Breaking News and Roundup Interns: Sites to MonitorHNN
This is a comprehensive list of websites to monitor for Breaking News and Roundup interns.
Now, because it's pretty much impossible for any one person to monitor 100 websites (not to mention Google searches!), the master list is split up between the various interns. Each intern has a letter assigned to them -- it is that intern's responsibility to monitor the websites under that number. Each intern should monitor no more than 20 websites.
Your job is to be the eyes and ears of HNN. We surf the Internet so our readers don't have to. It's our one-stop-shopping approach.
What to Do
Review the websites you're responsible for each week.
You will be searching for content that falls into one of three categories:
● Breaking News (BN) -- news about historic events, shrines, anniversaries, trends
● Historians in the News (HIN) -- news about historians (obituaries, major awards, controversies)
● Roundup (RU) -- op eds and essays that put the news into historical perspective
When you find something you think might work for us, indicate in the subject line of your email (BN, HIN, RU) the department it's for and paste the article into the email.
Be sure to include off the top the source, publication date, and the URL. If the article is intended for the Roundup Department, be sure to include the name of the author and an author bio. You may have to hunt for a bio on the Internet.
It takes journalistic skill to spot good selections for HNN. How do you learn? By doing.
It’s a trial and error approach.
But ask yourself what somebody who is interested in history would want to know.
Think of yourself as an editor at the New York Times whose job is to keep on top of what historians are thinking and talking about — and what the culture at large is doing with history. That's a good start. The idea is to get inside the head of our audience and figure out what they'd want.
This is an important skill set to acquire. For what do writers and journalists always have to keep in mind? WHO THEIR AUDIENCE IS.
Who is our audience?
It's teachers, historians, history buffs, and journalists. Some read HNN to put the news into historical perspective, some simply because they like reading what thoughtful people (historians) are thinking, even if a particular article is not expressly about a topic on which they are bringing to bear the full weight of their historical knowledge base.
Send each article in a separate email. Send the article to: email@example.com.
- New York Times
- Wall Street Journal
- Washington Post
- Christian Science Monitor
- Philadelphia Inquirer
- Guardian (UK)
- Irish Times
- Los Angeles Times
- Telegraph (UK)
- Belfast Telegraph (UK)
- The Global and Mail (Canada)
- The Australian
- Sydney Morning Herald (AU)
- The Hindu (India)
- Foreign Policy
- The Atlantic
- Foreign Affairs
- The Nation
- The New Republic
- National Review
- The Weekly Standard
- Tablet Magazine
- Dissent Magazine
- Commentary Magazine
- Newsweek/The Daily Beast
- American Conservative
- American Prospect
- National Journal
- The American Interest
- Foreign Policy in Focus
- Mother Jones
- New Yorker
- Talking Points Memo
- Juan Cole
- History and Policy (UK)
- The China Beat
- BBC History Magazine
- American Heritage
- Martin Kramer on the Middle East
- Legal History Blog
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- New York Review of Books
- Inside Higher Ed
- American Spectator
- PJ Media
- National Association of Scholars
- Federation of American Scientists: Project on Gov't Secrecy
- Village Voice
- Raritan: A Quarterly Review
- Lapham Quarterly
- Graham Hancock: News on Archeology
- LiveScience History
- BBC News
- Independent (UK)
- Radio Free Europe
- International Herald Tribune
- Archaeology News
- Science Daily
- Discovery News
- National Geographic
- Fox News
- Stone Pages
- Civil War News
- National Parks Traveler
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- New York Magazine
- Michael Novak
- City Journal
- Wilson Quarterly
- History Now
- Accuracy in Academia
- Archaeologica News
- SHAEFR News
- Independent China News
- Education Week
- The New Criterion
- The Jamestown Foundation
- The Root
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