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Old 03-13-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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We used to before we retired..the Detroit Free Press delivered THURS FRI Sun....here we have to buy them at the store..they don't deliver here..I miss it...
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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I still get the Los Angeles Times delivered, which marks me as old-fashioned I suppose, but I really like it. One facet of that is the movie listings. With the paper I can check the different places a movie is playing and get the schedules just by turning a few pages in the section of the paper where the movie ads are. But if I go online to do the same thing, it involves going from website to website of the various movie chains (or website to website of different movies), which I find more inconvenient and more of a hassle.

But I am on the losing end of things and the handwriting is on the wall; within the last couple of years two major Los Angeles cinema chains have stopped their listings in the paper, I would assume on the grounds of saving money. I would also assume their reasoning is that fewer and fewer people get a print newspaper these days, and they are certainly correct about that.
We stopped delivery. The gannet-paper was stuffing a USA Today inside to make it look bigger. That was the last straw. We pay for local internet paper access only.
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Old 03-13-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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We still have the newspaper delivered. We also get the digital version. Being in the capital of the state, the newspaper covers many spending/political issues as well as local news. I read many sources on line: Google news, CNN, BBC, and any thing I can find. I like the printed version best.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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I haven't taken a paper in probably 20 years. I can read local news on computer sites way before newspaper come out with it.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:23 AM
 
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My wifes biggest regret in transplanting and a real sore point with her was finding out we couldn't get delivery of the Post here. She will read a lot on line but refuses to read the Post on line. Kept saying she wanted a paper she could hold in her hand. I read multiple papers on line.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:40 AM
 
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No newspaper since the '90's, no cable TV for about 4 years now.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:43 AM
 
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I have the Wall St. Journal delivered daily. I get the subscription which includes the paper and web-access for free.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:35 PM
 
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How is reading the paper old fashioned? It's much nicer to sit at the table eating breakfast reading the paper than with your face in your iPhone.

That's insane. What's next? Using toilet paper is old fashioned? Will there soon be an app that release nanobots to do toilet papers job and then auto-instagrams the results so the world knows I had Mexican for dinner and now my anus is clean?
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:36 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I get the local paper delivered, but I have digital subscriptions to the Oregonian (my state's "paper of record" which focuses heavily on the Portland metro area), the NYT and the UK Guardian. I used to read the WSJ, but I dislike their editorial section so much that I gave up on the news sections.

ETA: I read the digital papers on my 28" monitor as I drink my first morning coffee, that is hardly squinting at a phone.
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Old 03-13-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I still get the Los Angeles Times delivered, which marks me as old-fashioned I suppose, but I really like it. One facet of that is the movie listings. With the paper I can check the different places a movie is playing and get the schedules just by turning a few pages in the section of the paper where the movie ads are. But if I go online to do the same thing, it involves going from website to website of the various movie chains (or website to website of different movies), which I find more inconvenient and more of a hassle.

But I am on the losing end of things and the handwriting is on the wall; within the last couple of years two major Los Angeles cinema chains have stopped their listings in the paper, I would assume on the grounds of saving money. I would also assume their reasoning is that fewer and fewer people get a print newspaper these days, and they are certainly correct about that.
Have you tried the Fandango website?

Just go to Movie Tickets - Movie Times - Fandango

Type your zip code in the box at the top of the page, enter, and it will bring up the movie schedule and times for all theaters within a certain vicinity. Scroll down to see all. Click on the date tabs to see future schedules.

I don't get paper newspapers anymore because it makes my trash bags too heavy. I give 6 different news sites my email address and every morning I get an email from them with links to their stories for the day with a few sentence description. The link takes me to the pages on their site where each story is located. If I don't want to read a particular story, I just don't click on the link. They also send me e-mails when there is breaking news. I also go to Drudge Report.

I also create Google Alerts for my favorite topics and once a day Google sends me an e-mail if the key word I selected appears in any news stories around the country and outside the country, if it's in English. What I get in e-mail are links to those stories, with a one or two sentence description. For example, I have Alerts for two politicians I track plus a camera make and model. I have had news alerts on retirement, a hobby, places where I planned to vacation, Medicare, a medical condition I have and a drug I was taking. A friend of mine found out about breakthrough research on her disease in a newspaper in Europe found through a Google alert sent to her. If you have a favorite sports team and they are on the road, it's interesting to read the news story from the paper in the town they are visiting.

If there's a tornado in Oklahoma why would you want to read about it in, for example, your NY newspaper? Wouldn't you rather read about it in an Oklahoma newspaper?

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