COM 5080 - History and Law of American Journalism

Subject Specialist Librarian

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Serena Vaquilar
134 Purdy/Kresge Library
Phone: (313) 577-8368

Research consultations available by appointment. Please email for times outside of appointment scheduler (above).

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Useful websites

Finding FCC Decisions

FCC decisions, reports, public notices, and other documents are published in the Federal Communications Commission Reports (1934-1965), the Federal Communications Commission Reports (1966-1986) and the FCC Record  (1987-present).

FCC decisions, statements, notices, and other documents can be found in the FCC's EDOCS system (searchable free on the web back to 1996). 

Media Law Overview

Policy Websites & Databases

There are several general policy databases which may be helpful with your research.

A Few Print Starting Points

Starting Points

These databases cover a wide range of topics and are often a good place to start your research.

Find Articles

These databases are particularly good for research in Speech, Journalism, Communication issues.

Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was created to oversee the provisions of the Communications Act of 1934 and its subsequent amendments. 

The FCC website includes FCC forms, consumer information, a copy of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and related materials, information on enforcement actions.  A beta site regorganization (Reboot) is underway.