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: 02-24-2009
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 2:49am
I am curious, what do you all mean by "local" news? I trying to think back, and I am not sure that I have ever really followed local news specifically.

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Registered: 03-02-2010
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 8:34am

Wow, I wouldn't like that at all.

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Registered: 03-02-2010
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 8:35am
We have to pay to get into the website or it is free if you have use the cable company, same way with our newspaper.
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Registered: 03-02-2010
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 8:36am
Nope. You have to pay to see our local cable station's new's website or get it for free if you are a customer.
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Registered: 11-22-2000
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 8:45am
What about other local stations? Surely the cable company can't own and control access to all of them.

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Registered: 03-02-2010
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 8:52am

Yes, the other local stations, 2, 4, 7, 9, 11 have news but they do not concentrate on the local news but city and NJ news mostly.


The cable company's local news is basically news from your backyard, with a little bit of nation and worldwide news (things you would get more on a nationwide channel).

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:23am
Okay. I live in the city, so the city news IS the local news for me. Besides, for the most part the only "local news" that I'm interested in is the weather.











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Registered: 03-02-2010
Fri, 08-06-2010 - 10:28am
Besides the regular Weather Channel station, we also have a local one so I can check that. I never really look at the one in the paper as they are usually wrong-lol!!
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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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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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