Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Newspaper Summaries

Philadelphia papers offer summaries for really busy readers – New York Times
The idea for Inquirer Express and Daily News at a Glance came from former readers who had said they canceled their subscriptions “because I feel guilty that I never get to read the whole paper,” says a spokesman for the papers. “This is an attempt to say, ‘If you can’t get to the whole paper, that’s okay, here’s a summary.'”
(Romenesko)

I need this.

My Editing class requires that we read the New York Times and The Gainesville Sun every day. Each week, we are quizzed on current events. Unfortunately, since all my news comes through RSS and I have over 200 feeds a day, the information doesn’t always stick.

  • You are required to read *the entire* New York Times AND Gainesville Sun every day!?!? Ouch. Granted, only about 45 percent of it is actually editorial, and only about 40 percent of that has any real value, but still…

  • You are required to read *the entire* New York Times AND Gainesville Sun every day!?!? Ouch. Granted, only about 45 percent of it is actually editorial, and only about 40 percent of that has any real value, but still…

  • CNN also has nice bulleted summaries of its stories (including all the AP stories on its site).

    At least your professors tell you which papers to read. We always got “You’re required to read at least two daily papers in addition to the Stater, watch a local newscast, and keep up with the news going on in the world and region.”

    Granted, I don’t know how big Gainsville is, but we had the Plain Dealer, the Beacon Journal, the Record-Courier, plus papers like US Today, NY Times, Washington Post, etc. to choose from. And four local news channels to pick from. It made figuring out which one of these outlets your professor was going to quiz you on difficult.

  • CNN also has nice bulleted summaries of its stories (including all the AP stories on its site).

    At least your professors tell you which papers to read. We always got “You’re required to read at least two daily papers in addition to the Stater, watch a local newscast, and keep up with the news going on in the world and region.”

    Granted, I don’t know how big Gainsville is, but we had the Plain Dealer, the Beacon Journal, the Record-Courier, plus papers like US Today, NY Times, Washington Post, etc. to choose from. And four local news channels to pick from. It made figuring out which one of these outlets your professor was going to quiz you on difficult.

  • Peter Jones

    I am certainly disappointed, not in you, but the U of F journalism school. To require students to read a discredited, anti-American newspaper like the NYTimes is bad.-

  • Peter Jones

    I am certainly disappointed, not in you, but the U of F journalism school. To require students to read a discredited, anti-American newspaper like the NYTimes is bad.-

  • Gainesville only has the one major newspaper. There are a couple of alternative and activist outlets, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone actually read those.

  • Gainesville only has the one major newspaper. There are a couple of alternative and activist outlets, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone actually read those.

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