ThePaperboy.com | Online Newspaper Directory
In 1997, Ian Duckworth, then a law student in Western Australia, started compiling a page of newspapers with online editions. It's grown to include 5,339 papers around the world. Papers from all the places you'd expect are here so I thought I'd put the site to a test and try something difficult and/or exotic.
Although not every obscure local paper I looked for was in the collection I did find 29 local Montana papers ranging from the Bigfork Eagle to the Wolf Point Herald News.
On the international side of things I checked several papers from China and from Taiwan. I went for the most obscure place I could think of and found myself reading the one listed paper from Burkina Faso. There were 3 Mongolian papers (in English) but only 1 from Ascencion Island (English) and 2 from the Faroe Islands (both in Faroese.)
The news stories on this page are international but you can also link to pages that focus on Canadian or U.K. content.
The site is free but for $2.95 a month (that seems to be US rather than Australian, as far as I can tell) the page becomes ad free and you get the following:
* Customised Homepage
* Select Your Own Headline Feeds, Search Panel, Paper Picks
* Bookmark Your Favourite Newspapers
* Translate Newspapers
* Write Letters to the Editor
* View More Papers Per Page (100 instead of 40)
The only flaw I can find with this site is its design. When you first log in the connection is slow. Once your browser caches some of the graphics on the front page subsequent visits go faster. As for the speed of each of the 5,339 papers' individual sites... you're on your own