Michigan Ross School of Business
Yaffe Center for Persuasive Communication

Media Studies

  • Adobe

    Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems builds award-winning software solutions for Web and print publishing. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to create, publish and deliver visually-rich content for various types of media.

  • Advertising Photographer Assocation

    The Advertising Photographers Association is an advocacy group for professional commercial photographers. Its goal is to serve as a resource for industry norms and standards, and to disseminate information about the importance of, advertising photographers and production professionals.

  • American Film Institute

    The American Film Institute (AFI) is the nation's preeminent arts organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of the moving image. Since 1967, AFI has served as America's voice for film, television, video, and the digital arts, with innovative programs in education, training, exhibition, preservation, and new technology.

  • 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.

  • American Marketing Association

    This is the main page for the American Marketing organization; the site has numerous links to research sources about consumer psychology as well as a variety of techniques used to visually persuade.

  • Approaches to a Semiotics of Language Behavior

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

  • Art and Design Associations on the World Wide Web

    The art and design associations on the world wide web provides links to over 560 associations whose members are interested in variety of visual arts, architecture, design, and allied fields.

  • 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.

  • Black Film Center/Archive

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

  • C-SPAN

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

  • Café Society Services

    Café Society Services is a small group of talented individuals whose strong design and technical backgrounds enable them to produce pioneering and innovative projects in the areas of graphic design, web design, and photography.

  • 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 Education

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

  • 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 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.

  • Cinemedia

    Cinemedia is the Internet's largest film and media directory. This site is the source for over 25,000 other ones in this field.

  • Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine

    Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, which ran issues from May 1994 to January 1999, reported about people, events, technology, public policy, culture, practices, study, and applications related to human communication and interaction in online environments.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • EMRL

    The Experimental Media Research Laboratory has been working in media of all types since 1993, primarily focusing on the time-based arts such as audio and video. Their experienced staff now offers services in many fields of media, including all facets of film/video and audio production, graphic design, screen printing, photo and film archiving and restoration, 3d modeling and animation, and more.


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

  • Film and Television Studies

    This site contains a series of articles and web links. One of the many included topics is generalities and stereotypes made in marketing and the media. There are contributions from numerous authors, who write for various sources.

  • Film Festivals Server

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

  • Friends of Photography

    The Friends of Photography is a non profit, member-supported, international visual arts organization that operates the Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco. The Friends promotes visual literacy by presenting, analyzing and interpreting photography as the fundamental medium of visual experience.

  • Iconocast

    Contains articles and resources for online advertising and marketing.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Mastery InSight Institute

    This is a brief dialogue taken from the Mastery InSight Institute that discusses advertising's effect on the American consumer.

  • MCS-The Media and Communications Studies Site

    This page is saturated with links, resources, and research about various forms of media, including film, advertising, and TV & Radio.

  • MOWA: Museum of Web Art

    The Museum of Web Art was founded because excellence and innovation in this new, electronic medium (the Internet) must be made accessible to those who seek it, and displayed in an environment suited to its content. Its site is well designed and contains numerous resources for artistic presentation on the World Wide Web.

  • MPEG web site

    MPEG, an acronym for Moving Picture Experts Group, is the name of family of standards used for coding audio-visual information (e.g., movies, video, music) in a digital compressed format.

  • 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.

  • PhotoALF

    This site contains artwork, theory, and resources about artistic photography. It is especially oriented to the digital manipulation and its creative possibilities.

  • PhotoArts

    PhotoArts is dedicated to the community of collectors, dealers, professionals and enthusiasts of fine art photography, providing comprehensive, international coverage of the art photography marketplace.

  • 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.

  • 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

    This site is simply a thorough list of numerous links that provide information about the study of signs in our daily lives.

  • 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.

  • Semiotics Solutions

    All successful marketing works because it hits the right cultural button, creatively harnessing the power of culture - the greatest influence in all our lives and purchase decisions. This statement is the main principle of the corporation, "Cultural Creativity," which uses semiotics to enhance a product's appeal for any company wishing to do so.

  • Society for Cinema Studies

    Founded in 1959, the Society for Cinema Studies is a professional organization composed of college and university educators, filmmakers, historians, critics, scholars, and others concerned with the study of the moving image.

  • 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.

  • Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab

    The Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab strives to research and design interactive technologies that motivate and influence markets.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 services, and to use interactive visual communications services.

  • Web Resources for Visual Anthropology

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

  • 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.

  • 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.


I Love New York Logo

The iconic "I love NY" design became one of the most recognizable and ubiquitous logos of any city in the world.

I love (heart) NY 1977