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CO 425: Broadcast Century Issues: Picking A Topic

A guide to research for Prof. Keith's course on Broadcast Century Issues

Facts on File & CQ Researcher: Topic Overviews

The Issues & Controversies section of the database Facts on File combines factual analysis and explanations of opposing points of view on a wide variety of topics and issues that are newsworthy, controversial, and often complex.

Go to Facts On File (BC Community Only). Click Issues & Controversies, then look at "Arts, Entertainment, and the Media" in the Subject Index.

CQ Researcher provides lengthy overviews of "hot" economic, political or social issues. Each report includes charts, graphs, sidebar articles, a pro/con feature, a chronology, and more.

Go to CQ Researcher (BC Community Only). Click on Browse by Topic and look for ideas under "Communications and the Mass Media."

Browse Media & Pop Culture Encyclopedias

SUBJECT ENCYCLOPEDIAS can provide concise overviews of a wide range of topics related to radio and television.  Browse through any of the following for context and and basic information on topics that you can explore more fully. 

Subject Guide

Leslie Homzie
O'Neill Library

Boston College