ONLINE NEWSPAPERS….A DIFFERENT APPROACH….This is something very cool: the Newseum, an online museum of news. Click on “Today’s Front Pages” and you get a display of front pages from around the world, updated daily. Click on a front page and you get a larger view that allows you to read the headlines, plus links to both the newspaper’s website and a PDF of the front page if you want to read one of the articles. There’s also an alphabetical list of newspapers by region if you don’t want to wait for the thumbnails to load.

This is a great way to scan newspapers, and really useful if you want to see what the dead-tree layout looks like (story placement is often quite different from the website). Highly recommended.

WARNING: The site loads pretty slowly even on my cable modem connection. If you’re on dial-up, you might want to skip it.

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