Michigan Ross School of Business
Yaffe Center for Persuasive Communication

Communication & Persuasion

  • American Journalism Review

    This site contains over 18,000 links to newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and news services worldwide. In addition, all of the online versions of the major US cities' newspapers can be located by following links from this master site.

  • Web Resources for Visual Anthropology

    This site contains extensive anthropological resources with a "special emphasis on visual anthropology and media."

  • Approaches to a Semiotics of Language Behavior

    A detailed description about the study of semiotics and its role in our lives.

  • ArtToday

    Home to 1,200,000 images, ArtToday is the largest searchable, categorized set of clipart, web graphics, photographs, fonts, and sounds available on the Internet.

  • Association for America's Public Television Stations

    As a non profit organization, the APTS' mission is to support the continued growth of a strong and financially sound noncommercial television service for the American public.

  • Association for Computing Machinery

    The Association for Computing Machinery, the world's first educational and scientific community, provides here a series of informative and communicative links about their current progress.

  • Association for Educational Communications & Technology

    The Association for Educational Communications and Technology strives to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.

  • Black Film Center/Archive

    The Black Film Center/Archive (BFC/A) is a repository of films and related materials by and about African Americans.

  • Brainwashing Controversies: Updates and Documents

    This site provides a collection of articles and research material that suggests that brainwashing and religion are interrelated.

  • C-SPAN

    Information on the C-SPAN network,including program schedules, press releases, and transcripts.

  • Cambridge Documentary Films, Inc

    Cambridge Documentary Films is a non-profit organization that has been making award-winning films and videos for over twenty years.

  • Center for Media Studies

    The Center for Media Education strives to recognize that the media system serves the public interest through research, education, and policy efforts.

  • Center for Performance Research

    Centered in Australia and led by a variety of teacher artists, many who have a worldwide reputation, the Center for Performance Research holds workshops that embrace a whole range of interests, skills, ideas, methods and approaches to training for performance. In addition, one can discover access to theater publications and further information about performances.

  • Center for Photography at Woodstock

    The Center for Photography at Woodstock provides an artistic home for contemporary creative photographers with programs in education, exhibition, publication, fellowships, and services that create access to professional workspace, nourishing responses, and new audiences. As an organization created and influenced by artists, they bring together a culturally diverse community to explore arts related to the photographic medium.

  • Center for Research in Early English Drama

    REED is an international scholarly project that is establishing for the first time the broad context from which the great drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries grew. REED examines the historical MSS that provide external evidence of drama, secular music, and other communal entertainment and ceremony from the Middle Ages until 1642, when the Puritans closed the London theatres.

  • Center for Research on Information Technology and Organization

    The Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO) is concerned with information technology (IT) as it generates major transformations in organizations, society and the world.

  • Center for the Study of Language and Information

    Founded in 1983 by researchers from Stanford University, SRI International, and Xerox PARC, CSLI is devoted to research in the emerging science of information, computing, and cognition. This new science had its origins in the late 1970s as computer scientists, linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and artificial intelligence researchers, seeking solutions to problems in their own disciplines, turned to one another for help.

  • Cinefex

    Cinefex is a publication and web resource focused on disseminating information about and advancing the art of cinematic special effects. Topics include CGI, digital animation, and emerging technologies.

  • College Art Association

    An organization founded to promote "excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art."

  • Color Marketing Group

    The Color Marketing group is the premier International Association that forecasts colors for manuactured products, giving color and desgin professionals the competitive marketing edge.

  • Communication Arts Magazine

    Magazine on creativity for graphic designers, art directors, copywriters, photographers, illustrators and multimedia designers.  Communication Arts is a collection of articles and sources for artists and advertisers who seek to discover the latest information in the creative community.

  • Cybersociology

    This article discusses Cyberspace, a term coined for the accessible area of the World Wide Web, its primary focus and consequent impact in recent years. Links that develop from this site include research material about related topics.

  • Cyberspace and Web Sociology

    The SocioSite is designed to get access to information and resources that are relevant for sociologists and other social scientists. It has been designed from a global point of view - it gives access to the worldwide scene of social sciences. The intention is to provide a comprehensive listing of all sociology resources on the Internet.

  • Cyberspace Links

    This site is simply a series of links that provides a user to access research material pertaining to cyber-life. Some of the many topics include journals in the visual culture and virtual education.

  • Dageurreian Society Homepage

    Deemed the world's fastest growing photohistorical group, the daguerreotype is a visual wonder. It contains galleries of stunning 19th century imagery as well as the exquisite modern-day work.

  • Design Language, Etc.

    A site with numerous links that discusses controversial issues in the following fields: design, teaching, theory, ergonomics, philosophy, product language, semiotics, semantics, poetry, marketing, and morphology.

  • Design Management Institute

    DMI's objectives are five-fold. They aspire to help design managers become leaders in their profession, make accessible a body of knowledge educate managers and policy makers sponsor, promote, and conduct research and advocate for the economic and cultural importance of design.

  • Early Stages of Soviet and American Radio Broadcasting

    Discovered in early nineteen hundreds, radio promissed to be the most influential technology of the twentieth century. Because of the amazing speed, reliability, as well as the relatively low cost of communication, it became widely used by governments and private enterprises all over the world. This site examines development of radio broadcasting in the United States and the (newborn then) Soviet Union.


    FACSNET is a service for journalists provided by FACS in partnership with the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

  • Film Festival Server

    The Film Festival Server--Links to information on film festivals around the world.

  • First Steps-Marketing and Design Daily

    This is a useful site for any entrepreneur. It contains an Idea Archive that discusses Online Business Management, Content Strategies, Site Design, Site Maintenance, Building Site Traffic and Visitor Relations.

  • Graphic Artists Guild

    The Graphic Artists Guild is committed to improving conditions for all creators of graphic art and raising standards for the entire industry. It is a union that embraces creators of graphic art at all levels of skill and expertise who create works of graphic art intended for presentation as originals or reproductions.

  • Graphis Magazine

    Graphis is the premiere publication covering graphic communication worldwide and is well known for the emphasis on cutting edge design and presentation within its own pages. Graphis’ mission is to keep its readers informed on the most important trends in the design industry through its magazine, store and annual publications.


    The International Association for Semiotic Studies -- Association Internationale de Sémiotique IASS-AIS was founded in 1969 and is the world organization in semiotics. Some of its numerous goals include promoting semiotic research in a scientific spirit, reinforcing the international cooperation of this field, collaborating with similar associations, and providing an international forum of discussion for these issues.

  • Influence at Work

    Influence at Work pertains to the science of persuasion, particularly in the field of business. The web site also offers a brief introduction to a big topic: social influence, the modern, scientific study of persuasion, compliance, propaganda, "brainwashing" and the ethics that surround these issues.

  • International Semiotics Institute

    The ISI organizes annual international summer congresses, seminars and winter schools of semiotics with various themes. Moreover, it supports international research groups and projects, as the Finnish-Hungarian symposia on Semiotics, International Musical Signification -project, and the early doctoral and post- doctoral Seminar in Musical Semiotics.

  • International Visual Communication Association

    The International Visual Communication Association (IVCA) works to promote the role of commissioners, producers and the support industries which provide corporate visual communication. With roots in video, film, business events, equipment and hire industries, the Association has also developed significant representation of the new and fast growing technologies, notably business television, digital communications, interactive media and the Internet.

  • Internet Design Consultants

    This is a web directory that contains the names of all business web designers on file.

  • Internet Movie Database

    The Internet Movie Database is an international volunteer effort whose objective is to provide useful and up to date movie information *freely* available on-line, across as many systems and platforms as possible. It currently covers over 50,000 movies with over 650,000 filmography entries and is expanding continuously.

  • Journal of Information Science

    "This journal serves as a forum for new research in information transfer and communication processes in general, and in the context of recorded knowledge in particular. Concerns include the generation, recording, distribution, storage, representation, retrieval, and dissemination of information, as well as its social impact and management of information agencies."

  • Journal of Visual Communication

    The Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation publishes papers on state-of-the-art visual communication and image representation, with emphasis on novel technologies and theoretical work in this multidisciplinary area of pure and applied research.

  • Journalism/News

    This site contains general nformation about journalism and media businesses. Additional relevant links include: Broadcasting, Legal, Ethical and Policy Issues and Media Economics and Ownership.

  • Linguistic Data Consortium

    The linguistic data consortium is an international, non-profit supporting language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources including data, tools, and standards.

  • Making Sense of Metaphors: Visuality, Aurality and the Reconfiguration of American Legal Discourse

    A study of visual and aural metaphors in American law and legal language.

  • Nation's Forum Collection

    The Nation's Forum Collection consists of fifty-nine sound recordings of speeches by American leaders at the turn of the century. The speeches focus on issues and events surrounding the First World War and the subsequent presidential election of 1920. Speakers include: Warren G. Harding, James Cox, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Samuel Gompers, Henry Cabot Lodge, and John J. Pershing. Speeches range from one to five minutes.

  • New York University Media Research Lab

    The Media Research Laboratory is exploring techniques that allow people to use the computer as a tool to share ideas, express creativity, interact and communicate in new ways. The research is aimed at providing bridges between people and computers, to enable any member of society to join the digital community.

  • Noam Chomsky Archive

    Noam Chomsky, a well-known linguist and one of the greatest intellectuals of our time, contributes his insights about society and culture on this site. One of his many topics includes the media's prevalence and influence.

  • OZ project

    The Oz Project at Carnegie Mellon University is developing technology and art to help artists create high quality interactive drama, based in part on AI technologies. This especially means building believable agents in dramatically interesting micro-worlds.

  • Radio Program Archive

    This collection, housed in the Learning Media Center at the University of Memphis, contains thousands of examples of radio programs. This is a representative sampling of most series and shows. You can obtain audio cassettes of these radio programs for your own private study, scholarship, research or teaching.

  • Radio Stations on the Internet (from MIT)

    This is a site that provides over 9000 links to radio stations throughout the world.

  • RadioSpace

    RadioSpace is radio's home on the Internet, a resource for radio station programming and news staff where one may find ready-for-broadcast sound bites, news and programming as well as links to radio stations, networks and cool radio resources.

  • Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies

    The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture.

  • RML Page of Film Theory

    This site, which contains numerous studies and links, includes discussion about the effect of the visual film media on its viewers.

  • Semiotics Home Page

    This page is devoted to the study of Semiotics, as it contains numerous detailed links about the study as well as thorough research presented on the subject by both students and professors at Indiana University.

  • Society for Consumer Psychology

    By completing thorough research, holding conferences, and publishing literature, the authors of this site hope to gain a grasp on consumer psychology. This site contains discoveries about consumer behavior through the publication of previous papers as well as information about new and upcoming conferences.

  • Society for News Design

    SND has more than 2,500 members in more than 50 countries: publishers, editors, designers, artists, photographers, managers, students and faculty who design newspapers, magazines and Web pages. SND is dedicated to improving news presentation and design in all media.

  • Society of Publication Designers

    SPD encourages artistic excellence by judging annually the work of thousands of design professionals in the United States and abroad. The activities of SPD promote the art director's role as visual journalist and partner in the editorial process -- the partner responsible for telescoping and shaping information, the one who gives tone to an editorial voice.

  • Stage Research, Inc.

    Stage Research, Inc. develops SFX, a theatrical sound playback and Show Control application. SFX is designed to aid the sound designer and the sound technician in creating, maintaining, and executing sound effects, music, and show control for a live entertainment environment.

  • Survey in Instructional Technology-Visual Literacy

    This site defines Visual Literacy and has links to articles and other sites that pertain to this field.

  • Television News Archive

    Since August 5th. 1968, The Television News Archive has systematically recorded, abstracted, and indexed national television newscasts. The Archive's monthly publication, "Television News Index and Abstracts," is a guide to its collection of videotapes. The text of these abstracts are now available on this server.

  • The Forest of Rhetoric

    This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric. This site is intended to help beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the purposes of rhetoric and the patterns it has developed over 2,000 years).

  • The Information Society (TIS) journal

    The Information Society (TIS) journal, published since 1981, is a key critical forum for leading edge analysis of the impacts, policies, system concepts, and methodologies related to information technologies and changes in society and culture. Some of the key information technologies include computers and telecommunications; the sites of social change include homelife, workplaces, schools, communities and diverse organizations, as well as new social forms in cyberspace.

  • The Power of Words

    This website discusses several tactics used in persuasive speaking, including political correctness, statistics, and ad hominem.

  • Theory and Method in American/Cultural Studies

    This bibliography offers an historical survey of and an introduction to work on theory and method in American Studies.

  • Transcript of a Lecture by David Ross

    This is a transcript of a lecture from David Ross who gives an explicit presentation about effective online communication.

  • VideoMaker

    VideoMaker's mission is to democratize and enrich television by educating, inspiring, and informing end-users.

  • Visual Communication Links

    A series of links are provided here in four subfields pertaining to visual communication--design, photography, internet design, and computer graphics.

  • Visual Communications Lab at Cornell University

    The Visual Communications Lab at Cornell University is committed to the study of visual communications; a prime objective of the research is to enable high-quality, reliable visual communications for all users. All users, regardless of their individual network connection bandwidths, qualities-of-service, or terminal capabilities, should have the ability to access still images, video clips, and multimedia information

  • Stars Foundation

    This site contains links to sites that pertain to web design, it includes the many languages used in developing pages and advice about successful e-commerce.

  • WGBH/Boston

    WGBH aims to promote the general education of the public by offering television, radio and other telecommunications programs and services that inform, inspire and entertain, so that persons of all ages, origins and beliefs may be encouraged, in an atmosphere of artistic freedom, to learn and appreciate the history, the sciences, the humanities, the fine arts, the practical arts, the music, the politics, the economics, and other significant aspects of the world they live in, and thereby to enrich and improve their lives.

  • Why Use Visuals?

    This study, done at Pacific Lutheran University, discusses the effectiveness of using visuals in presentations and the effect on audience appeal.

  • Yahoo! Music

    Yahoo! Music is a media company dedicated to creating the premier Internet music site, Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Music provides music fans with the broadest array of music, music videos and music-related editorial content on the Web, while at the same time giving its visitors a wide selection of streaming audio, the Web's largest collection of music videos, concert listings, exclusive artist features and chats covering all genres of music.


Ikea Shopping Experience

Capitalizing on Sweden’s reputation for beautiful furniture design, IKEA presented consumers with a new shopping experience.