About this Collection
The General News on the Internet Web Archive contains general news sites with a focus on stories of national interest for all audience levels. The collection contains born-digital publications and publications that were once only available in print and are now only available online.
Collection Period: June 2014 to present (this is an ongoing archive).
Frequency of Collection: Given the dynamic nature of the 24-hour news cycle of today, these archives are meant to capture as much of the news distribution as possible given current limitations in technology and resources. The majority of sites in the collection were targeted for capture weekly, with fewer targeted for capture monthly, quarterly, or once. We augmented with twice-daily capture of known RSS feeds (Real Simple Syndication). This produces a more complete news archive.
Languages: Collection material in English, with Spanish.
Acquisition Information: Sites have been added incrementally since the project began and will continue to be added as they are identified.