Compiled by Paul Starr, Princeton University, for Sociology 344, "Communications, Culture, and Society."
Virtual libraries and professional associations
American Communication Association WWW
Benton Foundation Library, including extensive materials on current communications and information technology issues.
Communications and Journalism Academic WWW Sites
Communications & Telecommunications WWW Virtual Library
The Information Economy
Media Old and New, the media page from the Electronic Policy Network.
U.S. National Information Infrastructure Virtual Library, the single best source for official reports and federally sponsored studies.
Center for the
Study of Online Communities, created by Peter Kollock and
Marc Smith at UCLA.
Columbia University Institute for Learning Technology
Harvard Information Infrastructure Project
MIT Media Laboratory.
MIT Center for Coordination Science.
New Jersey Institute of Technology Virtual Classroom Project
Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy
Media criticism and journalism reviews
ACA News Media Resource Collection
American Journalism Review/NewsLink and American Journalism Review
Center for Media Education
Columbia Journalism Review
FAIR -- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, progressive criticism of the media.
The Freedom Forum
Media Issues, from the Institute for Global Communication.
Media Literacy Project
Twentieth Century Fund: Media Studies
Communications policy -- government
Federal Web Locator, links to all federal agencies.
Office of Technology Assessment. Now deceased, but its digital archive survives online.
Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC's implementation of the act, including the full text of the legislation.
Communications policy -- private organizations
Alliance for Competitive Communications
Alliance for Public Technology
American Library Association
Association of American Publishers
Association of America's Public Television Stations (APTS)
Benton Foundation's Communication Policy Project and Universal Service and Universal Access Virtual Library
Center for Civic Networking
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Freedom of Speech and of the Press
Media organizations -- lists
Major media corporations
History of communications and
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading &
Charles Babbage Institute, history of information processing.
The ENIAC Virtual Museum.