What's in a name? Sometimes newspapers make you wonder

Faced with stiff competition from the Internet and other communications media, many daily newspapers have gone out of business in recent years. From those markets have disappeared some of the most classic names in the industry: Daily News, Journal, Bulletin, Press, Herald, Record, and Times. Across the US, however, others that have survived perpetuate more unconventional names, such as those of two Ohio dailies: The Vindicator in Youngstown and The Repository in Canton. Still others remind readers of old newspapering technologies. Examples: the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph or the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette. A geographical sampling of some of the intriguingly named newspapers still in existence, and where each is published:

New Orleans Times-Picayune
Memphis (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal
Sacramento (Calif.) Bee
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hartford (Conn.) Courant

Toledo (Ohio) Blade
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk Va.)
Torrance (Calif.) Daily Breeze
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance
Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times
Sioux Falls (S.D.) Argus Leader

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