ERIC Number: ED245263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Researching Television News Archives.
Wilhoit, Frances Goins
To demonstrate the uses and efficiency of major television news archives, a study was conducted to describe major archival programs and to compare the Vanderbilt University Television News Archives and the CBS News Index. Network coverage of an annual news event, the 1983 State of the Union address, is traced through entries in both. The findings show that although the Vanderbilt Index presents more information about a news item, gives the clock time of an item and position in the newscast, and identifies the anchor and reporters and origin of the story, the CBS Index has an advantage in that it cites actual broadcast of the speech, although the transcript presented is the text published by the office of the Federal Register and not the verbatim text. In this example, two primary events are available to scholars: the actual speech in the Congressional chamber and the televised event as interpreted by the network producers and news and political commentators. (CRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (67th, Gainesville, FL, August 5-8, 1984).