Newspaper Database Analysis

Submitted by Melanie Hubbard on May 16th, 2018
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Short Description: 

This assignment leads students through an analysis of media coverage of the 1965 Watts uprising. The intention is for students to learn more about the uprising and how a database can be used as a digital humanities tool.

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Learning Outcomes: 

Students will learn how to use databases to conduct an analysis of newspapers.

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Course Context (e.g. how it was implemented or integrated): 

This assignment was given out as one of many exercises that introduced students to digital tools and digital humanities methods.

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Suggested Citation: 
Hubbard, Melanie. "Newspaper Database Analysis ." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2018.