COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES
The field of Communication focuses on the theories and techniques used by individuals to convey meaning to others. Research sources often focus on a more narrow subset of the field such as:
- film, television, radio
- journalism, news, mass media
- legal, ethical, and political aspects
- advertising & marketing
- public relations, public opinion, propaganda
- communications technology and digital design
- semiotics & graphic design
- linguistics, language
- communication and society
- communication and psychology
- communication and education
Communication & Media Research Questions:
- What medium/mode of communication will you research? (e.g. film, journalism, blogs, television, radio, advertising, etc.)
- Is the focus of your research historical or modern?
- What theories and/or philosophies pertain to your research?
- Should you consider nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, or affiliation?
- Are there legal, political, or ethical considerations?
- Are there technical, economic, or industry related considerations?
- How much information do you want?
- What type of information are you looking for? (e.g. articles, books, images, chronologies, sound recordings, etc.)