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JOUR 48400: Mass Media Research

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Course Description:

This course strengthens the student's skills in conducting journalism and mass communication research on real-world local, national, and international issues. Emphasis on the formulation of research topics and proposals; literature search and review; various methodologies that are applicable to the journalism profession; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; and research report writing.

Library Support:

The instruction session will instruct students to::

  • Find literature reviews and scholarly research on issues in journalism and mass communication
  • Understand the difference between scholarly and trade publications
  • Understand how to gather articles to support a research topic
  • Consider using free software called Zotero to manage references and generate citations 

After a presentation of library resources, student will explore them for possible topics for their own research.

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Cathy Michael
Ithaca College Library 953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850‑7002