Posts Tagged ‘Iran Today’

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

June 22, 2010

Here is a wonderful site (courtesy of the Newseum) that displays the front pages of 811 newspapers from around the world (74 different countries) — these numbers seem to change daily as new content is added.  It is certainly not an exhaustive collection, but impressive nonetheless.  Hover on a dot and the front page is displayed to the right; click on the dot and the frontpage opens in a new window.  You’ll never have to wonder what the headlines are to any of the major city newspapers ever again (and even some of the non-major cities).  This is very cool!  The only Oklahoma papers included (at this point) are the Norman Transcript, the Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), and the Tulsa World.

This could be a great way to practice reading in a foreign language.  However, noticeably absent from the holdings: French newspapers — there are none (yet?)!  There are also no papers from Greece or Poland.  And, if you are wanting to practice your Farsi, don’t pick the Iran Daily, it’s in English!  Surprisingly enough, there were actually 4 or 5 Middle Eastern newspapers in English.  And, there were only a few newspapers from the entire continent of Africa.  But despite what seems to be missing, this is an impressive collection of holdings regardless (who knows, there may even be plans to expand the holding/offerings at a later date).

Click here to start exploring the front pages of newspapers from around the world!  Be careful, you could find yourself spending a lot of time here.