The Google dictionary tells us that "news" is “newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events”
And Monday’s Wheeling papers now rival the Sunday News-Register for lack of it
Regular readers of this blog are familiar with my frequent complaint of the lack of any news in the Sunday Wheeling News-Register. The Monday papers now appear to be getting to that same point.
Today's front page
At the top of the front-page of this morning’s Wheeling Intelligencer is this headline:
Drivers . . .
Nothing on yesterday’s important school personnel vote but today’s front page did cover events from last Tuesday
Here was the top story on this morning’s WV MetroNews site:
Education workers give union leaders work action “authorization” in statewide vote
And at the top of the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail:
'It feels like deja vu'
With the subheadline:
One year after . . .
A look at Monday's front page in search of something newsworthy
With the exception of a sports page editor, apparently no one works at the Intelligencer on weekends. This morning's Wheeling "newspaper" had the following four stories on the front page:
Justice Remembers Wheeling's Place in His Company's History
The WV governor visited Wheeling last . . .
A suggestion for Ogden "newspapers" around holidays: give up the pretense that you're about "news"
News usually suggests timeliness and importance; today's front page had neither
Article 1: At the top of the front page is a story about the chairman of the Columbiana County Republican Party and his Facebook post that suggested that the California fires were God's punishment for being a liberal state. This story broke last . . .
Not surprisingly, it’s about President Trump
Yesterday afternoon the office of President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, was raided by federal agents. Documents were seized, and the president reacted angrily. The Associated Press’ first stories on the seizure appear to have gone out shortly after 4 PM. (Here is an early version.) Later that hour, local television news began to . . .
It’s certainly not young people calling for change
If the Wheeling News-Register is part of your Sunday reading:
Answer: C, D and E.
Before beginning, a quick glance at today’s papers from around the country might be helpful. This morning, Kiosko.net highlighted the front page of the following five newspapers:
As you can see, this cross-section . . .
If timeliness and relevance are important to you, ignore the Sunday News-Register
While reading the various opinion writers in today’s “Opinion” section of the Wheeling News-Register, the timeliness of the columnists kept jumping out at me. Delegate Tim Armstead, for instance, discussed Trump’s tax plan as though it was seriously being considered. It’s not – both the Senate and the House have had their own plans for at . . .