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Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Founded in 2002, the Knight Center for Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin was created as a professional training and outreach program for journalists throughout the Americas. During its first year of existence, the Center focused its work on Brazil and Mexico and on establishing a series of seminars and workshops to train journalists from these countries. Other work involves working...

https://knightcenter.utexas.edu/index.php
Nickel Weeklies

A century or so, a nickel could buy a lot of entertainment. One such form of entertainment was the nickel weekly, which featured tales of detectives, Wild West characters, and evil villains. Bowling Green State University has created this thoroughly delightful digital collection of nickel weeklies for consumption by the general public. This collection includes 221 nickel weeklies, and visitors can...

https://digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/show/15
The Guild of Book Workers

A book worker is one engaged in the hand book arts, which includes "bookbinding, conservation, printing, papermaking, calligraphy, marbling and artist's books." The Guild of Book Workers is a century-plus-old American organization that sponsors workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. Their website is a great resource for book workers, or for those interested in viewing and learning about the hand...

https://guildofbookworkers.org/
UNM Live

If you can't make it to the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, why not tune in to their events online? This is now possible, courtesy of the UNM Live website. The function of this site is to bring "educational resources to a wider audience", and their focus is quite catholic, with talks on student aid, podcasts on anthropology, and so on. Visitors can learn about the initiative via...

https://live.unm.edu/
Cultural Correspondence

In the early 1970s, Paul Buhle and Dave Wagner began to think about creating a new and unique journal. They were both veterans of the journal Radical America, and they were both interested in popular culture. As August 1975 came around, they published the first issue of "Cultural Correspondence", a journal intended to serve as a critical review of popular culture. As the journal was published in...

https://library.brown.edu/cds/cultural_correspondence/
Voices of Peabody

What happens when two schools of higher learning merge into one? There can be a sense of loss, a feeling of a new beginning, and the meeting of two talented groups of people and traditions. Such was the case when the Peabody College for Teachers merged with Vanderbilt University in 1979. This website features interviews with persons involved with this merger, including former students, faculty,...

https://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/speccol/vop/
Isaac Mayer Wise Digital Archive

Isaac Mayer Wise was a 19th century rabbi who was the driving force behind American Reform Judaism. The American Jewish Archive which is "committed to preserving a documentary heritage of the religious, organizational, economic, cultural, personal, social and family life of American Jewry", has the Wise Digital Archive on their website. Visitors can search many different types of documents,...

https://sites.americanjewisharchives.org/collections/wise/ho...
Looking Glass for the Mind: 350 Years of Books for Children

The University of Washington Digital Collection of children's books starts off with a wonderful piece that touches on the beloved memories children's books bring back for so many, but also on the reasons why a university library would collect children's books. Several of the reasons given regard what children's books can teach us: printing and book illustration history, the "study of the gradual...

https://content.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/looking-glass/in...
Project for Excellence in Journalism: Analysis: Our Studies

The Pew Research Center's Project For Excellence takes a broad view of news coverage, and this website contains their timely and empirical research studies. Visitors will find that the reports can be viewed by date, media sector, industry trend, or by a combination of sector and trend. The reports provide in-depth answers to questions like "How has the Internet and mobile technology changed the...

https://www.journalism.org/category/publications/analysis/
StoryCorps: Recording The Lives of Everyday Americans

StoryCorps' mission is to provide "Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives". Since 2003, 50,000 Americans have taken that opportunity, and some of their stories can be heard on NPR's radio show, Morning Edition. The StoryCorps website has links to over a dozen stories on its homepage, along with photos of those key to...

https://www.npr.org/series/4516989/storycorps
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