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Research Guides

News: Media Directories & Systems

This guide recommends resources for finding information in the news - past and present. The UW Libraries has many newspapers on microfilm in addition to those listed here. For help finding more, email

Overviews of Media Systems by Country

Cover of the World Press Encyclopedia, Volume 1.

Media Directories: Media 1985 to present

Four books about Media Directories.

Media directories serve as telephone books for the media industry. Many directories list the names and contact information of radio and television companies and magazines and newspapers published in a particular country.  Some include advertising rates circulation statistics when available.