The Newsroom blog

News about yesterday's news, and where news may be going

The British Library has one of the world's greatest news archives. Our collection of UK, Irish and world newspapers numbers over 60 million issues, from the 17th century to the present day, and we have growing collections of television, radio and web news. Whether you are studying history, politics, society, international relations, economics, media history, sports history or family history, our collections will have something for you.

This blog provides the news about yesterday's news, and looks to where news may be going in the future. It informs you about aspects of our collections, provides guides to their best use, and reports on activities in news production and news-related research.

The Newsroom is written by our news and media curators, and news reference staff. It also features occasional posts from guest authors.

All text is © British Library Board and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence, except where otherwise stated.