The positive and negative sides of using newspapers as a historical source by Hogir Pirdawood

The positive and negative sides of using newspapers as a historical source

byHogir Pirdawood

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Scientific Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Communications - Journalism, Journalism Professions, , language: English, abstract: The purpose of this essay is to analyse advantages and disadvantages of using newspapers as historical sources. This study includes the analysis of the quality of newspaper information, the value of letters to editor, the importance of newspaper photographs and the digitisation of newspaper. Also, this essay analyses the bad impact of censorship on newspaper information and the negative effect of commercial force on news products. In the past few decades, using newspapers in historical research has been a debatable topic among scholars. Some historians believe that the press has a great value to be used as a historical source. However, others think that newspapers are unreliable sources to be used in historical research. With the development of technology and its impact on human's daily life, newspapers, as a periodical publication including regular information and comment on foreign and domestic political events, containing a substantial proportion of their content, and appearing at least once a week, have changed. in contrast to other types of culture products such as books, documents, letters, novels and others that have been used by historian as historical sources.

Title:The positive and negative sides of using newspapers as a historical sourceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 3, 2016Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3668164487

ISBN - 13:9783668164482

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