So, going off what we talked about today in class, I went to a potential primary source, the Washington Post, to see what they had on James Farmer. Here’s what I’ve discovered about Washington Post articles: there are plenty; however, getting access to them might not be possible.
I didn’t know that to read the archives on the Post website means that you have to pay like the New York Times, which isn’t feasible (the prices are ridiculous). Now, I know that we can go around this in academic databases like LexusNexus, but we will still run into the problem of copyright. All the articles are copyright The Washington Post Company. At least we know who to write to for them, not that that was rocket science to figure out, but I’m skeptical that they will let us use them since they usually charge money for them. Additionally, academic databses like LexusNexus, for example, also don’t include the pictures that the paper runs with the articles, so I don’t know how we’d get around that either.
Sorry, team. It’s not technically impossible, but it will be hard.Tags: James Farmer, lexus nexus, new york times, washington post