Great Job, Internet!: Glimpse into pop culture history with this massive archive of old newsreels

One of the internet’s best qualities is its ability to provide near-universal access to otherwise obscure media, making the rare ubiquitous in the process. It’s fantastic news, then, that the Associated Press Archive and British Movietone are uploading more than half a million videos of news and newsreels dating back to 1895 to YouTube. The Movietone channel, which covers events through 1986, contains a fascinating snapshot of attitudes toward the popular culture of its day, ranging...

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