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Writing for Mass Communication: MMC 2100

Welcome to the LibGuide for MMC2100: Writing for Mass Communication! This page has useful web links, videos, and library resources that correspond to your course materials. My name is Mia Tignor, and I'll be your librarian contact for the course. I'm available by phone or email throughout the semester (find my information here)!

Useful Web Links

Useful Apps and Programs

Stitcher App Link

Stitcher, a podcast app. 

iOS | Android


NPR One, an app that lets you listen to NPR stories from around the country. 

Download for all platforms here


Slack is a great tool for groups to use to stay in contact, share files, and much more. 

Download or access from all platforms here.


Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing. Access download links for all platforms here.

Creative Commons Audio Resources

You can often find great, freely available audio from government sources. Check out the Smithsonian's SoundCloud playlists for audio elements you can use with attribution, or other Creative Commons sites. 

How To Seperate Fact From Fiction Online

Database Login for Students

To log in to the databases, you will use the same Rivermail e-mail address and password you set up to log into MyPioneerPortal. First-time users of MyPioneerPortal can create their password by following the instructions you receive in your activation email. To reset your password, select "Need help signing in." The librarians cannot reset MyPioneerPortal passwords, if you need additional assistance visit the tutorial on MyPioneerPortal. 

MyPioneerPortal Login

Reccomended Databases

IRSC Databases are a great place to find supporting information for your stories. Try some of the databases below to start, then search our Database by Subject list for information about your specific topic. 

Books from the IRSC eCatalog

Try searching the IRSC eBook Collection for books about journalism and interviewing. Here's a sample search to start, and below are some titles of interest. The eBook Collection is also a great place to search for information on specific subjects for stories. You must log in to view the books.