In studying historical events, one of the most interesting primary sources (aside from manuscripts from those involved) is newspapers from the time detailing this event. Often fatalistic or extreme (as newspapers can tend to be), these articles can give the researcher a good idea of how the general public reacted to an event, and can be quite informative. One of the problems with doing research from newspapers, however, is their lack of availability and searchability.
The Historical Jewish Press Project at Tel Aviv University, however, has made doing this sort of research much easier. With a fully searchable site, they have linked to digitized newspapers from around the world (see a full list of the collections here). They also include links to sites that have digitized Jewish newspapers not included on their site.