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National Buy a Newspaper Day: Who Knew?

Posted by jdodge349 on February 2, 2009

You mean it was National Buy a Newspaper Day and I missed it!? Apparently it was and no one knew. How pathetic is that? I suppose if newspapers had promoted the idea, it would have looked these once powerful institutions turned dinosaurs  would looked like they had their hands out.

Newseum.org, Washington’s terrific news museum, doesn’t say a word about National Buy a Newspaper Day. It should know! Newspapers will soon be a museum staple, after all.

It’s hard to tell who organized it and apparently no one seemed to know about it except Guardian writer Maura Kelly whose  column today decries the deplorable state of U.S. newspapers.  She evens floats the idea of endowments for newspaper. And she mentions National Buy a Newspaper Day!

On Feb. 17, I pay my annual subscription to the Boston Globe, which like other U.S newspaper is hurting. I’ll re-up for sure. I love newspapers and have worked for a bunch of them. But National Buy a Newspaper Day makes their plight feel that much worse.

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