Lansing, MI USA
Working at a newspaper, I'm very interested in this thread. . . so yes, I do use a newspaper every day. . .
Is a newspaper one-sided?? Some people will tell you "yes, definitely" and some will tell you "never". My newspaper has been called everything from Ultra-Conservative to Bleeding-Heart Liberal and everything in between. . . we've been accused of being in the pocket of State and City government, to promoting "alternative lifestyles". . . it's all in how you see it. . . a newspaper's job is to report the news in an accurate, fair, and reliable way. . .I feel that we do that, as do most newspapers. . . do we still have a long way to go?? Yes. . . but, we're getting there. . .
I don't think that newspapers will ever really go out of style. . . there will always be a need for them. . . but, the form and the content of them will be different. . . the time may come when your newspaper comes to your door as a CD-ROM, or comes via your printer, with content that you've pre-selected. . . of course, there will always be the paper and ink newspaper, even with the advent of the 50-inch web design that most papers are now adopting. . . (note: if you've seen USA Today, that's a perfect example of the 50-inch design). . .
USA Today is the first attempt at a "National Newspaper". . . it's been called of lot of things, both good and bad. . . over the years, it's undergone a lot of changes. . . but, it's still got a long way to go. . . it needs to be everyday, not just weekdays. . . it needs to be more in-depth on some stories. . .and perhaps, needs more content tailored to each state's news. . .
I use lots of online news sources. . . CNN, USA Today, MSNBC, you name it. . . they're all very good, and they all give you different sides of the same story. . .
So, there you go. . . this is a really interesting thread, and I hope that more people will take the time to answer it. . .
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