Journalism: Getting Started
Journalism research guide
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- Getting Started - Scroll down to find PCC resources about journalism.
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New York Times Online -- free for PCC students and staff
Portland Community College Library is now providing access to the New York Times. This subscription includes:
- Unlimited access on NYTimes.com. Includes: articles, multimedia with interactive graphics, videos, photography, and virtual reality found in the NYT App (stories told through enhanced technology), newsletters and podcasts
- No daily limit to the number of articles you can download
- Archives (dating back to 1851) (5 PDF article downloads from Times Machine per user per day/100 per month)
- Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of NYTimes.com.
Set up your subscription account from the PCC Library: Get Started with the New York Times Online
Oregonian coverage of summer 2020 protests for racial justice
"Portland's Burning Heart" uses a combination of iPhone footage, on-the-ground photography and haunting voice over to tell the story of Portland's ongoing street protests from the perspective of a woman who knows them well: Emmy-winning photojournalist Beth Nakamura of The Oregonian. Beth is the burning heart at the center of the film, and over the course of its 13 minutes we watch as she evolves from local reporter to teargas-dodging, stab-vest-wearing conflict journalist.
Interviews with Journalists
Check out past copies of The Bridge, PCC's student newspaper (no longer active). Bound copies of The Bridge from 1974 - 2002 are available at all four PCC Libraries. (Access to The Bridge's years of online publishing is no longer available.)
Published journalism by former PCC students
- I Am the War byCall Number: Cascade Library 959.7043 V37i 2000Former Bridge student staffer Jim Hallas was a war correspondent and provided photography and content for this book. .
- Survival Math : notes on an all-American family byCall Number: Cascade Library 305.896 J33s 2019Former PCC student Mitchell S. Jackson is a published author with numerous articles published in the New York Times.
- Sergio OlmosFormer Bridge student staffer Sergio Olmos is now a free lance journalism who has provided content for New York Times, NPR and other publishers.
- Joe RiedlFormer PCC Bridge student staffer Joe Riedl has been published in Willamette Week.
- Samm SaxbyFormer PCC Bridge student staffer Samm Saxby is now a published author.
The power of language
- "Language around abortion requires accuracy, precision"Letter from the editor of The Oregonian newspaper, May 15, 2022
- ‘Riots,’ ‘demonstrations,’ or ‘peaceful protests’? How a news organization's language choices can shape public understanding of events.Article posted on CIVIX, a Canadian news literacy site: July 06, 2020
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