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Newspapers Are Another Periodical Found In Many Libraries Published on a set schedule Dailies are published every day Generally larger newspapers Weeklies are published every week Generally small town newspapers Information more current than that found in books
Why Read Newspapers? Newspapers: Inform - through news articles Entertain – feature stories, humor columns, comics, puzzles, etc. Interpret & Persuade – editorials & opinion columns Serve – ads & business, recreation & daily living info Connect – us to our communities & the world Note: News in papers is fairly current. It also usually has more detail than other current sources of news such as TV and radio.
Some Parts of Newspapers Front Page International & National News Local News Feature Stories Regular ColumnsAdvice, Medical, Etc. Editorial Page Sports Pages Funny Pages
Front Page i ncludes The Title (The Flag) Publication Information Folioincludes the publication information and is often located under the name of the paper. This information includes the date, volume number, and price The Index Main Storiescapture the most attention 1. The major story of the day will be placed in the most prominent position and contain a large, bold- faced headline. 2.The topic could be of a national scope or it could be a local story Folio The folio includes the publication information and is often located under the name of the paper. This information includes the date, volume number, and price.
International News Comes in on a wire News from around the world International News This section contains news about other countries. It may address relationships between two or more countries, political news, information about wars, droughts, disasters, or other events that impact the world in some way. The Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, has condemned China's "rule of terror" in Tibet and accused it of "cultural genocide".
National News Comes in on a wire News from around the nation National News This section contains news from around our nation. It may address government issues out of Washington and other important centers in the US or it may just contain stories that happen in one area or state but are of interest throughout the U.S.
More About News Articles A news article is a report on an event that has taken place. Articles may include a byline, body text, photo, and caption. Typically, newspaper articles that appear closest to the front page or within the first section are those that editors consider to be the most important and relevant to their readers.
Local News Richardton hospital to relinquish status 10/09/2008 12:00 AM Richardton residents will soon have to go elsewhere for their acute care. Area in winter storm watch 10/09/2008 12:00 AM Up to 10 inches of snow is expected through Friday A slow-moving weather system moving out of the Rockies could dump up to 10 inches of snow on the southwest corner of North Dakota, the National Weather Service said Thursday. Salesmen making residents uncomfortable 10/11/2008 12:00 AM Many Dickinson residents have been reporting groups of strange men at their doors either wishing to conduct a survey or trying to sell merchandise. Deputy to retire from sheriffs department 10/05/2008 12:00 AM Stark County will soon say goodbye to a big piece of its law enforcement history as Deputy Mike Adolf is retiring.
Feature Stories Feature articles report about an issue, person, event with added depth and more background details.
More about Feature Articles Family Fun Night Family Fun Night Dickinson Roosevelt Elementary second-grader Bailey Decker, center, plays a card game to enhance his math skills with his parents, Denise and Blaine Decker, during Family Fun Night on Thursday. In a smaller newspaper, the feature article may be a shorter article of general community interest. Jolene Gresss first graders at Dickinson Heart River Elementary greet fire engineer Hilary Hartman, who is wearing bunker gear, during a tour of the Dickinson Fire Department on Thursday. Students are touring the fire department in observance of National Fire Prevention Week.
Regular Columns Dr. Peter Gott combines the empathy of an old- fashioned family doctor with the outspoken fervor of a patients' rights advocate in his nationally syndicated column, Dr. Gott. After 40 years as a general internist in Connecticut, Dr. Gott retired from practicing medicine in the summer of 2006. He continues to respond to readers' medical questions...trademark sensitivity and accuracy in his daily column, which has been syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association since 1984.
More about the Editorial Page Editorials An editorial is an article written by the editorial staff from a specific perspective. The editorial will offer the newspaper's view of an issue. Some papers print guest editorials to provide the pros and cons of various issues. Editorials should not be used as a main source of a research paper, because they are not objective reports. Editorial cartoons Editorial cartoons have a long and fascinating history. They offer an opinion and convey a message about an important issue in an amusing, entertaining, or poignant visual depiction. Letters to the Editor These are letters sent from readers to a newspaper, usually in response to an article. They often include strong opinions about something the newspaper has published. Letters to the editor should not be used as objective sources for a research paper, but they could prove valuable as quotes to demonstrate a point of view.
Advertisements Obviously, an advertisement is a section that is purchased and designed for selling a product or idea. Some advertisements are obvious, but some can be mistaken for articles. All advertisements should be labeled, although that label might appear in small print. Individuals often advertise items, positions, etc. in a special section of the paper called the Classified Section. Advertisements & subscriptions pay for the cost of publishing the newspaper.
Business Section This section contains business profiles and news reports about the state of commerce. In larger papers, you can often find reports about new inventions, innovation, and advances in technology. Also, stock reports appear in the business section. This section could be a good resource for a research assignment. It will include statistics and profiles of people who have made an impact on the economy.
Entertainment or Lifestyle Section The section names and traits will differ from paper to paper, but lifestyle sections typically offer interviews of popular people, interesting people, and people who make a difference in their communities. Other information concerns health, beauty, religion, hobbies, books, food, and authors.
Newspapers Part II Online Newspapers Can be accessed though our North Dakota State Librarys Online Resources
How do we get to the states Online Resources? You click on the Online Resources on the desktop of the computers in Bergs Computer Lab OR You can go to this URL: http://ndsl.lib.state.nd.us/ http://ndsl.lib.state.nd.us/
Online Newspapers Articles eLibrary (For grades 6-12)eLibrary eLibrary Elementary (For grades 3-6)eLibrary Elementary Junior Edition (For grades 5-9)Junior Edition Junior Reference Collection (For grades 5-9)Junior Reference Collection Discovering Collection (For grades 5-12)Discovering Collection Proquest Newsstand One of the world's largest digital newspaper collections with hundreds of dailies, including state, regional, national, and international titlesProquest Newsstand Can be accessed through most online databases including:
Actual On-Line Editions of Different Newspapers Going into their individual websites (For North Dakota papers you can go into these through the ND State Librarys Online Resources) Can be access by
Not All On-Line Newspapers Are Created Equal Check out the depth on the articles online for the Press and the Forum as compared to the Bismarck Tribune, Minot Daily, or Grand Forks Herald. Also go online and check out the New York Times, New York Post Online Classroom Edition, Reuters, LA Times,or others listed at Newspapers US and Worldwide - refdesk.com