Crime, Law and Related Links
Media, Crime and Criminal JusticeUnder development
The Media in Society and Culture
- Media Conglomerates, Mergers, Concentration of Ownership
- Corporate Media Reform Information Center An extensive list of links. Corporate control of media.
- "Media Concentration in the United States: Industry Trends and Regulatory Responses,"by Eli M. Noam
- MediaChannel.org, including their
- Thinking at the Interface: Digital Media, Sociology & Life (see the section on Sociology Through Documentary Film)
- Virtual Institute of Information (Columbia Institute for Tele-Information)
General Information about Media
- Who Makes the News? The Global Media Monitoring Project Report 2010. Media coverage worldwide is mostly about men, not women.
- Center for Media and Public Affairs. "...a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media."
- Citizen Media Law Project
- Independent Media Center
- Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics
- The Media Awareness Network
- Sociosite's Collection
- Charles Baggage Institute: History of Technology
- MIT Media Lab
- Media, Gender & Identity Resources, from the U.K., through the lens of a book published by D. Gauntlett. See, for example, links to the work of Foucault or Anthony Giddens.
- Moving Ideas: The Electronic Policy Network
- Interactive Museum of News
- The Library of Congress: Webcasts
- World Intellectual Property Organization. The beginning of a complex topic: varied aspects of international intellectual property protection.
- Native Networks Created by the Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian.
- Kaiser Foundation. Studies of the role and influence of television. This site is definitely worth checking out.
- Beginner's Guide to Media Reform. The U.S. media reform movement.
- Five Steps To Multimedia Reporting. A very nicely done hands-on site used to teach reporters how to do multimedia reporting, sponsored by the Knight New Media Center, described as "a partnership of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and the USC Annenberg School for Communication."
Media and Police
- Law Enforcers: A Profile, from Ray Surette.
- A typical Public Information Officer (PIO) job description.
Media and Courts
- Celebrity Courthouse
- Doug Linder's Famous Trials web site from the University of Kansas Law School, from Socrates to the Chicago 7, and O.J. to Timothy McVeigh. A refreshingly honest, detailed and entertaining site reflecting the author's frank and reasonable criteria for selection. It does not require a lot of bandwidth. Moreover, it can be read as one take on what is relevant to our society at this time and place.
- Paul Joseph and Sharon Carton, "The Law of the Federation: Images of Law, Lawyers, and the Legal System in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'" UTLR (1992).
- Tarlton Law Library: Law in Popular Culture Collection.The Lawyer's Story-Legal Narrative E-Texts
- Tarlton LPOP (Law in Popular Culture) Collection
Media and Corrections
- The Sentencing Project
- The Reentry National Media Outreach Campaign
- CNN: The Corrections Connection
- CJCJ's list of media links
- U.S. Justice Fund, Public Opinion on Youth, Crime, and Race: A Guide for Advocates. Building Blocks For Youth
- The International Clearinghouse on Children, Youth and Media.
- Manet and the Execution of Maximilian. An artist's rendition of the execution of Maximilian.
- Prison Legal News
- There are also numerous other links under corrections that relate to media.
- Medialens. A "UK-based media-watch project, which offers authoritative criticism of mainstream media bias and censorship."
- American Newspeak . Satire on the US news.
- Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting."Criticism of media bias and censorship."
- Project Censored. Sonoma State's very own.
- Watching America
- BBC New: International
- Media Bloggers Association
Links to the Cinema
- Internet Movie Data Base
- Internet Movie Data Base: Crime (over 16,000 entries)
- First Run Icarus Films
- Mathieu DeFlem's "'I Confess': Visions of Guilt and Innocence in the Firms of Alfred Hitchcock". The author writes: "This essay analyzes the films of Alfred Hitchcock from a sociological perspective that thematically focuses on the themes of guilt and innocence. This presentation is illustrated with production stills, movie posters, and movie segments."
- Film-Philosophy. Philosopical reviews of film in a free journal (horay for open access!) gong back to 1997.
- Reel Action (teen media - making video).
- Norcalmovies. Information about movies, where they were filmed, etc. To find movies shot in, e.g., Sonoma County, take this link. Just think, part of Basic Instinct was shot a couple of blocks from Sonoma State.
- CineFiles. From the Pacific Film Archives, a developing collection of historical information about film. It's worth checking out if that subject interests you.
- The Open Video Project. Free videos in various categories.
- Senses of Cinema. A serious discussion of cinema, intellectually stimulating, from Australia. Oh, yes, and it's international in scope, thank goodness! Check it out.
- Crime Cinema. A publisher sponsored blog of Nicky Rafter's that coincides with the release of the second edition of her book, Shots in the Mirror.
- Silent Film
- Ultimate Gangster and Crime Films. Gangster films, silents to present, with an attractive interface.
- Picturing Justice. Commentaries on lawyers, law and legal issues in television and movies.
- Videos and DVDs from The Other Side of the Wall.
Links to Journals/Blogs of Crime and Popular Culture
It's hard to know where to begin and end with these. Here's a sample of what's available.
- The Homicide Report. A blog from the LA Times about every killing in Los Angeles, undertaken by a reporter who noticed that some homicides are--many others are not--newsworthy. This blog has a story about it in NPR.
- www.crimeculture.com contains numerous categories of interest: crime fiction (e.g., take your pick: victorian detective, classic detective, early hard-boiled, paperback originals, brit grit, french crime, American 1970-2000, serial killer & graphic), crime films, true crime, Rogue's gallery, 21st century crime, varied articles. It's historical and contemporary aspects of crime in and of culture. I just read the short piece on the meaning of film noir.
- Columbia Journalism Review
- American Journalism Network
- Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies
- Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture
- Media Culture Reviews
- Crime, Media, Culture
- Journal for Crime, Conflict and Media Culture (since discontinued).
- Open Access journals on the media.
- Media Culture Journal