Wednesday, 6 June 2012

100 Years Ago Today

Another project from Ian Syson - very productive of late. Originally a part of his Neos Osmos project, 100 Years Ago Today is a pretty simple concept - digging through the National Library of Australia's newspaper database, looking for soccer stories and coverage from a bygone era.

What's the point? Obviously there's interesting historical angles to rediscover and pursue - perhaps also a political point, about sports writing in general, and the lack of diversity, perhaps even fairness in today's coverage.

Something worthwhile to add to your reading list. Lastly, congratulations to Ian for discovering the scheduling tool - did you really think I was posting all those article at 1:14 in the morning? That's way past my bedtime.

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