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Communications and Journalism

Recommendations for communications research.

Books on Journalism

The easiest way to find books on journalism in the library is by searching in Onesearch (our catalog). Each book listed in the catalog also has a number of subject headings assigned to it. If you click on the subject link for a book, you can find more books on that same subject. If you are looking for a place to begin your research, please consider our journalism reference collection (see below). 

Books on journalism will likely be found under some of the subject headings below. Try entering some of the terms below into a search and you'll find many titles. The list here is not exhaustive, but intended to give you a place to start while searching. Subjects with more titles are bolded.


Blogs Broadcast journalism Broadcasting -- Law and legislation -- United States Broadcasting -- United States Communication
Communication and Technology Editing Editorials Feature Writing Foreign News
Freelance Journalism Internet -- Social Aspects Interviewing in Journalism Interviews Journalism
Journalism -- Authorship Journalism -- Editing Journalism -- History Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States Journalism -- Political Aspects
Journalism -- Social Aspects Journalism -- Style Manuals Journalism -- United States Journalistic Ethics Journalists -- Biography
Journalists -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States Journalists -- United States -- Biography Magazine Design Mass Media Mass Media and Culture
Mass Media -- Audiences Mass Media Criticism Mass Media -- Influence News web sites Newspaper Editors
Newspaper Publishing Newspapers Objectivity Online Journalism Periodicals
Photojournalism Press Press and politics Press law Press -- United States
Reporters and Reporting Sports Journalism
Television journalists -- United States -- Biography    


If you would like to browse the library's collection, here are some potentially relevant call numbers in the area of journalism. 

6th Floor:

  • HF5801-6182: Advertising
  • KF 4770: Freedom of speech

7th Floor: 

  • P87-96: Mass Media (Communications)
  • PE1-3729: English
  • PN1990-1992.92: Broadcasting
  • PN4699-5650: Journalism
  • PN4775-4784: Practical journalism
  • PN4825-4830: Amateur journalism
  • PN4832-4836: Magazines and other periodicals
  • PN5650: The Jewish press

8th Floor: 

  • Z657-659: Freedom of the Press, Censorship

Journalism/Reporting/Media Reference Works

Below are a few of our specific recommended titles for researchers looking to familiarize themselves with journalism, the media, reporting, broadcast news, and so on. Except where noted, the titles below can all be found in the reference section (2nd Floor, behind the reference desk) of the Library. 

Online Resources for Journalists

Sites created by journalists, for journalists, with links, tools, and educational content.

Journalist Organizations

A few of the many journalist organizations are listed below.

Journalism Blogs and Commentary

A list of journalism commentary blogs and sites is below.