Newsdesigner.com has a great snippet from Glamour Magazine on "How to Read the Paper in 10 Minutes."
Read each page-one article up to the "jump line" (the line that directs you to another page for the rest of the story.) Editors front-load the important details so they fit on page one.I'm sure I'm not alone in agreeing with Newsdesigner: From all of us who labor to keep the democracy's populace informed, I'd like to send out a big middle finger salute to the fine folks at Conde Nast!
Skim headlines in the rest of the paper then absorb the first paragraph and read the last sentence of each piece. You'll get the story without trudging through every word.