Explore resources covering the field of Communication Studies

Center for Media and Public Affairs

The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of news and entertainment media. CMPA's goal is to provide an empirical basis for ongoing debates over media coverage and impact through well-documented, timely, and readable studies.

Since 2004 CMPA has been an affiliate of the George Mason University.

Vanderbilt TV Archives

Associated Press

The AccuNet/AP Multimedia Archive provides a sensory journey of photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text spanning over 160 years of history.


LexisNexis Academic provides TV and Radio Broadcast Transcripts from these national and international sources.    



LIFE photo archive

Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google.  The LIFE photo archive is hosted by Google.