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Primary Sources Defined

News is considered a primary source, i.e. an original source created at the time a historical event occurs (or possibly afterwards) and are directly associated with their creator (or user).

Essentially, a primary source is the subjective interpretation of a witness to an event.

Primary sources serve as the raw documentation, which social scientists use to interpret and analyze the past.

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