Old Newspapers Lead Students to New Discoveries

Cumming, Doug
March 2006
Nieman Reports;Spring2006, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p91
The article emphasizes the significance of old newspapers, as a medium for journalism history and new discoveries. One thing journalists do not learn is good journalism history. Learning the social history of news as a practice gives inspiration on the core values of the profession, which is objectivity, independence and fairness. The study of media history shows a mass market as an amazing evolution, infinitely rich and random. History can be approached as a reporter would stalk a story.


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