Here are a couple of sociology media resources that might be of interest: the Sociology Spotlight and the United Nations webcast.
iPhone & iPad
For those of you with iPhones and iPads here’s a free app: Sociology Spotlight By Wiley Publishing. I can’t check it out myself as I don’t have either (I’m an Androider!), but it seems to have some useful features, including:
- Latest information on key Sociology conferences
- Frommer’s travel guide to major conference locations
- Latest abstracts for Sociology articles and books
- Follow your favourite publications
- Latest news in and around the discipline from Sociology Lens
- Latest Special Issues, including free articles
Languages: sorry, seems to be only in English.
There seems to be no Android app – darn it!
(Props: Thanks to Jeremy Allen for posting about this app).
United Nations Webcast:
The United Nations Webcast posts regular videos on global issues, discussions of United Nations policy development and General Assembly meetings. I recommend the latest panel on sexual exploitation, abuse and human trafficking in post-conflict situations, which is in response to the upcoming film The Whistleblower. The film highlights sexual crimes involving United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina. You can also watch short reports on topical matters, such as Egyptian youth social protest via social media. You can also download pdf transcripts of the webcasts. They also have a great YouTube Channel and Facebook page. In mid-September, I watched as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon answered live questions from the public via various social media.
Languages: mostly English, some General Assembly Meetings in other languages.