I asked...someone, can't remember who, some newspaper poobah, or perhaps a librarian?...about continued digitization projects of other major urban newspapers. For the era we're all interested in, the teens and twenties mainly, most cities had many newspapers--five dailies in Los Angeles, five dailies in San Francisco, and that's not counting the little weekly papers, things like the Hollywood Citizen, etc. They had morning newspapers, afternoon newspapers, evening newspapers, late night newspapers, several I've run into even had "Sports Editions!" which I assume came out right after all the games had finished so the sports fan could be completely up to date. And each one of them was different. Those people read their newspapers.Rob Farr wrote: It's a shame no one has digitized the Washington Evening Star, because for most of DC's history that was the #1 paper of record with the Post a perennial second. At least until a botched break-in was assigned to Woodward and Bernstein.
But said poobah was not hopeful about massive digitization efforts, he seemed to feel that one paper per city was sufficient. I hope not, because that ain't the case. Not to mention there are cities and newspapers that haven't been offered up to us yet, papers like the Cleveland Plain Dealer and...has the Kansas City Star been digitized? St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, Seattle, Minneapolis? None of the major San Francisco newspapers has yet been digitized (although I hope the Chronicle at least is eyeing their own archive with dollar signs alight in their eyes).