Virtual Reading Room

See also: SJMC Resource Center Journal, Newspaper, and Magazine Holdings

Instructions for accessing electronic course reserves for Journalism and Mass Communication classes:

  1. Log into ICON with your HawkID and password. (Note: this site is only accessible by students in courses with readings on electronic reserve.)
  2. Under "My ICON Courses," click "Journalism & Mass Communication Electronic Reserve Readings" under the current semester.
  3. In the green bar running across the top of the page, click "Readings." If you need help, e-mail Jennifer Cooper.

Online Newspapers

  • Daily Iowan — Online version of The University of Iowa's daily newspaper.
  • Newslink — Provides links to thousands of news organization’s websites, including international and national newspapers, magazines, television, and radio. Includes links to national newspapers by State, Major Metro Dailies, National Papers, Business, Alternative, Specialty, Campus, and to international newspapers by continent and by region.
  • Google News — Uses Google’s search engine technology to continuously scan every online news organization throughout the world (that offers English text) and uses its ranking algorithms to determine the top stories for the hour.
  • — Website from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Features news and arts reporting from more than 100 alternative newsweeklies.

Selected References Available through InfoHawk or Online

Journalism Websites

Journalism Resources — Over 40 annotated pages of resources compiled for support of academic journalism departments and professional journalists. Compiled and edited by Karla Tonella.

Reporter's Desktop — A non-commercial website that aggregates web searching functions. Designed to make daily reporting and investigative reporting faster, easier, and better.

Poynter Online — The Poynter Institute provides ongoing education and information for "journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists."

A Journalist's Guide to the Internet — By Christopher Callahan, associate dean of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.