How do you read your newspaper?

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Registered: 07-17-2007
How do you read your newspaper?
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Thu, 08-05-2010 - 2:42pm

I start at the front page and browse. I look for anything new or interesting. I have a friend who is a reporter for the paper, so I look to see if he made the front page and read his article.

Then I look through the A section which includes national, international, and business news and the editorial pages. I look at the letters to editor to see if I recognize anyone or see a topic that intrigues me. I have several friends who routinely send in letters and get printed once or twice a year each. So it is fun day, if I recognize a name.

I look through the Metro section to see if there is anything I should be aware. I skip the obits.

I look through the Style section. First i look to see if the DC housewives have done anything- cause yaknow I'm a housewife in DC and they do exactly what I do. (blech). I love Carolyn Hax and Ask Amy and I read the comics. I save suduko and the crossword for later.

I don't generally read the sports section. I gaze at the specialty section of the day (Food, housing, Local...) to see if there is anything interesting.

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Registered: 03-29-1999
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:37pm

Sports...That's what our local news covers.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:04pm

True - my local news seems almost synonymous with "murders and other fatalities in the last 24 hours".

One time I was at a conference in Vancouver in November, and I was watching local news in my hotel room. The anchor was talking about how there had been a fatal stabbing and that it was the 17th stabbing in Vancouver that year. I did a double-take at the word "year".












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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 2:23pm
LOL, very handy to have a kid like that.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 2:13pm

Well, I don't keep up with it, but if you look at our paper or listen to our news, that's what you'll hear about.


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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 1:59pm

LOL, to be so blunt.

 

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 1:25pm
I don't read newspapers.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 12:39pm
LOL, lovely! I never really cared too much about that kind of thing, maybe that is my problem. After posting I also realized that I have never lived anywhere where I could vote. I can see how, if you can vote, it makes sense to follow local politics to some extent.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 12:36pm

So that is why I was wondering what sort of local news people follow, other than the weather.



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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 11:14am

Even when I lived in podunk, I did not follow local news. If something really was a big deal, you could be sure you would hear it from the neighbors or in the supermarket. In those cases, I would then follow up by finding a local paper or asking someone who knew what was going on.

I don't read Greek newspapers either. I still read the NYT and a few European papers/mags when relevant (Telegraph, Guardian, Politiken, Economist sometimes Spiegel). What happens locally, I usually get almost straight from the horse's mouth some way or another.

So that is why I was wondering what sort of local news people follow, other than the weather.


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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:43am
LOL, yeah a lot can change between the time they decide what to print and the time that they actually print it. The website gives more up to date information, especially when there are storms going on.











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