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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

An Era Ends, Abruptly

On December 5, 2022, the news and infotainment show Morning Express, broadcast by CNN's sister network HLN, signed off for the last time. Anchored for 21 years by Robin Meade, the program combined brief news segments with sports reporting, national weather, celebrity and lifestyle segments, and a daily "Salute to the Troops" acknowledging the service of our armed forces. The program's Weekend Express edition has also been canceled, and the HLN network will no longer broadcast any live programming.

Despite the enduring popularity of Robin Meade and the other on-air staff, HLN has struggled in recent years to find an audience. The network often carried day-long coverage of high-profile criminal trials, and ran multiple episodes of crime documentaries like Forensic Files throughout the afternoon. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, HLN featured human interest stories about the impact of the disease on regular people, along with the harder news coverage and medical reporting generated by CNN.

Shutting down operations at Morning Express, which was broadcast from the CNN studios in Atlanta, Georgia, is a cost-cutting measure by the new management at CNN, and its parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery. A number of other employees at CNN, including reporters and contributors, have also lost their jobs.

News stories on HLN had avoided (for the most part) leaning toward either end of the political spectrum, as CNN has been criticized for doing in recent years. The end of Morning Express follows the cancellation of another centrist daily news program on competing network CNBC, The News with Shepard Smith, in November 2022, leaving viewers fewer options for finding news without a political slant.

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 December 5, 2022 by Anne Bittner.