Historical Newspaper Project Go to the database link on the Pascack Valley library website. Find the News Bankt link for Historical Newspapers. First, look up what happened on your birthday. Write one headline from that day’s newspaper and describe what the article is about. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Now, look at three different time periods of newspapers. Use the topic list on the website to find a topic that interests you in the appropriate time frame. After reading a few newspapers from each era, write down some examples of each category. Explain in the last column what you think might be possible reasons for change as time progressed. Items Articles (for each column, list two headlines or important topics you found interesting and their dates) Photos/ Artwork Advertising 1850-1900 1900-1945 1945-present Reasons for changes? Language Layout/ look of the paper Summary/ reflection: Answer the following questions in a few sentences each. 1. How has technology impacted the look, the purpose, and readership of newspapers since the 1800’s? 2. What is the value of newspapers today even though we have access to other news media such as television and the internet? 3. What is the value of having a historical archive of newspapers? How might you use this database for other classes?