AP American Government: New Media Landscape

New Media is a broad term that can refer to everything from interactive photo and video displays to social blogging platforms.


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On Reserve

  • Communicator-in-chief : how Barack Obama used new media technology to win the White House. JK526 2008 .C655 2010
  • Facebook democracy : the architecture of disclosure and the threat to public life. JF799 .M32 2012
  • Inside the presidential debates : their improbable past and promising future. JK524 .M563 2008
  • Mass media: opposing viewpoints. P90 .M2926 1999
  • Mediapolitik : how the mass media have transformed world politics. P95.8 .E34 2001
  • Mediated : how the media shapes your world and the way you live in it. P94 .D393 2005
  • Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires. P92.5.M87 F65 2013
  • Race-baiter : how the media wields dangerous words to divide a nation. PN4888.S6 D44 2012
  • The revolution will not be televised : democracy, the Internet, and the overthrow of everything. JK1764 .T75 2008
  • Tragedy and farce: how the American media sell wars, spin elections, and destroy democracy. P95.82.U6 N53 2005
  • Wikileaks and the age of transparency. JK1764 .S5479 2011

Encyclopedias and Reference Books /eBooks

To search large collections of ebooks simultaneously: Gale Virtual Reference Library, Infobase ebooks, and Salem History

  • Encyclopedia of politics, the media, and popular culture. Ref P95.82.U6 C62 2009

Taft Online Subscriptions


  • The Center for Media and Public Affairs "The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) studies news and entertainment media using scientific content analysis. CMPA also conducts surveys and focus groups to illuminate the media's role in structuring the public agenda."
  • Columbia Journalism Review an American magazine for professional journalists published bimonthly by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism since 1961.
  • FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting National media watch group offering criticism and analysis in an effort to correct media bias and imbalance. The website contains articles, action alerts, and links on current issues.
  • HeadlineSpot.com (a portal to thousands of online news resources, arranged by media type, region, subject, and opinion)
  • Media Literacy Online Project Extensive site focused on the influence of media in the lives of children and youth. Includes teacher resources, directories, links to online journals, articles and bibliographies, media organizations, and media news.
  • Media Matters for America This "Web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center [is] dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.
  • Morality in Media Morality in Media opposes what it considers to be indecent material in broadcasting
  • NPR: Media Compilation of news stories and analysis about the media industry. Some of the topics include advertising, online journalism and blogging, embedded journalists, transactions (such as sales of newspapers), controversies (such as the 2007 firing of Don Imus), and more. Transcripts dating from mid-2005 are available at this website.
  • The Paley Center for Media This center (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) "with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms."
  • Pew Research Center's Journalism Project: Understanding News in the Information Age Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world.
  • PressThink A faculty member at NYU's Department of Journalism, Jay Rosen's blog follows his interests, study, and teaching in media criticism, press ethics, cultural journalism, and the journalistic profession.