"The Blues About the News"

Should newspapers be saved?




Nancy Herman

6" x 8"

oil on canvas board


Will the morning newspaper go the way of 78 records, glass milk jars, Hoola Hoops, the Twist, the old Penn Station, Wannamakers, Lil Abner, analogue TV and so many more things that once seemed a part of "life" and now are gone?  In spite of the fact that newspapers consume a lot of trees and they can't be as up to the minute as the internet, I do hope they will remain.  There is something about holding the paper in your hands with all the wealth of information that it contains that makes the world feel civilized to me.  In one package there is information about so many diverse aspects of life and opinions from jouralists I come to know, for better or worse.  

Reading one or two papers for many years is like having a group of friends who really get around and love sharing their experiences with you everyday.  Can that experience be better on line?  I don't think so, but reading the paper takes time.  Do we want to spend time dedicated to finding out what's going on, or are we content with a sound bite here and there?  What do you think? Are newspapers worth saving?

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »