Communications


Speech Communication

Free Monthly Speaking Tips from Lenny Laskowski
Tips on such topics as speech preparation, elements of an effective speech, audience analysis, overcoming speaking anxiety, using visual aids, gesturing effectively, impromptu/extemporaneous speaking, remembering material, and more.
Gifts of Speech
Access to speeches by influential women.
The Media and Communication Studies Site
British-based gateway to Web sites including articles, bibliographies, and recommended readings covering gender, ethnicity, nonverbal communication, written and spoken communication, pop music/youth, advertising, film studies, and more.
The Internet Public Library: Reference
Links to online versions of helpful research tools, including quotation books, almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographies, and more.
American Communication Association
A non-profit organization that promotes "academic and professional research, criticism, teaching, practical use, and exchange of principles and theories of human communication."
National Communication Association
A non-profit organization that promotes the "study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication."
Toastmasters International
A non-profit organization that helps its members develop effective speaking skills.

Mass Communications

The Media and Communication Studies Site
British-based gateway to Web sites including articles, bibliographies, and recommended readings covering tv, radio, news media, media influence, advertising, film studies, and more.
Power Reporting Resources and Training for Journalists
Links to e-mail alert services, Web sites of interest to journalists, newsroom training, computer-assisted reporting, and more.
Television News Archive
Searchable indexes for the Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University. Includes descriptive summaries of evening network news programs, special reports, and news material about major events.
FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
National media watch group "established in 1986 to shake up the establishment-dominated media." Offers information from the Women's Desk, Labor Desk, and Racism Watch Desk.
Academic Info: Film Studies cans of film
Annotated directory of Internet resources with links to sites on women and cinema, genre and foreign films, film theory and history, reviews, festivals, organizations, online publications and film collections, archives, museums, libraries, silent movies, classic films, directors, and more.
TV Link: Film & Television Website Archive
Look here for film-related sites covering reviews, festivals, awards, professional and other organizations, schedules, studios, special effects, sources for production supplies, jobs, books, legal resources, and a dictionary. Also links for Web sites to individual TV shows, cable channels, regional broadcast stations, national and international networks, news sources, and awards.
Broadcast Education Association
Organization for professors, students, media professionals, college and university departments, stations, cable systems, advertising agencies, law firms, and individual professionals interested in telecommunications and electronic media. Includes links to numerous related Web sites.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Web site for AEJMC, the "international association of more than 3,300 journalism/mass communication faculty, students, administrators, and professionals."

Communication Disorders

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
Access to five searchable and browsable databases indexing information on rehabilitation-related literature, organizations, and research.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Health information for the various aspects of human communication, as well as information on research and funding for research related to communication disorders.
Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences
Intended for professionals and students in speech-language pathology, audiology, speech science, as well as persons with communication disabilities or differences and their supporters. Includes links to Web sites for information on speech, language, and hearing disorders, discussion forums, employment, online courses, and related commercial products and businesses.
Family Village: a Global Community of Disability-Related Resources
Information and links to various resources for disabled people, their families, and services and support providers.
ASHA Homepage
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Web site providing information for professionals, students, and consumers.
National Aphasia Association
Web site of the NAA, a "nonprofit organization that promotes public education, research, and rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families."