Thursday, March 18, 2010

Newspaper kiosks


A sign of the times? Newspapers are failing as younger readers are not buying newspapers, yet still expect to get their news online and free. I for one like holding a newspaper in my hands, spreading it out and scanning the stories to find the ones that catch my interest. It's just not the same reading a newspaper online.

13 comments:

DAG said...

I can understand your feelings about newspapers. I too would rather spread one out and read it leisurely. I do read several online and also enjoy that.
Do you agree that the newspapers of today are a mere shadow of themselves? The Ledger was a paper I delivered as young boy and I no longer even buy one because there is a lack of Quincy news in it. The Globe has been become a paper that constantly belittles issues that I believe in. When I want to be preached to I visit my church not read a paper. The Journal is the one I tend to read most.
Sorry to get off on tangent but as you can tell I miss reading a good newspaper.

Chuck Pefley said...

I agree about holding the paper ... I still subscribe to Seattle's one remaining published paper and retrieve it from my front porch each morning as I wait for my coffee to brew.

Malyss said...

I agree with you, I prefer to feel the paper in my hands. That's the same with books.
Maybe you don't realize that it's once more a "very american " view : we have not such things to buy newspapers here!

John said...

I have a similar shot from Boston last year; I'll put it on today's post.

VP said...

Nothing beats your old newspaper, you can read it almost everywhere and takes almost no room.

brattcat said...

Alas, in Brattleboro we are seeing a decline in the number of newspaper boxes. I used to love reading the front pages of the different papers through the plexi windows.

Cezar and Léia said...

I hope they are not failing.
By the way here in Luxembourg we can read newspaper free , they are offered at the bus station, supermarket, and so on.
It's really nice because I can red the news and improve my Franch! :)
hugs
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Gotta have my Sunday paper.

Trojan Gayle said...

although I understand your views on paper, i guess with the volume and access of news input from else where it seems that in time newspapers will be replaced by ist digital younger brother... great picture

Birdman said...

I agree with you. However I think it all goes back to my early morning jaunts delivering papers. Amazing how unimportant yesterday's news is though. Fab colors here, by the way.

amatamari© said...

Seems however interesting ... Wonderful shot and colors!

Clueless in Boston said...

Dag I totally agree with you. What is lacking in the Boston area is a good local paper. The Globe is a mere shell of its former self, which I never thought was as good as its reputation would lead one to believe. I think we are seeing the passing of the printed newspaper. Whether that is good or bad remains open. Things change.

Kitty said...

To me, this is a very journalistic photo.

I like the perspective, deep shadows and skinkle of light.