Looks like this library at the Allegany College of Maryland is unloading some of their unused items.
Got a microfilm reader stashed in your basement? You could pick up this treasure trove of an archive of The New York Times (1851-1969) for as low as $130 (maybe).
Go here to make a bid.
But then you’d have to remember how to find stuff on microfilm … you need an index, right?
These kids in Grand Junction, Colo. have started their own PRINTED student newspaper. With one edition under their belt, they’re looking forward to the new school year.
The New Emerson Post published its inaugural issue this month, and it appears to be one of the only student newspapers produced at the elementary school level in the U.S.
Read about it here
A once unimaginable scenario: No more newspapers
Largely written from a Canadian viewpoint, but apparently, Canda is also facing the same issues as US newsPAPERS.
A once unimaginable scenario has lately become grimly conceivable.
For a look at some depressing metrics, head on over to the story.
Cold turkey from digital!
I decided to travel back in time. I turned off my digital news notifications, unplugged from Twitter and other social networks, and subscribed to home delivery of three print newspapers
It has been life changing. Turning off the buzzing breaking-news machine I carry in my pocket was like unshackling myself from a monster who had me on speed dial, always ready to break into my day with half-baked bulletins.
I wish everyone could try this but imagine the cost. As he notes in the article, Print is expensive. I’m betting that Mr. Manjoo was able to expense the cost of the subscriptions.
I totally agree with him on this:
I began to see it wasn’t newspapers that were so great, but social media that was so bad.
… You don’t have to read a print newspaper to get a better relationship with the news. But, for goodness’ sake, please stop getting your news mainly from Twitter and Facebook. In the long run, you and everyone else will be better off.
Cox Media Group sold the American-Statesman for $47.5 million — or as high as a 7× multiple on the Austin paper’s annual earnings, according to some observers.
Read the details here.
Full disclosure, I work for Cox Media Group, sellers of the Austin American-Statesman and The Palm Beach Post.
Not something that you see every day… or any day. I hope people dropped off some old newspapers for all of the doggos.
Saw this bit of advice on Lifehacker today:
I think the author forgot the sentence about picking up a real-live NewsPAPER.