Washington State University Completes Very Large Project to Digitize Student Newspaper

Washington State University has completed a very large project to digitize its student newspaper. (This is a link to a Facebook post.) “By our count… a little over 13,200 issues of the Evergreen, plus 82 assorted other student-produced individual non-Evergreen newspapers from over the years. That’s 137,000 individual pages of Evergreen, plus another 660 pages of the other papers. There was one pre-1895 official student paper, the College Record (1892-1893); yes, that’s in here too.”

The Catholic Register Launches the First Phase of Its Digital Archive

The Catholic Register has launched the first phase of its digital archive. “…the first phase of the historical archive was officially launched on April 19. It comprises every issue of the paper since January 1951. That’s 66 years of history from more than 3,000 issues. And that’s just the beginning. Work will soon be underway to digitize and archive the first 58 years of The Register going back to the debut edition on Jan. 5, 1893.”

The Future Outlook: Documenting African American Communities in Greensboro from WWII-1970’s (DigitalNC)

Digital NC: The Future Outlook: Documenting African American Communities in Greensboro from WWII-1970’s. “The Future Outlook, a community newspaper from Greensboro, NC, is now available on DigitalNC. Thanks to our partner, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, nearly 25 years of the paper are now online and full-text searchable. The nearly 450 editions range from 1941-1947, 1949, 1952, and 1958-1972. The Future Outlook served an African American community in Greensboro and documents major events from their perspective.”

WaPo: Facebook fights fake news online with full-page print newspaper ads

Washington Post: Facebook fights fake news online with full-page print newspaper ads. “Facebook has turned to an unexpected tool to expand its ongoing fight against fake news online: the print newspaper. The social network ran full-page ads in France and Germany that outline the ways that readers can evaluate news stories and identify false reports. Facebook confirmed that the ads appeared in several publications, including Le Monde, L’Express, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Der Spiegel and Bild. The company also ran digital ads as part of a broader effort to educate people on and off of its platform, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said.”

Now Available: Digital Archive of Student Newspaper THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Now available: a digital archive of The Michigan Daily, student newspaper at the University of Michigan. “The digitization has been a collaboration between the Bentley, The Michigan Daily and the U-M Library. The digital archive contains every extant issue of The Michigan Daily, from its founding in 1891 to 2015—including more than 300 volumes from 23,000 issues.”

The Guardian: Guardian pulls ads from Google after they were placed next to extremist material

The Guardian: Guardian pulls ads from Google after they were placed next to extremist material. “The Guardian has withdrawn all its online advertising from Google and YouTube after it emerged that its ads were being inadvertently placed next to extremist material. Ads for the Guardian’s membership scheme are understood to have been placed alongside a range of extremist material after an agency acting on the media group’s behalf used Google’s AdX ad exchange.”