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.
Connie @ Frugal Living on the Ranch