Thursday, February 26, 2009

Why we shouldn't kill off the newspaper

Sonali Kudva writes:

Waking up in the morning and reading the newspaper in your favorite chair (or throne) as you sip your coffee is relaxing, but it has a secondary purpose: It allows you to offer some comment in that early Monday morning meeting without having to surf through a multitude of Web sites.

You can read a newspaper in the loo in peace and quiet. You can't say the same for balancing a laptop on your knee in the same place.

Remember the days when reading newspapers improved the state of language? I do. Why can't we learn from them again? It's not like we couldn't stand to improve the language we use. In fact, why not promote them as part of a literacy movement?

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