Newspapers and Young Readers

N. Christian Anderson, editor of the Orange County Register, states, “So much of what we do in a newspaper just doesn’t have any excitement. What is there in newspapers today that has the passion that MTV has? Nothing.”

I am in no way involved with the business of journalism, but I am saddened to hear such words. Anderson assumes young readers have a choice; illiteracy is still a very real problem.

I find today’s front page to have far more passion, drama, and sometimes redemption than a billion music videos. I am a 37-year-old white male. I thank God for my ability to read and comprehend some of the finer newspapers in the world (such as The Times).

Regardless of what countless politicians, preachers or businessmen say, American newspapers are the fairest and most accurate way to exchange information and opinion this world has to offer.