Maybe it's my age. Maybe I'm just "old school." But even though I'm a reformed newspaper man, I won't ever stop loving the print editions of newspapers.
my run today, I picked up a News and Observer and really enjoyed reading the print edition.
My mom subscribes to the online edition, which means that she can look at images of all of the pages and zoom in on the stories. I tried that a couple of times. But if I'm reading the stories on the computer, it's much easier for me to just go to the regular website view of the stories.
It's nice to check out the page designs, which is the reason I often go to the Newseum's website to look at front pages from throughout the country.
I go to the N&O's website every day, but I found that I read a lot more stories from today's print edition than I usually read on its website.
I'm enjoy the numerous information options of cyberspace, whether it be Twitter, Facebook, message boards or countless news websites. And I love being able to read newspapers published in other states on the Internet.
But newspaper websites just don't provide me with the same experience offered by a print edition. Viewing the designs, observing (and second guessing) the news judgments and critiquing the stories and headlines is fun for me. And the very simple pleasures of reading standings, box scores, TV sports schedules and the comics aren't the same online.
It's obviously different with breaking news, which newspapers can provide in a timely manner on their websites.
I fear that there will be a day when print editions vanish, but I hope it's not anytime soon.