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Journalism - Recommended Sources

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High quality production music for TV, film, advertising and corporate video. Pre-cleared for worldwide and multi-platform use.  Students should contact their course leaders in order to set up an account.

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This site includes video tutorials covering writing and production skills, guides to style and ethics and briefings on key topics such as UK politics, the European Union, sport, business and the military.

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This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 2007 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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Comprehensive digest of programme information which Channel 4 supplied to the press from 1982 - 2002. The information was digitised as part of the Channel 4 and British Film Culture Project

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A high quality alternative to Wikipedia – also containing dictionaries - which even shows you how to reference items found. Try out the 'mind map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work.

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The best place to find a wide range of statistics from across all EU countries.

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The first place to look for authoritative UK government information. The Inside Government section has links to all major departments such as the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice, plus No. 10 and the Cabinet Office.

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A document listing preferred ways of expressing words and phrases used by The Guardian.

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Search or browse Command Papers, Bills, Committee reports etc. Hansard is available from 1803. (See UK Parliament link if you need more recent papers.)

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Data about UK households collected by the UK Government.

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A unique online resource which offers a window on Britain's changing political, economic and social landscape in the age of film and television.

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An independent regulator which deals with complaints about the content of newspapers and magazines (and their websites). IPSO administers the Editors’ Code of Practice which deals with issues such as accuracy, invasion of privacy, intrusion into grief or shock and harassment.

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UK public opinion data.

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A key source about daily life in the 20th century. You can look at topic collections (1938-65) on juvenile delinquency, holidays, leisure, industry etc., or view diary entries (1939-51) and day surveys. File reports (1937-1972) cover subjects such as propaganda, morale, popular culture, shopping, sex, fashion and much more.

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This resource includes digitised magazines from the early 20th Century. Sources include fan magazines such as Photoplay, global cinema magazines such as Pictures and Picturegoer and collections relating to radio broadcasting, technical cinema and law.

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Directory of the British media industry.

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Search, view, and download thousands of video, image and audio resources from many different collections covering news, documentaries, popular culture and much more. This was formerly known as Jisc Media Hub.

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Find statistics for local areas in the UK on a wide range of subjects, including population, crime, health and housing.

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The most trusted source about words in English, containing definitions, plus very detailed word histories.

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Watch videos and podcasts from the University of Oxford on key issues concerning journalism

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If you need statistics about the USA, this is the place to look.

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Official statistics from the UK Government.

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Access the daily record of debates in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords right up to the present (the Weekly Information Bulletin, business papers, Committee publications and Register of Members’ Interests are also available). Includes Hansard.

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A wide range of statistics for countries across the world published by the United Nations.

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Public opinion from over 350,000 volunteers from across the UK.

computer graphics
culture & institutions
ethics of journalism
Film, radio and television
military, public property & finance, trade & industrial law
news media, journalism & publishing
television broadcasting

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You may also find relevant resources listed under: English Language and Media Studies.

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