Die Zeit, one of Germany’s premier newspapers, has made its archives free online, going back to 1946. This is a valuable trove of European and world reportage — provided, of course, one has German. You can browse by year, by author (each with a unique RSS feed — though I suspect the traffic from 1953 would be minimal), and by theme via a nifty little Flash dashboard item. And, of course, you can do a simple full-text search or a search constrained by various facets.
Clearly a lot of thought has been put into this. Now if only . . . [more]