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 “The Guardian has withdrawn all its online advertising from Google and YouTube after it emerged that its ads were being inadvertently placed next to extremist material.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.”
The North Jersey Media Group has started an Instagram account for its vintage photos. “The Record has a rich trove of photos, dating back to the 1800s and we’d like to share them with you.”
New-to-me: a database of transcribed Garfield comic strips.. It covers June 1978 to February 2017. Note that the search mechanism finds partial words – “Phil” matches to “philosophy”, etc.
Elizabethtown College has digitized and put its student newspaper online. “Elizabethtown College’s High Library and Hess Archives recently digitized its archived school newspapers. These publications that date back to 1904 and continue through 2009, were uploaded to the Internet Archive and are accessible to the public.”
From Yahoo UK: Yahoo announced global content partnerships with The Telegraph, the Guardian, The Independent, Evening Standard and Hearst UK. “The move enables the publishers to distribute content via a curated feed, created in partnership with Yahoo in five countries, the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, India and Singapore.”
From Philly.com: Families torn apart by slavery sought lost loved ones in newly archived ads. “The goal of ‘Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery’ is an online database of these snapshots from history, which hold names of former slaves, owners, traders, plantation locations, and relatives gone missing. So far, project researchers have uploaded and transcribed 1,000 ads published in six newspapers from 1863 to 1902: the South Carolina Leader in Charleston, the Colored Citizen in Cincinnati, the Free Man’s Press in Galveston, the Black Republican in New Orleans, the Colored Tennessean in Nashville, and the Christian Recorder, the official organ of the African Methodist Episcopal Church denomination published at Mother Bethel.”
The (South) Korea National Library has launched an archive of pre-1950 Korea news. “The ‘Korea Newspaper Archive’ has about 192 million articles from 70 newspapers.” The article I’m linking to, in the Korea Times, is very sparse. I went to the Korea National Library at http://www.nl.go.kr , and while I did get a warning for the security certificate, I was also able to find the newspaper archive in the library’s full text holdings – the Korea National Library has an excellent English interface. (All the newspapers I found were in Korean.)