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Writing Unleashed

Sybil Priebe, Fargo, North Dakota

Ronda Marman, Fargo, North Dakota

Dana Anderson, Fargo, North Dakota

Welcome to Writing Unleashed, designed for use as a textbook in first-year college composition programs, written as an extremely brief guide for students, jam-packed with teachers’ voices, students’ voices, and engineered for fun.

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Be Credible

Peter Bobkowski

Karna Younger

The primary audience for this book starts with students in Journalism 302: Infomania, a course we teach at the University of Kansas. When they take this class, these students usually are in their second or third semesters in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. They have varied career aspirations. A few of them want to be “traditional” journalists, writing for online news sites, magazines, or newspapers. Some of them want to be broadcast journalists. Many of them want to work in strategic communications, which encompasses public relations, advertising, marketing, and related fields.

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Read more about Open Technical Writing: An Open-Access Text for Instruction in Technical and Professional Writing

Open Technical Writing: An Open-Access Text for Instruction in Technical and Professional Writing

Adam Rex Pope, University of Arkansas

This book presents technical writing as an approach to researching and carrying out writing that centers on technical subject matter. Each and every chapter is devoted to helping students understand that good technical writing is situationally-aware and context-driven. Technical writing doesn’t work off knowing the one true right way of doing things—there is no magic report template out there that will always work. Instead, the focus is on offering students a series of approaches they can use to map out their situations and do research accordingly.

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Read more about Tools for Podcasting

Tools for Podcasting

Jill Olmsted

Welcome! If you’re interested in learning about the growing universe of podcasting, how it works and finding tools and inspiration to create your own podcast, this online resource is for you. My focus is on audio podcasting and this practical guide will help you navigate the technology and best practices in an easy-to-understand handbook.

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Writing for Electronic Media

Brian Champagne

Welcome to Writing for Electronic Media, an OER textbook. OER stands for Open Educational Resource, which means it’s free for all who access. Since it is electronic, I will do what I can to keep it updated with the changing media. People’s viewing habits are changing as they migrate to mobile sources, social media, and kitten videos.Television News is still a dominant #1 source, and radio is still the safest way to stay informed in your car. Hopefully, you already have some journalism background. This book does not teach the who, what, when, where, why, and how of reporting; its goal is to teach how to present the journalism you already know via electronic media, primarily television.

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Read more about Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition

Digital Foundations: Introduction to Media Design with the Adobe Creative Cloud, Revised Edition

xtine burrough

Michael Mandiberg

Digital Foundations uses formal exercises of the Bauhaus to teach the Adobe Creative Suite. All students of digital design and production—whether learning in a classroom or on their own—need to understand the basic principles of design in order to implement them using current software. Far too often design is left out of books that teach software for the trade and academic markets. Consequently, the design software training exercise is often a lost opportunity for visual learning. This revised edition updates the original text for use with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 software.

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Read more about OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

Andrew Wesolek, Vanderbilt University

Jonathan Lashley, Boise State University

Anne Langley, University of Connecticut

We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.

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Read more about The Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook

Jonathan Gray, King’s College London

Lucy Chambers

Liliana Bounegru

When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

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Read more about Media, Society, Culture and You

Media, Society, Culture and You

Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

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Read more about Message Processing: The Science of Creating Understanding

Message Processing: The Science of Creating Understanding

Jessica Gasiorek

The text provides an upper-level undergraduate introduction and explanation of the social and cognitive processes involved in human communication, focusing on how people create understanding.

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