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Journalism subject guide



Academic Journal Articles about Journalism


News

Search Sofia (Library catalogue) for news sources (online)

Newspaper databases
  • Canadian Newsstream
  • Eureka (includes newspapers, broadcast news transcripts, social media, and more from many Canada/Québec sources)
  • Factiva (Warning: Data mining and excessive downloading are prohibited and such activities cause the suspension of this service to the entire Concordia Community. This resource is licensed for authorized users of Concordia University Libraries and is intended for educational or research purposes only. Commercial use of this resource is not permitted. Please review Concordia's Database Usage Guidelines)
  • Proquest Central (Includes Canadian, US, and International Newsstream)
  • More newspaper article databases

Broadcast news databases & sources

Canadian Magazine Databases

  • CPI.Q (Canadian and international periodical coverage)
  • CBCA Complete (Canadian business & current affairs)
  • Canadiana Serials: Periodicals, Annuals and Newspapers (digitized dailies, weeklies, specialized journals and mass-market magazines)
  • Repere (access the Repere User Guide for help)

Reference Books about Journalism


Websites about Journalism


Retrospective Print Indexes & Sources

  

Course guides


Finding Articles with Factiva

Factiva is a database containing various news sources, such as newspapers, newswires, magazines, and business journals. Search limiters include title, author, date range, subject, industry, language, and region.

The interface is somewhat different than many of the library's other databases, so the following guide will help you become familiar with its main features.

Finding articles in Factiva


Microfilm, Microfiche, & Microcard News Sources at Concordia

This guide lists newspaper holdings in microform at Concordia, organized by region and also A-Z by title. Entries are linked to their online catalogue entries for further information.

Guide to News Sources in Microform at Concordia


Evaluating Web Pages

Web pages can be important sources of information for your work, but it is important to carefully evaluate the pages you wish to use to make sure they are appropriate and reliable.

UC Berkeley library has put together a comprehensive guide to evaluating web pages, which can be found at the following address:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html


Guidance for your academic work

The Media and Communications Study Skills Student Guide is an ebook that provides tips and guidance for a range of things that you are likely to do while earning your degree. It addresses research skills, working in groups, making presentations, study skills, timekeeping, writing, and much more.


Tools

Innovative tools for journalism
  • The Knight Lab develops open source tools that you can use to create innovative digital stories, including timelines, virtual reality, mapping, image comparisons, and more.
  • The Journalist Studio from Google is a collection of web-based tools that you can use to present data, check facts, create images for stories, analyze large quantities of text or images, convert audio files to text, and do other types of work. Its data includes a mixture of US and some international sources. These tools can take advantage of Google's processing power and technologies but make sure to scrutinize its terms of use and privacy policies; there are options for sharing information and using it in ways that might not be immediately obvious.
Sites for Reporter Resources

Templates to document your search strategies
Download a template to keep track of sources and terms that you use in your search strategy.
Microsoft Excel format (.xlsx)
Open document format (.ods)


Verification Handbooks (free e-book series)

  • The Verification Handbook "provides guidelines and methods to assist journalists in verifying digital content sources... It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies."
  • The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting: a Guide to Online Search and Research Techniques for Using UGC and Open Source Information in Investigations "...sheds light on the use of open data and open source information to produce critical journalistic investigations."
  • The Verification Handbook for Disinformation and Media Manipulation "equips journalists with the knowledge to investigate social media accounts, bots, private messaging apps, information operations, deep fakes, as well as other forms of disinformation and media manipulation."

 

 

  
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