Journalism: Getting Started

Journalism research guide

 Use the tabs above to navigate the pages of the guide:

  • Getting Started - Scroll down to find PCC resources about journalism.
  • Research tools - Find published articles in library databases. 
  • Cite Sources - Tools for citing and using sources.
  • Get Help - Get help from a librarian 24x7, get support from a tutor, ​or find a handout or tutorial to help you with your research

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 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

Set up your subscription account from the PCC Library: Get Started with the New York Times Online


Local journalism

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PressReader provides digital access to nearly 7,000 publications from 150+ countries, in over 60 languages. Choose from news sources (for example, The Guardian, South China Post, The Jerusalem Post, El Pais) or magazines (for example, ¡Hola!, Voile Magazine, Asian Geographic).  Browse whole publications or search by topic or language. Download the PressReader app for mobile-friendly reading.

The Bridge


Check out past copies of The Bridge PCC's student newspaper (no longer active).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

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.