Media and journalism
If you are studying media, journalism or TV fiction writing then this guide is for you.
Where are my books in the Library?
You can find most journalism and media books on level 4 of the Library. For help ask a member of staff on the floor or watch Find a Book in the Library.
Many of our books are online, watch Find and Use ebooks to learn more.
Your lecturer may recommend journals. Key titles include:
- Journal of Radio and Audio Media
- Journal of British Cinema and Television
- Journal of Media Practice
- Press Gazette
- Broadcast To use Broadcast you need to create your own account. This guide will show you how.
Databases enable you to do a more strategic search than you can on Discover. They help you find information quickly and efficiently by allowing you to search using a combination of search terms, to filter and narrow your results (by date or subject area for example) and save your searches for later.
- Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive indexes the core US and UK trade magazines in film, music, broadcasting and theatre, from the early days of silent films until 2000. The magazines are scanned cover to cover, in high definition colour and are fully searchable.
- ProQuest Central is a large multidisciplinary database. It indexes over 19,000 individual journal titles as well as newspaper articles, dissertations and reports. Use the filters in the results screen to narrow to journal articles. If ProQuest Central is too general, use the option “change databases” to search just a part of the database.
Websites can offer a range of information, for example policy documents and statistics, which may be difficult to find elsewhere.
There are lots of useful websites freely available, including those run by professional bodies, for example the National Union of Journalists, regulators such as Ofcom and research groups such as BARB. The ALCS is a not for profit organisation which collects royalties for authors, journalists and screenwriters.
With such a wide variety available you need to ensure that the sites you are using are trustworthy. We provide guidance on evaluating websites.