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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:11 PM

When was the last time you held and read a newspaper. An actual newspaper, not online.

It's been almost three years for me. Everything has been online for me.

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Reply When was the last time you held and read a newspaper. An actual newspaper, not online. (Original post)
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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:11 PM

1. Sunday.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:13 PM

4. Me too

I get the paper fri thru sunday. Mostly for the crossword puzzle.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:16 PM

13. Yup. I read my Sunday paper then roll it back up and put it on my 98 year old neighbor's porch.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:37 PM

32. I love this tradition

Seems to be a custom wherever I go, if someone does get a paper, they leave it in the break room for others to read when they are done with it. And those papers get snatched up...even by people who don't go out of their way to buy them. I loved leaving my Tribune on the train or bus for someone else to read.

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Response to MountCleaners (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:41 PM

34. This is a bit of dark humor but my 98 year old neighbor's daughter says the first thing her

momma reads is the obituaries. She was sitting on her front porch once when I brought the paper over. I told her not to worry, she wasn't in there. It was kinda funny once, but I don't say that anymore for obvious reasons.

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Response to MountCleaners (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:04 PM

76. I miss that tradition

I live so far from neighbors and dont go to town on the reg anymore, so I cant do that anymore.
Ranch life.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:35 PM

26. My mom does this

She still has her regional paper delivered to her doorstep four days a week. She mainly reads it to see who died, as she says the local news mainly focuses on Indiana, and she is in the south suburbs of Chicago. But when she's done, she has another elderly friend she passes it on to. I love older people for keeping the traditions. I feel like such an old-timer when I buy a Tribune or Sun-Times from a twenty-year-old cashier.

I think in the city proper more young professionals pick up papers and read them on the train. I still see them doing it when I'm in the city.

When I go into the city, I make sure to pick up all of the free newspapers I can get my hands on. Even stuff like the Yoga Journal. My parents collected local and political literature. I really respect their civic-mindedness - they wrote letters to the editor and called in to radio talk shows, before they became obnoxiously one-sided. They called or wrote their congresspersons. Lots of things that young people are growing up without having done.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:12 PM

2. today and every day nt

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:13 PM

3. This morning, the NYT that landed on my porch.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:13 PM

5. Every morning! I need caffeine and newsprint to start my day! ☕️ 📰

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:14 PM

6. Sunday. nt

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:14 PM

7. i remember growing up in the Tampa area that you could get a morning paper and an afternoon paper

I'm sure that was true many places. Not anymore I guess. Of course there was no internet.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:33 PM

24. Tampa Tribune and the St. Pete Times

I think the Tribune was the morning paper and the Times the afternoon. My parents in Bartow got the Tribune delivered, as well as the Lakeland Ledger (daily mornings) and the Polk County Democrat (twice a week).

I liked the St. Pete Times from when I attended Florida Presbyterian (now Eckerd) College in St. Pete. When I transferred to FSU you could get the Times delivered to your dorm room door in the mornings and while I lived in dorms I subscribed to it.

Now the St. Pete Times and Tampa Tribune have combined to become the Tampa Bay Times. They have a great online presence: https://www.tampabay.com/

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Response to csziggy (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:36 PM

31. Yes. I am out of state now but I still check that out from time to time.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:24 PM

50. The St. Pete Times & Tampa Tribune were mornings, the Tampa Times was in the afternoon.

The Tampa Times was an independent newspaper, but was bought by the company that owned the Tribune, I think in the seventies. That paper closed in the eighties. The St. Petersburg Times, by then called the Tampa Bay Times, bought the Tribune a couple of years ago.

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Response to tableturner (Reply #50)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:35 PM

56. Correct. The Tampa Times was the afternoon paper we got in the late 50's until early 60's. Not sure

exactly and later we discontinued the afternoon paper. (If I remember correctly we had the same carrier for both, even though they were separate papers). In those days the carrier would come around and collect the bill or you would mail it to him/her. I didn't respond to the other poster because it really is not an issue, but I do believe you are accurate. I did not know that the St. Pete times had bought the Tribune. Interesting. By the 70's I was living in Gainesville.



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Response to dameatball (Reply #56)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:32 PM

80. Are you related to former Gator basketball player Dimitri Hill, aka "DaMeatHook"?

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Response to tableturner (Reply #80)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 08:49 AM

89. no, but I do remember him.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:15 PM

8. Today.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:15 PM

9. Sunday, 2 days ago.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:15 PM

10. I read one when I was at the doctor's office some weeks ago.

Print newspapers are dying. In my city of 50,000 you don't even see those iconic USA Today newspaper boxes.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:16 PM

11. Sunday.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:16 PM

12. Two hours ago.

I subscribe to my local paper and read it every day. I like having a hard copy to read, and I always do the crossword puzzles.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:17 PM

14. This am. And every am. We get the NYT and the NH Register delivered to our door.

It's my morning ritual to bring them in and watch MJ or whatever else is playing on MSNBC. That way I can slowly wake up, read Paul Krugman or whoever else opining that day in the NYT. And find out about the art world happenings.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:17 PM

15. I just finished reading the paper.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:18 PM

16. Almost everyday

I subscribe to my local paper. Just got a bill 5 weeks $118. I still get the paper to support local media. My sister in law cut her subscription because she is on a tight budget. I grew up in a household where my Dad brought all the days papers and I just canít give up that habit.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:18 PM

17. Today. Not a daily, but made out of paper.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:19 PM

18. This morning

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:29 PM

19. Our paper dropped their delivery to 2 days/week.

The kicker? They told me the subscription price was still cheaper than most other papers and the prices would not be lowered when the delivery dropped to from six days per week to two days per week. By the time the paper hits the driveway (and I remember to grab it), it's probably been 2-3 days since I've read any articles of interest online.

Guess it's time to ditch the paper and go for the online-only subscription.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:29 PM

20. I get a local newspaper, every week

Not a whole lot of news, but I can keep up with what's going on in the immediate area.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:29 PM

21. If I'm at the drugstore or the dollar store I pick one up

They usually have the day's papers there...even in the afternoon and early evening, and I remember the days when that was a rarity in the Chicago area. They were usually gone in the morning. I find sitting down to the paper pleasurable in ways that reading online news just isn't. I find myself scanning the online news and getting more in-depth information from TV. But the newspapers have lots of local-interest stories and I can check the business and sports sections - something I never do online. I think if people realized how much information is in a print newspaper that is hard to find online, they might pick one up more. But the reason might be economic. Still, there are all of those paywalls and aggressive ads online. I just don't enjoy reading loads of text online at all. For me, it's for getting headlines - making sure Trump didn't spontaneously combust or something, and then seeing people's opinions. Even then, I find myself reading columnists in the paper that I don't seek out online. For example, the odd conservative opinion.

Last time I picked up a paper, though, was maybe a month ago. I keep meaning to get off my ass and get the Sunday papers. When I lived in the city, it was a ritual with me. I grew up with a Dad who would get up every morning at 6 and go down to the convenience store and get ALL of the local papers, and we'd spend the morning sitting around reading them. I miss my dad and his old-fashioned urban ethnic guy ways. I think we lose a little bit of our collective spirit when we don't continue these traditions, it's like the death of part of our character, our soul. I feel the same way when old stores go out of business, leaving these ugly shells just sitting in the mall to rot. A piece of our life and history is being taken from us.

About fifteen or twenty years ago, there was a trendy field of study called psychogeography that addressed this - how "mental maps" are coded into our brain at a young age, and the disruption of fixtures from our youth is probably an assault on our deep psyche in some way.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:31 PM

22. Last week, but just a little local paper.

I recently read a local Neighborhood paper. It comes that every week. It's free, and they give it away at all the stories in the neighborhood.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:33 PM

23. I like a newspaper with coffee in the morning. These days I just get Sunday delivery here, but

when I am in traveling and staying in a different town/city the first thing I do is buy a local paper. Maybe we should look at why we criticize the MSM so much and look at what local newspapers have become.....almost non-existent. People say "all politics is local" but who knows better about local issues then local media? Besides, have you ever tried to line the bottom of the parakeet's cage or wrap a mullet with an I-Phone?

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:34 PM

25. Marcel Proust:

"The abominable and sensual act called 'reading the newspaper,' thanks to which all the misfortunes and cataclysms in the universe over the last twenty-four hours, the battles which cost the lives of fifty-thousand men, the murders, the strikes, the bankruptcies, the fires, the poisonings, the suicides, the divorces, the cruel emotions of statesmen and actors, are transformed for us, who don't even care, into a morning treat, blending in wonderfully, in a particularly exciting and tonic way, with the recommended ingestion of a few sips of cafe au laut."

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:35 PM

27. Everyday

We get the Marin IJ daily, plus the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:36 PM

28. Every morning.

Houston Chronicle and New York Times.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:36 PM

29. Every Fri, Sat, Sun NY Times

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:36 PM

30. Today

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:39 PM

33. This morning

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:42 PM

35. Last time I stayed at a hotel that gave them out for free

Let's see - that was about a month ago at a Hampton Inn in Bartow, Florida. It was the Lakeland Ledger which is mostly made up of sections from USA Today.

I never subscribed to the Tallahassee Democrat, our local paper, after the first year I was in Tallahassee. The paper sucked when Knight-Ridder owned it and now that Gannett Company owns it, it is no better. They have never had a reporter dedicated to state news, even though they are in the capital city of Florida. Instead they get their state news from AP. They send their reporters instead to cover FSU sports and occasionally to cover FAMU sports.

In the forty years we've lived on the farm it has not been worth it to try to subscribe to a paper, even if there were a local one worth the money. It's nearly a quarter of a mile from the house to the driveway, so we'd have to be dressed to pick it up. I sort of miss the days when I could grab a paper from outside my door to read while eating breakfast dressed in my PJs, but I broke that habit a long time ago. Instead I now read DU while eating breakfast dressed in my PJs!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:44 PM

36. Been a long time.

But, I did buy a subscription to the Boston Globe (online) recently. I decided I needed to support traditional journalism in a real way.

Not as cheap as when I was a kid in mass for the papah but well worth it. One benefit to the online version is I have access to the archives going back to late 1800's.

I made it my home page to force me to read on a regular basis.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:49 PM

37. This morning, still have a subscription

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:55 PM

38. today and everyday, but I also look online as well

I have a paper subscription to the Seattle Times, and online subscriptions to the WaPo, NY Times and Guardian.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:55 PM

39. I did the Sunday paper up til about two years ago

but stopped when I realized they were just going from the driveway to the recycling bin unopened most weeks.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:56 PM

40. Every Sunday and Thursday.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:56 PM

41. Last week

I get two weekly small town newspapers, on "Paper"!

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 05:57 PM

42. Years

 

Can't remember how many.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:00 PM

43. This morning. After putting on pants and starting the coffee

I walked out and picked the paper off the driveway.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:02 PM

44. this morning. NYT print edition.

every day.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:10 PM

45. My daughter bought one for the Black Friday ads.




And it cost her six bucks. I cancelled my decades long subscription long
ago after I decided it was no longer worth it. Even their website is no good.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:13 PM

46. Yeah I get one every week to check ads -

like JCPenny, Kohl's, etc.

But I try to check out the important news too, like the comics.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:14 PM

47. Every day, even the days I don't go to work and print them

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:15 PM

48. Many years ago, and I don't miss it at all.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:19 PM

49. This morning.

Local paper out of Placerville, California. Headline was about a young female Mountain Lion abandoned by its mother. Our local rescue group took over and she is now headed to a really nice, safe animal sanctuary.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:25 PM

51. Sunday

I dropped daily delivery last month because it was hardly ever delivered before 8 AM. I went to "all access" (online replica and web site) and kept Sunday paper delivery.

It is saving me a lot of money except for the new Microsoft Surface Go I had to buy. Yes, I read while on the toilet.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:25 PM

52. Everyday

I get into the office early and peruse the execs newspapers.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:30 PM

53. I am saving the Trees by not buying a paper newspaper

Besides news on internet is always more current than a newspaper printed several hours prior.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:32 PM

54. I get one every Sunday

I don't want newspapers to die off. Plus, I need something for my snake to poop on.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:33 PM

55. This morning.

We still get the morning paper delivered.
Dinosaurs.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:38 PM

57. Today. Someone at work leaves them on a table in the cafeteria

But I havenít bought one in years.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:39 PM

58. I support journalism by subscribing to my local newspaper.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:47 PM

59. Today nt

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 06:55 PM

60. Today. n/t

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:06 PM

61. Today!

They have them in my workplace, and in my local cafe. Also in the library. I don't usually buy daily newspapers, but I do buy the Times Educational Supplement; also an anti-Brexit paper called The New European.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:09 PM

62. Every morning, although I'm thinking about going digital.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:14 PM

63. I get the Washington Post delivered every day. I couldn't start the day without it.

The paper version is vastly superior. No click bait or flashing ads. While reading the articles that you are interested in, you discover other worthwhile items that would may not have noticed in other formats.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:15 PM

64. Yesterday

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:35 PM

65. Yesterday - the NYC at Starbucks.

I still read a local print paper that's not online. Otherwise I mostly read online versions, several a day. I do have paid online subscriptions to a local paper as well as the Sacramento Bee for statewide news, and the Washington Post.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 07:59 PM

66. Every morning over coffee.

Both my wife and I read the St. Paul, MN Pioneer Press. The morning CAN affiliate and CBS morning news are on in the background. I just finished reading the City Pages, our local alternative paper.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:02 PM

67. I read a free newspaper every month at least.

I haven't bought a newspaper in a long time. I do subscribe digitally to the NYTIMES.COM

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:04 PM

69. Many years n/t

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:19 PM

70. Yesterday. Our town sends out a free weekly paper.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:20 PM

71. This morning - like most mornings.

Yeah, I'm an old guy.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:32 PM

72. Sunday

The Denver Post

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:37 PM

73. February 2003... after NYT BLEW

the Protests "Say No to War" heard around the World. For their own judy miller g.d. AGENDA.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 08:46 PM

74. i grew up w/ grandparents who got at least 1 daily city paper. 1 got both.

i read some as a kid. i read it daily. even tho it has gotten thinner & thinner.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:02 PM

75. A long, long time.

 

Newsprint is not very environmentally friendly.

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Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:08 PM

77. On Sunday

We subscribe to The Oregonian. Due to budget cuts, they only deliver 4 days/week. We live in a suburb of Portland, so it has nothing to do with living too far away. We stopped the paper for about four months; but I felt guilty that not subscribing meant layoffs were happening at the newspaper, so we resubscribed. I also missed getting a physical paper.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:11 PM

78. Only when I am at hotels and there are USA Today's for free. nt

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 09:32 PM

79. I go and pick it up off the sidewalk every day for my wife

but I haven't read one in years.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:34 PM

81. This morning.

I subscribe to the local paper.

One friend mocks me for reading "that rag" as he calls it, but I'm far better informed about local things than he is.

This thread reminds me a bit of the claim that print books are dead as dinosaurs, NO ONE reads them any more, and we may as well burn down all the libraries or turn them into homeless shelters.

While books are different from newspapers, even though real newspapers may eventually disappear (not in my lifetime I hope) real books are essentially here to stay. For one thing, the sales of real books are still quite strong. It's only a minority of people who no longer ever pick up a physical book, and those are often people with vision issues who benefit greatly from being able to make the type as large as they need. I myself do own a Kindle, and have a handful of books on it, none of which I've read yet, but will if I get to take the Hawaii cruise I'm hoping for.

In short, we need both.

I am actually somewhat disturbed by those who said they haven't held a real newspaper in years, although at least one poster I happen to know personally, and I know they are very well informed as to what's going on in the world, despite that strange quirk. (It's a joke, the part about strange quirk. Honest.)

I find that trying to read on-line encourages a very short attention span. Not good. At least not in my opinion.

Several years ago I worked the information desk at my local hospital. To my great joy, I discovered I could find lots of novels that were in public domain published on the internet. As I'm a constant and voracious reader, this was wonderful. I could read all during my shift, with my eyes up on the computer monitor, rather than down on a book on my desk. I could give excellent, prompt service and still read to my heart's content.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:44 PM

82. Daily

Sometimes more than one. The library provides. I haven't paid for one in many years.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:50 PM

83. Today.

And finished the crossword puzzle.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:56 PM

84. Earlier today.

I didn't pay for it but yeah. Today.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2018, 11:57 PM

85. This morning

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:15 AM

86. Today, and demise of print newspapers is laughably overstated

Numbers are not close to what they were, but still quite substantial.

Magazines are where print is in trouble and being phased out, far beyond newspapers.

You still have older readers 65+ who vastly prefer print to digital newspapers by a 5/1 ratio, and surprisingly it is split dead even among younger 18-34 readers.

Hispanics prefer digital. That is one interesting trend.

I am still awake when the newspaper is delivered here in Miami. I also have a security camera in the front window that I monitor occasionally. It is incredible how many stops the delivery driver makes on the block smack in front of me. I live at the intersection of a T. Granted, it is an older suburban neighborhood but many younger families also. The driver stops and chucks the paper all over the place.



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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:18 AM

87. This morning. Two of them.

Old fashioned. Like to have a newspaper with my coffee and easy when retired, no rush.


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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 12:20 AM

88. This morning

I still subscribe to my local paper. I have a Kindle subscription to the Washington Post.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2018, 10:00 AM

90. My wife does extreme couponing so she buys multiple papers each week

And saves us a ton of money on food, household goods, clothes, etc. It's great. She has also donated hundreds of toiletry items she has gotten free while couponing this past year.

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