“Communication, Media, and Society” Subject Week

September 17, 2023
“Communication, Media, and Society” Subject Week

We are eager to introduce you to books that lay out the foundational principles of journalism and mass communication. These resources offer students the chance to cultivate practical expertise in gathering information, employing critical thinking and analysis, improving writing and editing skills, and proficiently reporting.



Print Books:   

  1. Baetens, J., Mandolessi., S. , de Graef, O. (2020). Digital reason: A guide to meaning, medium and community in a modern world. Leuven University Press.  HM851 .B35 2020
  2. Conway, K. (2020). The art of communication in a polarized world. AU Press. P94.6 .C6658 2020
  3. Douglas, O., Phillips, A. (2023). Journalism, culture and society: A critical theoretical approach to global journalistic practice. Taylor & Francis Group. PN4749 .D69 2023
  4. Hasen, R. L. (2022). Cheap speech: How disinformation poisons our politics — and how to cure it. Yale University Press. JA85.2.U6 H37 2022
  5. Jarrett, K. (2022). Digital labor. Cambridge. HM851 .J376 2022
  6. Jemielniak, D. , Przegalinska , A. (2020). Collaborative society. The MIT Press. HM742 .J46 2020
  7. Pickard, V. W. (2020). Democracy without journalism?: Confronting the misinformation society. Oxford University Press. PN4867.2 .P53 2020
  8. Soroka, S. N. (2022). Information and democracy : Public policy in the news. Cambridge University Press. P95.8 .S674 2022
  9. Terzis, G. (2020). Disinformation and digital media as a challenge for democracy. JF1525.P8 D57 2020
  10. Zelizer, B., Boczkowski, P.J., Anderson, C.W. The journalism manifesto. Polity Press. PN4731 .Z45

When off campus, please enter your credentials to access e-books.


  1. Rogers, R. (Ed.). (2023). The Propagation of Misinformation in Social Media: A Cross-platform Analysis. Amsterdam University Press. JSTOR.
  2. Hovik, S., Giannoumis, G. A., Reichborn-Kjennerud, K., Ruano, J. M., McShane, I., & Legard, S. (Eds.). (2022). Citizen participation in the information society : Comparing participatory channels in urban development. Springer International Publishing AG. ProQuest Central.
  3. Hepp, A., Jarke, J., & Kramp, L. (Eds.). (2022). New perspectives in critical data studie : The ambivalences of data power. Springer International Publishing AG. ProQuest Central.
  4. Goldstein, S. (Ed.). (2020). Informed societies: Why information literacy matters for citizenship, participation and democracy. Facet Publishing. ProQuest Central.
  5. Christian Fuchs. (2022). Digital Humanism : A Philosophy for 21st Century Digital Society: Vol. First edition. Emerald Publishing Limited. EBSCOhost.
  6. Polak, S., & Trottier, D. (Eds.). (2020). Violence and Trolling on Social Media: History, Affect, and Effects of Online Vitriol. Amsterdam University Press. JSTOR.
  7. Xie, C., Yus, F., & Haberland, H. (Eds.). (2021). Approaches to internet pragmatics : Theory and practice. John Benjamins Publishing Company. ProQuest Central.
  8. Lynch, L. (2018). Native advertising : Advertorial disruption in the 21st-century news feed. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Central.
  9. Uskali, T., Gynnild, A., Jones, S., & Sirkkunen, E. (Eds.). (2020). Immersive journalism as storytelling : Ethics, production, and design. Taylor & Francis Group. ProQuest Central.

Seneviratne, K. (2020). Myth of ‘free media’ and fake news in the post-truth era. SAGE Publications India Pvt, Ltd. ProQuest Central