Back in the heyday of print newspapers, editors sometimes collected a number of short news items together and titled the assemblage with a headline suitable only for the 1st item. Presumably, this was done so as to not waste space (ink and paper) with multiple headlines.
I have found information about California condors buried in these “piles” of news. While that condor news is itself useful, I also value the historical context for the condor news that is provided by the other items in the set.
For this post, I provide 5 such examples of “minor items” bundled together into a single article. The examples come from 3 newspapers and span nearly a century.
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For most people, our lives pass without articles about us appearing in major newspapers. But big-city newspapers (and other publications) regularly publish articles about the details of individual condors’ lives. Just the titles of these articles have a story to tell about California condors and humans.
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Thornton Burgess was an author of stories for children, a radio broadcaster, and a naturalist. This post is concerned with the latter 2 and, of course, the California condor.
Continue reading “Radio Nature League”
What were people thinking about the California condor at the end of the 20th century?
As one (very partial) answer to that question, I note 6 letters to the editor of the Los Angeles Times published 1995-1999.
Continue reading “Letters to the editor of the Los Angeles Times: late 1990s”
This post is another in a series highlighting published letters to newspaper editors that concern or refer to the California condor. Here are excerpts from 8 more letters that appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
Continue reading “Letters to the editor of the Los Angeles Times: early 1990s”