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Communications: Background

The Department of Communications offers a major and minor that prepare you for a wide range of media and communication-related careers.

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Basic reference sources

These resources will get you started.

Where do I start with this story?

The open Web may carry breaking news but it is rarely the most accurate or authoritative source for background. The reference section of a library is filled with material that has been vetted, edited, checked for accuracy. Some part of your fact-checking and writing processes for any story should be spent with reference works

  • Dictionaries
  • Topical encylopedias
  • Subject handbooks and guidebooks
  • Abstracts

A Field Guide to Fake News


Mr. News

Policy Map