I’d like to think the President of the United States has the best interests of America’s children in mind with this school address thing that has generated such a kerfuffle. But after reading the advance text, I’m not so sure:
Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.
Maybe you could be a good writer – maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper – but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class. (emphasis added)
OMG! He’s encouraging kids to go to work for a newspaper!
Sure, they’ll possibly still be called newspapers when today’s kids graduate. They just won’t be on paper. On the other hand, they might contain predominantntly news instead of “days or weeks old” for things outside of the politics section, so it’s just a swap in emphasis.