The following selected core periodicals are devoted exclusively to communication topics. Please note, however, that many other periodicals not listed here will contain pertinent articles; thus, the need to consult a periodical database or index.
The emphasis of this industry publication is on corporate activity and the changing state of governmental regulation as it concerns television, cable, radio, and other forms of electronic mass communication.
Main Library General Collection P 91 .C56 (1977-78, 1980-82, 1984-1999)
Publishes scholarly articles that explore the processes, antecedents, and consequences of communication in a broad range of societal systems, including mass media, interpersonal communication, health communication, new technology, organizational communication, intercultural communication, and family communication.
A peer-reviewed journal that addresses the creative, social, political and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media technologies. Topics include: video games, mobile media/content, Internet studies, digital/new media art, virtual reality, new media products, cinema, and gender and technology.
A publication of the National Communication Association, this periodical offers articles that take an interpretive approach to mass communications theory and research. Topics include mass-media criticism, mass communication organizations, and the relationship between culture and the mass media.
Main Library General Collection PN 4751 .H37 (1996-2004)
Produced by the Kennedy School of Government, this journal focuses on the interaction of the press, politics, and public policymaking, and is targeted at researchers and practitioners in the fields of journalism and broadcasting.
Main Library General Collection PN 1991 .J6 (1990-96)
Articles in recent issues have dealt with the use of the Internet by political campaigns, gender-differentiated production features in toy commercials, and the impact of motivation and parasocial interaction on talk radio listening.
Main Library General Collection P 90 .J6 (1951-84, 1988-96)
Main Library Microfilm P 90 .J6 (1985-1987)
An interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Communication Association, concentrating on communication theory and research. Recent issues have included scholarly articles on country music videos, public opinion polling, body image and personal interaction, and broadcast deregulation.
An international journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the examination of the social dynamics of media and information change. Recent articles have addressed such topics as the digital divide, digital storytelling, and teenagers' use of cell phones.
Main Library General Collection PN 4700 .N525 (1985+)
According to this journal, its purpose is "to provide a bridge between journalism scholars and newspaper professionals and a forum for practical research on and discussion of issues of interest to both."
Main Library General Collection PN 1992 .T45 (1967-1978; 1979-2004)
A publication of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, with two- to six-page articles on such topics as prime time's disabled images, TV and politics, and the commercialization of public broadcasting.
An interdisciplinary scholarly bringing together articles from a range of subjects, including anthropology, communication studies, discourse studies and semiotics, media and cultural studies, sociology, and the disciplines dealing with history, theory and practice of visual design. Includes articles on still and moving images; graphic design and typography; visual phenomena such as fashion, professional vision, posture and interaction; the built and landscaped environment; and the role of the visual in relation to language, music, sound and action.