I’d like to discuss how large local tv news collections that are on-line might be used in the digital humanities. There are several potential avenues of use. The first is to use the large digital library collection of news materials to teach research skills and how to maneuver through large digital libraries of media. We’d also like to know how best to present these large collections for the easiest access. Another is looking at the collections as windows into our cultural history. How does having a visual and audio record change the interpretation of history? Third is looking at it through the lens of media literacy – what stories were covered, why, and how – from what perspective. How can a researcher compare different coverage of the same event, or similar events in different locations?
Oct 18 2011
Local TV News use in digital humanities
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