Information Technology: List of Professional Organizations, Journals

You should begin to familiarize yourself with the work of other professionals publishing in your area of study.  

Computer Science

There are two major organizations to which professional computer scientists and engineers belong: the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), which also admits humans, and the International Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).  Both run conferences and publish numerous relevant journals including:

In addition there are numerous trade journals and magazines that have information on the latest developments, such as:

Digital Media

Three excellent journals in the Digital Media are:

And two excellent film journals are:

You will find a much longer list of film magazines here: SCMS Film/Media Journal List