I haven’t read a newspaper in years, but the hotel I’m currently staying at (while in St. Louis as an adviser for our Model UN club) drops one in front of the door each morning, so I picked it up yesterday morning and read through it during breakfast. The front page story was about the truce in Ukraine, which was exciting news, and I posted a message via GroupMe. Apparently, by the time I got up and read the paper, the truce had already ended.
That’s right. The story printed on the front page was gone before the paper was even delivered.
And fifty years ago, that was fine. We wouldn’t know better until the next day when we got the new paper. But in this day and age, it means the newspaper is worthless. It no longer serves its purpose whatsoever.
For those looking for alternatives, I have a list of sites I frequent for news:
- The Daily Beast
- The Verge
- Al Jazeera
- The New Yorker
- New Republic
What sites do you frequent for news?