On Saturday, July 9th, the WGBH Media Library & Archives were featured on the front page of our local paper, the Boston Globe:

“Clips of history, a click away: Digital library project will place 40 hours of Hub TV newscasts from 1959-2000 at your fingertips

Globe reporter Johnny Diaz interviewed several people involved in the project including our Director, Karen Cariani, and outlined our work to provide access forty years of Boston’s local news archives online.

Check out the article as well as our Boston Local News Digital Library web site where our interns are blogging about their experiences transcribing news library cards and the fabulous stories they are finding! The latest finds include the Big Dig from Jason, the Fortune Society from Jon, some Apollo 14 Astronauts from Sadie and a bank heist in our hometown of Brighton from Kenny.

We are excited about the publicity this project is garnering and are happy to report that we’ve already had several fruitful conversations with former news staffers, possible future collaborators, and with students interested in interning!

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