May 7, 2012
Discover headlines around the world to see what newspapers think is of interest to their readers.
Renee, my loyal assistant, periodically finds interesting information on the web and thought I’d like Newseum. I think you will, too.
I can’t promise that your particular home page will appear on the site, but there’s a good chance that you’ll find a newspaper of interest to you. Here is what the site says:
“Through a special agreement with more than 800 newspapers worldwide, the Newseum displays these front pages each day on its website. The front pages are in their original, unedited form, and some may contain material that is deemed objectionable to some visitors. Discretion is advised.”
You can’t copy the front pages (they are testing a watermarking system to prevent illegal downloads), but the print is large enough to read online.
By the way, did you know that you can increase the size on print on your screen by hitting the Control key and the =/+ key? It’s a neat trick when young web designers (who have much better eyesight than the rest of us) decide to use tiny fonts.
Unfortunately, there are far more newspapers in the world than the website covers (I imagine the paper has to pay to be included). So I couldn’t read the paper from Northern California that my sons would read, but I can see what my daughters read in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Lexington, Massachusetts.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Sculpture “Zeitungsleser” (2001) by Kurt Laurenz Metzler
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