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Did you know that Russia's Pravda has an online English newspaper? Do you know of any "obscure" or interesting English-language newspapers?

Asked by Zen_Again (9901points) February 16th, 2010

No offense to Russians for the obscure remark – of course there is no reason why Pravda wouldn’t have an English-language edition of its paper. As do most noteworthy papers – English is, after all, the international language.

But maybe your little hometown paper. Or an online only “paper” (now calling it paper seems strange, right?) or any other unique specialized newspaper.

I love ‘em – surprise me?

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Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Pravda, despite being Russian for “truth” hardly qualifies as news.
Or at least it’s as much news as the UK Daily Mirror which isn’t saying much.

Zen_Again's avatar

@Captain_Fantasy Perhaps. I don’t think you read the details of this question, @Captain_Fantasy. I love newpapers, and I’m looking for other interesting publications.

:-)

mammal's avatar

The Hindustan Times i love getting a fresh perspective from these types of paper.

lillycoyote's avatar

You really need to get out more, or maybe, actually, stay in more, spend more time online on your computer if this surprises you. Here are a few links. There’s a really good site with links to World newspapers with English language editions but I can’t seem to find it right now. I think I bookmarked it on a computer that I no longer have. I’lI post it if find it, but you can start with these:

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Zen_Again's avatar

@lillycoyote You misunderstood – my bad. I can google with the best of ‘em. And I am familiar with the various sites that have links to (almost) all the papers. What I am looking for is the personal angle. The personal connection to a newspaper. A local paper, perhaps, or a paper read because it evokes nostalgia. And I do need to get out more, and stay in more.

:-)

lillycoyote's avatar

@Zen_Again Busted! :) I googled because I couldn’t find the site I wanted to find. And, I think it is about half and half here, maybe I misunderstood and maybe you didn’t make yourself clear. But you want the personal angle? After 9/11 and then with the U.S. invasion of Pakistan and then before, during and will there ever be an after to the invasion of Iraq I became absolutely dependent on the foreign press, and since I pretty much only speak and read English, dependent on the English language editions of the foreign press because I knew absolutely that I was not getting the truth, not getting the facts, not getting the the big picture, only getting, really, propaganda for the most part. I also know that it is very important, particularly as an American, because we can be very provincial and prone to being insular, that we need to get a broader perspective that an international press gives us. And the local angle? I live in Wilmington, Delaware and I get my local paper, the Wilmington News Journal delivered to my every day. I am very much a newspaper person even though I get a lot of my news, information and analysis from all kinds of sources. But no one covers the local news like your local newspaper. And the News Journal is certainly not the greatest paper in the world, but it’s not the worst. One thing is has on it’s side is that you can pretty much get through the entire thing in about a half an hour if you don’t do the puzzles. :) But they actually do do some great reporting sometimes. The did a series on health care system in the Delaware prison system that was excellent and certainly got the U.S. Justice Department’s attention. They also did a great series that exposed serious problems in the State mental health system and did a good series on corruption in the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the people who manage the Delaware Memorial Bridge among other things. It may not seem like a big deal, but when public officials are taking trips to exotic places that are paid for with tax dollars, it is a big deal locally, and that’s what local news, local papers should be about. Anyway, is that anywhere close to what you were actually getting at? I can be mind numbingly long winded at times. Sorry. :)

lillycoyote's avatar

You’re welcome dear @Zen_Again And please let me know how you work out the getting out more while simultaneously staying in more thing. :)

Zen_Again's avatar

Like 3d avatar, I go outside my mind while staying inside the house.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Zen_Again Wow! So that’s how you do it. I’m a third of the way there then. I kept my 3-d glasses from the show. Now all I need is one of those transfer your mind/soul into the avatar devices/boxes and Sigourney Weaver to come by and knock some sense into me and I’ll be good to go.

absalom's avatar

I used to like The Daily Beast, after meeting and speaking with the creator, but now I feel kind of ambivalent about it. Sometimes it doesn’t seem to qualify as news, or it can be a little sensationalist. I suppose it’s not very obscure anymore, anyway.

And sometimes when I’m at the library I “read” the Asahi Shinbun, but my Japanese isn’t that great yet.

Dilettante's avatar

The “New Times” has been an unusual, offbeat, alternative news source in south Florida for decades; I must admit I don’t know much about the website—I still pick up free printed copies around town; but now that I’ve had a look at the online version, I’ll probably switch. It is much more than just a local rag. Have a look, it gets pretty wild!
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/

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