The Internet Archive TV News now contains an online collection of all tv news since 2009 from national U.S. networks. The collection contains 350,000 news programs and transcripts collected over 3 years and is updated with new broadcasts 24 hours after they are aired. Search from selected topics, or customize a search by keyword, network, station, and program title! Try it, and let me know what you think!
To locate broadcast Master’s projects from prior years, visit the index, available online at: www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/jour/masters/
TV projects are available to borrow from the Journalism Library (ask at the Circulation Desk for project title and year it was completed). Radio projects are also available at the Journalism Library, and online at: www.jrn.columbia.edu/studentwork/radio/masters/index.asp
Stock footage sources (tips from Prof. June Cross)
National Archives website: www.archives.gov/research/formats/film-sound-video.html
Library of Congress (make sure to check copyright status before using!):
Other resources of interest
AccuNet/AP multimedia archive : photos, text, audio, graphics (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates) This resource has AP photographs back to the mid-19th century, as well as audio content.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates) This database contains full historical archives of the Atlanta Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post. It is an entire run of newspapers on microfilm, retrievable on your computer!
Television News Archive (access restricted to current Columbia affiliates) The TVNA has been taping the nightly network news since 1968. While very limited broadcast content (from CNN) is available streaming on the TVNA site, the searchable archive enables you to see how each network covered events on a given day, how long the segments were, and even what advertisements were shown.