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Featured Resources

Are you interested in the future of news? Encyclo a resource created by the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University.


The Media History Digital Library contains digitized collections of classic american media periodicals for full public access. Includes collections of Broadcasting and Early Sound; Fan Magazine collection; Non-Theatrical Film Collection; Early Cinema Collection; Hollywood Studio Film Collection; Global Cinema Collection etc.


Professional Development


The Walkley Foundation is a non-profit body aimed at supporting and encouraging professional and ethical journalism and rewarding excellence in the Australian media. Awards, events, training and more..


Welcome to the Media & Communications Library Guide

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Spotlight on the News

An occasional feature column highlighting the diversity of news resources on the web. Current features includes; a news digest  which brings together oustanding news writing, an excellent resource for locating multimedia news stories and a web based independent news service.

The Browser digests quality news from a range of publications with outstanding journalism, offering a daily selection of the best features, comment and analysis articles from around the web. Looking for a book on a particular topic? The Browser offers a FiveBooks interviews, videos, quotes ...

Interractive Narratives showcases some of the best multimedia news stiries on the web. The visual stories included on this website brings together stories from news services around the world. The site is compiled by Interractive narratives and the online news association.

The Global Mail is a not for profit independent news services covering stories from all around the world.


Your Librarian

Your Academic Liaison Librarian for Media and Communications is Kim Wilson.

For more information see Kim's profile page.

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Video News Database

TV News

TV News indexes Australian television news, current affairs programs, and selected documentaries from the free-to-air networks and links to the video files.

Coverage Sept 2007-2012.  Access restricted to University of Sydney staff and students.

Possible uses of TVNews items include:

  • downloading a news items to a workstation and showing this in a class or tutorial
  • lecturers loading a number of news stories into a Learning Management System such as Blackboard and making these available online to students
  • students searching and viewing the items online or saving a copy on their workstation for later viewing

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