3. News Sources: Browse Newspaper Sites
"While having a handle on breaking news is important, the sheer quantity of news and its often frightening implications can make you crazy. It's helpful to have filters -- commentary, analysis, alternative points of view -- to help you make sense of the chaos taking place in the world today."
Chris Sherman, SearchEngineWatch.com
Newspapers can provide the filters that Sherman refers to. Editors select the most important of the breaking stories to include in the daily paper, along with news analysis and opinion (sometimes called op-ed columns).
These sources contain:
- Same content as the printed versions (news, analysis, opinion)
- Breaking news stories
- Special Web-only features
- Searchable archives of past stories
2B: Locating Newspapers Using Directories
Many local newspapers, both U.S. or foreign, are also available on the Web. You can easily locate a newspaper by using a directory, such as:
Links page of this tutorial for more newspaper directories.
2C: Newspaper Archives
Most online versions of newspapers also offer archives of older stories as well. For example, the archive of the Christian Science Monitor extends back to the 1970s.
In most cases, you must pay for older articles retrieved from newspaper archives. Here are some tools for locating older news stories:
View the Using Google News Archive movie.
Use the NewsLink directory to find a newspaper in your home state or country.