Newspapers are still treasures


Head on over to Imgur, where has shared photos that he’s found in a old box belonging to his grandpa.

Lots of historic front pages. Sorry to say that the Lincoln assassination front page from The New York Herald is a reprint.

Newspapers in 1865 where printed by a rotary printing presses.

Dead giveaway of this reprint is the gripper marks at the bottom of the page from where the paper is trimmed when it comes off the press. I also suspect that the issue feels more like a modern newspaper (lots of pulp) where an original 1865 newspaper would feel more substantial because of the higher rag content.


ComicCon newspaper!


Well-know publisher and cigar-smoking boss J. Jonah Jameson  of the Daily Bugle makes an appearance with the Daily Bugle at this year’s ComicCon.

I’m betting this is the ONLY newspaper themed cosplay. Yes, I know it’s a Spiderman theme, but I’m sticking with Newspapers here.

For the record, I’ve never had a cigar-smoking boss/editor/publisher, but plenty of cigarette smokers. Cough … cough….

Apologies for the uncredited image — found on Imgur.



Another one bites the dust

Cox Media Group Ohio newspapers will be printed at an Indianapolis production facility under an agreement in principle with Gannett Publishing Services. CMGO photo

Cox Media Group announces they will shutter the Dayton Daily News printing plant.

Just a few years ago the plant was the newest one in the USA and was/is a technological marvel. They had even given tours of the plant by dedicated docents.

What a shame.




HS Newspaper scores Mattis scoop


When’s the last time you read an interview with US Defense Secretary James Mattis?

*** crickets ***

The Mercer Island High School newspaper, The Islander, called his private cell phone after the number was inadvertently published by the Washington Post and left a message.

And, surprise, Mattis called back!

Read the back story of the interview here.

Kudos to the reporter for calling and then landing the interview.