In my investigative background, I often searched old newspapers on microfilm. Being the news junkie that I am, I really enjoyed it. It’s a reminder of the technology that has developed through the years.
Nowadays we learned about news instantly, with Twitter, texting, and breaking news updates. The generations before us relied on daily and/or weekly newspapers to inform them, and I think this created a great filter which focused on the most important news.
This newspaper is the front page of the Greenville news from June 7, 1944, which is the day after the Normandy invasion. It’s hard for us to relate to nowadays, but in 1944, this is about as rapidly as you could get journalistically edited news.
I hope to research more dates, and major news stories in the future, so if you have suggestions, I’m all ears. Enjoy!