Center for Ethics and Leadership

Sunday, September 6, 2009

An Attempt to Save Newspapers, Again

Alvernia's new Vice President of University Life and Student Learning Experiences, Joseph Cicala, has brought a program to campus meant to involve current undergraduates in reading the newspaper. It is a daunting task. News is, after all, available in the palm of one's hand with the right model of cellular phone. And the brevity of the digital transmission is print's greatest challenge. Not the immediacy, the brevity. Unfortunately, newspapers are about anything but brevity.

If you have been reading this blog, you know that I am quite dedicated to the importance of newspapers to American society, and so I have incorporated Mr. Cicala's USA Today Collegiate Readership Program into my introductory theology course. Here's hoping I spark some interest.


  • What makes cellular phones amazing is that it can give you updates every single minutes which newspapers can't do. But newspapers do give full and exact details.

    Nice article!

    By Anonymous Lightyear Wireless, At October 6, 2009 7:39 PM  

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