Tag Archives: journalism

Showcasing Women’s History Month at the Research Center

We’ve updated our Research Center book displays to include titles that celebrate women — all titles are written by/or about women. Check out our Pinterest board, or stop by the Research Center, check one out today.

Have suggestions for the Research Center collection? Think we are missing a vital book? Let us know! Fill out this form below:

Purchase Recommendation Form

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Get the latest news from a new resource: Zapaday

If you are looking for a new place to find story ideas,  Zapaday may be the website for you.

Zapaday is a  free open news calendar that publishes details of upcoming news stories and events around the globe.

Stories can be searched for by category on the site’s calendar section, including national and international affairs, politics, product launches, events and festivals, justice and sports.

You don’t need to sign up to view the calendar, but if you do, you will receive notifications for the categories that matter most to you.

The way it works is simple.

The site uses bots and human editors to monitor thousands of news sites and calendars for upcoming events.

The goal of the site is to help event organizers, bloggers, political analysts, marketers, travelers and of course journalists like you plan ahead, get insights and save time.

Go ahead and check it out. You can never have enough resources to get story ideas.

 

Celebrating Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The month of May is designated to celebrate Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage. The Research Center has featured several books and ebooks that deal with Asian/Pacific Islander in journalism and culture.

These books can be found on our GoodReads page, which is featured on our website. These books are on display in the book cases/shelves in the Research Center. If you’d like to check out one or more of these titles, please do.

Additionally, you can find several titles via our e-book collections. You’ll need to use your barcode for off-campus access to these resources. Please click through the following links:

Race and resistance: literature and politics in Asian America

Hollywood Asian: Philip Ahn and the politics of cross-ethnic performance

Monitored Peril: Asian Americans and the politics of TV representation

Donate Books for Earth Day and help rebuild Haiti!

Tomorrow (April 22nd) is Earth Day! Want to celebrate? Bring in your old books and help the environment and donate your books to help rebuild Haiti’s educational efforts.

RSVP on our Facebook event page to pledge your support, and spread the word!
Here’s the link: “Rebuild Haiti” Book Drive

Also, check out the GoodReads page for resources on Earth and Environment resources that you can check out from the Research Center:

Featured Books in the Research Center

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Latest Tweets for March

It’s the mid-way point for March, it’s time for the latest installment of our research tweets from 3/1/10-3/17/10:

For up to the date tweets, follow us @cunygsjresearch, and if you haven’t already, please vote in our latest poll: http://bit.ly/cesozo

Showcasing Women in Journalism

Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day, and the month of March denotes Women’s History Month.  For this reason, the Research Center has chosen to showcase some books on women in journalism. These materials are featured on our homepage via our goodreads page.

These featured books are located in our display cases and shelves around the library. Please ask for assistance, if you’d like to view one.

Catching up w/ February Tweets

Did you think we forgot about the weekly Twitter roundups? It just seems like February went by entirely too fast. So without further interruptions, here’s the latest Twitter updates from @cunygsjresearch, tweeted for the month of February:

We’ll resume our regularly scheduled weekly roundups next week!

What can the Library of Congress do for you?

The Library of Congress might be one of the best free resources out there, but you’ll first need a cheat sheet on where to go and how to find it, as the Library of Congress’ website is a bit much for a first-time user. Here’s the link to get you started:

http://www.loc.gov/index.html

But, you ask, how might I take advantage of this veritable treasure trove?

You could start by visiting the Digital Collections and Programs section of the LOC site, where you can, say, sift through scanned images of long-defunct newspapers to wonder at the evolution of American journalistic idioms; track down presidential nominees or treaties; or simply browse around among archived, ‘historic’ Web pages.

Or if none of that piques your interest, you might try The Wise Guide, where you can go to find monthly entrees to some of the more curious or provocative gems the LOC has tucked away in its cache.

These links are really just a taste of what the Library of Congress has to offer, check back soon for more free resources from the Library of Congress and others. If you have any free resources you’ll like to see featured here, please let us know!

-with Joel Jennings

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Research Center has featured several books and DVDs that deal with African American journalists, journalism and culture. Please consider stopping by and checking out one today. These materials are featured on our homepage via our goodreads page.

These featured books are located in our display cases and shelves around the library. Please ask for assistance, if you’d like to view one.