Yesterday I was in the city doing research for the cover of an upcoming book mentioned in this post.
It has been years since I looked at old newspapers on microfilm. I was specifically searching for headlines. Here are two that I copied.
But I also read the stories. It is fascinating to me to read the original newspaper stories-compare them to what would have been written today, etc.
It is different to read about something from contemporaries than from a historical viewpoint. And it is different reading about something as it happens than reading about it from a contemporary looking back. I guess it is the historian/researcher in me.