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The British Library
The British Library (BL) is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is based in London and is one of the world's largest research libraries, holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals...
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM, German Historical Museum) was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding o...
Media Names & Numbers
Published by Sources, Media Names & Numbers is a comprehensive Canadian media directory including television and radio networks, stations, digital and specialty broadcasters, programs, cable TV; daily, weekly, and community...
National Print Museum
The National Print Museum collects, documents, preserves, exhibits, interprets and makes accessible the material evidence of printing craft and fosters associated skills of the craft in Ireland.
Barrie Zwicker
Author, producer and social and political activist Barrie Zwicker has specialized in media criticism since 1970. Since the events of 9/11 he has become a leader in the "9/11Truth movement." Millions of people around the world (as ...

News Releases

Connexions Archive seeks a new home
2009-11-18
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
Focus on Newspaper Printing at World Publishing Expo
2012-10-06
World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is offering a series of short conferences at the World Publishing Expo to help participants maximize the value of their printing oper...
IFJ Condemns Bleak Manifesto of Newspaper Publishers in Face of Crisis
2010-07-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns a call from newspaper publishers for more job losses in journalism across the globe.
International Multimedia News Lab Launched in Prague
2009-05-25
World Association of Newspapers
Representatives of World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and PPF Group have launched the International Multimedia News Lab in Prague. The training and educational centre, combined with the editorial h...
Mobile and Emerging Platforms Are Focus of World Newspaper Congress
2014-03-05
WAN-IFRA
Paid content and all access strategies have proven that readers will pay for digital access, but what do they get for their money? Publishers are going to need more sophisticated strategies to maintai...
New Website for International Association of Sports Newspapers
2009-10-28
International Association of Sports Newspapers (IASN)
The International Association of Sports Newspapers (IASN) has launched a new website, www.press-iasn.org, to highlight its work in the promotion of the interests and freedom of the sports press.
Strategies for digital realities showcased at International Newsroom Summit
2014-08-09
WAN-IFRA
World Editors Forum is teaming up with Online News Association for 13th International Newsroom Summit in Amsterdam in October, which will focus on synchronizing print and digital cultures to ensure gr...

Sources Select Resources

And Then They Came For Me
Final Words from Lasantha Wickrematunge
Wickrematunge, Lasantha
Article
2009
The Sunday Leader
An editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunge shortly before he was murdered on January 8, 2009, and published three days after his death.
Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2009
Connexions
Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they've deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and...
Content Magazine - Number 8
June 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
Content Magazine - Number 44
August/ September 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Could a 'mini-paper' nip at the heels of mainstream press?
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
Connexions
A mini-paper would be incredibly inexpensive to publish. There would be no requirement for newsprint, a huge printing plant or large delivery system.
The Dangerous Cult of the Guardian
A Thought Police for the Internet Age
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2011
CounterPunch
The Guardian includes some fine reporting and occasionally insightful commentary. Possibly because it is farther from the heart of empire, it is able to provide a partial antidote to the craven covera...
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers
McChesney, Robert W.; Nichols, John
Article
2009
The Nation
Journalism is collapsing, and with it comes the most serious threat in our lifetimes to self-government and the rule of law as it has been understood here in the United States.
Don't forget to write
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1997
Sources / Ulli Diemer
Writing letters to the editor is an effective way of getting publicity for your point of view.
Double Fold (Wikipedia article about the book by Nicholson Baker)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
2007
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper is a non-fiction book by Nicholson Baker that was published in April, 2001.
From the Ashes of Dying Newspapers Will Come Authentic News
Giordano, Al
Article
2009
Narco News
Every time a daily newspaper of the obsolete model lays off another round of reporters, more of them come to us to study and learn the craft anew from this very different and opposite angle: from belo...
Hanging On: Native media are surviving
Rupert, Bob
Article
1992
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Native media are struggling to survice.
Have new social media made 'traditional' media obsolete?
Article
2009
Sources HotLink
New media provide additional channels for getting messages out, but they don't make older media obsolete. The task is of public relations is to reach people through the media they use. In an increasin...
IFJ Condemns Bleak Manifesto of Newspaper Publishers in Face of Crisis
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns a call from newspaper publishers for more job losses in journalism across the globe.
International Multimedia News Lab Launched in Prague
Sources News Release
Article
2009
World Association of Newspapers
Representatives of World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and PPF Group have launched the International Multimedia News Lab in Prague. The training and educational centre, combined with the editorial h...
A labour newspaper: Pipe dream or possibility?
Livesey, Bruce
Article
1999
Canadian Dimension
Discusses the possibility of Canada's labour movement having its own newspaper. Support for the project from union leaders; concerns about the expense and resource requirements of an independent labou...
Moving 750 million pages of print archive to a new home
Article
2013
BBC
For 82 years, researchers have made the journey to Colindale in north London, the home of the British Newspaper Library, a vast collection of almost every British newspaper published in the last 300 y...
Native advertising: What is it, and why now?
Call it a breakthrough or sellout, native advertising has ushered in a new era of customer-centric advertising defined by unlimited bandwidt
Gray, Steve
Article
2014
International Newspaper Marketing Association
Native advertising is the act of placing ads in the middle of an article. It has become far more common these days. This article outlines why.
New Website for International Association of Sports Newspapers
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Association of Sports Newspapers (IASN)
The International Association of Sports Newspapers (IASN) has launched a new website, www.press-iasn.org, to highlight its work in the promotion of the interests and freedom of the sports press.
Newspaper
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Newspaper revenue experiment throwdown: Crowdfunding versus underwriting
Crowdfunded beats might not work, but there are good reasons for newspapers to give them a try
Hutchins, Corey
Article
2014
Columbia Journalism Review
Article weighing the pros and cons of acquiring funding through crowdfunding versus underwiting for newspapers.
Newspapers in Canada versus USA
Article
2014
Newspapers Canada
Newspapers Canada has released a one-page Fact Sheet outlining some of the key differences between the Canadian and U.S. markets.
No longer a real newspaper, new Globe betrays Canadians
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2010
Connexions
The new tarted-up, glossy, colour Globe and Mail is many things, but it is not a real “news paper.”
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Red Menace #4
Volume 3, Number 1 - Winter 1979
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
Libertarian Socialist Collective
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
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10 Steps to Saving Newspapers in the Digital Age
Article
2009
Cyber Journalist
Mark Glaser, Executive editor of PBS MediaShift, sent out 10 great tweets over the weekend, from his hospital bed, about ways to save newspapers.
Which is more important - what to sell or where to sell it?
Fleigner, Jim
Article
2014
International Newspaper Marketing Association
Recent research sought to determine which variable determined the greatest circulation results: frequency, zip code, or offer price.

Sources Bookshelf

Behind the Headlines
A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada
Rosner, Cecil
Book
2008
Presents the exciting history of investigative journalism in Canada, an account spanning from the nation's earliest newspapers through to the present day.
Canadian Newspaper Ownership in the Era of Convergence
Soderlund, Walter C., Hildebrandt, Kit (eds>)
Book
2005
An academic text aimed at scholars and students.
Censored: The News That Didn't Make The News - And Why
The 1995 Project Censored Yearbook
Jensen, Carl, and Project Censored. Introduction by Michael Crichton. Cartoons by Tom Tomorrow.
Book
1996
Documenting how the U.S. mass media does a shabby job, deliberately or negligently withholding information of vital importance.
Content Magazine - Number 8
June 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 44
August/ September 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Cultural Industries in Canada
Problems, Policies and Prospects
Dorland, Michael (ed.)
Book
1996
Dorland discusses policy problems specific to the Canadian cultural industries that produce cultural commodities, such as books, films and television programs.
Double Fold
Libraries and the Assault on Paper
Baker, Nicholson
Book
2001
Double Fold examines the preservation of books in United States libraries over the past 50 years. It details the libraries' "war" on books -- the alarming lack of preservation and the destruction of ...
The Form of News
A History
Barnhurst, Kevin G.; Nrone, John
Book
2001
A history of newspaper design in the USA, the ways of writing, how papers are organized, presentation values of typography, space and pictures, and the impact of changing technology
From Politics to Profit
The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920
Sotiron, Minko
Book
1997
Analyzes the transformation of Canadian newspapers that occurred between 1890 and 1920 when daily newspapers slowly changed from political mouthpieces to a marketable industry.
Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Rutherford, Ward
Book
1978
In The News
The Practice of Media Relations in Canada
Carney, William Wray
Book
2002
Carney gives everyone, from student to seasoned practitioner, a thorough understanding of who the media are, how they work and how to approach them with stories.
Journalism of Outrage
Investigative Reporting and Agenda Building in America
Protess, David L.; Cook, Fay Lomax; Doppelt, Jack C.; Ettema, James S.; Gordon, Margaret T.
Book
1991
Examines the myths and misconceptions of investigative journalism and presents empirical research to support a model that challenges the classical theory.
Journalism: Truth or Dare?
Hargreaves, Ian
Book
2003
Ian Hargreaves discusses the history, development, future and ethics of journalism and describes journalists' relationship with the public. He focuses on the increase in journalism's influence and the...
Losing the News
The Uncertain Future of the News That Feeds Democracy
Jones, Alex S.
Book
2008
Looks at the epochal changes sweeping the media, which are eroding the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy.
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Names & Numbers
Your Connection to the Media
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
A comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, and academic jour...
The Missing News
Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
Spinwars
Politics and New Media
Fox, Bill
Book
1999
An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
Uncovering the Sixties
Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Yesterday's News
Why Canada's Daily Newspapers are Failing Us
Miller John
Book
1998
Illuminates the decline of print journalism, suggests reasons for this decline and proposes solutions to reverse this downward trend.

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