Newspaper Stories from Across the State
Only categories for which a news outlet as a seperate page will have a search-option check box. So, if an outlet does not have a seperate page for state news, that option will not be available for a display descriptions.
There are two ways you can do a search of the descriptions. For both, you must check one or more of the page boxes. The buttons at top listing news categories and the buttons on the left listing news outlets will check several boxes at once.
For example, clickins the Opinion button will check all the opinion-page boxes for the news outlets.
After selecting the categories and news outlets for which you wish to see the story descriptions. There are two search options:
The search is case insensitive and, as this help is being written, it othersise is pretty primitive. If you enter more than one word, what you enter will be treated as a complete fragement to search.
In other words, entering the words the and governor will retrieve only story descriptions in which those two words the governor are together. It wil not retrieve a description that contains the word the and somewhere else in the description the word governor.
Also, MDN does not archive the entire text of news stories, for a very journalistic reason.
To address declining revenues in the digital era, an increasing number of news outlets are requiring a subscription to search their archives. As an organization of former journalists, MDN will not undercut the revenue opportunities for news organizations.
That does impose a limitation to archived story links. At some point, a news organization may delete the page containing a story or changed the URL for the story. So, the link for an archived story description may not be valid months later.
In addition, news organizations may terminate web pages on specific topics like State News. However, we have retained the checkbox accesses to these pages for archive searches.