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In the Papers

Mock-up of a newspaper cover with cover articles on the Challenger Shuttle explosion.

One day later

January 29, 1986

Daily newspapers carry the story of the Challenger disaster.

Newspaper Characteristics
AUDIENCE: General public
AUTHOR: Journalists
TIMELINESS: Provides the most up-to-date information available. Usually carries live reports of "What's happening now" with little time for analysis.
CONTENT: Depends upon importance of event. May include some off-the-cuff analysis, interviews with specialists, editorial opinions, and graphs and photographs.

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