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Journalism, communication and digital cultures

Find material for your assignments and research in the areas of Journalism, Communication and Cultural Studies, and Public Relations.

Why use news items?

News items, whether from print, digital or audiovisual media are a major source of research material for journalism & communication students. You can use the latest news for current examples, or look at historical news sources for contemporary reports of key historical events.

You can read some print news stories from databases directly online. Where full-text is not available online, or is incomplete or poor quality , note the name of the newspaper and date of the article and check Library Search to see if the newspaper is held on microfilm. 

You can watch or listen to some broadcast news stories from databases directly online. Where the full program is not available online, check Library Search to see if the program is available to borrow on DVD or VHS.

Broadcast news: TV and radio

Television and radio news broadcasts are an excellent source of news and commentary about Australian Government events and activities. Browse or search one of the following resources:

Today's newspapers

If you are looking for a recent news article from a particular newspaper, see if you can locate the story on the newspaper's website. Otherwise, use one of the following resources:

Historical news

If you're looking for older newspaper reports, try a newspaper archive site. Some newspapers are also available on microfilm in our collections.