Media Studies

BBC Film Network
Film Network is designed to showcase new UK film talent by screening short films and profiling the people who made them.

Moving History
A guide to UK film and television archives in the public sector with detailed information and clips from these fascinating and valuable collections.

Atomic Advertising
A gallery of press advertisements from the early years of the British civil nuclear power programme, issued by the companies which were involved in the construction of nuclear power plants.

Bringing you the best of bygone eras with links to galleries of media from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Thousands of pulp fiction book covers illustrating the evolution of vintage American paperbacks from the thirties to the fifties.

The History of Comics
This is the story and history of comics in popular culture – from Paleolithic cave paintings, to Egyptian hieroglyphs, to Superman and the X-Men.

The definitive guide to Britain’s film and TV history.

The Golden Age Romance Comics Archive
A resource for scholars and fans interested in golden era romance comics – with full scans of issues.

Ladybird Fly Away Home
Everything you ever wanted to know about Ladybird Books – galleries of covers, the origins of Ladybird and much more.

Local News
An inside look at how news professionals interact with the communities they service.

Don’t Buy It
See through the sales pitch and advertising tricks used in television, music and magazines.

The Merchants of Cool
A report on the creators and marketers of popular culture for teenagers.

The Princess and the Press
Explores the relationship between Diana and the world’s media.

Cartoon Network: Studio
Profiles of some of the world’s greatest and up-and-coming animators – how they do it, and how you can do it too.

Turner Classic Movies
The films that define what it means to be a classic.

The Emergence of Advertising in America 1850-1920
Presents over 9000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.

Essays and media criticism intended to reveal the hidden meanings in TV, film, advertising and the news.

Take a tour of a toy museum containing over 600 3D advertising icons from ad campaigns of past and present.

Over 7000 digital images of print advertisments published primarily in the US between 1911 and 1957.

The world’s largest archive of classic print adverts – fully searchable and you can send your favourites to friends as an e-card.

MediaEd: The UK Media Education Web Site
For anyone intersted in media and moving image education in primary, secondary, further and informal education.

Art and Letters Daily
A site that trawls all the online newspapers and magazines worldwide and also features book reviews, columnists, essays and classics. It then summarises the best parts and aims to provoke and fuel ideas, criticisms and debate.

Movie Mistakes
Exposes all those little continuity blunders film-makers thought they’d got away with.

The Movie Cliche List
Entertaining lists of the most annoying and common logic flaws and stereotypes found in feature films.

Empire Online
Online edition of Empire magazine with film reviews and articles that are updated daily.

Radio Free World
Comprehensive guide to cutting edge TV programmes and information on the Web.

Animation World Network
All the news from the world of animation, plus check out the Student Corner which has everything for the wannabe animator.

The Animation Learners Site
A one-stop guide to learning how to animate with tutorials on animation and drawing.

Atom Films
Exclusive full-length online screenings of the world’s best short films.

Reel Classics
Home of classic movies stuffed with info on the stars, movie makers and films of yesteryear.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Information on the Academy’s awards (that’s the Oscars to you and me) with news, reviews and the history of the organisation.

Trailer Park
Do you love to get an advanced peek at the next big blockbuster? Trailer Park is the most comprehensive trailer and clip site on the Web.

Ain’t It Cool News
Cutting-edge movie information so influential that it’s monitored by Hollywood’s movers and shakers.

Encyclopedia Britannica
The complete Encyclopedia Britannica, plus related magazines, books and links to the world’s best Web sites.

Internet Movie Database
THE premier movie information site on the Web.

National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Includes online resources and collections of printed ephemera, cinematography and television history, with a constantly changing programme of exhibitions.

British Film Institute
Promoting greater understanding and appreciation of film and moving image culture in the UK.

ABC News
News, business news and sport from the American media giant.

Daily Telegraph
The latest news from the online version of the Daily Telegraph.

Guardian Unlimited
Online version of The Guardian newspaper.

The Times Online
Home of The Times newspaper on the Web.

News around the clock from Cable News Network.

News and finance from the world’s leading news agency.

The latest from the programmes of ITV.

Gateway to the BBC’s massive online content.

BBC News
BBC news with audio and video content, updated every minute of every day.

S4C on the Web – in Welsh and English.

Channel 4
News, sport and features on Channel 4 programmes


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