Historical News Media Pilot Study with multiple archives

Scholars from multiple institutions are using MEP-connected tools to design a broad study of historic newsreels, newsfilm, and newscasts housed in disparate collections including Open Vault at WGBH in Boston, The Moving Image Research Collections at The University of South Carolina, The American Archive of Public Broadcasting, the Peabody Awards Collection at The University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and The Library of Congress. Participating scholars include Prof. Mark Cooper at The University of South Carolina and Prof. Ross Melnick at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Along with MEP director Prof. Mark Williams at Dartmouth College and Prof. Sara Beth Levavy at The University of Utah these scholars will co-edit a compendium on news media history in the U.S. to the 1990s and early 2000s.