Every Wednesday, the new titles for the current week are put on New Book Display, G/F, Main Library.
Click on the links below to find the new additions for social sciences for the current week and the past three weeks:
Communications & Transportation
Leisure, Sports & Tourism
Users can also subscribe to RSS feeds to receive the latest updates.
Missouri Digital News
Is it possible to wade through the wide world of news about Missouri without getting overwhelmed? This website makes the process a snap, and it’s a fabulous resource created by the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri. The program is supported by journalism professionals and students animated by The Journalist’s Creed, which was authored by the first dean of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Walter Williams. First-time you should read the creed, and then navigate the site to follow live action and audio from the state’s house and senate. You can use the “Stories” area to look up recent news pieces by subject, date, and staff member. Moving along, you can search for information about state government, the Supreme Court dockets, and find out how each member of the state’s legislative body voted on recent bills. It’s a rather fine resource, and the Twitter feed is also worth a look.
[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 18, Number 15, April 13, 2012]
Numbers, numbers, everywhere, but who can make sense of them? The folks at the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism have a handle on such quantitative matters, and they have provided this set of resources for journalists and the general public. This data library contains all of the data they create or collect about the news media. Organized chronologically, this data is available in chart form, and you are free to customize for your own purposes. Some of the charts offered here include When State of the Union Coverage Shrinks, New Push for Hispanic TV Audiences, and Economy Fades as Election Intensifies. Additionally, you can use the box on the left-hand side of the page to look for charts related to certain media sectors or industry trends.
[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 18, Number 7, February 17, 2012]
This online magazine covers all the typical subjects of a general news magazine, including “Legal Affairs”, “Media” and “Culture”, but with a more academic bent. Visitors who enjoy podcasts will like “Curiouser and Curiouser”, a podcast about the research that is changing the world. Some of the topics visitors will enjoy include “Law of the Jungle: Powerful Men Have More Children”, “Ecosystems Secretly Protect Against Lyme Disease”, and “Greek Economic Collapse: Pulling Europe and U.S. Down?” Those visitors who enjoy blogs are bound to find one they like from the dozen blogs featured on the right side of the homepage, including “European Dispatch”, “Skeptic’s Cafe” and “Moving Pictures”.
[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 40, October 7, 2011]
- Project for Excellence in Journalism: Ethics Codes
This selection of ethics codes from a range of news organizations will be indispensable for those persons teaching journalism students. Visitors can scan through the list and codes here come from organizations such as the Detroit Free Press, the BBC, the U.S. Department of State, and National Public Radio. A few extra features includes a link to a piece titled “What are the ethics of online journalism?”, direct from the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review. The site is rounded out by the inclusion of some additional links dealing with “Advice to Students” and “Journalism Schools“…
CENSHARE - Center to Study Human Animal Relationships and Environments
This Center was established in 1981 at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and its aim is to educate about the human animal relationship and the environment they share. Visitors may check out the thorough explanation of “Animal Assisted Therapy” (AAT), and learn how it differs from, say, Animal Assisted Activities (AAA). Visitors will also learn from the AAT link that such animals have been evaluated and registered by national groups that specialize in therapy animals. Finally, visitors may check out the “Companion Animals in Care Environments” link…
[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 36, Septmeber 9, 2011]
The Louisville Herald-Post Collection
In 1925, the Louisville Post and the Louisville Herald merged under the direction of James Buckner Brown. Under Brown’s leadership this new publication became an influential force in local politics, and it made quite a run of it until folding for good in 1936. The paper’s photo “morgue” was acquired by the University of Louisville Photographic Archives in 1994.
Over 3,800 digitized photographs are included. Collection headings including “Military”, “Cities & Towns”, and “Ohio River” enable users to view. Moreover, digital collections can be browsed by subjects such as ”Everyday Life“, ”Ethnic Communities“, ”Geography“, “Journalism“, “Politics and Civic Affairs” and ”Popular Culture“. Search engine is also provided to look for specific materials. Overall, this website contains rich resources about social sciences.
[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 30, July 29, 2011]
A multimedia production company in New Zealand has website that offers free tutorials, references, resources, and forums on electronic media production. There are lessons on “Video”, “Audio”, “Photography”, “Graphics”, “Computer”, “Internet”, a “Glossary”, and “Equipment” that offer operating manuals from 18 different brands of equipment. There are a number of free downloads, including a “Talent Release Form”, “TV Production Application with Budget Summary”, and “US Copyright Application Form PA” under Forms, in the “Downloads” link at the top of the page. In the “Misc” at the top of the page are various tutorials, such as “Journalism” and “Employment”, which cover various job-hunting skills for film and television, as well as tips on writing press releases, interviewing, and the newsworthiness of stories. Visitors with questions for other electronic media production workers can go to “Forums”, at the top of the page, to become involved with a community of like-minded individuals. Almost all of the dozen or so categories have current posts in them, so it appears to be a fairly active forum.
Click here for access.
[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 15, Number 20, May 22, 2009]
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is a non-profit organization that has the goal of using “independent, vigorous media” to improve human condition.
Under the “Resources” tab at the top of the site’s page, you can read a few of the ICFJ’s books online and even download them. A recommended online book is the “Chinese-English glossary of financial terms”, created through a collaboration between Merrill Lynch and the ICFJ Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University.
This site also includes a weekly discussion question. The question for this week is “Does family or religion ever lead you to self-censor?”.
Click here for access.