South from the North: The Mexico-US border and beyond is a teaching resource from Box of Broadcasts which may be of interest to Media and Communications, Spanish and Latin American Studies, International Relations and more. It has been created to encourage students to reflect on how Mexico and Central America is presented as exotic, different, […]
This free online resource, led by Eric Hoyt and the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research provides free access to thousands of pages of old magazines and journals covering the history of film, radio and TV. It includes Hollywood trade journals and fan magazines. Also recently added are some sections on early Chinese cinema […]
BBC rewind The Rewind archive contains tens of thousands of individual clips from the BBC’s news and current affairs output from across the UK, including both regional and national programmes, from the late 1940s to 2021. Nationwide, 24 Hours, Tonight, Midweek, Everyman, Monitor, Man Alive, Newsnight, Countryfile and The One Show are covered. Short clips […]
BBC 100 A website celebrating the anniversary of the BBC with a 100 objects (technology and props), 100 oral history clips, a timeline of events and biographies of 100 icon figures with photos and TV and audio clips.
A website from the BBC Rewind provides free access to BBC archive news programmes reflecting life and events in Northern Ireland from 1952 to December 1979. Most are news clips from BBC Northern Ireland news and current affairs programmes including Ulster Mirror. It includes coverage of the Troubles as well as quirky news stories.
‘100 Voices that made the BBC’ series – ‘Entertaining the Nation’. Historical site from the BBC which is based on oral histories. It is curated by Dr. Jamie Medhurst, Aberystwyth University, with contributions by Dr. Siân Nicholas, Aberystwyth University, Dr. Anthony McNicholas, University of Westminster, and Professor Richard Haynes, University of Stirling, under the […]
The BBC Hand Book was first issued in 1928 and published until 1987 when it became annual reports. The contents comprise a review of the year’s programming, cultural and technical achievements. A large number are free to download from this website providing a rich source of information for both media historians, those focussing on the technical […]
Reality TV ? Does it harm mental health With the recent death of Love Island reality TV presenter Caroline Flack we have been reminded that a number of contestants on the show have tragically died in similar circumstances. What is the evidence about reality TV and its impact on mental health? The Mental Health Foundation has […]
Are we a nation of binge viewers? Yes according to the latest annual Communication Markets report released by Ofcom this week. They quote statistics that 8 in 10 adults in the UK use catch-up technology to watch more than one episode of a programme. 70% find this relaxing but 32% may they slept less! The report […]
Trump of Yore, is a fascinating project from the @qz bot studio when President Trump tweets it uses mathematical software to compare the new postings tweets in the president’s pre-inauguration 12,647-tweet archive, Other useful sources Trump archive which has been independently archived. Propublica has the politwoops – deleted tweets from Trump since 2015. Also useful […]