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Do you read your newspaper?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Riddick, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    And I mean, outside of proofing the sports section at the end of the night? I know at my last shop, I rarely did.
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I'll scan through the news section and read the op-ed page. If there's something major or interesting happening in town I'll read the story.
  3. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

  4. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    When I worked at 'em, I read 'em every day, and I read my local paper now cover to cover every morning. When I moved into my own place post-divorce, I didn't for a while and just felt like I was missing something.
  5. kleeda

    kleeda Active Member

    I work on the web -- in sports and not affiliated with a newspaper in any way -- but still read my local paper every day. Every section.

    If you come in for an interview and don't know current events beyond sports I won't be hiring you. Simple as that.

    If you say you don't have time, you need to find it.
  6. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    I'm pretty sure you can figure out what's going on without reading the paper...
  7. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    By watching the TV news? I don't think so.
  8. I'll never tell

    I'll never tell Active Member

    I wish my writers did. The younger ones, especially. Then they would see what I keep changing and maybe catch on --- and quit freaking doing it.
  9. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Same here. Sports letters go into the main section, so I end up looking at that quite a bit.
  10. shotglass

    shotglass Guest


    And as for the sports, we can now read that online five hours before it comes out in print, so...
  11. Yep, every word under a local byline and much of the wire stuff.
  12. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Welp, my response was for Kleeda mentioning not knowing "current events beyond sports". I feel you can get up to date on "current events beyond sports" via the internet a la CNN, yahoo, etc without picking up a newspaper.

    If by current events one maybe means current events in a certain region, the TV news isn't going to be the best source for that. I agree the local podunk paper is the best source to find out what happened at Dicksville's school board meeting...
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