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JOUR 100: Introduction to Journalism & Media Studies

Urban Affairs Librarian

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Susie Skarl, Urban Affairs Librarian
UNLV Libraries
Lied Library
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box 457014
Las Vegas, NV 89154-7014

Recommended Resources to Find Books

Professional Journalism Associations & Organizations

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  • American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)  Rating  
    ASJA is the nation’s leading organization of independent nonfiction writers. The site contains resources for writers, links to the association’s newsletter, free resources, and updates about the association’s events and conferences.
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE)  Rating  
    The ASNE is a membership organization for daily newspaper editors. The website provides resources about the First Amendment, information about the society’s upcoming events, and information on a variety of topics including credibility, diversity, and ca
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)  Rating  
    AEJMC is a non-profit, educational association of journalism and mass communication faculty, administrators, students, and media professionals. The site provides links to meetings and conference information, publications, and jobs.
  • Institute for Public Relations  Rating  
    The Institute for Public Relations is “focused on the science beneath the art of public relations.” The organization’s website provides links to research and education for practitioners, researchers, and educators.
  • Investigative Reporter and Editors (IRE)  Rating  
    The IRE, located in the Missouri School of Journalism, provides educational services to editors, reporters, and others interested in investigative journalism. The site offers information on training opportunities, links to an extensive resource center, a
  • National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)  Rating  
    NAB is a full-service trade association that represents the interests of free, over-the-air radio and television broadcasters. The site includes a wide variety of information about the association and its events, in addition to resource and research links
  • Newspaper Association of America (NAA)  Rating  
    NAA is a nonprofit organization representing the $55 billion newspaper industry. The site features information on research, publications, readership, circulation, and several other topics.
  • Poynter Institute of Media Studies  Rating  
    The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and journalism teachers. The site offers resources and educational opportunities for reporters, broadcasters, and photojournalists.
  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)  Rating  
    The PRSA website provides links to professional development, publications, employment opportunities, networking groups, and membership and chapter information.
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)  Rating  
    The PRSSA website provides links to professional development, job opportunities, conferences, and resources for college students interested in becoming PR professionals.
  • Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ)  Rating  
    SPJ’s website provides resources for journalism students and professionals, links to careers, internships and fellowships, and information on conferences, workshops, and seminars.

Opinion Polls


    • Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
      Pew is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues.
    • Public Agenda  
      Nonprofit, with a stated goal to remain unbiased, Public Agenda was founded by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in 1975
    • World Public Opinion is an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. Initiated and managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland.

Class Assessment

Keeping Up on Journalism Issues

Finding Scholarly Articles

Scholarly vs. Popular Sources & The CRAAP Test

Locating Newspaper Articles--Past & Present

Citing Sources / Creating a Bibliography

When UNLV Libraries Doesn't Own Something That You Need

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is here to help UNLV students, staff, and faculty access information that is not available from the UNLV Libraries. We are able to obtain most books, articles, conference papers, government publications, and dissertations through our network of lending libraries.

In order to register for and use our ILLiad Document Delivery system, you must have an active library account with no fines on it.

DDS Requests can be made 24 hours a day using the ILLiad Document Delivery system. Please check the Library Catalog (for book and journal titles) and the UNLV Print and Online Journal Subscriptions (for journal titles) before making requests for materials we do not own.

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