Communication Studies

26
Feb10

Miss an Author Talk?

Posted by: Emily Sabo

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If you have missed one this semester, no need to worry.  You can watch them online on Northeastern’s Youtube and iTunes University channels. 

Below, watch John Nichols and Bob McChesney discuss the crisis in modern-day American journalism:

Catch up on other Library programs and let us know what you think!

If you’re interested in John Nichols and Bob McChesney’s presentation, read their book The Death and Life of American Journalism, available at Snell Library.  (Both also have published other books on journalism in the Library’s collection as well.) If you’re a journalism or communications student, you might also be interested in checking out librarian Julie Jersyk’s subject guide pages, or making a research appointment to learn more.  

Posted in: Communication Studies, Journalism and International Affairs, Library News and Events, Read, Listen, Watch

5
Oct09

New York Times Historical Archive now at NU Libraries

Posted by: Julie Jersyk

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All the news that’s fit to print just got easier to read. The Library has made an important addition to its digital assets with the appearance of the New York Times Historical Archive with Index. At present the database contains the fully digitized and indexed paper from 1851 – 2006; it is regularly updated with a three year lag. The archive is fully searchable, and articles can be displayed as pdf images of individual articles or in full page view. Abstracts are also available for many articles.

The detailed indexing permits highly flexible searching in the advanced search, and results can be limited to, for instance, the Book Review, or the Sunday Magazine.

But the most exciting feature is the presentation of history in its immediacy. Browse for the momentous:
ALLIED ARMIES LAND IN FRANCE IN THE HAVRE-CHERBOURG AREA; GREAT INVASION IS UNDER WAY
New York Times New York, N.Y.: Jun 6, 1944. p. 1 (1 page)

THEY ARE COMING,’ NAZIS SAY CURTLY
By Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
New York Times Jun 6, 1944;

…or the quirky:

BROOKLYN IS WRATHFUL; The Sunday Shaving Law Looked Upon as a Great Indignity. BARBERS TALK OF A MASS MEETING Citizens Must Shave Themselves, Come to New-York, or Raise Beards — May Increase Church Attendance.
New York Times Jun 1, 1895. p. 9 (1 page)
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Try out the New York Times Historical Archive

Posted in: Communication Studies, Journalism and International Affairs, Library News and Events, Research Online