I have either subscribed or bought local newspapers most of my life. I think what started my love of newsprint was watching my grandfather lovingly take apart his favorite paper (Salt Lake Tribune) and read it bit by bit.
He had a comfortable chair and he would read daily and international news. Every night at 10 p.m. he would watch the nightly news. He was a news junkie. I think that if he was alive today, he would have still read his newspaper each morning.
Actually, I like newspapers for the local events. For instance, I hear about the camel runs in Virginia City or the local history of Dayton, Gardnerville, and other areas in Northern Nevada. My favorite bits are about the life and times of Samuel Clemmens (Mark Twain). He was a big mover and shaker (nusiance) in Virginia City, Carson City, and Tahoe.
So what am I saying about this paper (Nevada Appeal) that was first published in 1865? Well, I like the local offerings, but I don't read the international page. I can get better information from the internet. It is obvious that there is a bias when it comes to national politics and international news. Unfortunately, the Swift Newspaper brand has homogenized the national news.
So I read the local news like the Farmer's Market, or clubs and possibly actual news in Cason City and the region. I even enjoy hearing about the young man who shot llamas and went to prison for destruction of property. I like to read about the efforts to eradicate gang problems.
However, if I want to look for opinions that are more small town... Nevada Appeal has lost its cultural identity. What a pity.
You can find the Nevada Appeal online at http://www.nevadaappeal.com/ .