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Communication: Websites

Web Resources

Communication Studies:

 American Communication Association 

Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing (SFU)

Canadian Communication Association

Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds (UK): "Modern communications is the result of technology used creatively to produce cultural artefacts which have psychological, social and political dimensions. This perception underlies the interdisciplinary approach at the Institute of Communications Studies."

Cultural and Gender Studies

 GenderNet from the OECD "International forum where experts from development co-operation agencies meet to define common approaches in support of gender equality and women’s rights."

Canadian Culture and Communication

Canadian Encyclopedia Online a free interactive Canadian encyclopedia, supported by Heritage Canada.

Communications Research Centre Canadian government body performing research and development on communication technology.

CRTC Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission.

Journalism and Broadcasting

Canadian Association of Broadcasters: represents the interests of the vast majority of Canada's private radio, television, and specialty and pay broadcasters. Pages includes Hot Topics and Industry issues.

Reporter Resources, Eric Friedheim Library of the National Press Club (US). Internet resources for journalists. Including biographies, directories, and subject resources.

Media Awareness

Free Press Beginners Guide to Media Reform: Why is the media system the way it is? Why is it important to the issues I care about? What's being done to fix it?

Mediasmarts a media issues supersite.

Media History Project: Promoting the study of media history from petroglyphs to pixels.

Media Ownership

CRTC: Ownership Section : from Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, an independent agency responsible for regulating Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications systems.

Ownership of Canadian Newspapers, from the Canadian Newspaper Association.

Who Owns What: from Columbia Journalism Review (US) an online guide to what major media companies own.

Internet Use

PEW Internet and Life Project, produces reports that explore the impact of the Internet on American families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.


Encyclopedia of Television, from the Museum of Broadcast Communications

Television News Archive, Vanderbilt University


Motion Picture Association of America - Including movie ratings and economic industry overview


Multicultural Canada: Canadian historical mulicultural resources online. Encyclopedia articles, newspapers, letters and oral histories and more.