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News Corp.'s Global Archive Goes Online

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News Corp.'s Global Archive Goes Online

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From New York to New Guinea, dailies join group's new archive

Papua New Guinea's leading daily, the Post- Courier, has joined the New York Post, The Times of London, The Australian, and the Brisbane Courier-Mail in the News Ltd. Web-based archive. Newstext (http://www.newstext.com.au) contains the full text of current editions of 151 papers in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and, since June, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the United States. The deepest archive is for Brisbane's daily and Sunday papers, with every story published in Australia's Queensland state since Jan. 1, 1984. Other Newstext titles include The Sun in London, three New Zealand dailies, and all News Ltd. metro, regional, and suburban publications in Australia.

Newstext is run by NewsSource, News Ltd.'s digital syndications division. NewsSource Manager Alan Farrelly said from Sydney that the addition of PNG's leading newspaper and the New York Post made Newstext a truly global archive.

"The ease of access and our pricing structure has positioned us to become the world's leading newspaper archive," he said.

South Pacific Post Ltd. Managing Director Tony Yianni in Port Moresby said, "It's been a six-month project to be able to bring the Post- Courier to Newstext. …

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