Category Archives: Newspapers

NYT & WNYC to Launch SchoolBook

A new project – SchoolBook – will launch on September 7th, 2011 – a collaboration of the New York Times and WNYC, which will be a site offering daily news, data, and discussion about New York City schools, including customized pages for each of the 1,700 pubic schools and 800 private schools in the city.

Sign up to get email notification when the site will be ready at:

In the meantime, do you need other NYC education resources for your beat reporting?  Try:

for statistics, data, and reports on schools.

Database Spotlight: Ethnic NewsWatch

Looking to search ethnic and minority newspapers? Try Ethnic NewsWatch!

Ethnic NewsWatch (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates), a full-text database of newspapers and journal articles from ethnic, minority, and native press.  Ethnic NewsWatch includes both English and Spanish languages titles from across the U.S., and the interface includes the ability to narrow your search by ethnic group, lets you search by keyword, date, title of publication, etc., and has a translation feature.

NYT Digital Subscriptions

NYT Digital SubscriptionsThe New York Times has announced a move to digital subscriptions on March 28th.  Read A Letter to Our Readers About Digital Subscriptions here.  There a number of details surrounding the new system, which allows readers to click on up to 20 stories a month, with a couple of additional unrestricted access options.  For details, please see The New York Times’ FAQ.

So what does this mean for Columbia affiliates?  You will still have access to The New York Times through the over a dozen online current and historical subscription links of Columbia University Libraries – When you graduate, as an alum of the university, you will continue to have access to The New York Times and other newspapers and content through special vendor subscription arrangements, including ProQuest Newspapers and Factiva.

In the meantime, stay tuned and check out the following thoughts/in’s-and-out’s on the new paywall – perhaps the devil is not in the details!

Newseum – Today’s Front Pages

Ever find yourself sitting down with the New York Times and wondering what’s on the front page of the Shreveport Times instead? Curious to know whether the lead story in the Washington Post today rates a mention on page one of South Jersey’s Courier-Post?

The Newseum has a great tool that allows you to view the front pages of notable newspapers all over the world. Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. Our favorite way to browse the front pages is by viewing them on a map, as seen above. Maps are available for North America, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Oceania, South America and Africa. In addition to being a lot of fun to simply browse, it’s also a great tool for comparing coverage of big stories in all corners of the world.


NewspaperARCHIVE database has been added to Columbia’s online newspaper collections.  This resource contains tens of millions of searchable historical newspaper pages, dating back to the 1700s, from across the globe.   


Bookmark this resource using the following link:

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press ( is one of many projects from the Pew Research Center and examines the public’s interest in the news, as well as attitudes of and toward the press.

The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is an independent public opinion survey research project, studying attitudes toward the press, politics, and public policy issues.  It is an excellent source for public opinion polling information.

New Database: African-American Newspapers, 1827-1998

Columbia University Libraries is pleased to announce a new e-resource, African-American Newspapers, 1827-1998, is now available in our database collection.  You can access African-American Newspapers at the following link:

This collection continues to update on a monthly basis until its completion in late 2010.