Journalism, Media Studies & Communications Textbooks

Read more about The Data Journalism Handbook

The Data Journalism Handbook

Contributors: Bounegru, Chambers, and Gray

Publisher: European Journalism Centre

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

Contributor: Poepsel

Publisher: Rebus Community

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.

(10 reviews)

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Read more about Message Processing: The Science of Creating Understanding

Message Processing: The Science of Creating Understanding

Contributor: Gasiorek

Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

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.

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Contributors: Ferrier and Mays

Publisher: Rebus Community

This is the first edition of a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses. This book has been undergoing student and faculty testing and open review in fall 2017. Feedback has been implemented in Version 1.0 and will continue to be implemented in Version 2.0 (ETA spring 2018). An accompanying handbook will include additional activities, ancillary materials and faculty resources on media innovation for instructors.

(8 reviews)

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Read more about A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications

A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications

Contributors: Hall and Wahlin

Publisher: Ohio State University Libraries

Welcome to the textbook for Engineering Technical Communications courses at The Ohio State University. Our aim in writing this textbook was to create a resource specifically focused on and applicable to the kinds of communication skills most beneficial to the students who take our courses. Therefore, this textbook focuses on developing both technical and professional communication skills and will help readers practice strategies for critically analyzing audiences and contexts, real-world applications of rhetorical principles, and skills for producing documents (reports, proposals, instructions), presentations, videos, and wide variety of other professional communications.

(8 reviews)

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Read more about Exploring Public Speaking - 4th Edition

Exploring Public Speaking - 4th Edition

Contributors: Barton and Tucker

Publisher: University System of Georgia

In Exploring Public Speaking, especially in its second through fourth editions, we have attempted to create a usable, zero-cost textbook for basic public speaking courses or courses that include basic public speaking skills as one of their primary learning outcomes. The free, open nature of the text means that instructors are able to use all or part of it, and add their own materials.

(43 reviews)

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Read more about Media Studies 101

Media Studies 101

Contributor: Pearson

Publisher: BCcampus

Media Studies 101 is the open educational resource for media studies studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. We have constructed this text so it can be read in a number of ways. You may wish to follow the structured order of 'chapters' like you would in a traditional printed textbook. Each section builds on and refers back to previous sections to build up your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you may want to go straight to the section you are interested in -- links will help guide you back to definitions and key ideas if you need to refresh your knowledge or understand a new concept.This text is open under a Creative Commons NZ BY license.

(4 reviews)

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Read more about Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

Contributor: Roberts

Publisher: Ohio State University Libraries

Good writing skills are important in today's competitive work environment. This is especially the case for communication-related professions such as public relations, brand communication, journalism, and marketing. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries emphasizes practical application of academic inquiry to help readers improve their writing skills. This book gives readers:

(18 reviews)

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Read more about Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

Contributors: Collins, Haas, Jeffery, Martin, Medeiros, and Tomljanovic

Publisher: BCcampus

This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don't stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.

(17 reviews)

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Read more about Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies

Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action.

(39 reviews)

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