[Nfbmo] NFB-NEWSLINE Adds Papers to Celebrate Anniversary

Nancy Lynn freespirit.stl at att.net
Wed Aug 5 13:14:21 UTC 2015

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From: Scott White 
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 7:29 AM
To: Nancy Lynn 
Subject: NFB-NEWSLINE Adds Papers to Celebrate Anniversary


NFB-NEWSLINE offers seven new publications in celebration of the twentieth year of NFB-NEWSLINE, and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind. 

Two of our new additions, ABC News and CBS News, can be found in the "Breaking News" section.

ABC News provides breaking national and world news and exclusive interviews. It is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of the Walt Disney Company. ABC News' longtime slogan is "More Americans get their news from ABC News than from any other source." ABC News can be found under "Breaking News."

CBS News is another source for the latest breaking, national, and world news, including politics, sports, entertainment, business, and more. CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. CBS recently launched CBSN, the first live anchored 24-hour streaming news network exclusively online and on smart devices. CBS News can be found under "Breaking News."

We are also adding two papers to our International Newspapers section: London's Daily Mail and Australia's Herald Sun. 

The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-market tabloid. First published in 1896 by Lord Northcliffe, it is the United Kingdom's second biggest-selling daily newspaper after The Sun. The Daily Mail was Britain's first daily newspaper aimed at the newly-literate "lower-middle class market resulting from mass education, combining a low retail price with plenty of competitions, prizes and promotional gimmicks," and was the first British paper to sell a million copies a day. 

It was at the outset a newspaper for women, the first to provide features especially for them, and as of the second-half of 2013 had a 54.77% female readership, the only British newspaper whose female readers constitute more than 50% of its demographic. The Daily Mail has been awarded the National Newspaper of the Year in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, and 2012 by the British Press Awards.

The Herald Sun is Australia's largest-selling daily newspaper, a morning tabloid published in Melbourne. It includes Victorian, national, and world news, plus entertainment, sports, and business. The Herald Sun was established in 1990 as an amalgam of the afternoon daily, The Herald, and the morning daily, The Sun News-Pictorial. It is Victoria's paper of choice --latest readership figures confirm the Herald Sun is Australia's favorite daily newspaper.

You can find the Daily Mail and the Herald Sun under "Newspapers in Another State" and then "International Newspapers."

Our next offering is a new award-winning magazine. The Atlantic was founded (as The Atlantic Monthly) in 1857 in Boston, Massachusetts, and is now based in Washington, D.C. It was created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine, growing to achieve a national reputation as a high-quality review with a moderate worldview. The magazine has notably recognized and published new writers and poets, as well as encouraged major careers. It has also published leading writers' commentary on abolition, education, and other major issues in contemporary political affairs. The magazine has won more National Magazine Awards than any other monthly magazine. The Atlantic can be found under Magazines.

We are also introducing the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the newspaper of record for Bozeman and southwest Montana, whose slogan is "Empowering the Community". Since 1996, the Chronicle has been published each morning, and its first Saturday edition was published in 1997. It is noted by many of its residents and non-residents to have an entertaining Police Reports section, which include "many minor crimes of a more humorous or absurd nature." In 2011, they published the book, "We Don't Make This Stuff Up," a compilation of over thirty years of some of these crimes.

If you are not a Montana subscriber, you can read the Bozeman Daily Chronicle under "Newspapers in Another State," "Montana." You can find this paper if you are a Montana subscriber under "Newspapers in Your State." It might be worth taking a look at that Police Reports section!

The last item to be added at this time is The Texas Observer (also known as The Observer), a nonprofit American political news magazine regarded as "the state's leading journalistic voice for progressivism." It is published monthly and based in Austin, Texas.

The Observer was founded by Frankie Randolph and founding editor Ronnie Dugger, in Austin, in 1954 to address topics ignored by daily newspapers in the state, such as issues affecting working people and concerning class and race. Upon its founding, Dugger declared the paper's manifesto as "We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it."

Fitting with its "muckraking" reputation, the publication's slogan is: "Sharp reporting and commentary from the strangest state in the Union." The Observer often garners more laurels from those who live outside Texas's borders than those within; The New York Review of Books described it as "that outpost of reason in the Southwest." John Kenneth Galbraith said the Observer is a "well-researched journal which more orthodox Texas statesmen feel should not have the protection of the First Amendment."

The Observer operates on a shoestring budget -- it accepts few advertisements, supporting itself through donations and benefit banquets.

If you are not a Texas subscriber, you can find The Texas Observer under "Newspapers in Another State," "Texas." If you are a Texas subscriber, you can find this paper under "Newspapers in Your State." 


NFB-NEWSLINE, a service of the National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

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