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COMM 1301: Mass Media

Company and Industry Overviews

Trade Publications

Annual Reports

Publicly traded companies issue annual reports to inform shareholders about the company's activities and finances. As such, annual reports are a valuable if one-sided source of company information. You can find these reports by searching "annual report" and the name of a publicly traded company. For example, here are the Walt Disney Company's annual reports. Note that privately held companies are not obligated to disclose such information. You won't find an annual report for Valve Corporation, for instance.