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JOUR: Journalism: Home

This guide will help you find information about Journalism, including historical and current perspectives on the field, as well as how-to guides for future professionals.

How to GET HELP from a LIBRARIAN

Need help with finding sources, searching databases, formatting citations, or deciding on a paper topic? The NCC Librarians are here for you.

Both the Mack Library (Bethlehem) and ESSA Library (Monroe) are open if you'd like to visit in person, or you can chat online with a Librarian no matter where you are! Go to the Library's home page and click on the orange "Ask the Librarian" tab to start chatting. 

To find out when we're open, take a look at the Library's hours.

For more ways to reach us, and answers to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), click here. You can also send an e-mail question to askthelibrarian@northampton.edu, or set up a private appointment with a Librarian by using the "Book A Librarian" request form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

It's easy to borrow books with LIBRARY to GO!

Good news!

Even though both NCC Libraries are open again, you can still borrow books and other materials remotely by using our Library to Go service. You can choose quick pickup on campus, or free delivery to your home.

Use Library to Go PLUS to request:

  • Access to materials that your instructor has put on electronic reserve in Blackboard;
  • Scanned pages from reference books like encyclopedias;
  • Scanned articles from print journals in the Library's Periodicals Tower.

Researching Topics in Journalism

This Research Guide will help you find Library resources that explain concepts in Journalism, including books, periodicals, online subscription databases, and websites.

Directions to NCC

To download and view a map of each NCC campus, click here.

Library to Go pickup at the Bethlehem campus is located at the Circulation Desk in Mack Library, on the 4th Floor of College Center (building number 3 on this map).

 

Library to Go pickup at the Monroe campus is located at the service desk in the ESSA Library, which is in Keystone Hall (building number 2 on this map).

 

NCC Bethlehem campus

3835 Green Pond Road
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Directions

From North, East or West: Find your best route to Route 22. Take the Route 191 exit. At end of the ramp, turn RIGHT onto Route 191 North. One-tenth of a mile from the exit ramp, turn RIGHT onto Brodhead Road (before the Brodhead Road stoplight). Follow Brodhead Road until you come to a stop sign, turn RIGHT onto Hecktown Road. Proceed past the Hecktown Road entrance and turn left onto Green Pond Road. The Green Pond Road entrance to the campus will be on your RIGHT. The entrance to the Gates Center will be on your LEFT.

From the South: Take Interstate 78 to Route 33 North. Go to second exit, William Penn Highway, and turn LEFT. Pass Farmersville Elementary School on left, Municipal Building on right. Take the first RIGHT after the Municipal Building onto Oakland Road. Stay on Oakland Road until you see the entrance to the College on your RIGHT.

NCC Monroe campus

2411 Route 715
Tannersville, PA 18372

 

Directions

From Interstate 80: Take Exit 299 for Tannersville. Go SOUTH on Route 715 for one mile. The College entrance is on the RIGHT at Warner Road, just past Railroad Avenue.

From Tannersville & Route 611: Take Route 611 to Route 715 South. Go SOUTH on Route 715 for one mile. The College entrance is on the RIGHT at Warner Road, just past Railroad Avenue.

From points west of Tannersville: Take Route 715 NORTH toward Tannersville. The College entrance is on the LEFT at Warner Road, one mile before Interstate 80.

Student Workshops

Long-Running Media Criticism Show Canceled by CNN

On the air for 30 years, Reliable Sources was the longest-running public affairs series on cable news giant CNN, and one of the few programs in which the media candidly pointed its spotlight toward itself. The August 21 episode was its last, which was accompanied by the announcement that host Brian Stelter would be leaving the network. The cancellation is part of a move by CNN's new management to return to the network's traditional straight news format, featuring less commentary.

As Stelter himself noted during his final broadcast, there will always be a need to examine and critique media: its successes and failures in covering important stories that serve the public interest, and the undeniable influence corporate profits have on the operation of newsrooms -- in print, broadcast, and online outlets of all types.

Journalism students interested in media criticism can find magazine and journal articles on this topic by using the Library databases linked below. Here are just a few of the many publications that cover this industry:

Communication Source (part of EBSCOhost)

  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
  • Journal of Media Business Studies
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
  • Journalism Practice

ProQuest Central

  • American Journalism Review
  • Editor & Publisher
  • Media Buzz
  • Meet the Press
  • Quill (Society of Professional Journalists' magazine)

Contact a Librarian

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Anne Bittner
Contact:
Mack Library
Northampton Community College
College Center, 4th Floor
610-332-6139
Website
Subjects: Business, Paralegal

Prepared By

This Research Guide was updated on August 22, 2022 by Anne Bittner.