Do You Still read Newspapers ? and Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup.

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I saw a article a little while back (don’t remember where) about how subscriptions for printed newspapers are in decline. That most people get their news online, or if they read the paper they do it online as well.

I remember when I was younger we lived in a small community that only got the paper twice a week. We got the Sunday paper on Saturday (back then nothing but maybe the 7-11 was open on Sundays). It was a big deal because they had the Sunday Funnies. The parents read all the news and the kids read the comics. We would even take our silly putty and copy the comics onto it, because it was cool that the silly putty would copy the image (hey it didn’t take much to entertain us back then haha.). The Wednesday paper had all the sale ads.

The papers back then had everything in them even “Dear Abby” and Heloise’s  Hints, you got the local news, the world news, cross word puzzles. And one of my favorites, they would give you a word and you would see how many words you could make out of it. My Mom and I did this every week, she always got more words than I did. I do remember having to look up several words in the dictionary because one of us wouldn’t believe the others “word” usually mine haha, hey they sounded good.

It is a little sad that a lot of the printed newspapers and books for that matter are all going digital. There is just something great feeling (and smelling) for the printed word to be on paper.

We do get our local paper twice a week and the local paper where Andy grew up once a week. They are not the same though as they used to be, I guess since they are not that popular and not that many people subscribe anymore they don’t put much in them.

So do you still get and read the printed newspaper? Or do you get your news online or just on T.V.? And if you do, do you read the local paper or a larger state or national paper? I also put this question to my Facebook followers it will be interesting to see who still reads the printed copies of the newspaper. You can leave a comment if you still read the printed paper, or get your news form other sources. It will be interesting to see the results. Now on to the linkup.

 Welcome to Literacy Musing Mondays April 10 – April 6. I can’t wait to see what you all have to share.


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Is It Possible to Overcome Worry?

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 My Favorite Post of the Week

Are you Judging Others in the Midst of Mental Illness

By, Maree Dee from Embracing the Unexpected

This post really hit home for me as we  are dealing with a mental illness in our family right now. This is a very good read especially if you have never had to deal with a mental illness and even if you have it is a real eye opener. 

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9 thoughts on “Do You Still read Newspapers ? and Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup.

  1. Maree Dee

    Connie,

    I read the news online, but I sure do miss the paper.

    A BIG thank you for featuring my post this week. I sure hope it spreads awareness for mental health challenges and lets people know they are not alone. Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing.

    Happy Easter!

    Maree

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  2. Susan O

    We received and enjoyed our daily local paper until last fall when we received our annual invoice and the cost had gone up 43% in one year with no notice that it was increasing. We’d had some trouble during the previous year with our delivery, so between that and the price increase, we discontinued it. We missed it at first (we all – there are 4 adults in our household – would pass it around and read different parts), but we’ve gotten used to it getting our news elsewhere. BTW – I don’t have an e-reader and am not a big fan of e-books. I’ll take a book I can HOLD, please!

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  3. Patrick Weseman

    I get two newspapers delivered to my house daily. The problem is that the delivery person has many issues about delivering it-Gee, I would love to get my newspapers when I leave for work. But I will never stop it because I tend to not read things on a computer and reading and hold the actual newspaper is a good way for me to find the out of a way stories.

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    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Patrick,
      That is the way my Husband is, he likes reading the actual news paper since he doesn’t do the computer. And I do have to admit he is more informed about local happenings than I am.
      Have a great day,
      Connie

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  4. Mother of 3

    I used to LOVE reading the Sunday comics. I miss a good, meaty newpaper like we used to have growing up… but I don’t read the newspaper and honestly I don’t much watch news or look up news stories online either.

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  5. Jann Olson

    I no longer read the newspaper, I just watch the news. Hubby reads it on line every day and lets me know of anything important that I need to know. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Katy SkipTheBag

    I’m sad to say we don’t get the newspaper at our house. We get most of our news from the radio. I do have memories of always reading the comics though so maybe when we have kids. Thanks for sharing on the #WasteLessWednesday Blog Hop!

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  7. Debbie Kitterman

    I used to love getting the newspaper, but now the only times we get it are for the black friday shopping adds. We get our news from TV mostly and in internet. Thanks for linking up with me at #TuneInThursday last week, I sure hope to see you again this week

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