Do you read the newspaper back to front or front to back?

@kiran1978 (4138)
Australia
April 2, 2008 8:10am CST
I read the newspaper from front to back. I usually read the front page article first, then I flick through the first half of the paper skimming through the titles to see if any other news items interest me. After that I usually look at my star signs for the day. I don't usually even look at the back of the paper as I am not too interested in reading the sport section. Very rarely will I read alot of the paper. How about you, what order do you read the paper in? Which parts of the paper do you actually read? Do you start the paper from the back reading the sport section first, then go to the front of the paper afterwards?
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@arjun999 (1005)
• India
4 Apr 08
I am a sport fan. So i always check the back page first. Then i glance at the first page for any world news.
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@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
16 Apr 08
So you would not really read many pages of the paper at all then.
• India
14 Apr 08
I use to read from back to front
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@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
12 Apr 08
Depending if the headlines attracts me or not if not i will skim through one time to see what attract me yea .
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@tezovhemo (362)
6 Apr 08
i read from the back on the sports page
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@balasri (26577)
• India
4 Apr 08
Always front to back.They know how to give important to news.That is why they call it front liners and head lines.
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• Singapore
4 Apr 08
Sure I do. I read the whole darn thing front to back. But I only zoom in on the details for news I am interested in.
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@ruby222 (4848)
2 Apr 08
A newspaper from front to back..like you im not into the sport etc...so i skip that bit!!..but if i have a magazine i usually work from back to front...the problem pages are usually at the back...lol..so i go there first...then i skip through the health section...just to see if ive got anything i didnt know about!!..then the letters page....and that about covers the lot!
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
Yes I am like you too with reading mags from the back first, funny how women love to catch up on the gossip.
@ruby222 (4848)
3 Apr 08
a bit of gossip keeps us going!!! but i dont know if you find that a lot of mgazines run the same storylines..i definately dont think that you would read the mags that i read....but there are two in particular that are very very alike!!!!.....thats Woman and Womans own.... Though i love magazines the price of them puts me off!!..i love the house magazines...and the country life mags but they are very very expensive!
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
I read mainly Woman's Day and New Idea. I do find that they have alot of the same gossip, lol, read one and you don't need to read any of the other magazines. I agree magazines are quite expensive. Have not really bought house magazines before, so not sure on there price.
@dpk262006 (53920)
• Delhi, India
3 Apr 08
I read it from back to front, because in my newspaper, back page is 'sports' page, I Love to read sports news first, before going through other news. But I cannot remain without reading my newspaper, I just love to read it thorought all 365 days of an year.
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
Wow a newspaper lover, have not heard anyone say that they love it that much before, that is really good. You would definately be well informed of news around the world and the latest sports update.
@dpk262006 (53920)
• Delhi, India
4 Apr 08
I also stared a discussion on 'newspaper' sometime back. May like to see/read: http://www.mylot.com/w/keywords/do+you+miss+your+newspaper.aspx
@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
2 Apr 08
Hi Kiran Since i love to read i'll buy the paper and take out the Sports and classified and toss them to the recycle bin. Next i read the front page, metro and then the Life page (gossip,star sign and comics and Dear Abby) Its not that i care about who of the stars is doing what, but i'm a little nosy about them lol. I read front to back unless if an article is carried over to another page and then read that page and back again. Cute discussion!
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
Hi Rosekitty, sounds like you read the newspaper quite thoroughly. Never heard of Dear Abby, sounds interesting though, what is that section about? I am also a little nosy, good to have a laugh sometimes about all the gossip.
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
3 Apr 08
Morning again! Yes I tend to keep up with the news as bad as it can be sometimes..need something good to read lol..Dear Abby is a sister to Ann Landers..the twin advise columnists who would listen to your crying or complaints about divorce, life, family and give you advise back. Does this ring a bell? if not maybe they don't carry them in your state paper. I used to wish i could be like them cause sometimes it could get funny and you knew you were in charge and they would believe what you'd say..kinda like the weatherman lol
@benthose (475)
• India
2 Apr 08
Always front to back.. I always like to have the best part at last (In my newspaper, the last page has the trivial news section, which is most interesting..) I usually keep the additionals for the end, for the same reason
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
That's interesting having the trivial news section at the back. Here we always have the sports section at the back.
@benthose (475)
• India
4 Apr 08
Well.. The sports section comes second last!!
@littleowl (7157)
2 Apr 08
hi kiran-ivery rarely read the newspaper as all it seems to have in it is doom and gloom -i only read it if there is anything really interesting in there or informative and normally thats from reading a friends newspaper-blessings littleowl
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
I agree littleowl, it can become quite depressing reading all the bad news all the time. I think they should publish alot more good news, like miracles and stories of heros. That would surely brighten up your day.
@littleowl (7157)
3 Apr 08
hello kiran-you are right in wat you say,but i think it would brighten everyone's day up if there was some good news in the papers now too blessings littleowl
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
2 Apr 08
For me, i will start reading from the back because of the sports section ^_^ hehe.. After which, i'm like u, flipping thru to see which article interest me and i will read those qst b4 starting on the others that are not really important nor interesting.. LOL
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
It seems like you are in the minority group in this discussion, most people start at the front. I wonder how many people actually do read the whole paper, not many by the sounds of it. Just shows how important headlines need to be.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Apr 08
I believe there are ple who read the whole papers, but for me, i will only read wat i wanna read.. If i feel bored later in the day, maybe i will pick up the papers again to read wat i've missed earlier.. lol
@gemini_rose (16194)
2 Apr 08
I do not often read a newspaper, but when I do, I read it front to back. It feels wrong to me reading it the other way! My dad would always read the back of it first, he was a big football follower and so he would go to the sports pages first and then read the rest of it after!
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
Lol, if it was a magazine on the other hand would you feel weird starting at the back(gossip section)? I always start at back in magazines. If they changed the sport section at the back to something that interests you then you may go to back first. I think the Japanese people always read back to front, that would be strange? I like to go to the back then for gossip section in magazine.
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
Sorry for repeating myself in my comments, 4am here, bit tired.
• United States
2 Apr 08
I read the newspaper front to back. I just read whatever cathes my attention. I read the Daily News and sometimes they have these stories about murders committed a long time ago and they revisit them and I like to read those stories because i learn new stuff. I don't read my star signs because I'm not really into that. But that's all I read, oh and stuff about celebrities too.
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
So I see you like unsolved mysteries you would probably like the shoe Cold Case then as they solve murder mysteries from years ago. Have you seen that movie? I am like you too reading whatever catches ny eye.
• United States
2 Apr 08
I actually haven't watched that movie but yeah I like to read stories like that. Most of them were solved a long time ago and only a few weren't solved. But it also deals with other stuff besides murder.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
3 Apr 08
Hi Dear i start from front page , main head line then i scroll all head lines, very rare i go to details. i do read support, business, arts and all news but just bird eyes veiw iTake care
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
Hello, yes I mostly skim read the articles too, takes too long to read whole article. If however an article has really caught my eye I will read every detail.
@mic_tcs (264)
• Malaysia
3 Apr 08
I usually read from the sport session. Then only I will flick through the rest of the newspaper. I think the least session that I would read is the finance session.
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
Yes I agree, the finance section would be quite boring, can't say I have ever read that part before.
@inked4life (4228)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I always start at the back with the sports section, finish that and then go to the front and read from there. The only time I don't start with the sports is if there is a headline or story on the front that really grabs my attention or is something I am really inetrested in.
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
Interesting, I thought there would be alot more people here like yourself that start at the back because of the sports section. But it seems like there are only a select few so far. The headlines are crucial I think, if they don't grab your attention then alot of people do not bother reading the article.
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
I usually just go straight to the cartoons page and read the horoscope as well then just flip through the pages to see if there's something nice to read if not that's it for me.
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
Cartoons hey, I never really have read them myself. What type of cartoons are they publishing these days? Do you write cartoons yourself. I like reading the horoscopes too.
@izeeeey (23)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
I usually don't read newspaper that much. It's kinda boring for me to read and see what's the news all about specially when it comes to the corruption matters of the government and about the crisis of your country. ArRrRrgggGg it makes all of my hair stand up. I only read newspaper if I want to read or see something.
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
Well atleast you hair is flat alot of the time, lol. Newspapers can be boring sometimes. I think they are useful for job hunters and share buyers and also people who are looking to buy things though.
@chris1314 (787)
2 Apr 08
Front to back, only because i dont like the sport section! then on most section i read the title and the first para, if it grabs me then i really read it, if not then i just move on to the next one! Chris
@kiran1978 (4138)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
Good thing the lead of the article has the most umportant information up the top that way you can see whether the article is worth reading.