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COMM 1003 Introduction to Mass Communication: Welcome & Course Readings

Welcome to your course guide

Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

COMM 1003 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Bell, S. (1999, March). Impact of the global media revolution. USA Today Magazine;(127) 2646, 28–31.  

Brokaw, T. (1996, December 2). Only good if you can trust it. Forbes, 158(13), 229.

Chaffee, S. H., & Metzger, M. J. (2001). The end of mass communication? Mass Communication & Society, 4(4), 365–379. 

Eger, J. M. (2006, March/April). Building creative communities: The role of art and culture. Futurist, 40(2), 18–22.

Sifry, M. L. (2009). A see-through society. Columbia Journalism Review, 47(5), 43–47.

Sill, M. (2009, January 11). From the editor: Questions of ethics—for Bee and you. The Sacramento Bee, p. E1. 

Sill, M. (2009, February 8). Opinion: From the editor: The question is ethics, and readers respond. McClatchy–Tribune Business News. 

Stone, G. C., O'Donnell, M. K., & Banning, S. (1997). Public perceptions of newspaper's watchdog role. Newspaper Research Journal, 18(1/2), 86–102.  

Tucker, P. (2007, March/April). The new media age. Futurist, 41(2), 23.  

Wallace, J. D. (1998, October). Pervasive problem. Reason, 30(5), 52–57.

Ward, S., & Burgess, J. E. (2008, November 11). Op-ed: Free speech won, but what about ethics? The Bugle-Observer [Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada], p. A.5.

Whitehead, D. (2000). Using mass media within health-promoting practice: A nursing perspective. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(4), 807–816.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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