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Old 02-04-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Default News & Observer e-edition

Well I canceled my N&O subscription a while back but started buying just the Sunday out of a machine. Anyway I
was in a coffee house the other day and went outside and purchased a paper to read with my coffee. Inside was a card with a code advertising 10 weeks of home delivery for $20. I decided to do it. That's like $2 a week and I'm paying that for the Sunday alone.

Anyway to my point ..... with a subscription you also get on-line access to their e-edition ..... it's really pretty good. It looks exactly like the paper. It seems to be very user friendly with options to configure to your liking and a easy zoom to read finer print if need be. I hated the plain old N&O website newspaper. I think you can order just the e-edition for $5 a month.

You can see a sample here : NewsObserver.com | e-edition
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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Interesting. Here's to it being slighlty more successful than the New York Newsday web subscription service. They spent $4 MILLION on their website relaunch and design and after a few months only had 35 subscribers. Yup, that's right ..... only 35.

After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site | The New York Observer
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Interesting. Here's to it being slighlty more successful than the New York Newsday web subscription service. They spent $4 MILLION on their website relaunch and design and after a few months only had 35 subscribers. Yup, that's right ..... only 35.

After Three Months, Only 35 Subscriptions for Newsday's Web Site | The New York Observer
Well I would think Long Island is a very competitive newspaper market to start with and $260 a year to boot spells disaster. The N&O is the only show in town and you're talking $60 a year compared to $260 a year.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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And also 75% of Long Islanders have free access to it by being either print subscribers to Newsday or subscribers to the family's cable company.
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I didn't realize I had access to an N&O e-edition with my subscription. Nice to know - thanks!
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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newsday is the only paper for long island -the newsday has been really crappy the past year ,nothing really in it anymore-the city has daily news and the new york post
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