February 16, 2010
We all have personal favorite newspaper names. The Canton Repository, the Plain Dealer, the Blade.
Now that I think about it, lots of the badass ones happen to be in Ohio.
No matter. Because I have in my hot little hands what happens to be hands-down the best newspaper name in the world. And it's right here in little old rural Mizzou-rah.
That's right. The Unterrified Democrat. Possibly the most badass newspaper name ever. Unterrified. Democratic. That's all you want.
The UTD (my new nickname) is a weekly out of Linn (pop. 1,432) that serves Osage County. If you'll remember, Osage County was one of the counties with a nice-looking historical society website.
Anyway, the name "Unterrified Democrat" isn't the only thing this newspaper has going for it. Notice:
It's something like two columns wider than my paper, and most normal papers. I didn't measure, so I don't know the exact specs. But I opened the sports pages just for another comparison:
Unfortunately, the UTD has no website. But a Google image search image search for "Unterrified Democrat" yields this photo, so I assume it gets around.