Educating Journalism Students About News Archives: A Global Comparison With Special Focus on Spain and the United States

Rubén Domínguez-Delgado, Kathleen A Hansen, Nora Paul

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Journalists and news archivists are natural allies. Journalists require previously published reporting as context for their new stories. Archivists ensure that material is preserved for future retrieval. Local news archives serve as a cultural, legal, economic, and genealogical resource for their communities. Now, the archiving function in news organizations is relegated to information vendors with little input from journalists. Rarely are journalism and archiving coupled in programs that train future professionals. This article explores the current state of journalism and library science education globally and suggests ways to strengthen education in news archiving in these programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-16
Number of pages14
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Educator
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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The author(s) declared receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Domínguez-Delgado’s research for this article was financed by the VI Plan Propio de Investigación de la Universidad de Sevilla.

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7. The curriculum was regulated by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, 1971).

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8. Public news libraries supported by the Spanish Government or by regional or local govern-ments, called hemerotecas, have existed since 1916. They are accessible to all citizens— different from the news libraries inside the documentation services of Spanish media, which are private. For example, the Hemeroteca Municipal de Sevilla has an international newspaper collection dating back to 1661, freely open to the public.

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  • comparative journalism education
  • curriculum revision
  • library science education
  • news archives
  • Spanish journalism education

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