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Finding historical world newspapers at Princeton

Major news translation services

In addition to English-language newspapers published outside of the U.S., there are two services that provide English-language translations of foreign broadcast news: BBC Worldwide Monitoring (sponsored by the BBC in the UK), and FBIS/World News Connection (sponsored by the US government.) For more information, see News Translation Services.

BBC Worldwide Monitoring [1939+]

Foreign Broadcast Information Service [1943+]
FBIS provides daily coverage of non-U.S. radio broadcasts and other media. It is organized by region, and the regions have changed over time: Asia and the Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, China, South Asia, Soviet Union/Central Eurasia, Western Europe.

FBIS Daily Reports are in the process of being digitized. Online currently covers 1961-1996. If the report you need is not in the online version, you will need to consult print or microform:

  • FBIS Daily Reports 1946-1951 (Annex A: 14102.914 and .2, .3, .4 and .5)
  • FBIS Daily Reports 1952-1974 (RECAP Microfilm S01854)
  • FBIS Daily Reports 1975-1996 (Microfiche -- in cabinets at A-16-H-3)
  • World News Connection [1994+]

Joint Publications Research Service ([1953-1995] Joint Publications Research Service  (1957-1994) Digital edition currently underway, but still incomplete.
The Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS), operating within the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, was a similar translation service for information from newspaper, journals, and speeches covering topics including agriculture, business, science and technology. See News Translation Services.

Other news media

Radio, television, and Internet news supplement (or replace) print news media starting in the mid-20th century. Particularly for research on events in the late 20th and early 21st century, you may wish to consult:

Use Factiva to access the Reuters news service.