We’re starting a new series at USF Library News & Events bringing you interesting, fun or amazing things we find on the internet that have information at their heart.
For the first installment, I bring to you Understanding 9/11: A Television News Archive. Created by the Internet Archive, Understanding 9/11 is a
“…library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters. A resource for scholars, journalists, and the public, it presents one week of news broadcasts for study, research and analysis.
Television is our pre-eminent medium of information, entertainment and persuasion, but until now it has not been a medium of record. This Archive attempts to address this gap by making TV news coverage of this critical week in September 2001 available to those studying these events and their treatment in the media.”
Adding to what is already an outstanding resource, Understanding 9/11 also links to related content including a history of the broadcast news collection, an archive of over 600 9/11 related websites and the 9/11 community video collection.
This website could be a fantastic resource to anyone studying or researching anything related to the events, aftermath or people involved in the 9/11 attacks. Think you might be interested in this topic? We’ve started your research for you: check out some of the 9/11 related books and media available right now at USF Library.