National Library of New Zealand: Papers Past data has been set free

National Library of New Zealand: Papers Past data has been set free . “Papers Past is the National Library’s fully text searchable website containing over 150 newspapers from New Zealand and the Pacific, as well as magazines, journals and government reports. As a result of the data being released, people can now access the data from 78 New Zealand newspapers from the Albertland Gazette to the Victoria Times, all published before 1900. The data itself consists of the METS/ALTO XML files for each issue. The XML files sit in the back of Papers Past and are what allows you to locate keywords within articles.”

Washington Post: College newspaper reporters are the journalism heroes for the pandemic era

Washington Post: College newspaper reporters are the journalism heroes for the pandemic era. “In New York, it was the Washington Square News that first reported a covid-19 outbreak in a college dorm. In Gainesville, Fla., the Alligator is the newspaper that has been painstakingly updating a map of local cases. And the Daily Gamecock alerted the public to the ways that University of South Carolina officials were withholding information about covid-19 clusters. While the pandemic economy has devastated the local news business, there remains a cadre of small newspapers that are more energized than ever, producing essential work from the center of the nation’s newest coronavirus hot spots.”

Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan: More Historic Newspapers Available Online

Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan: More Historic Newspapers Available Online. “Three new South Dakota towns are represented in the digitized historical newspaper collections on Chronicling America. Newspapers from Eureka, Wood and Tabor have been digitized and made available by the South Dakota State Historical Society. This batch of digitized newspapers contains foreign language editions in German and Czech.”

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Launches New Tool to Search Historical Newspaper Images

Library of Congress: Library of Congress Launches New Tool to Search Historical Newspaper Images. “The public can now explore more than 1.5 million historical newspaper images online and free of charge. The latest machine learning experience from Library of Congress Labs, Newspaper Navigator allows users to search visual content in American newspapers dating 1789-1963.”

Armenian Weekly: Hairenik Launches Online Digital Archive

Armenian Weekly: Hairenik Launches Online Digital Archive. “The Armenian language Hairenik newspaper began publication in 1899. Over the years, it has been published as a daily and a weekly, and currently as the Hairenik Weekly. It is the oldest continuously published Armenian newspaper in the world, last year celebrating its 120th anniversary. In 1934, the Hairenik Association began publishing an English language weekly newspaper that continues to this day as the Armenian Weekly. In total, tens of thousands of issues have been published of these storied newspapers, serving as both witness and participant to the history of the Armenian people through the lens of our region.” Two things: 1) this archive is pay-to-access, and 2) the digitizing continues.

Military Times: Pentagon rescinding order to shutter Stars and Stripes paper

Military Times: Pentagon rescinding order to shutter Stars and Stripes paper. “The Defense Department is rescinding its order to shut down the military’s independent newspaper, Stars and Stripes, in the wake of a tweet late last week by President Donald Trump vowing to continue funding the paper.”

EIN News: Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s Stalwart Newspaper, Now A Digital Archive (PRESS RELEASE)

EIN News: Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s Stalwart Newspaper, Now A Digital Archive (PRESS RELEASE). “The full-image/full-text digital archive of Cumhuriyet — Turkey’s oldest daily and leading opposition newspaper — is now available as part of the East View Global Press Archive®. Cumhuriyet began publishing in 1924 as the founding newspaper of the Turkish Republic, and was established through the efforts of Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey.”

Route Fifty: Covid-19 Is Crushing Newspapers, Worsening Hunger for Accurate Information

Route Fifty: Covid-19 Is Crushing Newspapers, Worsening Hunger for Accurate Information. “Newspapers have been closing at a rapid clip, buckling under the pressure from changing news consumption habits, advertising shifts and many other factors, including consolidated corporate ownership. For outlets covering state and local news, the drop in advertising revenue since the onset of COVID-19 has only exacerbated a preexisting financial crisis. A diminishing number of them can afford daily coverage of state government.”

The Commentator: Student Newspapers’ History Digitized by YU Libraries

The Commentator: Student Newspapers’ History Digitized by YU Libraries. “For the first time in their histories, most issues of The Commentator and the YU Observer — Yeshiva University’s two undergraduate student newspapers — have been digitized and uploaded online. This project was undertaken by Librarian of Electronic Reserves Stephanie Gross, and includes articles dating as far back as 1935, leading up to 2000.”

Connecticut State Library: Connecticut State Library Announces Historic Newspaper Titles to be Digitized

Connecticut State Library: Connecticut State Library Announces Historic Newspaper Titles to be Digitized. “The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that with a fourth grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the following newspaper titles have been selected to be digitized for the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project (CDNP), and made freely available online.”

Chicago Tribune: Column: Library’s digital archives of Blue Island newspaper will soon provide a glimpse into south suburb’s roots

Chicago Tribune: Column: Library’s digital archives of Blue Island newspaper will soon provide a glimpse into south suburb’s roots. “The Blue Island Public Library is finishing up a grant-funded digitization project that will soon allow public access to editions of the Sun-Standard newspaper from 1911 to 1990 and provide a valuable resource for genealogists, researchers and homeowners. The pages offer a glimpse into the rich history of Blue Island and other south suburban communities. The newspaper chronicled government, crime and other news, but also told stories of everyday life among neighbors.”

Digital Library of Georgia: GHN Forthcoming Newspapers – Fall 2020

Digital Library of Georgia: GHN Forthcoming Newspapers – Fall 2020. “Over the next year, the Digital Library of Georgia will be adding a variety of new newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website (https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/). Below is a list of newspapers titles currently slated to be added to GHN in Fall 2020/Winter 2021.”

BBC: Isle of Man online newspaper archive to remain free permanently

BBC: Isle of Man online newspaper archive to remain free permanently . “Thousands of newspapers documenting more than 150 years on the Isle of Man will remain available online for free permanently. A subscription service to view the items, which date from 1792 to 1960, was temporarily suspended by Manx National Heritage (MNH) during the Covid-19 lockdown in April.”

Poynter: How college journalism covered COVID-19

Poynter: How college journalism covered COVID-19. From the About statement on the front page: “This project was borne out of a deep admiration for the tireless work of student journalists. As we at the Duke Chronicle worked to document the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we found strength in the fact that, while physically fractured, we were not alone. Thanks to the collaboration of media platforms from all 50 states, this project is a lasting testament to college journalism’s resilience.”

Stars and Stripes: Senate passes defense bill without funding for Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes: Senate passes defense bill without funding for Stars and Stripes. “Funding for Stars and Stripes was not included in the Senate’s version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act passed Thursday, setting up deliberations with House members about the future of the news organization. The Senate’s version of the NDAA, which passed 86-14, contains no language reversing the Pentagon’s February request to strip the roughly $15.5 million annual subsidy that the editorially independent news organization receives.”