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*Mass communications research

A guide to doing research in journalism, media, and communications.

Picking a topic

Mass communications is a multidisciplinary field that draws on research methods from the humanities, social sciences, statistics, computer science, and engineering. It evolves and adapts in response to emerging technologies, political perceptions of 'the media', social concerns, and economic pressures.

Mass communications research can be divided into these core areas: 

  • Media as profession: "Past and present" of media institutions, organizations, production techniques
  • Media content: representation and expression
  • Media consumption: research on audiences, consumers, effects of advertising

Library browse area

The CSU-Pueblo library subscribes to 60+ major newspapers and popular magazines. Current issues are on display in the 3rd floor reading area. Past issues are stacked under the metal shelves, or in bound volumes on the surrounding shelves. The reading area also contains a microfilm reader for examining old issues of major newspapers.

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