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News Sources


Historical Newspapers


Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers     http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica/  

View digital newspapers from 1900-1910 from select states. Search a directory for newspaper titles from 1690 through the present by State, County and City. Helpful for locating titles published during the period and in the region of a request for an obituary or event. Also helpful to cross-reference titles in Firstsearch to check for holdings of microfilm and/or print and the policy for ILL.


Links to every state, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Washington D.C. newspaper project. Lists of historical titles can be located through most states' links by county and/or title. All titles entered into OCLC Firstsearch with holdings at libraries, museums, historical societies.

Historical Newspapers Online      http://www.library.illinois.edu/hpnl/newspapers/historical.php
 This guide from the University of Illinois details their subscription collections first, but if you scroll down there is an extensive list of freely available online newspapers, both U.S. and international. 
A project of Pennsylvania State University, this site provides links to digital collections of newspapers from PA.

A list from the Library of Congress arranged first by general Internet collections, and then by state or country.  A morgue is a collection of newspaper clippings or photographs or files;  at one time, all newspapers had them. 



Contemporary Newspapers


Today's Front Pages        http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/

From the Newseum in Washington, DC, front pages from newspapers throughout the United States.  Most link to the newspaper's website;  some newspapers may have a paywall, registration requirements, or other restrictions.


Newspapers: USA and Worldwide      http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html

Listed by U.S. State and by world region and country.


Online Obituaries United States and Canada   http://www.obituaries.com/ns/obituariescom/obits.aspx

Current obituaries from newspapers.


Media Evaluation and Recommended Stories


Maynard Institute  http://mije.org/aggregator/categories/1

"The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education is the nation’s oldest organization dedicated to helping the news media accurately portray all segments of society, particularly those often overlooked, such as communities of color."  This page provides diversity headlines from a variety of sources.


Resources for Ethics in Journalism  https://ethics.journalism.wisc.edu/resources/

A list of sources, codes, and information from the University of Wisconsin's Center for Journalism Ethics.


Columbia Journalism Review     http://www.cjr.org/

"Columbia Journalism Review's mission is to encourage excellence in journalism in the service of a free society. Founded in 1961 under the auspices of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, CJR monitors and supports the press as it works across all platforms, and also tracks the ongoing evolution of the media business."   The magazine is searchable.






Broadcast and Online News Sources


BBC News     http://www.bbc.com/news


National Public Radio (US)  http://www.npr.org/sections/news/


PBS Newshour   http://www.npr.org/sections/news/


SurfWax       http://www.surfwax.com/

Searches RSS feeds from top internet sites that publish news


Think Tanks and Research Projects


Pew Research Center     http://www.pewresearch.org/

"Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions."   Their Internet and American Life study is an excellent source for anyone studying social media or other computer applications. 


Fact Checking


Fact Check      http://www.factcheck.org/

A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site tries to find the truth behind the assertions and claims make by U.S. Political figures. 



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