SMC 316 Resources
Compiled by Leslie Shade, Jan. 25, 2017

Critical Analysis of a Social Media Platform/Tool/App
The following resources may be useful for your assignment. In addition to these, check out, if applicable to your platform, the corporate website (furnishing the annual reports, boards of directors, news items, etc.). Look at Terms of Service/Terms of Use, Privacy Policies, “About” section. Sometimes these are found on the bottom of the homepage for the site.

AN UPDATED LIST OF POSSIBLE PLATFORMS/APPS TO LOOK AT CAN BE FOUND HERE:
https://zone316.wordpress.com/smc-316-platformstoolsapp/

New York Times
NY Times Technology Section
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/technology/index.html

NY Times Technology Bits
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/

Also search on New York Times for company names; Times Topics yields a chronological series of articles about companies; for instance, Facebook:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/facebook_inc/index.html?8qa

Other news sites: Globe and Mail, http://www.cbc.ca/, https://www.theguardian.com/international (UK), Wall Street Journal, BBC, Washington Post

Columbia Journalism Review
http://cjr.org/

Columbia Journalism Review – Who Owns What
http://www.cjr.org/resources/

Poynter
http://www.poynter.org/

MediaShift
http://mediashift.org/

Free Press – Media Policy News
http://www.freepress.net/news

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Media Monitor
http://www.friends.ca/Media_Monitor

Open Media (search for daily digest on issues and events)
https://openmedia.ca/

MediaSmarts Daily Headlines
http://mediasmarts.ca/blog

The Atlantic – often has excellent tech coverage
https://www.theatlantic.com/

WNYC On The Media
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/otm/

TECH BLOGS

http://recode.net/

https://slashdot.org/

http://mashable.com/

http://gizmodo.com/

https://gigaom.com/

https://www.techdirt.com/

http://www.siliconvalley.com/

http://boingboing.net/

http://www.technologyreview.com/

http://valleywag.gawker.com/

http://radar.oreilly.com/

Also check out UTL Business and Management Databases (Factiva, ABI/Inforum, Proquest)
https://resource.library.utoronto.ca/a-z/subject.cfm?subject=20

Keyword Resources
Resources useful for your keyword assignment!

UTL Resources for Communications
http://resource.library.utoronto.ca/a-z/subject.cfm?subject=158

Also check out UTL Business and Management Databases (Factiva, ABI/Inforum, Proquest)
https://resource.library.utoronto.ca/a-z/subject.cfm?subject=20

Journals in Communication and Cultural Studies

Canadian Journal of Communication
http://cjc-online.ca

First Monday
http://firstmonday.org/index

International Journal of Communication
http://ijoc.org

The Political Economy of Communication
http://www.polecom.org/index.php/polecom

Here are some journals in our field that are available at UTL:
Feminist Media Studies
Global Media and Communication
Journal of Communication
Journal of Communication Inquiry
Information, Communication & Society
The Information Society
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Media, Culture and Society
Mobile Media and Communication
New Media & Society
Television & New Media

 

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