://www.ibiblio.org/usenet-i/
(searches blogs by text in posts, links to a
given blog post, and post tags/categories): http://www.technorati.com/
Subtle Art of Trolling: http://www.urban75.com/Mag/troll.html
sites, including a “random camsite”: www.camcentral.com
Internet/Web Design, Websites and
website design and style: http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/badtext.htm
Digital Thread’s web
design site: http://digitalthread.com/
Web style guide: http://www.webstyleguide.com/index.html?/contents.html
Webby Awards for best designs in 20 categories: http://www.webbyawards.com
Evaluating and citing online materials:
Evaluating the quality of health sites:
(from Wilson, P. (2002). How to find the
good and avoid the bad or ugly: A short guide to tools for rating
quality of health information on the internet. British Medical Journal, 324(7337), 598-602):
Code of conduct: http://www.e-europeawards.org/
(awards for best European e-health sites)
Top of Page
[ GENERAL RESOURCES ]
ENTERTAINMENT, CULTURE, NEWS, WEATHER
Allexperts (online volunteers answer most any question
think of:): http://allexperts.com
(a massive central data source and
a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast
of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD. You
can generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with
The weather: http://www.weather.com
Movie reviews, databases, online films
National Parks: https://upgradedpoints.com/us-national-parks/
What happened on this date in history (history,
Discovery Channel Online: http://www.discovery.com
guide for major cities: http://citysearch.com
through online groups): http://www.moveon.org
Music Groups: Visualization/zoomable network map of related
National Gardening Association: http://www.garden.org
most amusing, artistic,
interactive and technically
intriguing multi-media web site (you really need a very fast
connection to allow all the cool demonstrations and games to work):
Top of Page
Dept. of Commerce: http://www.commerce.gov
Government and business
History and Archives: http://www.archives.gov/index.html
Legislative Information: http://www.congress.gov
Library of Congress: http://lcweb.loc.gov/homepage/lchp.html
The White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov
Top of Page
[General Health Information Indexes] [Government & Nonprofit] [Commercial]
[General Health Information
(a medical and health consumer information resource for over 1,500 health topics, 70 health centers,
and more than 11,000 drugs and medications): http://www.healthopedia.com
(Health on the Net Foundation search engine for
certified health information sites): http://www.hon.ch/HONsearch/Webmasters/medhunt.html
Medical Matrix: http://www.medmatrix.org/reg/login.asp
Yahoo! Health List: http://www.yahoo.com/Health
[Government and Nonprofit Health
Addiction Recovery Programs: http://www.recovery.org/
American Association for Cancer Research: http://www.aacr.org
American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Home Page: http://www.ahcpr.gov
American Medical Association: http://www.ama-assn.org
American Public Health Association: http://www.apha.org/
Benton Foundation Health Site: http://www.benton.org
Cancer Information and Resources: http://www.cancerguide.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of
ConsumerSafety.org (presents health & safety information
for children, families,
patients, and seniors, as well as consumer related news stories): https://www.consumersafety.org/
comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about
dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available
Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about drug
effects, and pending litigation associated with various drugs and their
DrugWatch (prescription drug
recall news, recent FDA approvals, drug alerts, drug
interactions, side effects, and current developments in the medical
(A privately run, free site, eMedExpert provides
drug reviews and comparisons, Brand/Generic name correspondence tool,
Side effects index, a blog, tips for safer medication use, etc.. The
information is based on recent reviews and articles published in
literature and included in medical and health databases): http://www.emedexpert.com/.
Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov
Health on the Network Foundation, Supporting Quality Health
Information, with Some Innovative Search Tools: http://www.hon.ch
Healthfinder -- A Gateway to Consumer Health and Human
(a medical and health consumer information resource containing
comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language
from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics,
70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications): http://www.healthopedia.com/
Jumo Health (5 Ways to Improve Patient Education)
The Mayo Clinic, with Speciality Links: http://www.mayoclinic.org
MedLine Plus (a government resource for many links,
dictionaries, organizations, directories, libraries, and clearinghouses
for answers to health questions): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.drugabuse.gov
National Institutes of Health-Health: http://health.nih.gov
National Institutes of Mental Health: http://www.nimh.nih.gov
NetWellness: A Health Site Jointly Supported by Three
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/
(a vast amount of educational resources by public health experts for
and their children): www.yellowbrick.me
[Commercial Health Information
Center (lists recalled medical devices and drugs, oh and car
or Medcko.com Provides
detailed information on a wide range of diseases, medications, fitness
and health: http://www.medcko.com
Merck Manual of Medical Information (interactive,
multi-media encyclopedia): http://www.merckhomeedition.com
Online Drug Index and Pharmacy: http://www.rxlist.com
Physican's Desk References (family guides): http://www.pdrhealth.com
WebMD (many newsletters, medical history, news and
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2. Anti-Drug Campaigns
3. Consulting/Professional Organizations
4. Environmental Campaigns
5. Evaluations/Case Studies
6. Health Campaign Websites
7. Human Rights Campaigns
8. Overviews of Public Communication Campaigns
9. Plastic Recycling Campaigns
10. Social Marketing
1. AIDS Campaign Websites
Day (This campaign is
co-coordinated by UNAIDS, and
encourages people to “Wear the Red Ribbon” on World AIDS Day, December
2004. This campaign addresses the stigma and discrimination
with AIDS, and it encourages people to break the silence and barriers
effective HIV/AIDS prevention): http://www.worldaidsday.org
Church of Scientology Anti-Drug Activities (Churches of Scientology
internationally have, for many years, been actively involved in
help educate youth and adults on the dangers of drugs to bring an end
In the United States, the campaign is banner headed under “Lead The Way
Drug-Free USA;” in Europe it is widely known “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes
Life.” In support of their international grass-roots fight against
Churches of Scientology unites concerned community groups, stage public
awareness forums, anti-drug rallies and educational conferences in a
effort to bring an end to drug abuse): http://www.drugfreeworld.org/#/home
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism (overview of problems
associated with college drinking, and an informative overview/tip sheet
on prevention strategies oriented toward specific populations): http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/special-populations-co-occurring-disorders/college-drinking
Campaign (The National Youth
Media Campaign is a multi-dimensional effort to educate and empower
reject illicit drugs. The campaign uses a variety of media to reach
youth, including TV ads, educational materials, Web sites, and
The campaign uses TV ads, educational materials, Web sites, and
reach parents and children. For
the 2006 final evaluation, see http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06818.pdf
Anti-Drug (This site is
sponsored by the National Youth Anti-Drug
Media Campaign, and it targets parents. It includes drug
advice for parents, signs and symptoms of drug abuse, tips on how to
child is using, and community
The Partnership at Drugfree.org (a drug abuse prevention, intervention,
treatment and recovery resource, including several campaigns): http://www.drugfree.org
The Ad Council (The
Ad Council is a private, non-profit organization gets professionals
advertising and communications industries to volunteer their time and
to develop public service campaigns. The Ad Council produces, and
promotes these public service campaigns for non-profit organizations
improve public and social health and wellbeing. The Ad Council is and
the leading producer of public service advertisements since 1942.
The site provides details and downloadable files on all current and
historic PSAs, including overviews, press releases, online resources,
television spots, radio ads, outdoor billboards, and web banners): http://www.adcouncil.org
Berkeley Media Studies Group (This
organization attempts to use the power of the mass
media, especially the news, to influence people's beliefs and actions
public health and social issues. The organization conducts
monitoring the media, studying the process of news gathering, and
media content. In addition, they engage in media planning,
consultation, training, case studies, and educating the press about
public health issues): http://www.bmsg.org/
Goodwill Communications (Goodwill
Communications is a full-service public service
advertising consulting firm. They assist clients in developing,
distributing, and marketing, and evaluating their communication
campaigns. Also, Goodwill Communications is the sponsor of the
Service Announcement Research Center noted above): http://www.goodwillcommunications.com/gc_default.htm
Health Communication Materials Network (Health Communication Materials Network is a
worldwide association of professionals in the area of developing public
communication campaigns and materials. For people involved in
communication campaigns and materials, membership is free and includes
to pamphlets, posters, video, radio, novelty items, flipcharts, cue
training materials. In addition, the website offers a forum to
health communication issues with other professionals and experts): http://www.m-mc.org/hcmn/index.php
The Johns Hopkins Center
for Communication Programs (This
is for the Johns
for Communication Programs. The center is involved in
communication for behavior change and health promotion. The center
communication assistance internationally in a wide variety of areas
needs assessment, campaign planning, mass media campaigns, training,
evaluation, dissemination of findings, and other services): http://www.jhuccp.org/
Monitoring The Future (Surveys
of health beliefs): http://monitoringthefuture.org/
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (conducts a web survey for teen pregnancy
each year): www.thenationalcampaign.org
The Prevention Communication Research Database (PCRD) (a project of the Office of Disease Prevention
Promotion (ODPHP), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is a
searchable collection of audience research – such as attitudes, beliefs
related to designing prevention messages conducted or sponsored by HHS
TV Access (TV access
is a firm that aims to help clients with effective and efficient
of public service communications. In addition to information
clients and services, the site presents a “PSA research” area that
surveys about trends in cable and television Public Service
53 Sources for Climate
Change News (published by George
Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public
Health, this resource shares 53 reputable outlets that provide
campaign research and expert analysis of topics related to climate
BE SAFE – building an environmental hazard precautionary
movement; Child Proofing Our Communities – educating and empowering
to protect children from toxic exposures; Green Flag Schools – provides
framework for schools to engage in environmental advocacy; PVC: The
Plastic – a national campaign to phase out PVC plastic.
Center for Health,
Environment and Justice (currently provides four campaigns): www.chej.org:
The Clean Car
Campaign (a cooperative effort
to reduce the problems created by
inefficient and over-polluting automobiles; emphasizing fuel economy,
emissions, and purchasing vehicles made from recyclable non-harmful
Defense (Campaigns and resources
for environmental protection): http://www.environmentaldefense.org/home.cfm
Communication Network (ECN) (provides support to and resources for
working in the field of environmental communication Including a
journals, bibliographies, programs, courses, websites, conference
proceedings for the biennial Conference on Environmental Communication,
information about the Environmental Communication Division of the NCA
Group (analyses government data, legal documents, scientific
studies and their
own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the
to find solutions): (http://www.ewg.org).
especially their Kid-Safe Chemicals campaign to pass the Safe Chemicals
Fish and Kids (Marine Stewardship Council's campaign to
awareness of sustainable seafood issues, increase availability of
seafood menu options, and provide a credible way of tracing the
boat to plate; targeted primarily to school kids and their adult
with social networking components): www.fishandkids.org
conservation/advocacy campaigns: Great Bear forest conservation
advocacy campaign, great summary of meta-analysis of similar national
and international advocacy campaigns, and discussion of why they are
generally unsuccessful: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/03/do-environmental-advocacy-campaigns-drive-successful-forest-conservation/
Earth Campaign (This site
includes links to a number of campaigns supported
by this group, including campaigns regarding global trade,
chemicals, waste, climate, real food, and transport. Also
to get involved): http://www.foe.co.uk/campaigns/
University Center for Climate Change Communication (Conducts unbiased social science public
engagement research - and to
help government agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies apply
results of this research - to find ways of effectively engaging the
policy makers in becoming part of the solution to stabilize the
life-sustaining climate. Provides links
to news articles, academic journal articles, blogs, and other websites
climate change communication): [link seems to be under construction] http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/
Greenpeace (This organization runs many different
campaigns. The website features a history of the organization, details
the campaigns being conducted all across the globe, ways to join and
the organization, job opportunities, and contact information. https://www.greenpeace.org/usa/
(a new nonprofit research center that
measures the impact and influence of entertainment on social and
Associated with The Center for Research
on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University (conducts
research regarding individual and group decision-making processes and
when faced with climate uncertainty and environmental risk, while
improve the quality and effectiveness of environmental and scientific
(RED) Campaign (using consumption to provide 50% donations to
Fund to purchase anti-retroviral medicine for people with AIDS in Africa, suppress the disease, prevention
training for local doctors and midwives): http://www.joinred.com/
Campaign (Sponsored by the
Committee, a citizen-funded wilderness preservation organization in
intended to generate donations, stimulate writing letters to elected
provide recent developments, show video clips, describe the history of
and recovery strategies, and how to get involved through volunteering
joining Facebook.com): http://www.wildernesscommittee.org/campaigns/wildlife/spotted_owl
Campaign (This site is sponsored
by a nonprofit
organization located in NYC. Some of its campaigns include saving
community gardens, reclaiming public space, and advocating auto free
and parks. The site offers links to information regarding
seminars and demonstrations): http://www.times-up.org
United Nations Environmental
Creative Gallery on Sustainability Communications (The
international online database of corproate and public advertising
campaigns specifically dedicated to sustainability issues and
classified by sustainability themes): http://www.unep.fr/scp/communications/ads.htm
Testing the Relative Effectiveness of Antidrug Public Service
Before a National Campaign
(This article reports on a study examining the perceived effectiveness
30 antidrug public service announcements. The study concludes
evaluative research is necessary to prevent broadcast of
Service Announcements that could have a negative impact): http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/abstract/92/2/238
Youth (Advocates for Youth is an international campaign that aims
young people make informed and responsible decisions about their
and sexual health. The website offers information to help achieve a
positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health. The
aims to help society become more comfortable with talking about sex): http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/
READY (US Department of Homeland Security (to raise
of and preparedness for disasters, including both terrorist events and
disasters; sections for regular citizens, businesses, and kids): http://www.ready.gov
2000, “truth” is the largest U.S.
youth smoking campaign, and not directed by the tobacco industry. Run by the Legacy for Health Foundation, it
focuses on preventing those under 18 from starting smoking by
tobacco industry tactics, addiction, health effects, and social
using mass media, an interactive website (http://www.thetruth.com/),
and links through social media sites): http://www.legacyforhealth.org/28.aspx
VERB (multimedia, interactive campaign designed by
for Disease Control and prevention -- www.cdc.gov/ -- to increase and
physical activity among tweens -- children aged nine to 13 years old):
Campaign (This site details the
goals of this campaign which include
working for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights. The
includes links to information regarding issues, legislation, and
well as ways to get involved): http://www.hrc.org/
Project (This campaign demands
for poor women and their families. Their organization works to
by assisting women achieve a livable wage by providing technical
emotional support, and linkage to resources. Site includes a
statement, contact information, and links to related information): http://www.weap.org
Centers for Disease
Control’s Gateway to Health Communication and Social Marketing Practice (extensive resources,
covering health communication basics, interactive features, success
evaluation, audience, campaigns, research/evaluation, channels, tools
templates, risk communication): http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/
Community Tool Box
from the University of Kansas (extensive materials on all aspects of
with 46 chapters and 300 sections including models for promoting
health and development, community assessment and agenda setting,
interest and participation, developing a strategic plan and
structure, leadership and management, designing or adapting community
interventions, implementing community interventions, community
effective advocacy, evaluating community programs, maintaining quality,
generating and sustaining financial resources, social marketing,
sustainability, and research design and data collection): http://ctb.ku.edu/en/default.aspx
L., Ervice J., & Woodruff, K. (2002 November). Voices for
of public communications campaigns and their
evaluation challenges. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media Studies Group
on evaluating non-profit communication campaigns. Specifically, the
contends that communication campaigns vary in terms of their purpose,
and maturity): www.mediaevaluationproject.org/b2.pdf
Shouting to be Heard: Public Service Advertising
in a New
Media Age (2002): (A conference
by the Kaiser Family Foundation, with videos of and reports from
main report document, prepared by the Kaiser Family Foundation, traces
history of Public Service Announcements in terms of their place on
Networks. The report includes discussion of airtime allotted to
Service Announcements, The FCC, debate over what constitutes a Public
Announcement, The Telecommunication Act, and the Children’s Television
9 . Plastic Recyclining
Campaign to Eliminate Plastic Straws Is Sucking in Thousands of Converts:
Fears, D. (2017, June 24). The Washington Post, WP
A Plastic Planet: Goal is “to
and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap”; media room, plastic
trust mark, plastic free aisle, the language of plastic, resource
Coordinated by “pro-business, collaborative entrepreneurs that want to
accelerate the pace of essential change.”
American Recycles Day:
organizing recycling events
is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution.
Loop Ocean: “partnership to create financing vehicles focused on
plastic from flowing into the ocean. Building on Closed Loop Partners’
successful investment model, Circulate Capital aims to finance
projects that focus on waste management and recycling in emerging
South and Southeast Asia. The fund will also support incubation of
of companies, NGOs and municipalities that will, among other things,
the pipeline of investable opportunities for all investors.”
Earth Day Campaigns
Earth Day Initiatives to
Reduce Consumption of Single-Use Plastics
Network Campaign: End Plastic Pollution
Why I Stayed a Night in the Plastic Bottle Dungeon: Nina
(2019, February 26). “In Bocas del Toro, Panama, visitors to a castle
of plastic waste are asked to atone for their sins against the
was no ordinary castle: It’s constructed of 60,000 empty plastic water
bottles caged in sturdy metal mesh...”
International Campaign against
Microplastic Ingredients in Cosmetics: Supported by 98 NGOs
from 41 countries and regions. Already 448 brands from 119 different
manufacturers promised to remove plastic microbeads from their
by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). “Microplasticsbeads
biodegradable and once they enter the marine environment, they are
Recycling Resources: Recycling games, tutorials, videos, crafts,
plans, especially for primary and secondary school students
PECO’s Story of How
Bottle Is Recycled (South Africa) (4:36): Kind of a campaign
message: Collection, Filtering out all non-PET, Washing out non-PET,
fibres, Examples of many uses from the processed fibres, Preform and
Plastic Bag Local
in North Carolina (1:10): Information-based
Redesign Campaign Message from OECD (2:00): Other view of
plastics, energy use, pollution, low recycling rates, expensive, types
plastics, dangerous, cheaper to make new plastics than to recycle?
design better recyclable plastics. “Why is only a fifth of plastic
Collecting, sorting and processing waste plastic is expensive and some
cannot be recycled because of the hazardous chemicals used to make
our video to find out what the OECD recommends to tackle this problem.”
Campaign: The Smog of the Sea.
with cities and brands to reward residents for helping to make their
communities cleaner, greener places.
Barbara Earth Day Weekend Activities
Stop! Micro Waste: For a
Nature: “STOP! MICRO WASTE is a nonprofit initiative from Berlin,
Germany and is dedicated
to inform about smart use of plastic. We aim to explore and initiate
ideas on how to avoid, replace and re-use plastics in everyday life and
The Recycling Partnership:
recycling communication campaigns and guidelines.
Is What Happens When a Country Bans Plastic: N. Visser. “The
measure, meant to curtail ocean pollution, outlaws products that get
away after a single use. ... Vanuatu banned single-use plastic bags,
straws and styrofoam food containers last July in a dramatic attempt to
the flow of trash from the country’s coasts into the ocean.”
Ways to Communicate
Plastics Recycling (3:23): Hand-drawing style; A
guidebook to use common terms effectively – for commodity industry, and
consumers. Goals listed by resources
for plastics recycling campaigns
Waste Month: Thousands march for
clean air to protest pending bills on waste incineration (Philippines).
10. Social Marketing
Council (“As the leading producer of
public service advertisements
(PSAs) since 1942, the Ad Council has been addressing critical social
for generations of Americans”): http://www.adcouncil.org/
Communications Network (Formed
foundations and other philanthropies communicate more effectively): http://www.comnetwork.org/
Marketing (An online guide
how to use community-based social marketing to design and evaluate
foster sustainable behavior; searchable databases of articles,
graphics, and case studies
on fostering sustainable behavior; and a listserv for sharing
asking questions of others): http://cbsm.com
(A community-based social marketing campaign (involving commitment,
norms, communication, incentives, removing external barriers, and
concerning smart behaviors related to all kinds of bears): http://www.bearsmart.com/becoming-bear-smart/community/education/community-based-social-marketing
Smart Chart 3.0 (an online tool
help you make and assess strategic decisions if you are: Just starting the communications planning
Evaluating a communications effort already in progress, Reviewing a
communications effort you've already completed): http://www.smartchart.org
Osocio (dedicated to social
advertising and non-profit campaigns. Osocio is the central online hub
advertisers, ad agencies, grassroots, activists, social entrepreneurs,
Samaritans from around the globe): http://osocio.org/
The SPIN Project (Building
communication capacity of non-profits): http://www.spinproject.org/
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[ RESEARCH RESOURCES ]
COMMUNICATION, MEDIA, INFORMATION SCIENCE, WEB-BASED
(a free PR
Internet resource complete with more
links to PR resources, articles, and websites for the PR consultant,
communicator and student. Included are resources for corporate, crisis,
employee and marketing communications; ethics; How-to; Internet PR;
relations; media directories; professional development; publications;
writing and recent articles on the profession): http://advertising.about.com
(an unbiased and updated list of every school that offers an
in the US):
Bedford/StMartin's "Research and Documentation Online"
how to find and document sources -- see the separate set of links for
resources, including reference materials, web resources, reference
and communication associations): http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc;
See also Bedford/StMartin's "Research Room" (research process,
electronic searches, online resources, evaluating and citing sources,
with practice sessions and exercises): http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/english_research
Books and Publishing: http://www.bookwire.com
CommunicationResearch.Org (Vast set of links to
methodology tutorials, research writing, research funding sources,
communication theories, Internet issues, communication journals,
archives, communication associations, and teaching resources): http://ww1.communicationresearch.org
and Publisher Interactive: http://www.editorandpublisher.com
Graduate Research/School Tips:
Library and Information Sciences resources and WWW links:
Nuts and Bolts of College Writing (Links to style,
structure, evidence, paper mechanics, historical present, finding a
voice, nominalizations, etc.): http://nutsandbolts.washcoll.edu
Online Ph.D. UK (an Advisory Centre
for Ph.D.students and
an international voluntary service that provides free educational advice and
guidance to students
from all over the world about online Ph.D. courses and programs): http://onlinephduk.com/
Oral and nonverbal
communication skills (The six sections of this guide provides
the information and tools to become effective, confident communicators.
the nursing career as an example of why clear oral and nonverbal
is so crucial, it walks students through the process of developing
communication skills.): http://www.rntobsn.org/resources/oral-communication-skills/
Public Service Career
Guidebook (Working in public service represents an opportunity to
others. However, public service is a broad term that encompasses a
multilayered range of public interests. Find out what public service is
learn more about the kinds of opportunities available to those looking
a difference): http://www.firescience.org/public-service-careers/
Library Internet Resources for Communication,
Journalism and Media Studies:
Excellent introductory tutorial to using Library Resources (specifically,
Rutgers University Library, but this is quite general) for
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography (over
1,220 articles, books, electronic documents, and other sources that
are useful in understanding scholarly electronic publishing efforts on
Internet and other networks): http://digital-scholarship.org/sepb/sepb.html
Academe (diverse resources on academic
professionalization -- job search timeline; transitioning from graduate
to professor; academic couples; academic blogs; publishing your first
websites; interdisciplinarity; applying for jobs when you have a job;
interviewing (including long-distance ones); demystifying tenure;
resources; networking; parenting and professing; preparing for
presentations; negotiating starting salaries; best practices for
needs of new scholars; grantwriting; Eszter’s how-tos; job search
in and outside of the U.S.): http:/sterneworks.org/Academe
Toolkit for the Impact
of Digitised Scholarly Resources (Oxford Internet Institute) (ways
measuring the impacts that their online scholarly resources are having:
analysis, focus groups, interviews, referrer analysis, user feedback,
analysis, analytics, bibliometrics/scientometrics, log file analysis,
of California, Santa Barbara Library Internet Resources
for Communication: http://guides.library.ucsb.edu/communication
Webmaster Communication Links Depository (over 400
links relevant to communication faculty and students): http://www.cios.org/encyclopedia/comlinks/webindex.htm
Website associated with Wimmer & Dominick's Mass
Research book (exercises, advertising, associations, focus
groups, internet researhc, journalism, journals, media careers, media
industry research, movies, newspapers, public relations, radio,
reference, research tips & sources, sampling error, science,
statistics courses, statistics sources, television, U.S. data): http://www.wimmerdominick.com
Writing better blog posts: https://blogging.com/blog/how-to-write-good-blog-post/
STATISTICS AND RESEARCH
[Online TextBooks] [Course
Syllabi] [Online Datasets] [Online Programs and Simulations]
[Online Tutorials] [Glossaries]
[Other Interesting Resources]
|Hanneman, Robert A. and
Mark Riddle. 2005. Introduction to social network
methods. Riverside, CA: University of California,
Riverside (published in digital form at http://faculty.ucr.edu/~hanneman/
comprehensive, easy to read and use, coverage of network analysis
techniques, based on UCINET and NETDRAW.
National Institutes of Health
interactive chapters on
methodological questions on behavioral and social science research,
the latest information on addressing emerging challenges in public
include: Appropriate research methods, “Science” in the social
decisions in research, Theory development, Social and behavioral
Sample surveys, Social survey data collection, Administrative data
Observational studies, Qualitative methods, Conversation analysis,
qualitative analysis, Clinical trials, Cluster unit randomized trials,
challenges, Multilevel modeling, Objective measurement of subjective
Measuring socioeconomic status, Evaluating the quality of health care,
Text: Table of Contents
introduction to basic statistical concepts
||A truly superb and readable explanation of
all sorts of statistical methods and concepts -- qualitative and
quantitative, statistics, theoretical frameworks, and more.
hypertext Statistics book, covering descriptive statistics, Chi-square,
hypertext textbook on elementary statistics, with a search engine for
terms and concepts
Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
fundamental statistics textbook, along with links to other online
textbooks and projects
Wuensch's Statistics Lessons
|Just wow! This pretty much covers
everything. From descriptive statistics through SEM and
multi-level modeling. If you have a spare year, just devote it to
|The Data and Story Library
||An online library
of datafiles and stories that illustrate the use of basic statistics
project was founded by NSF (1992-1996) to develop instructional
materials for a
course called Chance. This provides a variety of intriguing datasets
||The UK Data Archive is the largest
collection of accessible computer readable data in the social sciences
and humanities in the United Kingdom. You can also search the
catalogues of other national archives for computer readable data.
[Online Programs and Simulations]
(programs, exercises, problems, or analyses that students can do online)
|Animated Statistics Demonstrations
Fayetteville State University
|Animated demonstrations, online exercises
with solutions: basic statistics conepts and computations.
||Information about statistics software, as
well as about statistics analysis, data analysis and short courses in
statistics. Free software, and online calculators.
ReCal ("reliability calculator"): It
the following: percent agreement; average pairwise percent agreement
coders); Scott’s Pi; Cohen’s Kappa; Fleiss' Kappa; Krippendorff’s
any range of possible variable values; Can calculate reliability for
variables at a time (2 coders only); Displays all possible pairwise
agreements, making it easier to root out rogue coders (3+ coders only);
should be valid for nominal data coded by any number of coders.
is an open-source project supported by the
University of Amsterdam. JASP has an intuitive interface that was
the user in mind. JASP offers standard analysis procedures in both
classical and Bayesian form. Our main goal is to help statistical
reach maximally informative conclusions with a minimum of fuss. This is
have developed JASP, a cross-platform software program with a
graphical user interface. You can run it
by a downloaded package, or in your browser.
(places to practice, get extra information and explanations)
for teaching social network analysis
||A wide range of
online interactive statistics tutorials, providing definitions,
examples, online computations, and questions -- really excellent and
even if you don't use the online software
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[ COMMUNICATION RESOURCES ]
CMC tools, from interpersonal through group and
CMC Magazine and CMC Studies Center: http://www.december.com/cmc/mag/
CMC books: http://www.december.com/cmc/info/
First Monday (Peer reviewed journal on (and about) the
Internet; excellent, brief book reviews): https://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/index
Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies: http://mith.umd.edu/research/project/rccs-resource-center-for-cyberculture-studies/
The site contains a collection
scholarly resources, including university-level courses in
cyberculture, events and conferences, an extensive annotated
bibliography, and two full-length book reviews each month. Also:
on CMC and Internet Studies, Key books
in CMC and
Internet Studies, Movies and TV programs about CMC and cyberspace,
resources and materials): http://rccs.usfca.edu/
Michael Beisswenger's multi-language
Virtual communities: http://www.fullcirc.com/community/communitywhatwhy.htm
The WELL: http://www.well.com/aboutwell.html
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COMMUNICATION, DIFFUSION OF INFORMATION AND IDEAS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS,
Online and library resources for
A great source for concepts, measures, and citations to
information systems research:
Academy of Management home page: http://aom.org/
American Management Association's home page -- includes
courses, career tips, time management, writing skills: http://www.amanet.org
Center for Information Technology and Society
California, Santa Barbara): http://www.cits.ucsb.edu
Definitions (simple) of Technology (complex):
Dilbert cartoons, satirizing organizations
and management: http://www.dilbert.com
Social Capital Gateway (resources
for the study of social capital): http://www.socialcapitalgateway.org/
SPIDER website (Social Psychology of Information [and
cultural] Diffusion – Educational Resources):
This is a very rich website, with sections on bibliographies (knowledge
networks, memetics, social networks, cultural studies), network linkage
charts (oracle of Bacon, Amazon.com Baconizer), concepts (persuasion,
conformity, contagion, cultural evolution diffusion, dynamic social
impact, imitation and social learning, memes, scale-free networks, six
degrees separation, social
norming, tipping points), current events relating to information
diffusion, dictionaries of slang and terminology, measuring “what’s
hot” (such as public opinions buz index, common baby names by year..),
popular examples of cultural diffusion (such as yogi berra-isms,
commonly misheard song lyrics), professional associations, research
projects, network diffusion in health, networks research, and websites
of relevant published books (including one on the diffusion of
using statistical information in professional baseball!).
Technology/innovation management: http://www.aomonline.org
Technology Review (MIT's coverage of emerging
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TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY, MEDIA OWNERSHIP, PRIVACY,
Action Coalition for Media
American Society of Newspaper Editors: http://www.asne.org
AT&T Brief History: http://www.att.com/history
Benton Foundation: Public Interest and Communication
(shows requency of major news stories by
location in world): http://www.buzztracker.org/
Center for Democracy & Technology: http://www.cdt.org
Center for Public Integrity
(tracking broadcast, cable and telecommunications industries): http://www.publicintegrity.org/
Decency Act of 1997 (Historical record of
opposition to): http://www.ciec.org
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (Telecommunications
and Computer Issues): http://www.cpsr.org/issues
Consumer Federation of America (see Communications
Cable, Communications Policy, Internet,
Media Concentration, Phones): http://www.consumerfed.org
Consumer Project on Technology (esp.,
property rights): http://www.cptech.org/ip/
Copyright and Intellectual
Country links - for basic stats about dozens of countries:
Cyberspace Atlas: http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/historical.html
E-Rate Department of Education Fact Sheet: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/comm-mit.html
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (identifying and
critiquing media bias and censorship): http://www.fair.org
Federal Communications Commission: http://www.fcc.gov
Federal Trade Commission Privacy Initiatives: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/index.html
First Monday (an online reviewed journal of
media policy articles, emphasizing the Internet): http://www.firstmonday.org
Freedom Forum (many links and resources): https://www.eff.org/
The Freedom Network (see Media Bias, Internet Privacy,
Intellectual Property): http://www.isil.org
Future of Music
Coalition (collaboration among university, intellectual property
policy makers, public policy, technology professionals): http://www.futureofmusic.org
Holt's Media Industries Research Resources (fantastic
resources for industry data and news): http://profholt.blogspot.com/
How It Works (provides explanations of just about everything
Internet Politics course and links (privacy, policy,
intellectual ownership, etc.): http://www.learnworld.com/COURSES/P172/P172.Links.html
McGannon Communication Research Center (emphasizing media
Ownership, Concentration, Regulation, Democracy:
1. Government Policy
2. Public Involvement
3. Legal Issues
4. Media Conglomerate Tracking
5. Economic Issues
6. Marketing Aspects
7. Education/ News
- Alliance for Community
(The Alliance for Community Media (ACM), on behalf of millions of
Americans nationwide, supports competition, diversity and localism in
media. The ACM supports requirements that companies using public
rights-of-way and public spectrum provide the means for local community
use of media.): http://www.alliancecm.org
- Center for Creative Voices in
(Nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving America's media: the
original, independent, and diverse creative voices that enrich our
nation's culture and safeguard its democracy): http://www.creativevoices.us/
- Center for Media and Democracy
(a nonprofit organization serving social change activists, journalists,
researchers, policymakers and the public at large by countering
propaganda, informing and assisting grassroots citizen activism,
promoting media literacy, and sponsoring "open content" media): http://www.prwatch.org/cmd
- FreePress (a national
nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public
participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies
that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media
system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector): http://www.freepress.net
- Independent Media Center
(network of independent and alternative media organizations and
- International Freedom of
eXchange (A site on media ownership reforms): http://www.ifex.org/es/content/view/full/49805/
- Media Reform Information:
- Prometheus Radio Project
(not-for-profit association dedicated to the democratization of the
airwaves through the proliferation of non-commercial, community based,
micropower radio stations; see their interesting guide to the FCC!): http://www.prometheusradio.org/
- Reclaim the Media (This
envisions an authentic, just democracy characterized by media systems
that inform and empower citizens, reflect diverse cultures, and secure
communications rights for all): http://www.reclaimthemedia.org/
- Rocky Mountain Media Watch
(Challenge citizens to resist and change the manipulative and toxic
formulas of Big Media?s news products): http://www.bigmedia.org/
- Arsenault, A. H. & Castells, M.
(2008). The structure and dynamics of global multi-media business
networks. International Journal of Communication, 2,
Online at http://ijoc.org/ojs/index.php/ijoc/article/view/298/189
Data as of February 2008: Chart of cross-relations among major global
Internet organizations, emphasizing Apple’s role as a central node
1). It also includes a listing of the main holdings of the 7
global multi-media organizations (Figure 2) across TV/Satellite,
Film, Print Internet, a timeline of the development of CBS and Viacom
(Figure 3), Interlockings (with percentages) between select second tier
multi-national media groups and the global core (Figure 5) and their
holdings (Figure 6), Viacom’s international regional and local TV
(Table 1), Connections between multi-national media conglomerate
other networks (financial, media/ICT, global networks of creativity and
innovation, political) (Table 2 – Extensive!), and Institutional
the major media and Internet corporations (Table 3).
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Simplified Index of
Ownership Charts (updated) (extensive clickable list of Canadian
media/telecommunications organizations and their holdings, useful both
analysis of Canadian media ownership but also as a model of presenting
ownership relations): http://www.crtc.gc.ca/ownership/eng/title_org.htm
- Compaine, B. (January 10, 2009).
Google trends suggests that interest in media
ownership on decline, especially compared to the economy. (Very interesting set of analysis of Google
searchers over time, using Google Trends): http://wotmedia.blogspot.com/2009/01/google-trends-suggests-that-interest-in.html
- Columbia Journalism Review’s Who
Owns What media ownership
site (with pull down menu of many media companies and their
(as of fall 2008, apparently updated over time): http://www.cjr.org/resources/index.php
- Corporate Influence in the Media:
- Fairness & Accuracy in
Reporting (Inter-locking boards
of directors among 12 major Media corporations): http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2870. See listing of profiles and holdings of 9
major media corporations as of 1997 at http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1406
ownership (nicely done – lists the top 6 media conglomerates,
and their home
page URLs, with clickable boxes listing their ownership of TV, film,
publishing, online holdings, and other; and similar boxes for the top 5
companies; the top 14 Television ownership companies; the top 14 Print
corporations; the top 8 telecommunications companies; and the top 9
ownership companies): http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart/main
- GlobalIssues (see long
article with many quotes and links –
Shah, A. (updated January 2, 2009) Media conglomerates, mergers,
of ownership): http://www.globalissues.org/article/159/media-conglomerates-mergers-concentration-of-ownership
- Media Concentration: http://www.moveon.org/moveonbulletin/bulletin7.html
- MediaGiants -- Who Owns What?:
- Mother Jones (cool
visual timeline of major media
mergers in the past 25 years, from GE-NBC to Google-YouTube): http://www.motherjones.com/files/legacy/news/feature/2007/03/and_then_there_were_eight.pdf
- PBS Frontline -- Media Giants
(media holdings of 6 major media corporations, with
clickable links, as of 2001; part of a PBS Frontline report on Creators
Marketers of Popular Culture for Teenagers – The Merchants of Cool): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/giants/
- Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism’s
of the News Media (The best single annual overview of changes,
audiences, and trends across the news media: survey, newspapers,
network TV, cable TV, local TV, magazines, audio, ethnic media): http://www.journalism.org/
[click on the State of the Media tab]
- Who Owns What on Television
(July 7 2008 blog post with
visual and text listings of TV channels ownership by the largest 6
- Adbusters Media
alternative and oppositional forum for
social activist movements through media): http://www.adbusters.org
- Advertising Age Online
to wide variety of updated media tables
and charts): http://adage.com
- National Alliance for Media Arts
Culture (Dedicated to the support and
advocacy of independent film, video, audio and online/multimedia arts):
- ACME-Action Coalition
Education (Teaching media education:
knowledge, skills and activism): http://www.acmecoalition.org/
- Broadcasting & Cable Online
(media industry news): http://www.broadcastingcable.com
- Copyright and the Boy Scouts
(Merit badge for copyright!): http://news.com.com/2061-10796_3-5693563.html?part=rss&tag=5693563&subj=news
- Cross Media Ownership: http://www.digital-law.net/benderdiss/book.html
- Journalism.org (Research,
Resources and Ideas to Improve Journalism;
see their "State of the Media" annual report on ownership, issues, etc.
across various media, including online journalism): http://www.journalism.org
- Media Education Foundation
(study guides, handouts, downloadable
materials, videos on media ownership, informed citizens, media content,
- Project Censored (tracks
stories not covered by corporate media): http://www.projectcensored.org/
- The Western Media: http://www.krysstal.com/democracy_media.html
- World Newspapers (A site
lists magazines, research, articles and
links on media criticism): http://www.world-newspapers.com/media.html
Mobile Phone Sociology
(online articles, links, listservs,
to mobile phone research): http://socio.ch/mobile/index_mobile.htm
Motion Picture Association of America: http://www.mpaa.org
$100 Million Movies: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/daily/movies/100million/article.htm
Intellectual Property Law: http://www.timestream.com/stuff/neatstuff/mmlaw.html
National Association of Broadcasters: http://www.nab.org
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (see
Legislative & Regulatory Affairs): http://www.ncta.com
National Telecommunications and Information Administration: http://www.ntia.doc.gov
more than 1600 sources in 70 counries): www.newsbcc.com
News: Technology Industry and Policy: http://news.cnet.com
News: Technology News from Silicon Valley: http://www.siliconvalley.com
headlines of major news stories
sized according to coverage, and color-coded by type oc content, and
by country): http://newsmap.jp/
Newspaper Association of America: http://www.naa.org
- ACM Privacy Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy.htm
- Ad-blocker: http://www.adsubtract.com/im/
- Carnivore: Electronic Privacy Information
- Center for
Democracy and Technology: http://www.cdt.org
- Freenet (an interesting use of
Internet technology to maintain independence from the Internet!): http://freenetproject.org/
- Federal Trade Commission Report on
theft (preventing ID theft, warning signs, what to do if your ID is
credit reporting agencies and useful contacts, ID theft resources and
Criminal-justice-careers.com also has sections on Cyberspace Law
Resources, and The First Amendment Resources (including freedom of
guide to practical privacy tools: http://www.epic.org/privacy/tools.html
Privacy Allilance (volunteer
standards and practices): http://www.privacyalliance.org/
Privacy Protection Act of 2000: http://www.techlawjournal.com/cong106/privacy/hr3560ih.htm
- Peekyou (see what others can easily find out about you online): http://www.peekyou.com/
Preferences Initiative: http://www.w3.org/P3P/
Open Source Privacy Tools – Complete Guide to Online Safety (Find what
you can take to protect yourself and your privacy. This is easily the
comprehensive (though in some cases pretty technically complex) site on
(An excellent tutorial on cookies and usage tracking, with suggestions
and add-ons to block cookies): https://privacy.net/stop-cookies-tracking/
- Privacy Rights (provides
and consumer advocacy; It offers a variety services,
complaint center, fact sheets on privacy issues, this website,
journalists, referrals for cases, and a speakers service):
- Spybusters (specialists in electronic
Cases Involving Online Free Speech and Privacy Issues:
Voice of America: http://www.voa.gov
World Intellectual Property Organization: http://www.wipo.org
Net Content Filtering: Labels
and tags for use in content filtering: http://www.w3.org/PICS
COMMUNICATION GRADUATE STUDENTS
- The National
of Graduate and Professional Students (NAGPS) has an
comprehensive site. How to feel more comfortable, less stressed, and
productive as conferences is discussed on one of the NAGPS
Study: A Survival Manual: http://www.cs.umd.edu/~oleary/gradstudy/gradstudy.html
(intended for computer science and mathematics students, but much good
- Sterneworks: http://sterneworks.org/Academe/ (an extremely wide-ranging collection of
online resources relating to graduate school and academic jobs:
behavior (applicants, colleagues, search committees, universities),
family life, grantwriting, interviewing, job search listings, postdocs,
resumes, teaching, tenure, time management, well-being, writing))
(extremely comprehensive site for advice, opinions, and resources on
aspects of graduate student and faculty practice)
Long, and thanks for the Ph.D. should be required reading
new graduate student (again for Computer Science, but much that’s
- How to Be a Good Graduate Student
Graduate Schools and Application:
School Survival Guide: http://www.math.waikato.ac.nz/~seano/grad-school-advice.html
(this is especially useful, as it directly provides tips and advice,
these categories: Getting the most out of the relationship with your
advisor or boss, Getting the most out of what you read, Making
progress on your research, Finding a thesis topic or formulating a
plan, Characteristics to look for in a good advisor, mentor, boss, or
member, and Avoiding the research blues. For example: Prepare
for your meetings - Come to each meeting
with: List of
topics to discuss, Plan for what you hope to get out of the meeting,
you have done since your last meeting, List of any upcoming deadlines,
from your previous meeting. And Set some reasonable goals with
deadlines - Identify key tasks that need to
completed, Set a reasonable date for completing them, Share this with
advisor or enlist your advisors help in creating the goals and
Set some deadlines that you must keep.)
for generating dissertation topics: http://ask.metafilter.com/158878/How-to-get-excited-about-picking-a-dissertation-topic
Student Survival Guide: http://www.uky.edu/~eushe2/Pajares/grad.html (the Ph.D. Decathlon, The
Ten Commandments for a
Dissertation, The Four Deadly Sins, On Selecting a Committee).
- Tired of having people
ask you how
that dissertation is going? Check out PhinisheD,
an on-line discussion and support
group for people who can't seem to finish their dissertations and
G. (2009). How to do your research
project: A guide for students in education and applied social sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. http://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Research-Project-Education/dp/1847874436/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1278374728&sr=1-1#reader_1847874436
for academic writing: https://authorservices.taylorandfrancis.com/category/writing-your-paper/
- Asking for letters of recommendation
“Versatile PhD” web-based resource: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/versatile-phd/: Thinking about next steps in your
Interested in exploring non-academic career options? Look here for
resources and support. The Versatile PhD is a new resource that is
for graduate students who want to know more about non-academic career
and how to pursue them.
Career Development (http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/profdev):
- Developing Writing Skills
- Writing a Grant for Funding
- Preparing Manuscripts for
- Developing Oral Presentation
- Designing Charts and Graphs
- Ethics and Integrity in
Science and Scholarship
- Exploring Career
Options/Searching for a Job
- Writing a Cover Letter and
Preparing a CV/Resume
- Preparing for Job Interview
- Negotiating Terms for Your
- How to be an Effective
- Finding a Mentor, Working a
Mentor, Being a Mentor
- Developing Leadership Skills
- Establishing a Professional
- Working and Collaborating in
- Working with People from
- Maintaining a Work-Life
There are, of
course, many resources, books,
articles and chapters on various aspects of
graduate school specific to communication. There are countless
books, articles, programs, and
guidelines for effective and inspiring teaching, and the need for
cross-cultural awareness is particularly salient in universities. So a
graduate program involving graduate students as teaching assistants, or
will seek academic positions, should have good teaching and course
A. & Potter, W. J. (2001). How
publish your communication research.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Chapters: The manuscript submission
process. Avoiding writing traps. The challenge of writing the literature
review. The challenge of writing the
essay. The challenge of writing the
quantitative study. The challenge of
writing the qualitative study. The
challenge of writing the interpretive inquiry.
The challenge of writing the critical/cultural essay. The challenge of writing the historical
Knapp, M. &
J. (2004). A guide
to publishing in scholarly communication journals. Mahwah, NJ:
Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Chapters: The publication process in brief. The
submission process. The review
process. The revision and resubmission
W., Hess, J. A. & Reid, L. D. (2007). Trends
in communication scholarship: An analysis of four representative NCA
journals over the last 70 years. The Review of Communication, 7(3),
a few prior studies of publication in communication, but there are many
including bibliometric (citation) analyses.
majority of Ph.D. in communication never publish; those with 6 or more
10%; those with 20 or more in top 1%!
Communication Monographs (beginning in 1934), Journal of Applied
Research (1975), Human Communication Research (1975), and Journal of
Communication (1951), every third year.
for: length of literature review, methods, results, overall article;
references; number of authors; author gender; type of scholarship
(quantitative, qualitative, rhetorical/historical, critical/essay,
in article length, number of references, multiple-authored
authorship, quantitative studies.
the tension of increasing multiple-authored articles; harder to appear
productive if so many single-authored, but multiple-authored may not
much in tenure decisions. Departments need
to make these criteria explicit. Some
Luey, B. (2010).
Handbook for academic authors
(5th ed.). NY: Cambridge University Press.
Chapters: The publishing partnership. Journal
articles. Revising a dissertation. Finding a publisher for the
Working with your publisher. Multiauthor books and anthologies. Finding a publisher for the college
textbook. Working with your textbook
publisher. Books for general
readers. The mechanics of authorship.
Costs and prices. Born digital.
Pfau, M. (2008).
Tension between breadth and depth in mass communication
Monographs, 75(2), 119-126.
communication scholars should know how to develop a balance between
depth, with growing divisions and interest groups in ICA and NCA.
greater awareness of diverse epistemological foundations
specialization reduces ability to know history of mass communication,
works (this article provides a tentative basic reading list), different
influential schools, primary sources, advanced theory, the broader
of communication as well as other specific but related areas (such as
interpersonal or organizational).
Developing breadth in organizational communication doctoral
Monographs, 75(2), 127-135.
good overview articles, chapters, handbooks
longer many “introduction to the discipline” graduate courses providing
and development and classic studies
and evolution of the field
foundations (postpositivist, interpretive, critical, postmodern),
of the nature of organizations and systems, theoretical areas of
areas and new frontiers (see the various Handbooks, make connections
foundations and new topics)
within Communication and across the Discipline (leadership,
care organizations, rhetoric and issues management, new media,
methods (qualitative and quantitative, multiple methods,
assumptions of approaches)
(2008). What an interpersonal
communication scholar should know. Communication Monographs, 75(2),
Main points: interpersonal scholars should know:
(foundations – for example, symbolic interaction and cognitive
content areas – see Handbooks; and
specialization – such as nonverbal, conflict, relational)
(within communication – such as health communication or group
across fields – such as psychology or sociology)
(philosophy of social science, assumptions)
(need experience, training, resources)
(need socialization into the academic profession and educational
and job expectations and norms)
(organizational and academic politics; some books suggested)
challenges (limited time, faculty role obligations, small faculty size
own area, institutional practices – such as specialization but aware of
Communication Association also supports what’s called the Preparing Future
Faculty program, adopted by many US communication departments. This introduces students to faculty roles and
activities at different types of institutions, and experiences in the
discovery, engagement, and learning activities at those institutions.