Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 18 - NYT and Guardian of Angels

September 18, 1851 - "We publish today the first issue of the New-York Daily Times, and we intend to issue it every morning (Sundays excepted) for an indefinite number of years to come." said the founders Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones of NYTimes, this day. Originally, intended to be published every morning except sundays, today, its a newspaper with the term coined "All the News That's fit to print"

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The newspaper is a class apart and I am a regular reader and email subscriber with Today's Headlines. The Crosswords has ever been my favorite since years. Check out the NYTimes page on kidsfreesouls. Also, let me know, which are your favorite sections on Kidsfreesouls.

Btw, Will Internet Overpower Print Media and TV? The impact of the change is Information Media and Internet is the age of Participation. Readers are not passive recipients of news, but participate in the process. You decide, which is the media? The TV channel or newspaper? Or the SMS platform? Or the web, forums, blogs & social networking!The print media is yet to make up its mind whether to compete or cooperate with the new challenger - The Internet & the Blogs! Print journalism players have a Web presence, that is mostly the result of a domino effect rather than a carefully thought out strategy. Sadly, the egoist attitude of the editorials always think their domains as 'own territory' but unfortunately, no more on the web. Here rules the righteousness. With Internet gaining popularity, the dynamics of readership changes. The fundamental principles of captive audiences changes. The Internet changed the way commerce and business functions. There lies the real challenge for the media to compete. Many of them remain content cum distribution centric activities with rising expenses, no marketing gains except the political triggered liaisons!

What do you think? Print media is here to stay but no way, content is the king on the web and I've noticed Print media lagging behind in news presentation as Internet and Television overpowers with breaking news to be in print, next day!

This note remains static on the Kidsfreesouls New York Times page. A class Activity with above topic Debate can be held in the classroom. Make it interesting by dividing the groups favoring Print/TV/Online media - Later, kids can write a compo or make a journal/Poster on this with various newspaper print media cuttings, TV news and online media sites, etc. For More ideas on using Newspaper in classroom,Visit Kidsfreesouls NIE Tips Also follow Projects Page. You can find New York Times Classroom Projects and news widgets on NYT Page.

Btw, September 18, 2006 - Guardian of Angels was Published on and you can read some of them on MOMS Zone and follow my Amazon Author Blog too.
- ilaxi patel
Newspaper for kids

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