Library of Congress: New Interactive Map and Timeline Added to Chronicling America

Library of Congress: New Interactive Map and Timeline Added to Chronicling America. “The new ‘Exploring Chronicling America Newspapers’ application dynamically maps publication locations of over 3,000 digitized newspapers currently available in the Chronicling America online collection. Users can also interact with a timeline of publication dates for digitized newspapers available in Chronicling America, currently covering years between 1777-1963. “

Houston Chronicle: The Houston Chronicle’s executive editor wants you to read these stories while the paywall is down

Houston Chronicle: The Houston Chronicle’s executive editor wants you to read these stories while the paywall is down. “Our stories that were tucked behind a paywall will be available to you from now until July 14. That means all of the Houston Chronicle’s impactful, useful, inspiring journalism is yours to read for the next three days— for free.”

WKSU: The Cleveland Press folded 40 years ago. Can the history in its pages be preserved?

WKSU: The Cleveland Press folded 40 years ago. Can the history in its pages be preserved?. “The Plain Dealer is still printed a few days each week, and its archive is also online. But The Cleveland Press is mostly offline. That’s a problem, said Kristen Hare, who is part of the local news faculty at the Poynter Institute. ‘I don’t know how future generations will understand us if they’re just looking at our TikToks,’ she said. ‘That’s not going to be enough.’”

Georgia Libraries: Nearly a Century of Georgia Newspapers Now Freely Available Online at all Georgia public libraries

Georgia Libraries: Nearly a Century of Georgia Newspapers Now Freely Available Onlineat all Georgia public libraries. “Georgia Public Library Service and the Digital Library of Georgia are pleased to announce the addition of over 53,000 pages of newspapers dating from 1877-1967 to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) portal. The portal is the largest provider of free online access to digitized licensed and public domain Georgia newspapers and currently includes titles dating from 1763-2021.”

Vox EU: Using historical newspaper data to deal with measurement error

Vox EU: Using historical newspaper data to deal with measurement error. “Researchers typically collect newspaper-based data for use as outcome, treatment, or control variables in statistical analysis. This column argues that data generated from historical newspaper articles can also be used as a low-cost alternative for resolving measurement errors. The authors illustrate their framework by replicating two recent studies of how the boll weevil – a beetle that infests cotton crops – affected economic outcomes in the US South from 1892 to 1922.”

JSTOR Daily: The Angolite Comes to the Reveal Digital American Prison Newspapers Collection

JSTOR Daily: The Angolite Comes to the Reveal Digital American Prison Newspapers Collection. “The Angolite is one of the most famous prison newspapers in history, having won multiple awards and changed the popular conception of what prison journalism could be. The paper is produced by the people incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, colloquially known as Angola for the slave plantation that preceded it…. At present, the sprawling prison farm is 28 square miles, 18,000 acres. It is the largest maximum-security prison in the United States, and the state of Louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the nation.”

Hill Air Force Base: Base history through newspaper digital archive

Hill Air Force Base: Base history through newspaper digital archive . “Hill AFB’s history has been preserved and now it’s offered free to anyone with computer access. Hill’s base newspaper, the Hilltop Times, and its predecessor, the Hill Fielder is available online in a searchable database offered by the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library.” This looks like an extension of the access that was first established in 2018.

NewScientist: Journey through the huge archive keeping the nation’s newspapers safe

NewScientist: Journey through the huge archive keeping the nation’s newspapers safe. “The British Library’s National Newspaper Building in Boston Spa holds millions of pages from newspapers spanning centuries. New Scientist got a rare chance to go inside the void to see the robot cranes in action and find out about the measures in place to protect the history within.” Just-over-three-minute video. Captions are auto-generated but good.

University of Utah: Digitizing 133 years of Salt Lake Tribune newspapers

University of Utah: Digitizing 133 years of Salt Lake Tribune newspapers. “Researchers, historians and genealogists now have an additional 1.6 million pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, at their fingertips. The recent digitizing process added issues dating from 1920 to 2004, to the existing online collection of issues between 1871 and 1919. All 133 years are now keyword searchable and available to the public thanks to a partnership between the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library, Newspapers.com, a division of Ancestry and The Salt Lake Tribune.”