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THE IMAGE OF THE JOURNALIST IN POPULAR CULTURE (IJPC) DATABASE© includes more than 87,000 items on journalists, public relations practitioners and media in: Television (30,000 items), Films (19,955 movies, movies made for TV and miniseries), Fiction (13,460 novels, 1,685 short stories, 545 plays and 200 poems), Cartoons, Comic Books & Comic Strips (6,390 items), Non-Fiction (3,210 items, Documentaries-News-Sports), Humor (710 items), Commercials (395 items), Games (170 items), Music (110 items, Songs-Compositions), Internet-Web Sites (100 items), Art (40 items). The IJPC Database includes print journalists (from large urban newspapers to small country weeklies, including editors, reporters, photojournalists, correspondents, columnists, publishers, newsboys), broadcast journalists (from networks to local stations including reporters, anchors, correspondents, producers, writers, technical personal, news directors, station owners, network executives and management), public relations practitioners (from press agents to publicists), and the news media (anonymous reporters who show up in countless films and television movies ranging from press conferences to packs of reporters shouting questions or chasing after the main character to individual reporters asking questions). The Database can be referenced by year, title, type, occupation and author. As one scholar put it, “I don’t see how anyone can write anything in this field without referring to the database. There is nothing like it and it is an indispensable reference.”
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IJPC CLASS SYLLABUS: Syllabus for The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture, USC Annenberg School class -- Journalism 375/Communication 372 -- Four Units -- Fall 2002. Consists of 28 classes with 28 video documentaries especially edited for the class representing more than 60 hours of video including multiple excerpts from nearly 650 films and television titles. More than 1,000 items were viewed and analyzed. Syllabus runs 188 pages and it is divided into Instructor, Class Schedule, Suggested Reading, Glossary, and Download the PDF.
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