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Newspapers and Magazines are dead?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Guest BROWNer

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.

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Guest imported_Europe

I read tons of newspapers and magazines, I love them. They better not be going anywhere...

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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.....

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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:

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^^

Yeah for the TV section, right? :D

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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.

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Regardless, a lot of the stories you see on the evening news are found by someone in the news room flicking through a newspaper and deciding that'd be a good story to follow.

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There's nothing like picking up a big weekend paper

and brewing a pot of coffee (or tea) and going 'end to end'.

TV news is a joke. You only get headlines and rarely is there

any meat to the story. News shows like 60 minutes go a little

deeper.. but not much. Certainly for quality editorials and

real substance to the news stories... you cant beat the paper.

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i read 2 newpapers daily.... online.

and then i get the sunday paper delivered as well as a few magazines.

still alive and kicking.

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Originally posted by nang'eds!

the london underground publish a free newspaper, the metro. And it is very fucking useful, gets me through the day.

 

yeah, they do that in melbourne too. they have one called mx. it makes the train trip a bit more enjoyable for sure

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i enjoy reading both magazines and newspapers. but i'd rather read a magazine than the newspaper anyday.

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