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Newspapers and Magazines are dead?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by AlQuds, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. AlQuds

    AlQuds New Jack

    Joined: Oct 22, 2003 Messages: 37 Likes Received: 0
    Do you think that Newspapers and AMgazines are a dying source of media?
    do any of you read the paper daily? or do any of any of you have a ny magazine subscriptions to magazines or papers? I myself think that nespapers are not necessarily dying out, by they are much weaker sources of mass communication than TV is, same goes for magazines. For myself though, the internet replaces TV.
    then again, newspapers provide more coverage than TV can handle, and is in fact much easier on the eyes than the internet.
  2. krie

    krie Guest

    i read magazine and the paper all the time
  3. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 27, 2003 Messages: 2,130 Likes Received: 66
    I read the paper daily

    But more for the editorial pages and features than the news. I usually catch news either on TV (sucks) or online. In fact, I hear a lot of news a few days before it hits the paper, online. Because most of us 12 oz.-ers spend a lot of time online, we tend to forget that not everybody else does. I leave newspapers in my jungles. Tramps use them for just about everything--starting campfires, shitpaper, kitchen food prep surfaces, etc. Clean newspaper= very valuable to tramps.
  4. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 2
    i usually just get my news from yahoo! when i go to check my email. 5 headlines a day...that's about all i can stomach.
  5. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    news websites are one of the few things I can view at my desk during work without getting shit for so i tend to use that as my main source of news. I catch the TV news locally if theres somthing I'd like to see video of, but usually the web keeps me on top of things. But about once a month or so I NEED to go out and by a copy of the NYTimes. I'd get a local paper to get my fix, but I refuse to give either of them my money (I can't support one to spite the other cause they are both owned BY THE SAME FUCKING PEOPLE!). And I read the 3 decent weekly free papers of course. And I'm a fucking magazine junky.....but those are rarely about current events.
    Far from dead.
  6. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    i read alot of magazines (i like the pretty pictures) and i also read about 3 newspapers a day. i'd say they're very much alive and well
  7. mapo returns

    mapo returns Member

    Joined: May 4, 2003 Messages: 687 Likes Received: 0
    i like to read magazines, but ive never been one for the paper. its always a big mess with ads falling out and shit. the thing is too damn big.
  8. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    magazines rule. especially when you also buy a cd
    to go with it and you have the afternoon to lounge and
    read/listen. i don't think the medium/format is going
    down at all. maybe from an oversaturated market, but
    not from medium.

    newpapers..eh. i kind of can't stand how awkward they are,
    i just wanna open the shit up and read not fumble
    with it for 5 minutes, and then have to fumble more
    after the first couple of paragraphs to get to the rest
    of it. and most newspaper news stories are written so that you
    get the bulk of the info at the top of the story and the
    rest is just trailing off really. good if you only care
    about headlines and leads, bad if you want something
    substantial. the extra suck to that is that, for me anyways,
    i end up reading the articles all the way through anyhow.
    plus you have to pay for them, even though they are
    cheap, everyday adds up.
    on the flip they are a tasty resource/archive.

    tv......turn that sedative shit off.
  9. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    i always pick up a newspaper when i go shopping
  10. I read tons of newspapers and magazines, I love them. They better not be going anywhere...
  11. nang'eds!

    nang'eds! Member

    Joined: Jun 17, 2003 Messages: 834 Likes Received: 0
    For me it isn't as much magazines but everysingle morning as i hop on the tube at my local station. the london underground publish a free newspaper, the metro. And it is very fucking useful, gets me through the day. There is no way newspapers or magazines are going anywhere.....
  12. sneak

    sneak Guest

    i tend to read the main section of the sunday newspaper. that means i get whats happened throughout the week in one sitting.

    occasionally i have to go buy a tabloid like the sun :cool:
  13. nang'eds!

    nang'eds! Member

    Joined: Jun 17, 2003 Messages: 834 Likes Received: 0
    ^^And we all know why you buy the sun!!
  14. ^^
    Yeah for the TV section, right? :D
  15. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I've been hearing this question for like the last 10 years. Physical media hasn't slowed down in 10 years and its not going to. yea, everybody loves the internet and the ease of use...but people also like to have something physical....tangible in their hands.

    printed media is here to stay.