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WaulML6

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Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:33:41 am »
How many of your like to actually hold a newspaper and read it?  everything is so computerized now, that it seems that newspapers, books etc are becoming extinct.  I still like to hold a newspaper or book in my hand and read it although I have no problem with them being computerized.  But it's putting editors and such out of work as physical newspaper sales are down. 

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 09:41:48 am »
I would say I pick up a newspaper about two times a week when I go over to my mom's house.  It takes me about five minutes to read the whole thing and most of what I read I have already heard from websites or on the radio.  I think it is good for some local news but for national news it is outdated by the time it gets printed.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 09:50:02 am »
I use the internet for most of my news but frankly I don't particularly like keeping up on the news anyway as it can be very depressing. Even though I now bad things happen every day I usually don't want to know about it.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 11:07:54 am »
I don't but my husband does

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 11:10:57 am »
I love to read books and mags in their paper form, but I hate the way newspaper ink rubs off.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 11:19:27 am »
When the paper started going from the driveway directly to the recycle bin I knew it was time to d/c the subscription !  We already feel inundated by news from internet and TV.  However I really enjoy picking up a local paper while traveling.  You can get such a good sense of the personality of the town and some hints on what to do, where to eat and all the local lore.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2013, 11:57:09 am »
Once a week, our community distributes a small town newspaper that is now free (guess they make their money from ads I don't know) but I do read it.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2013, 12:56:24 pm »
Yes, but not very often

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2013, 01:46:22 pm »
Yes have to get the coupons from the paper on Sunday but don't read much any news is on the net or t.v.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2013, 01:59:59 pm »
no only online but I do only read actual books the thought of reading a book online or any other form doesn't appeal to me

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2013, 02:28:02 pm »
I still read a print version of a newspaper, not every day. I read the news on line more. Unless something is really interesting then I'll watch the news on t.v., like when the Boston bombings happened, etc... then you get more update and faster news.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2013, 02:35:16 pm »
I still read the weekly newspaper out at my dads. I long ago quit haveing it come to house. But since he does not andwill not use a computer i buy him a subscription every year. and Then i also buy forme and one for my brother a quarterly news from the town we rew up in in our teens and we know everyone. Really enjoy it,

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2013, 03:17:00 pm »
I have to disagree with you mentioning books and newspapers becoming extinct. I still see people buying and reading the newspapers. Books in my opinion will still be around for some time. Itís just a personal choice for people to read the news or e-books online.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2013, 05:32:34 pm »

    I do not like the paper and the ink...it simply too messy. I go online and see if it is available.

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Re: Do you still read a physical newspaper?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2013, 05:52:01 pm »
I don't receive a newspaper subscription anymore, but when I did I did read some of the news stories. I still prefer paperback and audiobooks to the tablets and always will. I get a lot of news on the internet true, but I get just as much from just watching tv. It's nice to use the internet to get news, but newspapers will always have a place. Not everyone has the internet nor intends to get it. There was a time when we couldn't even afford it and there is no guarantee that it will always be affordable. But the newspaper is usually about a $1 or less so that will always be fine with me to supplement tv news. Plus I just like having certain news articles to archive.

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