A commercial for newspapers

Here’s something you might want to link to on your website. It’s a several-minute ad for reading newspapers in general, in the voices of all kinds of folk who love their papers. It’s a feel-good piece for us, too, in a day when so many people are claiming they can cut newspapers out of their information diet. Give this video from the Newspaper Association of America a few minutes – you’ll be glad you did, and you’ll want to share it.

By Kathryn Jones Malone

Kathryn Jones Malone is co-director of the Texas Center for Community Journalism. She began her career as a staff writer at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, then worked as a staff writer for the Dallas Times Herald and The Dallas Morning News; as a contract writer for The New York Times; as a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly magazine; as editor of the Glen Rose Reporter; and as a freelance writer for numerous state, regional and national magazines. She teaches journalism at Tarleton State University.