The Arizona Republic Must Be

Thursday, August 27, 2009

In Feb. I have my students make Yankee Doodle Hats from the newspaper. You remember those hats you make out of folded newspaper?

Anyway, I don't get the paper but our librarian puts the Arizona Living section and sometimes the local section in my mailbox at school after she reads it.

Today I opened the newspaper and was surprised at how narrow it is getting. I've noticed over the years that newspapers are "dieting". I've had to change the way we make the Yankee Doodle Hats. Now, it is so narrow I don't know what I'm going to do.

I know newspaper publishers are having a tough time of it with more people using the internet to get information. I hope to never own a Kindle. I want to read novels made of paper, not read from a screen. I will be sad if the newspaper businesses fold. I grew up watching my parents read the paper. My mom still reads her town's weekly paper from cover to cover. She trades it with my sister-in-law who gets the other paper. Yes, a small town with 2 newspapers. And they are both very good papers.

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    We love the newspaper and hope it doesn't die!! Our library just received a Kindle, I guess they what to put themselves out of business.
    4350 days ago
    Yeah, I remember my folks reading the morning and evening papers everyday while I was growing up. I hope they don't fold as well. emoticon
    4352 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2009 12:16:31 AM
    I've noticed also how narrow the Republic has become. It just looks strange to me!
    A friend asked me if I was going to get a kindle...and I told only do I like the feel of a novel, but how can I share a 'kindle' with friends when it is novel that make you laugh, cry or both, or you couldn't put it down.

    4352 days ago
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    I love the newspaper! I've noticed many fewer pages in the paper we get, but not smaller paper. Maybe you'll be able to find a different paper that still has the size you need!
    4352 days ago
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