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Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby joejlitz » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:20 am

I love the newspaper. Call me weird or whatever, but I love to lay the paper out on my breakfast table or desk at work and read it while I eat. Reading off the internet just isn't the same.

But the USA Today just went up to $1.00 a couple of months ago, so I pretty much swore off buying it regularly. I only buy it now by exception.

Is there anyone who still buys the paper or do you'se just read it off the "innernet?"
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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby dream_017 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:24 am

We still buy our county newspaper, but only the Sunday edition. Mainly for the coupons.

I do still like to read the regular newspaper, too, but find that I've already seen or read most of the stories that interest me a few days prior to it hitting the newspaper.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby scottaa1 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:28 am

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 :-*
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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby Metroid » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:32 am

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. ;-D
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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby knapplc » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:17 pm

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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.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby dream_017 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:34 pm

knapplc wrote: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.


Detroit newspapers drop home delivery
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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:47 pm

dream_017 wrote:
knapplc wrote: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.


Detroit newspapers drop home delivery


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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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby Madison » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:14 pm

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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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:17 pm

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.
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Re: Does Anyone Still Buy a Newspaper?

Postby RiffRaff » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:21 pm

Neighbor works for the paper and I get it for free for the advertising I provide via the store.

Get it delivered around 3 A.M. to my Box if I really wanted to read it then. Get it every day and it takes me about 15 minutes to read what I want.

Much easier and enjoyable to read, but I won't miss it that bad if it disappeared. :-°
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