Newspaper Carrier: I Work Hard To Deliver Your Grandma’s Paper, And I Exist

For our younger readers who aren’t familiar, a newspaper is sort of like Google News, but all printed on a piece of paper, and it doesn’t update automatically. Newspapers don’t automatically appear on your doorstep, though. It might seem like magic, but there’s a real person who bundles up those papers and drives around in all kinds of weather to get them on your doorstep before you wake up. Reader Auron, a newspaper carrier, responded to our call for readers to tell us what they wish the general public knew about their jobs.

One job a lot of readers probably know very little to nothing about is newspaper delivery…

Newspapers get to the carrier late, supplies come out of my paycheck and no one appreciates the job I do. “Hours vs pay really sucks” Not much has changed since I threw The Denver Post as an 11 year old back in the early ’70s. Trouble is now adults are trying to make a living doing this! Ouch!

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USA Today redesign — meh

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Actually paid cash money ($1) for today’s USA Today just to check out the redesign. Not. repeat, NOT, liking the new flag and section flags.

Did the Atlanta printer forget something or is a FREAKIN’ BIG BLUE BALL the new logo?

 

Well, OK, there could have been worse choices, although I can’t think of any, BUT, by the time you hit Section D, USA TODAY LIFE the big blue dot theme is out the window — the ball/dot being replaced by a roundish leaf and USA TODAY SPORTS gives us a Helmet.

More in the insides as I get to them.

Drop dead! Says new Journalism building to newspaper boxes

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Janice Daman, assistant dean of the College of Communication, at the University of Texas implies news boxes are inherently evil, causing “… litter, clutter and debris…”

OK, so I made up the evil part, but this woman is going a little overboard by banning newspaper boxes at the Belo Center for New Media…. Maybe Belo doesn’t want to be reminded of their print properties?