1. Read an issue of your local newspaper.
What catches your eye, and why? Can you find the page that lists who works for the paper and how to contact them? Can you find out what communities it serves and who owns it? Tell us!
From a previous Challenge:
“I read the Bridge which is based in Montpelier. I saw ads and I recognized a few businesses like Clar Construction. I would like to learn about new stores, and I want more sports in newspapers. There was a star chart. There was a whole section about our schools!”
— Lachlan, Montpelier
“I read the Times Argus. I learned that high-school cross-country runner Ava Thurston has a ritual of eating a peanut butter sandwich an hour before she runs. In the New England Championships she was 5th place. The most interesting part was the articles about Veterans Day. I would like more Sudoku, because I really like Sudoku! What catches my eye is how organized the paper is.”
— Phoebe, Montpelier
“The things that caught my eye were comics, with the most interesting part being the placement of them — why are they not the first thing? And I would like to see many more kinds of funnies. I wish I could read stories about the people who write the comics.”
— Elliot, Fairfax