Just for comparison purposes -
Our current president George Bush doesn't read newspapers either.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the other hand is said to have read six newspapers while he ate breakfast -
"President Kennedy worked long hours, getting up at seven and not going to bed until eleven or twelve at night, or later. He read six newspapers while he ate breakfast, had meetings with important people throughout the day, and read reports from his advisers. He wanted to make sure that he made the best decisions for his country."