Nah. Waaay back in the 1900's I used to get the Saturday and Sunday papers. It was nice to get the TV guide back then, before the listings were all on-screen and searchable. Plus the Internet wasn't as prevalent so it was nice to get the Sunday sports page to start the day during NFL season. I get it all electronically now. Plus it was wasteful, throwing out that stack of old newspapers every week or eight. I'll still get magazine subscriptions, but that's only due to there not being a computer in the bathroom
We have the weekend plan: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays. I like to kick back Saturday and Sunday with a cup of coffee and the paper, I don't have the time the rest of the week though, plus we are coupon clippers.
I can read news from all over the world, at my whim, at any time, without paying a dime. I am concerned about the local newspaper businesses dying off, but I guess I'm not concerned enough about it to warrant spending cash on news I can legally get for free.
yep...today was the 1st day. i had been subscribing 7 days a week, i bring it to work and read on my lunch. today was my 1st day with the digital edition and i hated it...it's just not the same for me. still get home delivery Thursday, Friday and Sunday
i understand why they're doing it but i'm not a fan of it
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I only buy a paper a couple of times per year. Got gas a couple of weeks ago and saw an article about a bill to legalize gambling here in Texas on the front page, so I picked it up. The wife usually picks one up for the Black Friday ads each year. Other than that, unless someone lets me know there's something in it I need to read or have a copy of, I don't usually bother.
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I don't pay for the subscriptions myself, but I read three newspapers cover to cover every day (well, sometimes I skip the weekend editions). I used to work in the print media, and it's unfortunate to see it struggling as it is, but I think they'll survive, just not in the same capacity as they have in the past. The print media made some big mistakes when online news first became competition/something their readers expected, and they continue to make mistakes in how they offer it, but hopefully they'll figure out a way to survive.