National Archives Opens Emirates Newspapers Archives to Female Students Studying Media at the UAE University

National Archives Opens Emirates Newspapers Archives to Female Students Studying Media at the UAE University

National Archives Opens Emirates Newspapers Archives to Female Students Studying Media at the UAE University

The National Archives received female students from the Mass Communication Department at the University of the United Arab Emirates with the aim of carrying out some specialized academic research in the Emirates Newspapers Archives and being up-to-date of the role of the National Archives in the collection and preservation of the memory of the Nation.
Media Professor Dr. Hassan Al Subaihi first acquainted his students with the history of the National Archives, its vision, mission, objectives, duties, international archives, and its important publications.
Then he took them to the Emirates Newspapers Archives in the Reading Room of the Emirates Library, where they sat in groups and started perusing the newspapers issued in the period from 1976 up to 1980 with a view to analyze the content of the press types that have dealt with national issues, especially the press polls and interviews.
Dr. Al Subaihi stressed that this visit is the first part of a project that requires a minimum of two visits; where students carry research in content analysis in order to compare between media methods in dealing with the topics and national issues in the second half of the seventies and the ways they are dealt with today. He said that would enhance the students' experience and help them understand press types and the suitability of each type of media with the issue being addressed.
Dr. Al Subaihi praised the services the National Archives presents to the students, academics, and researchers through Emirates Library by providing accurate and well-documented sources of information, in order to promote scientific interest and serve research and academic curriculum.
It is noteworthy that the visiting delegation had been composed of more than twenty-five students from the Mass Communication Department and that the visit was of a scientific nature and comes within the course “Contemporary Media Issues”.