In response to Travis Nep Smith's "Top 10 Reasons for Reading a News Site," a CyberJournalist.net reader named Ken Ficara has written his "Top 10 Reasons for Reading a Newspaper".
Ficara, who works for Dow Jones, says, "I was on the team that began The Wall Street Journal's web site ten years ago, and I'm now working with one of our subsidiaries, a chain of local newspapers, on their online products. So I'm certainly invested and interested in the future of online media, but I still see a lot of value in print."
Top 10 Reasons for Reading a Newspaper
1. My newspaper has never crashed, gone down, or flashed animated ads at me.
2. Anywhere I travel, my newspaper goes with me. I don't need a laptop or a wireless connection or a PDA.
3. I can read my newspaper while standing, while eating, while riding a bus, but not while driving my car, which is just as well since I should be paying attention to the road.
4. If I read a story I like, I can tear it out and save it, and not have to pay to read it 30 days later.
5. I don't have to sign in or customize or register or remember passwords to read my newspaper. And I often enjoy articles in my newspaper on topics I wouldn't normally think I'd be interested in.
6. My newspaper has high-resolution picutres and type on large pages that load almost instantly, making it easy to browse and enjoy.
7. My newspaper is cheap, disposable and easy to replace. If it's lost or stolen, it's no big deal.
8. My newspaper is not made of unrecyclable toxic materials.
9. If my newspaper makes a mistake, the correction is posted with an explanation. It's not sneakily applied to the original story after I've read it.
10. I can read my newspaper sitting outside on a nice day in the sun, even if a breeze is blowing, because I know how to fold a newspaper.
Discussion5 comments about 'Top 10 Reasons for Reading a Newspaper'
Nice. I like your last one: "I know how to fold a newspaper" - - - It may well be that in another generation or so that skill will be lost...
OTOH - newspaper is not scot-free 100% enviro-friendly, you know. Ever been downwind of a paper mill? Not yummy.
Finally, I remember reading a simiar list about books. Anyone who can remember where it might be - I need it for a citation in a publication - help!
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