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Merry Burlingham,
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Carolyn Cunningham,
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Mary Rader,
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Dale Correa,
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Library Specialist


I. Purpose:
To support research and teaching through the doctoral level in the field of journalism. There are various aspects of journalism that are of direct relevance to other programs of study: the history of journalism in a given country is often of great importance both to cultural historians and to members of the relevant language department; students of radio and television have interests in such Journalism courses as "Theories of Mass Communication," World Communication Systems," and "News Reporting"; political scientists are interested in such journalism-related topics as media law and the impact of journalism on political processes; public relations is of interest to faculty and students of the Advertising and Marketing Departments.

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Languages: English is the primary language of collection; foreign language publications are acquired only in response to specific need.

B. Chronological Guidelines: Primary emphasis is on the twentieth century.

C. Geographical Guidelines: Emphasis is on the United States, but materials on other countries are collected selectively according to area studies needs..

D. Treatment of Subject: Scholarly studies of the history of journalism (including biographies of major figures and histories of major newspapers) are extensively acquired. Textbooks, popular journalism and photojournalism books are acquired selectively. While materials treating such legal issues as censorship and government regulation of journalism are extensively collected, legal documents are not ordinarily acquired. For exceptions, see the Government Statement.

E. Types of Material: Publications of other journalism schools and style manuals are included in the collection.

F. Date of Publication: Emphasis is on current publications, but there is limited retrospective purchasing.

G. Other General Considerations: The Gernsheim Photography Collection in the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center has materials of interest to students of photojournalism. The Tarlton Law Library: Jamail Center for Legal Research has legal studies and statutes of relevance to students of media law.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class:

Subject LC Class Location CDP [NCIP] Collecting Level Bibliographer
Mass Communication Theory P 87-91 PCL (Main) C [3] Journalism
Reporting and Journalistic Writing PN 4700-4798
PN 4888
PCL (Main) B [2] Journalism
Editing: Includes Newspaper and Magazine Layout, Design and Graphics PN 4775, 4778
PN 4784, 4832 4836
PCL (Main)
Fine Arts Library
B [2] Journalism
Newspaper Publishing Z 286.N48 PCL (Main)B [2] Journalism
Periodical Publishing Z 286.P4 PCL (Main)B [2] Journalism
Media Law and Ethics K 4240,4285
PN 4797; Z 657
PCL (Main) C [3] Journalism
Public Relations: Public relations aspects of particular subjects handled under broader subject (e.g., Hospitals--Public Relations.) PN 4784; HM 263 PCL (Main) B[2] Journalism
History and Criticism of Journalism PN 4801-4823;
PN 4838-4885
PCL (Main) C [3] Journalism
Exceptions: Foreign Language Publications - PCL (Main) - See appropriate Area Studies Statement
Photojournalism: No technical acquisitions (e.g., the chemistry or photography). See Art Statement for additional photography topics. TR 820
TR 640-685
PCL (Main)
Art- See Art Statement
A [1] Journalism

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