Monday, January 24, 2011

Call for Division award nominees

Just a reminder...

Nominations for the News Division’s Joseph F. Kwapil and Agnes Henebry awards are due to Amy Disch by February 15.

Please include the name of the person, the name of the award and your reason for the nomination.

For more information on the awards, visit the division’s website.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Library Profiler

Please welcome Brian Fulton, the library manager of the Scranton (Pa.) Times Tribune, to the News Library News/NewsliBlog staff. He will be taking over as our library profile writer from NPR's Hannah Sommers, who had to step back from NLN due to some new SLA responsibilities.

If you have ideas for a news library to be profiled, please contact Brian at bfulton[at]

Monday, January 03, 2011

New Year News

Shira Kavon of CNN reported on NewsLib that the Virginian-Pilot's Jakon Hays received a research credit on "the breaking story about incoming Commander Owen Honors of the USS Enterprise, whose suggestive humorous videos, which included anti-gay slurs, implied lewdness, and profane language, made with equipment from the carrier’s public relations unit, have come under official scrutiny. The videos were shown to service members assigned to the Enterprise."

In other news, Kate Bird of the Vancouver Sun sent NewsLib readers a link to a story by one of their reporters about the gems in their photo negatives collection. Also mentioned in that story is the assistance given by the Sun's news researchers.

Happy 2011, everyone!