Listed below are a variety of resources and links relating to the
various departments in the School of Communications You may browse the entire list or select a specific department

Advertising & Public Relations
Film & Video
Communication Studies

GVSU Library
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Advertising & Public Relations

Ad Club of West Michigan
Ad2 of West Michigan
Grand Valley Ad Club


Media Studies Center The Media Studies Center, an operating program of The Freedom Forum since 1985, is devoted to improving understanding between the media and the public. Center programs bring journalists, scholars, media executives and the public together to examine the media's effects on society.
Current, the newspaper about public broadcasting
Public Broadcasting Service
National Public Radio
Broadcasting and Cable Magazine The newsweekly of commercial electronic media. Provides an overview of events (subscription required for full access).
Radio-Info: radio news, ratings links, discussion boards.
Old-Time Radio Pages Just about everything you'd want to know about radio programs from the Golden Era. Links to lots of other OTR sites.
Employment Related Sites
Michigan Association of Broadcasters Job Bank
All Access (free membership required)  radio news and job leads
TV Jobs (membership required)
Local Broadcasting
Grand Valley State University Electronic Media GVTV GVSUs student-run television station.
WCKS The Whale  GVSUs student-run radio station.
WGVU Public broadcasting station operated by GVSU
Radio Stations Directory - Grand Rapids Metro Area (via OnTheRadio.Net
Television Stations Directory - Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, & Battle Creek (via Station Index)

Film and Video Production

School of Communications Production Resources
The GVSU Library's Database of Video & Multimedia Holdings
American Film Institute
California Newsreel
Cross-Cultural Film Guide Africa, Asia, Latin America
Women in CinemaA Reference Guide
Library of Congress General Motion Picture Site
Black Film Center/Archive Indiana University
Listing of Film Festival Dates
UICA Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids

Communication Studies

American Rhetoric
American Society for the History of Rhetoric
Ernest Becker Foundation
General Semantics Institute (GSI)
International Communication Association (ICA)
Iowa Communication Resources
The Kenneth Burke Society (KB Society)
Media Ecology Association (MEA)
The National Communication Association (NCA)
The Organization for the Study of Women, Language and Gender
Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry
Research source to general communications articles
Rhetoric Society of America
Semiotic Society of America (SSA)
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP)
Women & Language (journal)


The Lanthorn This is the site of The Lanthorn, the student-run weekly newspaper at Grand Valley State University. Includes current issues and the archives.
Poynter This is the premier training ground for journalists. This site offers articles, research and conferences summaries on issues affecting journalists.
Freedom Forum This nonpartisan international foundation offers articles on current media issues, a look at the Newsmuseum outside Washington, D.C., and a taste of the professional world.


National Society for Photographic Education.
Mid-West Regional Society for Photographic Education
Afterimage Journal
UICA Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids

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