Ofcom has many market research reports on media issues.
How much time do British children spend using social media each day? Results from Ofcom which is based on 3-day digital diaries of 186 primary school children and 173 secondary. It also covers TV viewing, messaging and gaming habits.
The BBC Genome Project contains the listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions. TVTiP provides an equivalent for ITV – online access to the listings of the London Edition of the TVTimes from September 1955 […]
Radio Times Archive Free access to all pre war editions from 1936-1938. These are fascinating for social historians as they include all the original TV listings. The site also has a history of the publication. From the week commencing Nov 13th 1936 some highlights of coverage are: Inn Signs Through The Ages; London Characters – GYPSY PETULENGRO Interviewed by […]
March of the modern makers: An industrial strategy for the creative industries An interesting report from the Institute for Public Policy Studies. The 70-page document considers the current state of the creative industries. These are defined as nine broad sub-sectors: advertising and marketing; architecture; crafts; design (including fashion); film, TV, video, radio and photography; IT, […]
Greek television archive launches. The ERT Poulidis and Sarrikostas archives are available online for anyone who wishes to visit the website, recording the highlights of modern Greek history. They include Greek shows, documentaries, reportages, invaluable sound files from the radio broadcast archive as well as photographs . Other major European TV archives can be located […]
Lantern : Media History A free, open access search platform for media history research. Directors include academics Eric Hoyt, Carl Hagenmaier, and Wendy Hagenmaier. A great resource for those interested in film, radio and early TV history. Includes fan accounts and the history of Hollywood and: Business Screen (1938-1973); Educational Screen (1922-1962); The Film Daily (1918-1948); […]
University of Virginia Library WSLS-TV. Archive online: http://news.virginia.edu/content/uva-library-launches-online-archive-historical-tv-news-footage Access historic news clips and news transcripts, currently 3,600 news clips items covering 1951-1971. These years cover the civil rights movement and desegregation as well as feminism and Vietnam. An online exhibit page has a collection of themed items including news clips and scripts related to the […]
The Center for International Media Assistance in partnership with the Open Society Foundations, announced the publication of an interactive map The project examines the global opportunities and risks created by the transition from traditional to digital media. Covering 60 countries you can map social media use, broadband connections and digital TV. The Open Society Foundation has […]
http://cc.aljazeera.net/ Free access to video footage released by news service Al Jazeera under various Creative Commons licenses. Featured collections include protests in Gaza, events in Tunisia and the Arab spring protests in Egypt. It includes Arabic materials. See other recommeded free video sites, including historic and public information films on our recent posting for open […]
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