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Writing Workshop: MSP 3196

Research help for MSP 3196: Writing Workshop.

What's So Great About News Coverage?

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News sources (newspapers, magazines, etc.), past and present, have unique qualities that make them great sources for researchers to find:

  • Eyewitness accounts of events
  • Reporting on activities of state and local government
  • Advertisements for products and services
  • Photographs of people, places, and things
  • Obituaries and other genealogical information
  • Editorial cartoons and analysis of news and events
  • Language, slang, and stylistics of the era

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