The Important History News Organizations Have to Tell

December 2009
Nieman Reports;Winter2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p93
The article offers a background on the preservation of newspaper archives. A collection of personal and business papers of "Chicago Daily News" journalists are preserved at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois. Other preserved archives are the "New York World" at the Columbia University's Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the "Philadelphia Evening Bulletin" at Temple University, and the "New York Herald" at the New York Public Library. Suggested solutions toward the preservation are to put the preservation of archival records high on journalists' agenda, creation of emergency funds by national organizations such as the National Endowment for the Humanities or foundations such as Knight, and development and maintenance of an up-to-date and thorough online listing.


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