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Media, Popular Culture, and Communication Rights Research Guide: Organizations & Institutes

Research strategies and resources on media, popular culture, journalism, copyright, digital society, and related topics.

Organizations and Institutes

Organizations and Institutes

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Organizations and associations help scholars, policy makers, and others communicate with each other, find information, and discuss social and political issues pertaining to the media.

American Communication Association

ACA was created to promote academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication. The Communication Studies Center page includes links for mass media and culture, film studies, gender & communication, and other subjects.

Association for Progressive Communications

An international internet community for environment, human rights, development and peace. APC seeks to ensure that the information and communication needs of civil society (including freedom of expression and exchange of information) are considered in telecommunications, donor and investment policy.

British Universities Film & Video Council

The BUFVC is a representative body which promotes the production, study and use of film and related media in higher education and research.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Information on regulations and licensing, a glossary, a Consumer Information Bureau, how to contact the FCC, and other aspects of communication regulated by the FCC.

Freedom Forum

The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three main priorities: the Newseum, First Amendment freedoms and newsroom diversity.

Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds

ICS provides education in communication and media studies, and includes the Research Centre for Future Communications, and the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for European Political Communications.

International Association for Media and Communication Research

IAMCR is the largest international professional organisation in the field of communication research. Established in 1957, the Association now has over 2300 members in some 70 countries.

International Association for Media and History

IAMHist is a family of professional film and television broadcasters, scholars, and others who are concerned about film, radio, television and their relations to history.

National Association of Broadcasters

NAB is a trade association and lobbying group that promotes and protects the interests of radio and television broadcasters in Washington and around the world.

National Communication Association

NCA is a scholarly society and as such works to enhance the research, teaching, and service produced by its members on topics of both intellectual and social significance. See especially its Critical and Cultural Studies Division.

Nielsen Media Research

Current ratings data from Neilsen national and local surveys are not available on this site.

Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association

This site encourages scholarly discussion of popular culture, and includes conference information, teaching tools, subject-specific links, and other resources.

Virtual Institute of Information

The V.I.I. is an internet based, independent telecommunications and mass media research facility, managed by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia Business School, at Columbia University, New York. Its mission is to research and exhibit telecommunications and mass media information, and their implications for the future economic and social development of society.

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