If you want to know how past events were reported at the time, you should consult old newspapers. Some are available online. UEA Library provides access to these collections:
|Burney Collection||1600-1799||Mainly Britain and its colonies|
|Google Newspaper Archive||1750s-2009||United States, Canada and others|
|The Guardian and The Observer||1791-2003||Britain|
|The New York Times||1851-2014||United States|
|Independent Voices||1950s-present||Mainly United States (alternative press)|
Wikipedia has a more comprehensive List of online newspaper archives. Some are free to access; others are behind a paywall.
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