Blog: News & Weather
A Worldwide Trend
With online advertising reaching a plateau, newspapers are now looking for additional revenue streams. Many publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, are beginning to charge frequent visitors for access to their websites.
A New Direction for 2013
Prevention, a magazine for women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, has a new look. This popular publication now features such timely topics as preventive health, fitness, natural remedies, and emotional healing. The updated layout contains brighter photos and several well-known authors including Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Tasneem Bhatia. These changes could lead to a wider audience during the coming year.
A Vanishing Breed
When the appropriate paperwork is filed with the Guinness World Records, Newt Wallace will become the world's oldest newspaper delivery person. At 93, Mr. Wallace still enjoys delivering the local paper to his many customers in Winters, California.
More Than a Magazine
Looking for a map of the Roman Empire or for some rare photographs of American Civil War battlefields, why not try the online version of National Geographic magazine? In addition to issues dating back to 1888, the reader will have access to a wide variety of books, images, and videos. Regardless of your interests, this source has something for everyone.
Something is Missing
With the war in Afghanistan coming to an end, the subject of overseas conflicts no longer made the top news stories for 2012. During the past year the public seemed to be more concerned with economic issues rather than foreign affairs.
An Early Warning
In 2009 a team of engineers suggested that a series of surge barriers or tide gates be installed in New York Harbor. Now, after the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, city officials are seriously considering a number of costly measures to minimize future storm damage.
That Time of Year
If you're looking for some new Thanksgiving recipes, check out "Let's Talk Turkey." This e-book, published by the Hearst Corporation, contains 100 recipes from a variety of popular magazines. This could become a popular item during the holiday season.
While several cities in Texas enjoyed temperatures in the 80s, residents in northern Minnesota were coping with their first major snowstorm of the season. Rouseau, a city 10 miles from the Canadian border, recorded over 14 inches of heavy snow. Meteorologists say that snowfall will be above normal for this part of the state.
Cause for Concern
A poor economy and a drop in impulse buying resulted in a 10 percent decrease in magazine newsstand sales for the first six months of 2012. Although most magazine categories suffered a decline in sales, food and home publications showed some improvement.
All in One
Thinking about the upcoming Presidential election or the effect of the European elections on the world economy? Why not take a look at Access World News. Here the reader can explore a wide range of views on such subjects as business, politics, science, and entertainment. For your local, national, and international news, this would make an excellent choice.
No Choice but to Sell
A lack of rain and searing heat have forced many ranchers to sell their cattle. The severe drought, one of the worst in recent memory, could lead to a big drop in beef supply and higher consumer prices in the coming months.
Sign of the Times
Given a steady decline in readership, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, an award-winning newspaper, will only publish three days per week. The newspaper website will supplement its print version with continuous updates.
Given the dramatic changes in our weather, readers should examine this timely website. The material on the site lists current tips on tornado safety. In addition, it also provides interesting information on tornado forecasting and some fascinating insights into the world of the storm chaser.
With baseball fever in the air, catch the latest scores on this award winning website. In addition to a wide variety of sports, check out the latest news on health care, immigration reform, and global warming. Regardless of your interest, this site will have something for everyone.
Science in a New Format
Soon many science textbooks will take on a new look. Unlike the traditional hardcover works found in college bookstores, students will now have permanent access to these printed editions on their computer.
From New York to Chicago, daffodils and crocuses are already in flower. With temperatures in the 50's and 60's, even the magnolia trees are starting to bloom on the National Mall in Washington. Although the winter has been an unusually mild one, a sudden cold snap could have a drastic impact on plants and trees.
Fresh Start for a Popular Magazine
Beginning with the March 2012 issue of Ladies' Home Journal, the magazine will take on a new look. Much of the content will now come from their readers and focus on such timely topics as parenting, health, and beauty.
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