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Free audio recorder and editor, used by Podcasters worldwide.
A downloadable app for recording audio on mobiles or the web, up to three minutes free.
Saylor.org Communication Courses
Free courses in the areas of Mass Communication and Communication Studies. Some are open, while some are planned for the future.
Basic photography for the mass media
"This class for beginning mass media photographers and photojournalists includes illustrated exercises, practical principles, videos, readings and portfolios. Also available is a nine-part self-guided Photoshop tutorial, and downloadable photos for practice."
History of the Mass Media and Journalism
"This class-based tutorial takes you through American history through the vision of the nation's mass media. It includes videos, a gallery of photos and publications from the past, as well as readings and exercises. Features include a history of photography and a video and essay explaining plagiarism."
MIT Open Courseware
MIT's Media Arts and Sciences departments offers many online courses. Course format generally includes, lecture videos, interactive concept quizzes (solution key), problem sets, terms and definitions, suggested topics and links, and exams (with solution key).
Journalism 2.0: How to Survive and Thrive: A digital literacy guide for the information age
PDF file of textbook by Mark Briggs, Assistant Managing Editor for Interactive News, The News Tribune. Includes chapters on RSS, Web 2.0, blogging, podcasting, and video and photo editing.
College Open Textbooks
A collection of free textbooks; this page is for languages and communications, so look through the list for journalism and communication-related subjects.
Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time
"Launch! follows a real advertising campaign from initial agency pitch through roll-out of print and media assets to post-campaign analysis. Throughout, it exposes readers to the theory and concepts of advertising and promotion, and the personalities and decisions that drove this campaign. The book takes a rare look “behind the curtain” – even letting you see some of the paths not chosen by the agency and client. Students get a realistic sense of how theory plays out in practice."
Ebooks in the Library
The library has an extensive collection of ebooks on a variety of topics. To find what is available, enter your subject in the library catalog and select as a phrase in the drop down menu. If a book is in ebook format, it will say view ebook in the record.
Almost all of the library's ebooks are multiuser. This means that your whole class could access the book simultaneously and for free!