Journalism and News

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Search Albert to find books, movies, etc..

Browse in call number 070-071  or search Albert, the SMC Library's online catalog, for books, videos, DVDs, sound recordings, and online databases using the following subject headings:

  • American newspapers — History
  • Journalism — United States
  • Press — United States — History

The Hand that Feeds. (Circ Desk, VHS S638) New York: ABC, 1996.

Illusions of News streaming video, film created in 1989.

Media and Human Rights, Parts 1-2. (Circ Desk, VHS S1165) New York: Globalvision, 1996. Part I.  Part II

Myth of the Liberal Media. (Circ Desk, VHS S742) Northampton, MA: Media Education, 1997.

Looking for a specific journals/periodicals? Search by title, ISSN, or abbreviation to see if SMC has access to a specific periodical title.

Journals Finder

Some select Journalism and News titles:




Biographical Dictionary of American Journalism.  Biographies of journalists from 1690s to 1980s (Ref 071.0922 M199) New York: Greenwood, 1989.

Encyclopedia of Journalism Electronic edition via Sage Knowledge

Understanding Journalism: A Guide to Issues. (Ref 070.4 W694) London: Routledge, 1996.

Regional Newpapers

(world newspapers, but can limit to California newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News)

Christian Science Monitor

Contra Costa Times   (accessible to current SMC students, faculty and staff only)

East Bay Times (formerly Oakland Tribune)

Los Angeles Times

New York Times ( -- set up your SMC profile for full access)

Sacramento Bee - SacBee

San Francisco Chronicle - SF Gate or connect via the Library's subscription online 

San Francisco Examiner

San Jose Mercury News - Mercury Center

Wall Street Journal [connect through


Washington Post

World Newspapers

Abyz News Links - Over 15,000 newspapers and other news sources from around the world. Browse by country.

 (world newspapers, including California newspapers such as the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News)

News & Journalism -- An annotated directory of news sources from around the world. By Digital Librarian. Newspaper, USA and Worldwide - A nice directory of online newspapers, organized by state within the US, and by country worldwide.

World Press Review - An online news journal.

Other News Sources

BBC News


Ethnic NewsWatch   (accessible to current SMC students, faculty and staff only)

World News Digest  (accessible to current SMC students, faculty and staff only)

National Public Radio (NPR)

Newspaper Archives on the Web

PBS Online


Vanderbilt Television News Archive

Time Magazine

U.S. News Online

Voice of America

Search U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present (from the Library of Congress)

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Journalists. (Ref 071.0922 T125) New York: Garland, 1986. 

Editor and Publisher: International Yearbook. (Ref 070 Ed48) 3 vols. New York: Editor and Publisher, Annual.

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media. available online

News Media Yellow Book: Who's Who Among Reporters, Writers, Editors, and Producers in the Leading National News Media. (Ref 070.1 N4742) New York: Monitor Leadership Directories, Annual.

AJR and NewsLink - from American Journalism Review, links to magazines, news services, newspapers, including many not found in other compilations, plus jobs in journalism and articles about journalism and the media.

Center for Public Integrity: Investigative Journalism in the Public Interest - A non-profit center that offers a wealth of information that include featured projects of newsworthy and current events, information on how such stories are collected, with studies of ethics also explored.

FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting - One of the best sites for criticism of media performance, including effects of advertiser influence, telecommunications policy, pressure groups, and corporate ownership.

Investigative Reporters and Editors - professional organization. Website has Resource Center database of stories.

MEMRI: Middle East Media Research Institute - translations of the Arabic and Farsi media and original analysis and research on developments in the Middle East."

National Press Club -- good site for researching topics in the news.

Project Censored - A national panel of media experts annually highlights the top 25 under-reported stories of the year: the "news that did not make the news". Archives go back to 1989.