Though North Carolinians may be turning more frequently to the web, social media, and broadcasting for their news, these media have not entirely supplanted the printed word. As in the past, residents of the Old North State turn to serialized publications—newspapers, newsletters, magazines—to get news that matches their specific interests. Often limited in circulation, these works focus on news of neighbors, workers' rights, or political ideology. Some cater to African Americans, Latinx, or Asian residents who find little about their communities in the major dailies. Others feature reporting by prisoners or creative writing by teens. This exhibition features North Carolina news sources from the 1800s to the present pulled from Wilson Library's stacks.
Created by Linda Jacobson, Bob Schreiner, John Blythe, Christian Edwards, and Doug Wait. The North Carolina Collection wishes to thank other partners: Stephanie Willen Brown, Bob Anthony, the Conservation Lab, and the Digital Production Center. And for their help with translations, we are grateful to Sarah Carrier, Julio Estorino, Lily Kirkhoff, Dong Neuck Lee, and Sara Levinson.
Last updated October 29, 2020.