March 16, 2018

Uncovering the Story behind the Headlines


Sponsored by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning and Library Journal

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Think you know history? Come relive the news as it happened. Valerie Komor, Director of the Associated Press Corporate Archives, takes you behind the scenes and deep within the AP Corporate Archives as she explores the content digitized for Gale’s Associated Press Collections Online.

From the Mexican War to the events of this past day, the Associated Press has covered breaking news when and where it occurs—but the printed page is just the beginning. Now, researchers can look beyond the reporting from this not-for-profit news cooperative and uncover its context, backstory, and logistics over the past seven decades with the Associated Press Collections Online, available in three ground-breaking archives:  News Features & Internal Communications, U.S. City Bureaus Collection, and the Washington, D.C. Bureau Collection.  These archives contain an extensive trove of wire copy, AP internal communications and publications, and include coverage of press conferences, travel, speeches, campaigns, and messages to Congress.

Whether you are a student, teacher, or researcher, you’ll find AP has much to teach us about business, communications, education, humanities, journalism, political science, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, and so much more.


Valerie Komor – Founder Director, Associated Press Corporate Archives

Valerie Komor is the founding Director of the Associated Press Corporate Archives.  Before being named AP’s archivist in 2003, Ms. Komor held positions at the Oberlin College Archives, the Rockefeller Archive Center, the Smithsonian Archives of American Art and the New-York Historical Society. She holds an M.A. in Medieval Studies from Yale University and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a former Fulbright scholar at Naples, Italy.


Bethany Dotson  – Market Development Manager, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning

Bethany received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI in English and Spanish, summa cum laude, and is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration from Wayne State University, MI, with a concentration in International Business.  She has been with Gale for three years in various roles in both sales and marketing.

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