After the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 40s, my great grandfather was the culture editor of an English language newspaper that published in Korea. That's cool and all but many Koreans in those days were illiterate in Korean never mind English. So who would buy and read this newspaper and what's the point? [more inside]
How do I address racist and hate language in the comments section that regards my friend's murder, in an online edition of a major American newspaper? [more inside]
Searching for stuff about news for teens tends to get, well, news stories about teens or teeny-bopper mags. Please tell me about a good online news site aimed at teens that covers stuff like politics, the economy, international relations, etc. Does it exist? Teachers or librarians, can you help? [more inside]
My mother and her sister were involved in a dramatic mountain rescue in New Zealand in 1968. I'd like to be able to read the newspaper articles about the event, but I can't find online sources for NZ later than 1945. Are there other places I could look to find the articles? [more inside]
I'm thinking about starting a newspaper, maybe in a few years. So I am looking for communities without newspapers. Please tell me about the largest such one(s) you know of, about how many people are there, and anything else about the area that might help me decide.
The New York Times has historically been printed in multiple editions: a first edition, published around 10:30 PM; an early edition, printed the next morning; and afternoon/final editions, later that day. Are there copies of the earlier versions anywhere? [more inside]
I've always wondered how cartoonist create their strips. But I've started to notice that many of them choose simple body shapes and repeat expressions or only use a few settings or locations. Where can I read a straightforward explanation about the how and why of the creative process for making cartoons?
Can you point me towards some excellent regional newspapers? [more inside]
Green clan members: please help me identify those magazines / newspapers / quarterlies that have been (and probably still are) particularly prescient. [more inside]
I am interested in speaking with people involved with the underground newspaper Dragonseed (or Dragon Seed), published in Baltimore and/or Timonium, MD, around 1972-1973. (No, I am not looking for folks involved with Dragonseed Harry.) Most of the contributors used only first names or pseudonyms. What would be the best way to get the word out about this? I was thinking about an ad in the City Paper, but I'm not sure people actually read ads like that.
I know that NYC had newsboys --aka "newsies," but was it the same in England? Were British papers sold only by shops and subscription or did they have an equivalent to kids/adults hawking them on the street? Primarily interested in the years 1850-1900. Thanks!
What publications give solid advantages in which lines of work when read regularly? A few examples might be McKinsey when read by HR managers, A List Apart when read by designers, Hacker News when read by programmers, and Poynter when read by journalists. What else is there in these fields and in others that puts a person ahead?
Cold-contacting editors and publishers in Austin and elsewhere: I want to return to freelancing after several years away from the field. Problem is, my previous freelance jobs all came from lucky, completely random meetings with editors and networking based on that luck, in another city. Please help me strategize so I can make a good impression on editors I haven't met in person! [more inside]
I want to subscribe to a news publication, printed on paper, that will be delivered in the (United States) mail (remember that? neat service!). I'm looking for your recommendations for something that will make me happy in a few different ways: [more inside]
Any resources for purchasing newspapers from around the US and the world for a specific, fairly recent date? As many different editions as possible desirable; I'm making a time capsule for a friend's new baby! [more inside]
I am looking for information on how people feel, like and want (or not) to be interviewed by TV, radio or newspaper reporters. [more inside]
Where can I find accurate statistics regarding how many viewers/readers media organizations have? [more inside]
How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
I'm looking for a printer that has offset web press services (to print newspapers) in or near Georgetown, Texas (such as one located in Austin or surrounding areas). Does anyone know of one? [more inside]
Where could I find old Calvin&Hobbes comic strips from actual newspapers? Specifically, it'd be awesome to find stacks of Appleton Post-Crescent newspapers from the 1990s.... [more inside]
Best magazine (newspaper, or other publication) for tablet? [more inside]
I need about ten years of weekly advertisements placed in the classifieds section of an upstate, popular alternative newspaper. I've called around, and I cannot get the newspapers through inter library loan at my university. I cannot get the ads directly from the newspaper either, and I've exhausted every possible channel to do so. I think I am going to have to hire someone off of Craigslist, but I've never done this before, and would like some advice so that I ensure I get this to me in the most efficient format, at the lowest possible cost, without errors. I could use some advice on all aspects of the logistics of planning this, from start to finish. The project is important, and I have attention deficit disorder predominantly inattentive, which I think is why I've simultaneously procrastinating and over thinking this. I have a lot of questions, as you'll see. [more inside]
Where can I find information about the public view of Barack Obama before the election? [more inside]
Online searchable archives of early 20th century NYC newspapers that are *not* the New York Times? [more inside]
Last year I read an article online - I think in one of the quality US dailies - about how a significant number of babies die each year by being accidentally left in the back seat of cars while their parents ran errands. The point was that people are capable of remarkable, unintentional absentmindedness. Google has failed me in my attempts to find it - does anyone recall it/have a link?
I am looking for the text of a letter that I wrote to The Guardian in January 2008. [more inside]
What are the the relative pros and cons of publishing a long-form non-fiction essay or series of essays in a blog vs. a book vs. a magazine article vs. a newspaper article vs. some other medium? Are there any good articles that explore this topic?
Where can I find public domain (1920s and before) Chicago newspapers online - especially with birth and marriage notices and building permit news? [more inside]
I am subscribed to too many financial daily newspapers and need to switch to 3-4 weekly magazines. Which should I read to get a complete (but not excessively detailed) picture? [more inside]
Where in NYC can I buy Private Eye, News of the World, and/or The Daily Mirror? [more inside]
I want to get the full text of several articles I wrote that were published in Bay Area newspapers between 2005 and 2007. What periodicals database should I be hitting? Preferred sources: free or accessible via New York Public Library. [more inside]
How can I obtain access to ProQuest's Historical St. Louis Post-Dispatch [1874-1922] database? [more inside]
What, if any, English-speaking website will give me news about all of the world's nations? [more inside]
I'd like to lecture/teach a class about how to be a freelance journalist in NYC, any thoughts on where I could offer my services? I'm not a professor, just a jobbing journo.
Please help me enjoy reading newspapers. [more inside]
I want to cancel my pre-paid newspaper subscription. What can I say to maximize my chances of getting a refund for the remainder of the subscription? [more inside]
I'm looking for print periodicals (magazines, newspapers, academic journals) from Puerto Rico (or, less preferably, published in the US but concerning exclusively Puerto Rico) that represent the island's left-wing, pro-independence movements. [more inside]
I'm going to be in Chicago later this week and I'd like to visit some great places for magazines and newspapers while I'm in the area. Something other than the typical Borders. What are some hidden favorites in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs?
Job_Offer_Filter: I'm a struggling freelance writer trying to (someday) break into the pr/communications field. I've just been offered a staff writer position at a small local newspaper. Does accepting the job inch me closer to my desired field? Or just burden me with a ton of unmarketable experience? [more inside]
What are some wonderful things I can buy subscriptions to, other than magazines and newspapers? [more inside]
Is there a web site which recommends the best writing on the net on a periodic basis? [more inside]
Some more 30s New York questions: Would a police detectve in 1930s New York be a uniformed or a nonuniformed role? In the 30s would there be such a thing as plainsclothes police outside of the feds? Are there any years in the 30s in which the New York summer was particularly hot? And, just to be totally random, what popular newspapers in New York in the 30s would have been giving favourable coverage to Hitler, and when would he have started being front page news?
Do you know of a newspaper or magazine that publishes to both the web and print and posts a PDF of the print version on their website? [more inside]
***** -- My local paper's masthead incorporates a number of stars at the top of the page. I could have sworn I've seen this on other papers but apparently not on our not on our other regional rag. Is this just a bit of layout eye candy or do they have some significance?
Please link me to famous and/or great journalism pieces. [more inside]
Why do we need multiple American newspapers with foreign bureaus? [more inside]
Looking for really good foreign newspapers/websites. [more inside]
Examples of beautiful, powerful, and great Op-Eds? [more inside]
Is there an online list of newspapers for each major city in the US?
Can anyone point me to newspapers that have set up real social networks—not just registration, not just social media features like commenting or bookmarking, but real online communities where people post profiles, make connections, share news items, maybe form groups around news interests, and interact in other ways. [more inside]
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