Illinois Mass Media

Before the internet, the media relied on physical pieces of paper to reach its audience. These bits of paper would wind up in people’s homes and sometimes into people’s archives. And without digital records, it wasn’t possible to keep everything. Only the most important stories could hope to be preserved. 

 Find out what stories visitors to our harvest felt warranted preserving a physical copy, long after they became “history” rather than “news.”


Thomas Clatterbuck, Gabrielle Mesko, Adam Velk