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Old Yesterday, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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So Pittsburgh has the Tribune Review and the Post-Gazette. The former offers unlimited free articles per month while the latter only permits you a few free articles per month. In addition, the latter only permits subscribers to comment on articles online.

I'm under the impression that the Tribune Review has always had a conservative tilt, and I'm also being led to believe that as a recent development the Post-Gazette has also turned conservative. Is this correct? I'm also seeing that the Tribune Review doesn't seem to cover the city as well and focuses much more heavily on the outer suburban areas---especially the Greensburg and Alle-Kiski Valley Areas.

To those who are subscribers to the Post-Gazette, do you feel like it's worth it? I'm not very well-off financially, so I don't want to spend ~$130/year on something that may no longer have worthwhile journalistic integrity. I'm a liberal. Do you feel as if the Post-Gazette offers opinions that are both liberal and conservative or more recently just conservative?

Would a subscription to the Pittsburgh Business Times be more worthwhile if I'm primarily interested in reading about development-oriented discussions?

Thanks!
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Old Yesterday, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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To those who are subscribers to the Post-Gazette, do you feel like it's worth it? I'm not very well-off financially, so I don't want to spend ~$130/year on something that may no longer have worthwhile journalistic integrity. I'm a liberal. Do you feel as if the Post-Gazette offers opinions that are both liberal and conservative or more recently just conservative?

Would a subscription to the Pittsburgh Business Times be more worthwhile if I'm primarily interested in reading about development-oriented discussions?

Thanks!
I don't subscribe to either. However, I'll note that the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's paywall is quite easy to get around through the use of incognito mode in your browser. In contrast, most of the interesting Business-Times content is locked behind an incognito-proof paywall. I can get into the HTML code and read the text manually, but can't otherwise see the articles. So if you were going to pay for one, I'd suggest the Pittsburgh Business Times.
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Old Yesterday, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I don't subscribe to either. However, I'll note that the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's paywall is quite easy to get around through the use of incognito mode in your browser. In contrast, most of the interesting Business-Times content is locked behind an incognito-proof paywall. I can get into the HTML code and read the text manually, but can't otherwise see the articles. So if you were going to pay for one, I'd suggest the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Thank you! This is quite helpful! I might subscribe to the PBT and "cheat" to get around the PPG paywall.
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Old Yesterday, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (lovely hills but no ocean...)
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There's also the public library, where one can read newspapers, magazine free of charge.

Support your local library.
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Old Yesterday, 01:09 PM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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No local news sources lean right. All are left leaning.
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Old Yesterday, 01:24 PM
 
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No local news sources lean right. All are left leaning.
I am surprised that the trib leans left. I thought scaife left it in his will that it would follow his political agenda
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Old Yesterday, 01:29 PM
gg
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I am surprised that the trib leans left. I thought scaife left it in his will that it would follow his political agenda
More money in hyping left garbage and I doubt the pubic knows anything about his will. Just more nonsense.
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Old Yesterday, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Western PA
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The Trib was an odd case. Yes, Scaife was a rabid right-winger, but his editorial board also penned many editorials in favor of same-sex marriage and Scaife personally wrote his own editorials championing abortion rights, which he supported for decades. He was of a generation where conservatism wasn't as extreme and all-or-nothing as it is now. At the end of his life, he also became very close with Bill Clinton. So try and figure that one out.
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Old Yesterday, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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The Trib was an odd case. Yes, Scaife was a rabid right-winger, but his editorial board also penned many editorials in favor of same-sex marriage and Scaife personally wrote his own editorials championing abortion rights, which he supported for decades. He was of a generation where conservatism wasn't as extreme and all-or-nothing as it is now. At the end of his life, he also became very close with Bill Clinton. So try and figure that one out.
Yeah, he was an early contributor to Planned Parenthood. Few people remember the history of Planned Parenthood today. In its early stages abortion rights was supported by a lot of Republicans, quite honestly in part because there was a large proportion of the American political class who was concerned about the large families of low-income people, and thought legalized abortion would be a good method to reduce the number of poor children ultimately born.

Opposition to the legalization of abortion was mostly limited to the Catholic Church, and not really politicized much beyond that.
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Old Today, 04:00 PM
 
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Im around the same age as OP, probably making similar money, and as of a few years ago, probably with a similar debt load.

Then I stopped asking myself silly questions like “should I spend an extra $130 of my hard earned money on a newspaper/cable TV/magazine subscription? That may be $130 a year for the newspaper but it’s easily $130 a month for the TV and the PBT is NOT a cheap subscription by any means.

It’s 2019. Pay for a good WiFi signal, everything else is a luxury. Find ONE streaming package if you absolutely can’t survive off YouTube and basic cable. Eschaton and BrianTH are good with providing the main local updates and the details and PhotoLith and others add some amazing pictures. Of course not all post here anymore but I know you know where to find them SCR. That place is way better than here for development news nowadays.

You really need to learn how to cut your monthly expenses dude, not be thinking of new things to add
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