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Communication: Scholarship & Additional Sources



  • The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever 
    As compiled by NPR, a hand-picked selection of over 350 commencement speeches, reaching all the way back to 1774
  • American Rhetoric
    "Database of and index to over 5,000 full-text, audio, and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two."
  • Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World
    "A non-profit project, sponsored by Sweet Briar College, dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by inspirational, influential, and contemporary women from around the world."

Opinions & Polls

Pew Research Center
"The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American think tank based in Washington, D.C., that provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world."

An American research-based, global performance-management consulting company best known for its public opinion polls (national and international) that are often referenced by media.


  • American Communication Association (ACA)
    "ACA is commited to enabling the effective use of new and evolving technologies to facilitate communication instruction, research, and criticism, and to offering a technologically supportive venue for all who study the ways in which humans communicate."
  • The Association for Women in Communications (AWC)
    "The AWC champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership, and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era."
  • National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
    "The voice of the nation's radio and television broadcasters."
  • World Communication Association (WCA)
    "WCA is dedicated to the improvement of communication worldwide by linking those people who hold common professional and personal interests."



  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    "The FCC regulates interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. An independent U.S. government agency overseen by Congress, the commission is the United States' primary authority for communications law, regulation, and technological innovation."
  • The Center for Communication
    "The Center for Communication is a nonprofit supported by major media companies to bring more diversity to the media industry and give students access to influential figures who can speak about the business today and better prepare students for careers in media by connecting them with the best minds in media and offering free seminars featuring outstanding media leaders."
  • LinkedIn Learning
    An online education company that offers thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills--communications included! UWM offers students a subscription for free.