Posts Tagged 'newspaper'

Old Media Suffers From Yet Another New Media Problem – Sharing Newspapers Must Stop

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The Telegraph reported –

It is a familiar sight in any pub, cafe or train carriage – newspapers being left on seats for others to read, passed from friend to friend,  or even handed over to curious strangers. But in Morocco, the practice has been banned after publishers complained they were losing millions in revenue because people kept sharing them. Members of the Moroccan Federation of Newspaper Publishers (FMEJ) said the habit of “leaving newspapers behind in public places” was costing their industry $150m each year in lost revenue.

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French Newspaper Publishes Every 4 Years

201202292020According to wikipediaLa Bougie du Sapeur, first published in 1980, is a humorous French newspaper published every February 29—i.e., once every four years. Its most recent edition was issued on February 29, 2012. There have been nine editions of this newspaper to date.

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Print Is Not Dead – It’s Just Retiring [video]

Bit Of History – 1986 Shuttle Disaster

I just uploaded four newspaper pages from the the day that the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on take-off in January of 1986. The crew member who is most remembered is teacher, Christa McAuliffe. Also added a few odds and ends of local news. Of particular interest are tech-related stories from 1971 that feature the picturephone and bootleg 8-track tapes.

Challenger disaster HERE

1971 Tech stories HERE

Local odds and ends HERE and HERE

Homepage of my classic newspaper site HERE

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Classic Newspapers – The Big Snow of 1982

Most St. Louisans (at least the ones who are 40 or older) remember the snow storm of 1982 as the ‘Big One’ that virtually shut down the city. A week after the storm, the Post-Dispatch published a special section covering the event. All 12 pages of that section have just added to HotMeatloaf.com.

View the Big Snow section HERE

Check out other papers at HotMeatloaf.com HERE

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Old Time Sunday Newspaper Flyers

Four advertising flyers have recently been added to my classic newspaper site, HotMeatloaf.com. They’re all complete and in full color. From 1975, there are flyers from K Mart and Walgreens. Techies will love the two flyers from 1990 – Best Buy and Radio Shack flyers feature the best of 22 year old technology.

K Mart and Walgreens flyers

Best Buy and Radio Shack flyers

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Classic Newspapers From 1981

HotMeatloaf.com, my site for classic newspapers has just added 11 pages from March 31, 1981. That was the day that John Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Reagan outside a Washington DC hotel. Scanned pages from both the St.Louis Globe-Democrat and St.Louis Post-Dispatch are included.

Read the papers from 1981 HERE

See what else is available HERE

A Secret Service agent with an automatic weapon drawn, moments after the shooting.

 


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