Reading the newspaper, and the Globe

The Globe, 1940s

One of many reasons I try to read several newspapers (the Globe, the Washington Post, the New York Times, two European newspapers, and more if possible) is to get their different slants.

It is like watching a chess game, with overall strategies and a focus.

Perhaps focus is the critical end point and most telling.

Newspapers like people have personalities, and although a publisher may own several newspapers, each has its own perspective and focus, political, social, regional and editorial.

With the shrinking of print newspapers we are faced with limited perspectives, fewer options, reduced focus on regional concerns and more monopolies--and I don't mean that board game. Although, these monopolies are a game in their own right.

So, I do hope this mess about the Globe will end with a win for New England and not a loss to the region.

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