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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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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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