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Newsweek Magazine to End an Era of Print

October 19, 2012 3 comments

Newsweek CoverNewsweek is closing down it’s print edition at the end of 2012.  As a result of this news, I bought a copy of Newsweek for my archives last night.   In 2003, Newsweek’s worldwide circulation was more than 4 million, including 2.7 million in the U.S; by 2010 it was down to 1.5 million (with newsstand sales declining to just over 40 thousand copies per week). Newsweek publishes editions in Japanese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, Rioplatense SpanishArabic, and Turkish, as well as an English language Newsweek InternationalRussian Newsweek, published since 2004, was shut in October 2010.  The Bulletin (an Australian weekly until 2008) incorporated an international news section from Newsweek.  Based in New York City, the magazine has 22 bureaus: nine in the U.S.: New York City, Los Angeles,  Chicago/Detroit, Dallas, Miami, Washington, D.C., Boston and San Francisco, as well as overseas in London, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, JerusalemBaghdad, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, South AsiaCape Town, Mexico City and Buenos Aires.

 

I come from an era where reading a real newspaper or weekly news magazine ( see top US magazines by circulation) was a regular event for me.  Sadly, it’s been probably about a year or more since I’ve read a full newspaper from front page to the back.  And now, it may actually become a lost “art” of sorts, sooner than one might think.  I believe our newspaper journalists are an endangered species.

In fact, I am starting to collect a few newspapers. Just a few here and there that are news worthy or interesting to me, like my earlier post about my late 1800 Penny Press Newspaper from France, Newsweek, Time, the election of President Obama, and the death’s of Princess Diana and Micheal Jackson.

Here are some examples of newspapers that closed during 2012: 

The New Orleans Times-Picayune, a fixture in the Big Easy since 1837, will slash its staff and production schedule, going from 7 to 3 days a week beginning this fall. The body count isn’t known yet, but estimates are that at least a third of the staff will be fired. Those who stay are expected to take pay cuts.

The Times-Picayune, which is owned by Newhouse Newspapers, is apparently taking a page from the Ann Arbor News, another Newhouse paper that cut its frequency to twice-weekly more than three years ago.

The Detroit Media Partnership was the first to eliminate daily frequency in late 2008. Many smaller papers have since quietly cu

Newspaper dispenser, Newspaperst money-losing Monday, Tuesday and Saturday editions.

Additionally, The Birmingham News, Mobile Press-Register and Huntsville Times will also reduce frequency to three days a week. They’ll become part of a “new digitally focused media company” called the Alabama Media Group.  Read more on Al.com.

According to Newspaper Layoffs  for 2012, there have been more than 1850 layoffs and buyouts have occurred thus far at U.S. newspapers.  Here is a list by the same source of closed print newspapers.

Tracing the decline and death of each newspapers is tough.  But, a report from the FCC.gov in 2010 on page 41 shows a list of about 212 closed newspapers from 2007-2010 [ it also offers some excellent historical insights as well].

Newspapers across the country have experienced severe cutbacks during the past decade, which has undermined their ability to perform their role as the nation’s watchdog.

Ad revenue dropped nearly 48 percent between 2005 and 2010, and with it the industry’s annual spending on reporting and editing capacity dropped by $1.6 billion, from 2006 to 2009, a reduction of more than 25 percent, according to the Pew Research Center’s

Project for Excellence in Journalism and Rick Edmonds of the Poynter Institute. The number of full-time journalists at daily newspapers fell from a peak of about 56,900 in 1989 to 41,600 in 2010, a level not seen since before the Watergate era.

Below is more information about are some of those newspapers which died in 2009.   As you may have noticed, newspapers had a very rough year.  But you may not quite appreciate the magnitude of the collapse, just from 2009 alone. “Today is the end of an era,” said Cynthia Cather Burton, editor of the 104-year-old Clarke Courier.

Just in 2009:

  • 105 newspapers have been shuttered.
  • more than 10,000 newspaper jobs were lost.
  • Print ad sales fell 30% in Q1 ’09.
  • 23 of the top 25 newspapers reported circulation declines between 7% and 20%

Here is a list of the dead Newspapers from 2009:

West Bloomfield Eccentric
Troy Eccentric
Rochester Eccentric
Southfield Eccentric
The Carson Times
Douglas Times
Fallon Star Presss
The Daily Reporter
Dennis Pennysaver
Yarmouth Pennysaver
East Bridgewater Star
West Bridgewater Times
Whitman Times
Hanson Town Crier
Plymouth Bulletin
Algonquin Countryside
Cary-Grove Countryside
Wauconda Courier
Arlington Heights Post
Elk Grove Times
Hoffman Estates Review
Palatine Countryside
Rolling Meadows Review
Schaumburg Review Bloomfield Journal
Windsor Journal
Windsor Locks Journal
Coatesville Ledger
Donegal Ledger
Downingtown Ledger
Doylestown Patriot 
East Hartford Gazette
Elizabethtown Chronicle 
Gazette Advertiser
Germantown Courier
Mount Airy Times Express
Harlem Valley Times
Millbrook Round Table
Voice Ledger
Hyde Park Townsman
The Independent
New Hope Gazette
Northern Star
Oxford Tribune
Parkesburg Post Ledger
Solanco Sun Ledger 
Pawling News Chronicle
Petoskey Citizen-Journal
Putnam County Courier 
Quakertown Free Press
Register Herald
The Town Meeting
American Fork Citizen
Lehi Free Press
Lone Peak Press
Orem Times
Pleasant Grove Review
Baltimore Examiner
The Bethel Beacon
The Brookfield Journal
The Kent Good Times Dispatch
The Litchfield Enquirer
Big Sky Sun
The Bulletin
The City Star
Dakota Journal
The Democrat
East Iowa Herald
Fort Collins Now
Grapevine Sun
Hardee Sun
The Hershey Chronicle
Hill Country View
Iraan News
Jeanerette Enterprise
The Journal-Messenger
LA City Beat
Lake Elmo Leader
Lake Norman Times
Lakota Journal
Los Gatos Weekender
West San Jose Resident
Maricopa Tribune
McCamey News
The Milford Observer
Ming Pao New York
Ming Pao San Francisco
The Newton Record
Oak Cliff Tribune
The Rockingham News
Rocky Mountain News
Stillwater Courier
Vail Sun
Valley Journal
The Weekly Almanac
Wheeling Countryside
Des Plaines Times
Mount Prospect Times

So what are we to do? Where will the local obituary postings go? Newspapers also supplied huge amounts of revenue to the postal system for shipping. Is it also somewhat linked to the decline of the US Post Office as well? It is indeed having a ripple effect, I am sure. But, I digress.

Is you newspaper dead?  What do you do for your news now?  I am particularly interested in the older age groups who may not use social media and the Internet so profusely.

Feel free to tell me about your dead newspaper, provide it’s  name in the comments section, and what you miss most about print news.

The following state of our media, trends and information comes directly from PEW’s  recent 2012 State of the Media Report which also show significant changes in how people get their news.

PEW indicates that 70% of Facebook news consumers get most of their story links from friends and family.

And, only 13% say most links that they follow come from news organizations. On Twitter, however, the mix is more even: 36% say most of the links they follow come from friends and family, 27% say most come from news organizations, and 18% mostly follow links from non-news entities such as think tanks.

By 2015, roughly one out of every five display ad dollars is expected to go to Facebook, according to the same source. So who is still putting advertising in newspapers?   Well here are some more interesting facts.

As many as 100 newspapers are expected in coming months to join the roughly 150 dailies that have already moved to some kind of digital subscription model.

In part, newspapers are making this move after witnessing the success of The New York Times, which now has roughly 390,000 online subscribers.  The move is also driven by steep drops in ad revenue. Newspaper industry revenue — circulation and advertising combined — has shrunk 43% since 2000.

In 2011, newspapers overall lost roughly $10 in print ad revenue for every new $1 gained online. (That suggests no improvement from what a separate PEJ study of 38 papers found regarding 2010, when the print losses to digital gains in the sample were a $7-to-$1 ratio.)

Furthermore, newsrooms continued to shrink as companies, to remain in the black, felt the need for more rounds of cost reductions. The contemporary newsroom has fewer articles to produce after trims in the physical size of paper and reduction of the space devoted to news. But the remaining editors and reporters are also being stretched further by the need to generate content suitable for smartphones and tablets as well as establishing a social media presence.

This is all in addition to putting out the print paper daily and feeding breaking news to websites. In company management, the shift to outsiders with backgrounds in digital, especially at major companies, was striking.

The CEOs of Gannett (Craig Dubow) and the industry’s largest private company, Media News (William Dean Singleton), stepped aside for health reasons.

New York Times chief executive Janet Robinson retired under pressure late in the year. Associated Press president and chief executive Tom Curley announced early in 2012 that he would be retiring, too. During the course of the year, the top editor’s job turned over at The New York Times, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times and a host of metros.

Newspapers began changing hands again in late 2011. The trend of private equity owners gaining control through bankruptcy proceedings continues to grow and they tend to take an aggressive approach to digital transition. The most high-profile example is John Paton, the chief executive backed by Alden Global Capital, who is pursuing a “digital-first” strategy at the Journal Register and MediaNews Group papers.The biggest of the private equity takeovers will come when Tribune Company bankruptcy proceedings, now in their fourth year, conclude.

Probably the biggest transaction in 2011 was the $143 million sale of The New York Times’ 16-paper region group to Halifax Media, a company formed two years ago to buy The Daytona Beach News-Journal. The Times had assembled the papers and run them at high profit margins in the 1970s and 1980s to balance out business ups and downs at its flagship paper. Lately, the regional group was shedding revenue faster than The New York Times itself, so the company chose to sell the papers and invest the proceeds in digital development.

Important footnotes to read more about this overall topic.

  1. comScore. “Digital Omnivores: How Tablets, Smartphones and Connected Devices Are Changing U.S. Digital Media Consumption Habits.” Subscriber-access only at www.comscore.com. October 2011.
  2. eMarketer. “Facebook’s US User Growth Slows but Twitter Sees Double-Digit Gains.” March 5, 2012.
  3. Olmstead, Kenny; Mitchell, Amy, and Rosenstiel, Tom. “Navigating News Online: Where People Go, How They Get There and What Lures Them Away.” Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. May 9, 2011.
  4. Search Engine Use 2012.” Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. March 9, 2012.
  5. The Facebook Fascination on Social Media.” Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. Feb. 2, 2012.

I for one, will miss print news both from a sniff and scratch standpoint but also because three generations in my family have been associated with news and journalism in one way or another. First with my grandmother who was a published philatelic journalist,  my father wrote for his school newspaper, and I have written and published news both locally and nationally.

Thanks for reading!

The Penny Press in France & Le Petite Journal Illustre

April 24, 2012 5 comments

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It has been unseasonably cold and rainy the past couple of days, so I thought I would tackle a little history project I have wanted to write about regarding a particular little penny press newspaper.  

As of January 2012, The New York Times raised its daily price to $2.50! Think back to the penny press at the turn of the last century, have you ever wondered what such a paper would cost today, inflation adjusted? Answer: a quarter (Source Article: (Jeff Jarvis). The picture to the left is a copy of an original penny press newspaper which I own and bought in the south of France, in 1994.   I had just completed my public relations degree and was studying the French language in Aix-en Provence.  At the time, I considered not bringing the two antique newspapers with me because I and my two children were carrying backpacks and only one small rolling bag. I was afraid of damaging it on the flight back to the United States. I am so glad that I chose to hand carry it and it survived.

In the 1880′s, this newspaper only cost a penny! The original historic art print alone is priceless, in my humble opinion. Journalism has been a career thread which has run in our family, but I did not know that when I started my course work.  I only learned of it later from my father once I began taking journalism courses during the second year during my undergraduate work.   My grandmother, Edith Faulstich was a Philatelic journalist.  Below is a short list regarding some of her writing history:

1)‘Newark Sunday News’ for 26 year (Nov. 24, 1946–1972)
2)‘The Record”, Hackensack, New Jersey ( 1961–1966)
3) ‘Bergen Evening Record” (January 16, 1922 -Sept 14, 1968)

Faulstich was also editor of: (see publication source addresses here)
4) ‘Postal History Journal’ from May 1957 (Vol.1. No.1) to 1967
5) ‘Western Stamp Collector’
6)‘Covers’, and
7)‘The Essay-Proof Journal’

But, I digress a bit. As this is post is about this specific Penny Press newspaper from France.

The ” Little Diary “is one of the oldest newspapers in France. It began publication in 1863 and the creation should be considered as one of the events most deeply embedded into the life of Parisians of yesteryear. In the history of the press, that is more that a mere episode, that is the memorable date of a revolution, not only in journalism but in social manners.

The present generation can not imagine what newspaper industry was like before the appearance of the five cent newspaper. This popular newspaper brought it within the reach of every budget in France.  But, it was also during a time when the press did not enjoy any freedom of the Press.

Legislators had made it suspicious  and was newspapers were relegated extensively.  The Government of the day placed heavy bonds; censorship, jealous watching  of publishers -very closely, and with the slightest hint of criticism, the slightest allusion to political bashing, heavy fines fell upon the publisher as thick as hail; to recidivism, that was the prohibition of the times. The prohibition of free speech, in France.

As a result it is enough to say that the masses of people, workers, employees, petty bourgeois were condemned not to read newspapers. The wealthy themselves are looked at twice before they subscribed to a newspaper. Some would only read the newspaper reading room, on the others’ subscriptions when they heard of their neighbors  taking out a subscription to one of the largest newspapers of Paris.

Millaud had, by way of creating the Little Diary, other intentions. Rather, to give each person an every day look at life, an echo of national life: information, news story, inspired by the chronic current events, talks about the theater, variety, novels, but no politics! The Government Policy, that was then certain death. And news had to live. The Diary lived indeed.

~ Jean Lecocq. (Almanac 1940)

Le Petit Journal (Journal was sold for a penny: 5 centimes) on 1-2-1863 was created by Moses (said Polydore) Millaud, non-political and therefore not stamped, at half-size, consisting originally of four pages, eight pages as of 1898 and six in 1901.

The aim was to attract the maximum number of subscriptions and to attract advertising. The dominant strategy was to sell at the lowest possible price. In 1863, Moses Polydore Millaud widely publicized “Le Petit Journal” and is the first French newspaper whose strategy was to create access based on the sensational. The selling price was also low in order to make it a popular newspaper, for everyone.

For failing to pay the stamp (5 cents per issue) that made the business impossible, the newspaper was apolitical. The authorities of the Second Empire favored the development of this cheap sheet and its competitors.

After September 4, 1870, with the stamp removed, Le Petit Journal was able to talk politics.

Despite some crises – in 1870, more than 400,000 copies were sold, and in 1892, one million copies.

Girardin took control in 1873. In 1937, it drew more than 150,000 copies when it became the organ of the Social français.

Replié in Clermont-Ferrand in June 1940, Le Petit Journal lived, poorly, until 1944, during which time he/it received a monthly grant from the Vichy government. Schedules of weekly publications, the most famous was his Supplement illustrated in color, whose images offered a picturesque example of the sights and popular ideology of the century.

The success of this penny newspaper caused a surge in a new type of periodicals (eg the Petit Parisien. Le Petit Parisien founded by Louis Andrieux, 1879, the first No. 16-10-1870.

The press has, throughout of 19 th century, evolved according to its industries and new technical possibilities. After the 1881 Act and during the 1890s, the press was still characterized by diversity, each with its French newspaper owner.

At the end of the century, the ground was laid, for the crisis that will soon shake the country: newspapers become a real power of the people.

Printed on the rotary machine chrono-type Marinoni

The Diary, in those heroic days, had not his print to it. No one knew yet that a single printing process: the draw that flat n ‘impressed that a copy of four pages at once and, because of the slowness s’ did the work, inevitably it restricted the paper’s circulation. Readers soon answered so many of the calls, that the printing Serrière declared himself unable to drasw enough alone.

It was therefore necessary to provide for the best merchants at the time, and use multiple printers. However, printing at that time, was not a free industry. We had to open one, buy a patent, and patents, whose numbers were limited, were in the hands of the printers who guarded them jealously and shared customers by various specialties: Books, newspapers, catalogs, paperwork , etc.. Newspaper printing was grouped around the Grange-boat-and growing. One of the busiest was the printing Schiller, 10 and 11, Faubourg Montmartre: it was responsible for some of the copies of Diary.

The First Rotary Press

Hippolyte Marinoni could have been, in the words then of a spiritual writer, “a romantic hero for his own newspaper” The son of a policeman of Corsican origin, he had in his childhood, kept cattle. And, he was far from being ashamed of his humble origin. Marinoni was a laborer in a factory of hand presses and type-founder.

Finally, in 1872, he realized the extraordinary invention of the rotary press with automatic feeder and continuous paper, regularly pulling 40,000 copies per hour. Some years after, he built the great Marinoni rotary multicolor printing press, which churned out 20,000 copies from a single shot in six colors, which were printed as illustrated publications, succédanées of Petite Journal, including the  Illustrated Diary , which were hand drawn, once a week, and printed up to twelve hundred thousand copies.

History of How the “Little Illustrated Journal” was Published

(Imperfectly Translated from French).  The Department of this newspaper asked its readers to stay in close communion and this wish was fulfilled for a longtime as a result of the huge number of letters received,  offering approval and very sincere encouragement. Therefore, we thought it would be nice to keep the paper alive, showing a little of thier lives, and the succession of different yet consistent efforts, necessary for the manufacture of a newspaper, and to penetrate deep Behind the Scenes – dare I say – of a large illustrated weekly like ours. 

 Here, as elsewhere, the division of labor was required. Above all, who is the Director, based on experience and knowledge to satisfy the public, giving directions to follow and supervise its execution. Under him, the writing service, editor, general secretary, implements and oversaw that her designs are shown.  Thus, each week, the Director took care of the editorial materials, which would form the number for the following week. These materials were of two kinds: first, what is known in terms of the business, the “copy”, that is to say, articles and stories, then the illustrations, including drawings and photographs. 

It was very delicate work back then, not only because it had to please the greatest number of readers, because everyone did not have the same tastes, but also because it had to be interesting to follow the news. News was and still is fleeting. What is interesting one day may no longer be the week after. But the manufacture of a weekly is infinitely longer than a day. We may at any time be too late. 

The materials were gathered into the hands of the editor. It then went immediately to the internal executing agencies.  The “copy” first, was sent to he service composition without review. Previously, they couldn’t  ignore it, because they knew that the composition of type had to be done by hand. The characters, distributed into the type compartments with lead  “breaks”, for each and every line of news which was laid out one by one, all by hand by a worker who formed lines. It was very time consuming labor.

 “Today”, much has been simplified and enables this work to be completed by using machines called linotypes. These have a linotype keyboard not unlike that of typewriters. Just to the operator – which is often an operator – to press each key on the keyboard so that the matrix of the corresponding letter comes down in a compartment intended for receiving. When the line is complete, a single shot lever activates the machine. The set of matrices is shown in the orifice of a home with molten lead. The result is a small tablet which bears on one of its edges, the embossed characters of the entire line. Matrices are automatically removed and distributed into the store from which they emerge, again, then the operator presses the corresponding key. 

Just as there were typists more skillful than others, there were also more skilled operators. On average, a good operator dialed 6,000 letters, 150 lines per hour. 

 The picture to the left is titled” Component of youth operators for creating   newspaper articles sitting at the linotype machine”

When an entire article or a story was composed, we made a test by passing over the surface of the thick ink, and then laying on top of it a sheet of paper and hitting it with a big brush. The test thus obtained wass assigned to a grader, who read the test “copy” and pointed out errors in the composition. Errors were corrected to the linotype by redoing the entire line.
Only the titles were still made with movable type, one by one by hand. It was the beginning of the use of making specialized headlines.

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Meanwhile, the illustrations are processed by the photo etching. The illustrations were created in black ink and photographs are reproduced by a process, common in those days, whose origins date back to Talbot’s invention in 1852 . 

For the longest time, it’ is true that we only knew of the woodcut pictures which were only created and obtained by arduous manual labor from an artist, sculpting virtually on a board of boxwood and engraving it, chiseling the art worked well.  Thanks to an ingenious use of photography, they mechanically reproduced art on zinc or copper plates for the illustrations for the newspaper. 

The process is similar, though more delicate and complicated for large color compositions, which were located on the first and last page of the Illustrated Diary. Note, however, we had a need to get as many pictures as there were colors in the universe. For black, blue, yellow and red, that’s four shots that would be later set on the press and on which turned the white paper into colorful art.  Four colors, you say! But there were more than four colors in the prints that illustrated the newspaper? No doubt, but the green is obtained by superposition of blue and yellow and other colors by layering the same kind.

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And they met the “copy” and illustrations clichés. Then begins the work of layout.  This job runs on large tables that, for a very old tradition, we continue to call “home plate”. Under the supervision of Secretary of writing which indicates the position of articles and photographs, these are arranged in forms or large cast iron frames that tightly clasp. When this work is completed, it is, the content of each form, a race named special “morass.” The morasses are revised by the corrector, which seeks to track the latest faults are forgotten or layout errors.Then the editor examines in turn and, if it has no comment to make, given the right to shoot.

If we drew on hardware platforms, we could immediately bring these forms to the printer. But everyone knows that more these days, are used for rotating the huge prints of the great modern newspapers. Transformative work is still needed. He runs to the stereotype.  There, introduced forms are placed in a special machine that molds them on a print taken by a kind of wide paper carton hurry. This blank, it curves to give the exact shape corresponding to the rotating rollers. Finally, each blank, and curved, is used to make one or more curved, and it is these images, the result of a sequence of transformations, which will finally get the newspaper.

The stereotype where the forms are used to make cylindrical clichés, is noted to the right. Now, this is the last part of whee the job execution begins on one of those admirable rotating machines in which the invention is due to Hippolyte Marinoni, both creator of modern printing and for many years director of the Petit Journal.

Under the orders of the chief driver, snapshots from the stereotype are set on the rollers of the machine and the big roll of paper begins to unfold its leaves through the endless maze of wheels, connecting rods and countless bodies of steel.

Despite the appearance, start-up demand meticulous care. Because of the four different inks used for color prints, you must engage in a very delicate work of identification. We must also adjust the pressure on the plates and the arrival of the inks so that the text is neither too gray or too dark. Finally everything is ready, after many hours of experience and tests. The great “roto” starts to devour the paper at full speed and make it in the form of copies printed, folded, cut, such that we can finally see, a few days later, in depositories and in newsagents all over France.
It will be appreciated by comparing two numbers, the benefits of rotary flat on the machine, it once drew an average of 2,000 sheets per day. The rotary Illustrated Diary , though less rapid than that of a newspaper, printed only in black, delivers 10,000 copies per hour. - R

The presses were used every week to get the ‘Petit Journal Illustrated and printed for circulation”  

Thanks for reading about the history of this newspaper from 1894. If you have any tidbits of history to add or comments about the paper, or the history of the penny press I would welcome insights and additional information.

Now, onto finding out the history of my other little French newspaper printed March 1891, Le Soleil du Dimanche, all 16 pages!

Where to Find Archives of Newspapers (Online)

April 23, 2012 2 comments

 How to Find Old Newspapers Online

With the impending death of paper, U.S. Post Offices and the decline of Newspapers, I have begun performing some preliminary research regarding one of two French newspapers I bought in a little book store in the south of France during my study abroad in 1994. I am beginning with  “Le Soleil du Dimanche.”  It is rather difficult learn anything about the history of this illustrative journal. I came across a list of newspaper resources and thought it might be useful to others. Once I find the scoop on this little 16 pager and Le Petite Journal, both printed in March 1891.

The Most Requested Newspapers

• The Herald Sun  • The London Times  • The NY Times  • NC State Library Newspaper Project                                                      •  The Raleigh News & Observer  • USA Today  • The Wall Street Journal  • The Washington Post

North Carolina Community Newspapers

• NC Community Newspapers • America’s Newspapers: NC

Lists of Online Newspapers Worldwide

  • 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers - Provides full text access to the British Library’s collection of the newspapers, pamphlets, books gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817).
  • 19th Century British Library Newspapers Collection - Contains full runs of newspapers specially selected to best represent nineteenth-century Britain.
  • 19th Century U.S. Newspapers - Access to approximately 500 U.S. newspapers, published between 1800 and 1900.
  • Adams Papers Digital Edition - The database comprises John Adams’s complete diaries, selected legal papers, and the ongoing series of family correspondence and state papers.
  • Africa-Wide NiPAD - Provides multi-disciplinary coverage about African including politics, history, economics, business, mining, development, social issues, anthropology, natural history, literature, language, law, music and much more.
  • African American Newspapers - Includes over 200 African-American newspapers, arranged by state.
  • Alternative Press Index - Alternative Press Index Archive (APIA) is a bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals.
  • America’s Historical Newspapers, 1690-1922 - America’s Historical Newspapers allows users to search U.S. historical papers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states.
  • America’s Newspapers: North Carolina - A quick link to the NC section of America’s Newspapers.
  • Atlanta Constitution (1868-1939) - Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
  • Black Studies Center - Comprised of several cross-searchable component databases, including the International Index to Black Periodicals and historical black newspapers.
  • Canadian Newsstand -  This collection includes 21 national and leading regional newspapers, including: The Globe and Mail, National Post, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, etc.
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1986)
  • Factiva - Provides updated global information and news from major newspapers and business journals.
  • Gallica Project on French Newspapers - Allows access to full text for the following French newspapers: Le Figaro and son supplement litteraireLe TempsLa CroixL’HumaniteLa PresseLe Journal des debatsOuest-Eclair (editions de Rennes, Caen et Nantes).
  • Guardian and The Observer - The Guardian (1821-2003) and its sister paper, The Observer (1791-2003) provide online access to facts, firsthand accounts, and opinions of the day about the most significant and fascinating political, business, sports, literary, and entertainment events from the past 200 years.
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive - Provides access to the entire run of the Illustrated London News from its first publication on 14 May 1842 to its last in 2003.
  • Informe - Contains the full text of popular magazines, academic journals and selected newspaper articles in Spanish.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand - provides indexing and full-text articles from major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.
  • Kidon Media Link - Newspapers, periodicals and other media sources from around the world.  Every country has its own integrated page.  There are no separate pages for newspapers, magazines, television, radio and news agencies.
  • Latin American Newsstand - Complete contents from over 35 full text Latin American newspaper titles in Spanish and Portuguese, with some additional content in English.  Most coverage starts with 2005, though some go back to 1995.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe - Provides full text access to a wide range of U.S. and international newspapers, radio and television transcripts.  Covers general, business and legal information sources.  Lexis-Nexis is available for the Duke Community only through this link.
  • Los Angeles Times
  • National Index to Chinese Newspapers & Periodicals - This is an index database of about 18,000 Chinese newspapers and periodicals published 1833-1949.
  • NC Newspapers Online - It includes 23,483 digital images of papers dating from 1752 to the 1890s, including the collection of 18th century newspapers the State Archives has on microfilm.  Included are the North Carolina Gazette (New Bern:  April 14, 1775), various newspapers from Edenton (1787-1801), Fayetteville (1798-1795), Hillsboro (1786), New Bern (1751-1804), and Wilmington (1765-1816).  In addition, the project includes the full run of two politically opposed newspapers from Salisbury, the Carolina Watchman (1832-1898) and The Western Carolinian (1820-1844).  Finally, the project also includes three lesson plans, derived from these newspapers, entitled Idealized Motherhood vs. the Realities of Mother hood in Antebellum North Carolina; Teaching About Slavery Through Newspaper Advertisements; and “A Female Raid” in 1863, or Using Newspaper Coverage to Learn More About North Carolina’s Civil War Home Front.
  • New York Times Book Review Archives - This is a full text archive of book reviews published in the New York Times since 1980.  It covers over 50,000 books and authors, in reviews as well as in news and interviews.  This database is listed on the Book Reviews subject list.
  • News & Observer, 1991-PresentNews & Observer, 2004-Present - NCLive now offers web access to full text articles from the Raleigh News & Observer through a database called InfoTrac Custom Newspapers.  The News & Observer is covered from 1991 to the present.
  • Newspaperindex.com - Newspapers and Front Pages in all countries.
  • Newspaper Source - Contains selected full text articles from over 140 regional U.S. newspapers, several international newspapers, newswires, and the Christian Science Monitor. The emphasis is business-related articles, although articles about national and international news events are also included.
  • North Carolina Periodicals Index - Produced by the Joyner Library at ECU, this free database provides indexing of articles from over 40 periodicals published in NC.  Most of these periodicals are not covered by other indexes or databases.  The Triangle’s “Independent Weekly” is one example.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - New York Times, full text, from 1851 to three years before the current date.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Black Newspapers - Offers primary source material for the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts.
  • Regional Business News - A collection of business journals, newspapers and news wires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the U.S.
  • Russian National Bibliography - allows users to digitally search the Russian Book Chamber’s (Knizhnaia palata) national bibliographies for citations from books, newspapers, journals, dissertation abstracts, musical scores, and maps.
  • SRDS Media Solutions - Provides advertising media rates and advertiser data through its coverage of traditional media – such as magazines, newspapers, television, direct marketing, and radio – as well as online sources.
  • Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa - collection consists of more than 180,000 pages of documents and images, including periodicals, nationalist publications, records of colonial government commissions, local newspaper reports, personal papers, correspondence, UN documents, out-of-print and other particularly relevant books, oral testimonies, life histories, and speeches.
  • Taiwan Nichinichi Shinpo - Keyword searching and full text of official newspaper of Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period, including both Japanese (1898.5 – 1944.3) and Chinese (1905.7 – 1911.11) editions.
  • The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985 - Provides full text access to The Times (London).  The full newspaper (including advertisements and illustrations) is given with full-page or specific article access, along with a facsimile (PDF) version.
  • Times of India - The Times of India (1838-2001) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue.
  • Universal Database of Central Russian Newspapers - A full-text database of over 40 newspapers from Russia, including some English-language publications. (Visual material like photos, graphs, and drawings are not included.) Accessible in English or Russian.
  • Universal Databases - This interface provides a unified search engine for several of the Eastview Universal databases: Russian Central Newspapers (UDB-COM), Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press (UDB-CD), Social Sciences & Humanities (UDB-EDU), Voprosy istorii: Complete Collection (UDB-VI), and Voprosy literatury: Complete Collection (UDB-VL).
  • Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 - A subject-inclusive, language-inclusive bibliography of newspapers and periodicals from Victorian England . Includes 6 alphabetical indexes: Title, Issuing body, People, Town, County, and Subject. Also included are titles in any language, published during any part of their life-span in England between January 1, 1800 and December 31, 1900.
  • World News Connection - A fee-based service of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) which provides translations by FBIS and JPRS of non-English newspapers, speeches, journals, and some media broadcasts from foreign countries. Translations are added within 24–72 hours of original broadcast/publication, and the database goes back to 2003. Some non-U.S. English-language news sources are also included.
  • World Newspaper Archive - A fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe.
  • Yomiuri Newspaper, 1986- - Includes full text of Yomiuri shinbun (from Sept. 1986- to the present, with local editions beginning in Dec. 1986); along with the English edition: the Daily Yomiuri (Sept. 1989- to the present), both searchable by article, keyword, subject category, and issue.

List of Journalists Using Twitter

April 23, 2012 21 comments

UPDATED June 11, 2012:

IMPORTANT UPDATE # 1:   I sent a message to MediaOnTwitter & [@prsarahevansas on Twitter] to see if the Twitter media list is still available.  I had it listed here on my original blog post but now, it looks like it has moved or been completely removed.  And, Sarah Evans is now going by the name of Sarah’s Faves as of 2011. I also found that MediaOnTwitter resource has moved!  [And, maybe more than once since my original post]. Seems I can’t find the elusive Media on Twitter list anywhere right now. I will keep trying. The following is the last know information that I could find.

MediaOnTwitter, was powered by TrackVia’s online database, is/was the first shareable media database available to Twitter users. It is/was a free resource and media can be sorted by beat, location, name or media outlet. MediaOnTwitter is populated by Twitter users, vetted by editors and FREE to the entire community. Check out the database and add media to the list. The original MediaOnTwitter, developed by Sarah Evans, is a comprehensive tool supercharged by the support of TrackVia and supported by HARO founder, Peter Shankman.   People were pointed to the following URL stating they can now enter all media contacts at: http://www.trackvia.com/misc/media-database-submission.htm    But, it does not come up at all, now.

UPDATE#2: It is an election year and so I provide a link to the  The Top 20 Political Journalists on Twitter along with a few other updates I came across. Share and repost!

UPDATE#3: NYTimes Journalists on Twitter

UPDATE #4: Masterlist of UK Journalists on Twitter

UPDATE #5: AFP Journalists on Twitter [LAST UPDATED: May 17, 2012]. More and more AFP journalists are on Twitter, to the point where a simple old #FollowFriday is difficult, so If you’re on the list and your title wrong, or it;s left you off entirely, please let me know.  The same AFP list is on Twitter @ AFP_twitter. A public list by Grégoire Lemarchand of AFP journalists on Twitter (french, english, spanish…)

Update #6: Sourcing and networking with journalists. Need a source? Then follow Peter Shankman (@skydiver), founder of Help a Reporter Out, on Twitter. He’ll typically post tweets prefaced by UrgHARO: with instructions on the topic and how to respond. Help a Reporter Out touts more than 100,000 sources. HelpAReporter.com has a sign-up page in which sources can get up to three emails daily with 15 to 30 queries per email. Journalists submit their queries using an online form.

Update #6:  Tweet weekly with other journalists, bloggers, public relations or media types with #journchat. It’s 7 to 10 p.m. central time every Monday, and tweeps join by using the #journchat hashtag.

Update #7:

Clay Shirky is famous for having said “There is no such thing as information overload – there’s only filter failure.” Making sense of an overflowing Twitter stream is an ongoing act of curation – finding ways to follow just the most interesting readers, or to gather tweets that are relevant to your life or job.

While saved searches and hash tags provide a way to gather info from across Twitter by keyword, the Lists feature does the opposite – it gathers tweets from across the service by particular users, regardless the content of their tweets. Every Twitter user can create lists, add users to those lists, and can even track lists created by other users. As a journalist, you might create custom lists for:

  • Other journalists
  • Other publications
  • Journalists at your own publication
  • Community leaders
  • School leaders in your community
  • Economists
  • Data visualization experts
  • Sports reporters covering soccer leagues

You get the idea. Whatever your need or interest, you want to find people on Twitter with expertise in that area, and add them to a list.

Media People Using Twitter categorizes journalist by country and then lists their name, news organization and Twitter username. My Creative Team’s site said it can’t accept any more editors, but submissions and updates can be emailed. The Media People on Twitter wiki content can be downloaded into Microsoft Word document format.The Media Outlets Using Twitter wiki lists news organizations by country, company name and Twitter username or page URL.

Tweet weekly with other journalists, bloggers, public relations or media types with #journchat. It’s 7 to 10 p.m. central time every Monday, and tweeps join by using the #journchat hashtag.

(My Bio) Today media, journalists, writers, reporters, editors, correspondents, columnists are on Twitter.  Twitter is very quickly gaining momentum, support and market inertia and is on direct path to mainstream awareness, and not for just mindless tweets.  Twitter may just be the new telegraph wire.

I came across about seven seperate lists of journalist, editors, columnists who are on Twitter, and we all know in about five minutes this will morph into something newer, better, faster. But, until then, I thought this could be useful gathering point for many to many. And, it seems each list has names on them, but each may not be comprehensive. In time, the top dog will evolve. It is my hope that each one will be of help to communications and business professionals alike. I would take from any of these lists and create your own personal lists with a few of my suggestions directly below for consideration.

How PR Professionals Can Use Twitter Lists

  • Create a private list of journalists you want to follow or target with story ideas
  • Organize media contacts by geography, beat, past interaction, etc.
  • Create a list of media organizations, to keep tabs on current events or stories – for example, create a list of the top social media Twitter users

At best, it is a place to start to look at where and who is on Twitter. I imagine, eventually there will be an organic aggregated model that will take in all of these.

1) I personally think the first list is quite good becasue I can take this one and put it into spread sheet format, say for clients?  Media on Twitter. It is a real-time database you can update yourself.  Its only downside it that there is not a search feature to it. So you will have to use the find/replace option on your browser.

2) Then, there is MuckRack which has a little picture of each journalist, editor, reporter, columnist and anchor listed by publication

3) Cision’s JournalistTweets is the latest entry into the mix, also providing a directory of journalists on Twitter. JournalistTweets is powered by Cision’s Media Database, which could signal there will be a tighter integration between the Twitter directory and its commercial PR software in the future. This would make sense, since Cision did announce earlier this year that it would be including Twitter handles in its media database. Cision has also integrated search into its JournalistTweets, making it easy for you to search keywords across only journalists in the JournalistTweet database. This is the feature most PR professionals will probably be most excited

4) Another source for finding journalists and media professionals on Twitter is directories like Twellow and WeFollow.  The exhaustive Twitter directory created by Digg founder Kevin Rose called WeFollow which allows journalists to find other news professionals or even experts by hashtag. Tweeps are listed in order of the number of followers they have. To get added, users pick the three hashtags under which they want to be listed and then tweet the results to submit the listing. These directories list Twitter users across all kinds of categories, making it easy for you to search by keyword. For example, you can search “journalist” or “editor” or “election 2012″ to find Twitter users that have used those words in their profile. You can also browse by categories and narrow searches to refine your results. You will have to weed through the contacts.

5) You may also want to try the Journalists On Twitter Wetpaint wiki. This wiki has a lot of good contacts in it, though its creators stopped updating it a couple months ago (something about too many journalists on Twitter).

6) Below is what looks like the first attempts to annotate Journalists using a Wiki, MediaOnTwitter, from PRSarahEvans.com. While MediaOnTwitter is a good original comprehensive list.

7) On a PB Wiki called TwitteringJournalists on Twitter. I have pasted the named in below.
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Source for this USA List

Abbie Lundberg, CIO, @abbielundberg
Adam Aston, Energy & Environment Editor, BusinessWeek, @adamnyc
Alfred Edmond, Jr., Sr. Editor-in-Chief, BlackEnterprise.com @alfrededmondjr
Allison Wenger, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @awenger
Amanda Emily, Web Developer, KXLY, @wageek
Amanda Murphy, Assignment Editor, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @amandamurphy
Amy Basista, Anchor/Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @AmyNBC4
Amy Feldman, Associate Editor, BusinessWeek, @amyfeldman
Ana Marie Cox, Time, @anamariecox
Andrea Cambern, Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @Andrea10TV
Andrew Feinberg, FCC and Congressional Reporter, Telecommunications/Internet Policy, BroadbandCensus.com, @AGFHome
Andrew Mrozinski, Editor, Ridestory, Mesa, AZ @ridestory
Andrew Phelps, NPR, @andrewphelps
Andy Abramson, KenRadio’s World Technology RoundUp, http://twitter.com/andyabramson
Andy Hirsch, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @Andy10TV
Andy Long, Videojournalist, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @AndyL_WCMH
Angela An, Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @AngelaAn10TV
Angie Goff, Traffic, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @angiegoff
Angie Hissong, Assignment Editor, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @angie235
Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs, @marketingprofs
Anna M. Gonzalez, Web Producer, CBS11TV.com/ TXA21TV.com , @GonzalezInTheAm
Anne Kornblut, Washington Post, @annekornblut
Ari Berman, The Nation, @ariberman
Arik Hesseldahl, Senior Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @ahess247
Asher Grey, radio reporter, @ashergrey
Avital Binshtock, freelance writer and editor (L.A. Times, Frommer’s, etc.), San Francisco, CA, @avitalb
Bailey Cultice, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @bcultice
Beau Bishop, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @BeauBishop
Ben Gelber, Meteorologist, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @bgelber
Ben Levisohn, Staff Editor, Finance, BusinessWeek, @ben_levisohn
Ben Kuchera, Ars Technica, @benkuchera
Bob Ney, Congressional Commentator, Talk Radio News Service, @bobney
Bonnie King, Publisher, Salem News, Salem, OR @OregonNews
Brandon Bowers, Online Content Editor, Merced Sun-Star, @brandonbowers
Brandon Mendelson, Blogger, Albany Times Union @bjmendelson
Brian Stelter, NY Times, @brianstelter
Brittany Westbrook, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @Brittany10TV
Burt Helm, Marketing Editor, BusinessWeek, @burthelm
Cathy von Hassel-Davies, Truthful Politics & Truthful Journalism, Saxapahaw, NC @catnc
Cara Connelly, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @Cara10TV
Carlos Gonzales, Weather, WBNS-10TV, @CarlosG10TV
Caroline McCarthy, CNET, @caro
Chad Livengood, Politics Reporter, Springfield (MO) News Leader, @ChadLivengood
Charles Cooper, CNET, @coopeydoop
Charles Dubow, Lifestyle Channel Editor, BusinessWeek.com, @charlesdubow
Cheryl Biren, Managing Editor, OpEdNews.com @cherylbiren
Chi-Chu Tschang, Bejing Correspondent, BusinessWeek, @tschang
Chris Booker, E.P. Special Projects, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @BookerNBC4
Chris Bradley, Weather, WBNS-10TV, @ChrisB10TV
Chris Cadelago, Blogger/Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle, @ccadelago
Chris Cuomo, News Anchor, Good Morning America, @ChrisCuomo
Chris Kromm, Editor/Publisher, Facing South Online and Southern Exposure Magazine, @chriskromm
Chris LaFortune, Pioneer Press, Oak Park, IL @cubreporter
Chris O’Brien, San Jose Mercury News business columnist, @sjcobrien
Christa M. Miller, Freelance B2B Writer, @christammiller
Chuck Olsen, Chief Correspondent, The UpTake, @Chuckumentary
Chuck Strickler, Anchor, WBNS-10TV @Chuck10TV
Clark Boyd, Technology Correspondent, BBC/WGBH Radio, @worldstechpod
Clint Ecker, Ars Technica, @clint
Connie Bennett, Freelance Health & Lifestyle Journalist, @conniebennett
Corinne Hess, Health Care Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal, @CorriHess
Craig Friedman, 10TV.com, @Craig10TV
Crystal Dempsey, Contributing Editor, CLT Blog @crystaldempsey
Dan Farber, CNET, @dbfarber
Dan Frommer, Silicon Alley Insider, @fromedome
Dan Fronczak, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @DanF10TV
Dan Noyes, I-Team Investigative Reporter, KGO-TV, @dannoyes
Dan Patterson, ABC News, @danpatterson
Dan Tynan, Tynan on Technology, @Tynan_on_tech
Dana Franks, WAFF-TV, Huntsville, AL @ariedana
Dave Courvoisier, news anchor, KLAS-TV, @courVO
Dave Erickson, anchor/reporter, KXLY @SpokaneDave
David Berndt, psychologist blogger, author, AuthorFriendly.wordpress.com, @authorfriendly
David Brauer, MinnPost.com, MN @dbrauer
David Brody, Christian Broadcasting Network, @davidbrody
David Folkenflik, reporter, NPR @davidfolkenflik
David Louie, Technology Reporter ‘Moneyscope’, KGO-TV, @moneyscope
David Sleight, Art Director, BusinessWeek.com, @stuntbox
Dayna Roselli, Morning Anchor, KLAS-TV, @DaynaRoselli
Dean C. Smith, Breaking News Photographer/Editor/Live Van Op., KGO-TV, @deancsmith
Denise Scammon, Special Sections Editor, Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME, @specialdee
Denise Valdez, 4pm Anchor & Dishing & Dining Host, KLAS-TV, @denisevaldez
Denise Yost, Managing Editor, http://www.nbc4i.com, Columbus, OH @denise_WCMH
Dewayne Bevil, Theme Park Reporter, Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com, @DewayneB
Dom Tiberi, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @DomTiberi
Don Lafferty, Social Media Director, Wild River Review, @donlafferty
Don Van Natta Jr., Inestigative Reporter, New York Times, @DVNJr
Donn Lemon, CNN, @donnlemoncnn
Donna Willis, Web Content Coordinator, http://www.nbc4i.com, Columbus, OH @donna_nbc4i
Douglas MacMillan, Technology Writer, BusinessWeek.com, @dmac1
Dr. Debby Herbenick, Writer, Health, Time Out, @mysexprofessor
Edward Adams, Editor & Publisher, ABA Journal, @edadams
Edward Lawrence, Reporter, KLAS-TV, @edwardlawrence
Elinor Mills, CNET, @elinormills
Elizabeth Wilson, Associate Editor, Entrepreneur, @EditorLiz
Ellen Ratner, Bureau Chief, Talk Radio News Service, @ellenratner
Emily Sweeney, Staff Reporter, Boston Globe, @emilysweeney
Eric James Miller, Journalist, Living Las Vegas, @VegasVeniceDude
Eric Krangel, Silicon Alley Insider, @ekrangel
Erik Sherman, Contributing Editor, BNET & Chief Executive, freelance writer on business, technology, food and the arts, @eriksherman
Francesca DiMeglio, Community Manager, Business School, BusinessWeek.com, @francescaBW
Francine Hardaway, Fast Company, Huffington Post and Stealthmode blogs @hardaway
Frank Macek, Director/Producer, WKYC-TV, @fmacek
Garance Franke Ruta, Washington Post, @thegaranceFrontPage
Garrett M. Graff, editor, Washington Magazine, @vermontgmg
Geoff Williams, freelance writer, @geoffw
Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, @glenngreenwald
Ginny Skal, WNCN NBC 17, Raleigh, NC, @ginnyskal
Heather Green, Associate Editor & Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @Heatherlgreen
Heidi Krupp-Lisiten, Freelance Writer, @kruppster
Helen Walters, Innovation & Design Editor, BusinessWeek.com, @helenwalters
Ian Everett, Editor, JambleMag.com, @jamblemag
Ivan Oransky, Managing Editor – Online, Scientific American, @sciam and @ivanoransky
Jacqui Cheng, assistant editor, Ars Technica, @ejacqui
Jake Tapper, ABC, @jaketapper
James Dowd, Business Reporter, The Commercial Appeal, @jamesdowd1
Jan Buchholz, Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal, @jreneebuchholz
Janet Justano, Reporter, KLAS-TV, @janetjustano
Jay Goodman Tamboli, Legal Affairs Correspondent, Talk Radio News Service, @jtamboli
Jason Chupick, PR Newser, @jasonchupick
Jason DeRusha, reporter, WCCO, Minneapolis, @DeRushaJ
Jason Mays, Assignment Editor, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @jason_WCMH
Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher of Technology Review, @jason_pontin
Jeb Sharp, Reporter, PRI’s The World, @jebsharp
Jeff Elder, The Charlotte Observer, @JeffElder
Jeff Hogan, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @JeffHogan10TV
Jerod Smalley, Sports Anchor/Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @jsmalley
Jerry Revish, Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @Jerry10TV
Jim Campbell, Executive Producer/E-I-C, Aero-News Network, @AeroNews
Jim Long, NBC, @newmediajim
Joe Spurr, Web Developer/Producer, KPBS (NPR affiliate), @joebird
John A. Byrne, Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief of BusinessWeek.com, @johnabyrne
John Dickerson, Slate, @jdickerson
John Fortney, Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @JohnFortney
John Hassell, deputy managing editor, The Star-Ledger, @johnhassell
John Markoff, The New York Times, @markoff
Jon Fine, Media Columnist, BusinessWeek, @jonfine
Jon Swartz, Technology Reporter, USA Today, @jswartz652
Jonathan Tannenwald, Philadelphia Inquirer College Basketball writer/Soft Pretzel Logic blog, @jtannenwald
Judy Pokras, Freelance Food Writer, @sketchgrrl
Julia Catalfino, Executive Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @jcatalfino
Julia Kumari Drapkin, Environmental Reporter, BBC/WGBH Radio, @JuliaKumari
Julio Ojeda-Zapata, consumer-technology columnist, St. Paul Pioneer Press, @jojeda, @PiPress, @twitinbiz
Justin Ellis, Staff Writer, Portland Press Herald, @JustinNXT
Jym Ganahl, Meteorologist, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @jganahl
Kara Swisher, The Wall Street Journal, @karaswisher
Karen Tumulty, Time Magazine, @ktumulty
Karina Nova, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @KarinaNova
Karl Brauer, Editor-in-Chief, Edmunds.com, @karlbrauer
Karl Pearson-Cater, Dir. of Operations, MinnPost.com, MN @bigboxcar
Katie Logan, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @10TVSports
Kayla G. Castille, WCNC-TV, @KaylaC
Keith O’Brien, Editor, PRWeek, @keithobrien
Ken Fisher, editor, Ars Technica, @kenfisher
Ken Smith, Helicopter Reporter, KLAS-TV, @helicopterken
Kevin Allison, Tech reporter, Financial Times, San Francisco, @kevinallisonft
Kim Martucci, Meteorologist, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @Kim_Martucci
Kit Seeyle, New York Times, @kseeyle
Kristen Orlando, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @kristenWCMH
Kurt Ludlow, Anchor, WBNS 10, Columbus, OH @kurtludlow10TV
Kyle Durban, 10TV.com, @Kyle10TV
Laura Hertzfeld, Producer, PBS, @Laura_PBS
Lauren Diedrich, Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @laurendiedrich
Lauren Fritsky, Contributing writer, AOL’s Lemondrop.com @LaurenFritsky
Lauren Young, Personal Finance Editor, BusinessWeek, @laurenyoung
Lesli Foster, Anchor, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @leslifoster
Linda Milazzo, Managing Editor, OpEdNews.com @LindaMilazzo
Lou Lavelle, Associate Editor, Business Schools, BusinessWeek, @louislavelle
Lovisa Frost, News Director, Talk Radio News Service, @lovisafrost
Lydia Dishman, freelance business journalist, food/wine/travel writer, blogger, @lydiabreakfast
Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun Times, @lynnsweet
Maggie Reardon, CNET, @maggie_reardon
Marc Ambinder, Atlantic Monthly, @marcambinder
Mark Gibbs, Columnist, Network World, @quistuipater
Mark Milian, Tech Writer, LA Times, @mmilian
Marissa Brassfield, Editor, TrendHunter.com, @brassfield
Marshall V. King, Food columnist/multimedia editor, Elkhart Truth, Elkhart County, IN @hungrymarshall
Marshall McPeek, Meteorlogist, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @marshallmcpeek
Marty M. Fahncke, Electronic Retailer Magazine and freelancer @fawnkey
Mary Ellen Hardies, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @maryellennbc4
Maryn McKenna, magazine freelance, sci/med author, blogger, @marynmck, @MRSA_blog
Matt Cooper, Portfolio, @mattizcoop
Matt Vella, Staff Writer, Innovation & Design, BusinessWeek, @mattvella
Melissa Massello, Founder, Editor in Chief, Shoestring Magazine @shoestring
Michael Arrington, TechCrunch, @TechCrunch
Michael Finney, Consumer Reporter, KGO-TV, SanFrancisco, @mfinney
Michael Krigsman, Blogger, ZDNet, @mkrigsman
Michelle Gallardo, Reporter, ABC 7 Chicago, @mlgallardo
Michelle Lockett, Sr. User Participation Mgr., BusinessWeek, @michellelockett
Mikaela Hunt, Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @mhunt
Mike Allen, Politico, @mikeallen
Mike Davis, Weather, WBNS-10TV, @MikeDavis10TV
Mike Gonzalez, morning anchor/reporter, KXLY @kxlymike
Mikhail Lyubansky, Managing Editor, OpEdNews.com @mikhaill
Missy Gleason, Producer, WBNS-10TV, @Missynews
Nancy Rich, Media Director, SweptAwayTV.com, @SweptAwayTV
Nancy Shute, Contributing Editor, US News & World Report, @nancyshute
Nicole Denman, Producer, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @nicolenbc4
Olivier Knox, Agence France-Presse Congress/Political Correspondent, @OKnox
Omar Gallaga, Austin American-Statesman Tech lifestyles writer, @omarg
Patrick O’Brien, Digital Director, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @obrienmedia
Paul Aker, Reporter, WBNS-10TV, @10Investigates
Paul Robichaux, sr. contributing editor & blogger, Windows IT Pro, @paulrobichaux
Paul Schmelzer, managing editor, Minnesota Independent, @schmelzenfreude
Paul Spohn, Sports, WBNS-10TV, @PaulSpohn10TV
Paul Stelzer, Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @paul_stelzer
Paula Nelson, Special Sections Editor, Hernando Today, @flanewsgrrl
Peggy Fox, Moms Reporter, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @tvmom
Peter Carbonara, Senior Writer, Finance, BusinessWeek, @petercarbonara
Peter Coy, Economics Editor, BusinessWeek, @petercoy
Peter Mongillo, Austin American-Statesman Question Everything columnist, @pmongillo
Phil Baker, Tech columnist, San Diego Transcript, @pbaker
Phil Mintz, Business Schools Editor, BusinessWeek.com, @pmintz
Phil Schneid, Operations Manager, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @pschneid
Pia Christensen, Managing Editor/Online Services, Association of Health Care Journalists, @AHCJ_Pia
Rachel King, Technology Writer, BusinessWeek. @sfwriter
Rachel Kipp, Reporter, News-Journal, Wilmington, DE, @rkipp
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, @maddow
Rachel Stassen-Berger, politics writer, St. Paul Pioneer Press: @PolAnimal, @MNvotes
Rachel Sterne, CEO, GroundReport, @RachelSterne
Rebecca McCormick, Travel Journalist and Photographer, WEHCO Media, @hotspringer
Reena Jana, Innovation Editor, BusinessWeek, @rjmac
Rich Copley, Lexington Herald Leader, Lexington, KY, Arts and Culture writer, @copiousnotes
Rick Dunham, Houston Chronicle, @rickdunham
Rick Rogala, General Manager, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @rickrogala
Rick Rothacker, Banking Reporter, Charlotte Observer, @rickrothacker
Rick Sanchez, News Anchor, CNN, @RickSanchez
Rob Hof, Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, BusinessWeek, @robhof
Rob Kall, Executive Editor, OpEdNews.com @RobKall
Rob Kunz, Newsroom, WBNS-10TV, @RobK10TV
Rob Tornoe, Political Cartoonist, Politicker.com, New York, NY @robtornoe
Roben Farzad, Senior Writer,BusinessWeek, @robenfarzad
Ron Casalotti, Dir. User Participation, BusinessWeek, @roncasalotti
Ron Fournier, AP, @rfournier
Ronnie Ramos, Sports Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, @ajcsportseditor
Ronny Dory, Reporter, The Epoch Times, Washington, DC @rdory
Robyn Davis Sekula, freelance writer, business, profiles, home and garden, @robynds
Robyn Tomlin, executive editor (Wilmington, NC) Star-News, @robyntomlin
Ruth Ferguson, Editor, North Dallas Gazette, @NDGEditor
Ryan Paul, Ars Technica, @segphault
Ryan Squire, Managing Editor WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @nbcsquire
S. Dawn Casey, Pentagon Correspondent, Talk Radio News Service, @dawntrns
Sahar Aker, Founder, FatFighterTV.com, Columbus, OH @FatFighterTV
Sam Champion, Weather Anchor, Good Morning America, @SamChampion
Sara Walsh, Sports Reporter, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @SkinsUncensored
Sarah Lacy, Technology Columnist, BusinessWeek, @sarahcuda
Sarah Lindner, Austin American-Statesman Life Guide columnist, @sarahintx
Saul Hansell, The New York Times, @shansell
Sean Polay, Director of Internet Audience Development, Ottaway, @spolay
Sharon Chapman, Austin American-Statesman Entertainment editor, @slctexas
Sheigh Crabtree, Los Angeles Times, @sheigh
Shirley Brady, Community Editor, BusinessWeek.com, @shirleybrady
Spencer Ante, Technology Editor, BusinessWeek, @spencerante
Stephanie Wilson, Consumer Producer, WUSA-TV, Washington, DC @stephw8
Stephanie Zimmermann, Consumer Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times, @cst_thefixer
Stephen Baker, Senior Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @stevebaker
Stephen Shankland, CNET, @stshank
Steve Hamm, Senior Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @stevehamm31
Steve Tilley, Tech, Web and Video Game Writer, Sun Media, @stevetilley
Steve Wildstrom, Personal Technology Writer, BusinessWeek, @swildstrom
Susan Tran, Anchor/Reporter, WSOC-TV, @susantran
Suzanne Tobias, reporter and columnist, The Wichita Eagle (Wichita, Kan.). @suzannetobias
Tacoma Newsome, Reporter, WCMH-TV, Columbus, OH @tnewsome
Tala Dowlatshahi, United Nations Correspondent, Talk Radio News Service, @tdowlats
Tannette Johnson-Elie, Business Columnist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, @telie
Theodora Blanchfield, Reporter, IP Law & Business, New York, NY @tblanchfield
Thomas Smith, Orlando, FL Local 6, @thomassmith
Todd Mundt, Louisville NPR affiliate, @toddmundt
Tom Foremski, San Francisco, SiliconValleyWatcher.com, @tomforemski
Tomio Geron, VentureWire, @tgsf
Toni Sciacqua, Managing Editor, The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA, @dailybreezeME
Tracy Townsend,Anchor, WBNS-10TV, @TracyT10TV

Media Search Resrouces & Search Engines

October 21, 2011 4 comments

Media Search Engines There are several decent news search engines on the Web, and some of them are listed below. A news search regularly includes visits to some of the major newspapers on the Internet, as well as various news aggregators — i.e. sites that gather and aggregate news headlines and summaries from other sites (see for instance Google News and Topix).

There are so many online sources. But I thought I would present a few new comers that may be of interest and timely.

 

 

1. Remember MC Hammer? MC HammerNow, wait a minute, I know that his music is not quite so timely anymore but on October 21, 2011, MC Hammer plans to launch search engine WireDoo to rival Google   The ’90s rapper, whose name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, is planning to launch a search engine called WireDoo. So, what are your thoughts about this latest development? How will it be any different?  And, why do we need two of the same thing?

2. And for another development there is FeedBooster, which is a tool for real news junkies . RSS is such a powerful technology yet most RSS readers are not very powerful tools. Search start up Q-sensei delivers powerful enterprise solutions. Part of that power can be felt in their consumer end product FeedBooster, an RSS tool with powerful search and filtering capabilities.  FeedBooster provides you with more than just a list of feed items. Feeds imported into FeedBooster are pre-processed in a way that makes it easier to search, browse and explore them. FeedBooster doubles as a dynamic archive and knowledge tool to mine for information. Here’s how it works. You can sign in with Google, Facebook or OpenID. If you sign in with Google, it is easy to import your feeds from Google Reader. You can also add pre-defined feed sets on popular topics or add your own favorite feeds.

3. Pandia News Finder, Visit Pandia Radio Search for a list of online radio stations with news coverage.

4. And, then there is Mool.com which searches within over 4,500 broadcast media, newspapers, & national magazine websites

5. Ithaki News Metasearch is a Metasearch engine of more than 60 news resources worldwide: newspapers and search engines organized by language. http://www.ithaki.net/news/
6. Social Mention. For the best analytical data, Social Mention is tough to beat, providing lists of related keywords, hash tags, and social media sources for its list of results. At the top left corner there are several metrics provided that will help you determine where your brand is positioned on social media. The “Strength” number indicates the likelihood that your brand is being discussed. The “Passion” and “Sentiment” numbers indicate the nature of the comments and how engaged users are in their discussions. Lastly, the “Reach” calculation will tell you how much influence these users have. The interface is clean and easy to customize once you start working with it, especially if you want to limit your search to a particular social media site. If you want to work on the go, you can set up e-mail notifications for particular terms and download spreadsheets for your search results.
 7. And, then there is the compiled list below of other Media/News Research and Search sources which may also be helpful when performing news related searches or news research.

Newspapers

Time.com
New York Times
Washington Post
Wall Street Journal
USA Today
Int. Herald Tribune
Financial Times
Guardian
Times
Independent
Toronto Globe and Mail
The Australian
Irish News Headlines
List of Newspapers

Free News Sites

1st headlines
ABC
Ananova
BBC
C-span
CBS
CNN Congoo
FOX
Huffington Post
Merinews
MediaLine MidEast News Source
MSNBC
Newsday AP
Newser
News Now UK
Newsvine
Reuters Stratfor
Topix
Wikinews
Wikio
Yahoo News

Search Engines

AllTheWeb
News Index
Total News
Yahoo!
Rocketinfo
Google News Search
Google News Australia
Google News UK
Google News New Zealand
Google News Canada
Live News Search
Rocket News
Redtram
Silobreaker
Topix
Congoo

 

Hot blog posts

Topix Top Blog Stories
Blogniscient
Technorati Top News
Feedster FeedBuzz
Blogpulse Top News
Findory Blog Top Stories

News Directories

Kiosken, newspapers from all over the world
NewspaperLinks.net
Newscentral list of newspapers
NewsDirectory.com
Newspaper Links (US/Can)
Newspapers Online
ABYZ News Links
bizjournals.com
The Drudge Report

More…

Online news radio stations
Newseum — The interactive museum of news
Spotback personalized news
Newspaper Archive
AllTop (top news in categories)                          Radio-Locator– One of the most complete and user-friendly lists on the Internet, sorted in several ways.

Social Web Selections

Reddit Top Stories
Shoutwire
Fark
Digg News
Propeller (Netscape)
Mixx
Furl
Stubleupon Buzz
del.icio.us recent
Yahoo! Buzz
Twitter

Other News Search Sites to Dig Just a Little Deeper

International News Search Sources

Abyz News Links  A location based guide to news sources from around the world. Primarily composed of newspapers but also includes broadcast stations, Internet services, magazines, and press agencies

Alternative Press Center  Dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. The Alternative Press Center (APC) is a non-profit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United States.

A-Znewsfile A UK reference guide to online newspapers, mangazines and journals – with independently researched reviews.

International Business Times– Fine source for global business news, with several country-based international editions available, in the respective languages.

ELibrary Research  Search magazines, books, newspapers, pictures, maps and TV and radio scripts.

International Herald Tribune This is excellent news source from Paris mastheads itself as “the global edition of the New York Times.”

Inter Press Service– World news stressing developing countries, from a “global news agency producing independent news and analysis about events and global processes affecting the economic, social and political development of peoples and nations, especially in the [global] South.” Focus of the site is on civil society and the South, development issues, globalization, and those excluded from it.

Le Monde Diplomatique– World-renown French language newspaper; this link is to the English-language edition with searchable archives.

MagPortal.com Search engine for finding free online magazine articles on diverse topics.

Mpeg-Search.com – Global Media Search Engine  Nation, world, technology and Washington area news 

News Directory English-language media online – over 8,400 magazines and newspapers worldwide

Newspapers.com Provides an easy to use tool for finding the world’s newspapers

New Europe– “The European weekly, published since 1993, is a unique product carrying news and analyses from 49 countries with a particular emphasis on the EU institutions and EU-World relations.”

Newslookup.com – News Lookup Service

New York Times– Fine international section. Site features a free searchable archive of full-text NYT news items back to 1851. Note the Times College Web Site with features (some international) for students and faculty.

Overseas Security Advisory Council– From the U.S. Department of State, advisories on security-related issues around the world including “Travel Advisories, Public Announcements, daily security related news articles, overseas reports on security and crime incidents, terrorist group profiles, significant anniversary dates, general crime information for cities and countries, locations and contacts at U.S. posts overseas, and updates on new or unusual situations.”

PenguinRadio Over 5,000 online radion stations from around the world

Real Time Search – Social Mention

 Total News TotalNEWS is a search engine and directory of news sites designed to increase your access to information
 Search Washington Post and AP http://search.washingtonpost.com

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty– “Daily report of developments in Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia, based on news gathered by the correspondents, services and regional specialists of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty,” whose mission is “to provide uncensored news and information to countries where a free press is either banned by the government or not fully established.”

Reuters– Top world and business news stories from this prestigious agency.

Voice of America News– News and special reports, printed and audio (in scores of languages), from this U.S. government international service.

 World Wide Internet TVSearchable website catalogs and links thousands of online TV stations worldwide by country and type of programming. “Your portal to watch live and on demand online television broadcasts.”

Wall Street Journal– The world famous Dow Jones business and finance newspaper, online. Includes special editions for the World, Europe, Asia, and India.

Washington Post World Section With regional news pages, and searchable by countries, topics, or keywords. Also check out the Search the World page for access by country and other features. Note the interactive PostGlobal feature, “an experiment in global, collaborative journalism, a running discussion of important issues among dozens of the world’s best-known editors and writers. It aims to create a truly global dialogue, drawing on independent journalists in the countries where news is happening.”

Watching America– “Discover What the World Thinks About U.S.” with English language translations of foreign press commentary about the United States and its foreign policy, from around the world and with links to the original sources.

Worldpress– “Nonpartisan magazine whose mission is to foster the international exchange of perspectives and information. It contains articles reprinted from the press outside the United States, as well as originally written material… Drawing upon publications around the globe, and a network of correspondents in dozens of countries… provides an understanding of the information that shapes opinions and views in other societies.

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