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Looking for Newspaper Articles? Try Factiva

Not sure how to use Factiva. This guide may help:

Newspaper Articles - Factiva and Other Australian Newspaper Sources 

This guide explains how to find fulltext newspaper articles using the Factiva database. Also lists other online newspaper archives and microfilm newspaper collections, available at La Trobe.


Need TV news reports? Search TVNews


ANZ Newsstand

Articles from major Australian and New Zealand newspapers and ABC News transcripts


    BBC College of Journalism


    Also worth a look is the new...



    upstart is a project of La Trobe's Journalism, Media Studies and Cinema Studies programs. The site showcases the writing of emerging journalists, while providing a platform for new adventures in journalism.


    Columbia Journalism Review

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    This guide provides information on how to research your media subjects.

    It includes information on how to find books, journal and newspaper articles. It also provides links to web sites and other resources that might be useful to your research.

    Click on the above tabs and follow each step to:

    • Identify your search terms
    • Find books
    • Find journal articles
    • Browse subject specific internet sites   
    • Reference your work and write up your essay

    This guide is certainly not a comprehensive guide to the literature, but we hope that it will be a useful starting point from which you will carry out your own research


    The Future of News

    "ABC News (US) vows to cut its news staff by three hundred to four hundred, about 25 percent. More than one-quarter of the public now gets news from cell phones. Bankruptcies, buyouts, and bolting advertisers send one message: The sky, filled with pink slips for reporters, is falling on mainstream news media."

    The spring 2010 issue of Daedalus - the influential and authoritative journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - was devoted to the topic "The Future of News.

    Click on the link below to get full text access.

    The Spring 2010 issue


    Citizen Journalism

    The Knight Community News Network is a self-help portal that guides both ordinary citizens and traditional journalists in launching and responsibly operating community news and information sites.

    Part of the Knight Community News Network (an initiative of J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism), the Citizen Journalist’s Guide  to Open Government targets the lay person and provides guidance on how to become an online reporter, or "citizen journalist."  The homepage displays 10 virtual “doors” leading to topics on how to access government information through Freedom of Information Act requests and take advantage of open access to courts and town meetings.

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    Lively commentary on all things Mediawise - Journalism, Online, Print, The Ad Business, TV & Radio.

    Worth checking out the other pages esp Politics, Culture and Blogs


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