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COMM 1003C 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 1003C Required Course Readings

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

Enter your myWalden user name and password at the prompt.

Students without a myWalden user name and password: Please use your own student portal log-in from your home institution (e.g. Kendall College, NHU, etc.) to access the articles linked below.

Berns , M., & Hommes, D. (2013). eHealth for IBD: First steps in the transformation to value-based healthcare delivery. Inflammatory Bowel Disease Monitor, 13(3), 100-107.

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.

Gillis , A., Luthin, K., Parette, H., & Blum, C. (2012). Using VoiceThread to create meaningful receptive and expressive learning activities for young children. Early Childhood Education Journal, 40(4), 203-211.

Grossman , W. M. (2012). Tightening the net. New Scientist, 216(2894), 28-29.

LoMonte , F. D. (2012). Student journalists and free speech. Insights On Law & Society, 12(3), 20-24.

Papasolomou , I., & Melanthiou, Y. (2012). Social media: Marketing public relations’ new best friend. Journal of Promotion Management, 18(3), 319–328.

Sill, M. (2009, January 11). From the editor: Questions of ethics—for Bee and you. The Sacramento Bee, p. E1. See the link in your classroom's Week 4 Resources for access.

Sill, M. (2009, February 8). Opinion: From the editor: The question is ethics, and readers respond. McClatchy–Tribune Business News. See the link in your classroom's Week 4 Resources for access.

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.

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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