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  Your Papers, Please

By Rob Pegoraro
April 10, 1998


I'm a big fan of newspapers, and not just because one of them pays me. If you need to know what's going on in another town – say, restaurant reviews or apartment listings – the best source on the Web will often be the local paper. But since search engines can be astoundingly brain-dead when it comes to finding papers, I use the directory of newspapers at the American Journalism Review's NewsLink site http://www.newslink.org/news.html.

You can search for papers by name, city, state, frequency of publishing or type (business, alternative and so on). The coverage is impressive: I was shocked to find a link to something as obscure as the classified ads of the Hunterdon County Democrat, the local weekly of my bucolic New Jersey hometown. — Rob Pegoraro rob@twp.com

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