Monthly Archives: August 2012

Who Owns the Media?

Did you know:

  • Yahoo ranks #1 for having the most unique monthly visitors – over 39 million – to their online news sites? 
  • Time Warner ranks #1 in combined magazine circulation – over 32 million?

Find these statistics and more at Who Owns the News Media from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, an interactive database of companies who own news properties – online, newspaper, magazine, network tv, radio, and more – in the United States. Use the site to compare the companies, explore each media sector or read profiles of individual companies.

CUL Digital Centers Internships

Exciting news!  Columbia Libraries will award 6 internship opportunities within our digital centers on emerging digital tools and research methodologies, collaborating with librarians and technologists in supporting and promoting digital scholarship.  We are seeking qualified Columbia graduate students; internships pay $20/hour.  Don't delay!  Click here for more information – application deadline is September 15th, 2012.

Country Reports on Terrorism

The U.S. Department of State has just released the 2011 edition of the Country Reports on Terrorism. U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation.The 2011 report is the latest in a series which began in 1994.

Curiosity Has Landed!

The Mars Science Laboratory rover, named "Curiosity," has made a safe (and dramatic) landing on the surface of the red planet. President Obama congratulated the National Space and Aeronautics Agency (NASA) on the successful mission. Curiosity is just the latest of a long series of NASA missions over the years, including Apollo, Cassini, Deep Impact, Galileo, Hubble, the International Space Station, Magellan, SOHO, Viking and Voyager.

You can view images taken by Curiosity at NASA's Image Gallery.