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Old 01-08-2016, 02:50 PM
 
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I read the news online, although very little of it, especially politics. The reason I read online is I can pick and choose what I'm interested in reading. Eliminates all the nonsense about celebrities, BS of politicians and the crooks in DC.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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We still get home delivery of our local regional paper and the Wall Street Journal. And our "local local" paper. Which - for some reason - we get for free - and is generally worth that amount . I am kind of "meh" when it comes to the local regional paper. It - like similar papers - has gotten very skinny and very expensive over the years (almost as expensive as the WSJ!) - and I will probably go to weekend delivery only when our current subscription expires (I like all the coupons ). Would find it hard to live without the WSJ. I find that I dig into articles more when I'm reading the print edition over my morning coffee than the on-line one. I also subscribe to Barron's - a weekly financial paper published by the same people who publish the WSJ. Only on line. I get a weekly summary of the paper - and read the articles that are of interest to me. If I get one or two good financial ideas a year from it (and I do) - it's worth the price of admission.

I - like some other people here - have an ig Home Page (used to have iGoogle - but it was discontinued). My news sources there are the Drudge Report (news aggregator with a generally conservative point of view mostly for general news - it had 26 million visits in the last 24 hours - so I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet) - Business Insider (mostly original content - a lot of financial news but some lifestyle stuff too) - and Google News. I look at the first 2 every day - the last once in a while. The only times I ever look at papers other than the 3 I subscribe to are when they're linked in the Drudge Report - or when I'm interested in a particular story and am searching/following up on it. Papers like the NYT (which I despise) and the Washington Post (which isn't so bad) are linked in Drudge more often than one might think. My favorite links are often to papers like the NY Post - or a couple of UK papers.

BTW - is there any "liberal" counterpart when it comes to the Drudge Report? If there is - I haven't heard of it. Don't think I'd care to read it - but other people might.

I listen to CNBC a lot (background noise weekdays when I'm home and on XM radio in the car). No other TV news stations for the most part. Except when a pretty big news story is breaking. They're pretty worthless IMO. Robyn
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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...I had a DR. tell me this one today. According to him, the most lethal cancer today is actually lung cancer. If the American Cancer Society was really doing its job, they would be alerting the public about the dangers of smoking, but instead, most of their money also goes to their executives, who fly around on corporate jets, and they instead campaign against breast cancer, which gets them more news coverage, and probably more money coming in.
I don't know about you - but I see lots of anti-smoking PR stuff/commercials. Think that was perhaps part of the tobacco settlements in Florida (not sure) - and I don't know if it has anything to do with the American Cancer Society (think the ads are paid for by the tobacco industry - again - not sure). Robyn
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Old 01-10-2016, 03:09 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I am old-fashioned in some ways, and I still greatly enjoy having the Los Angeles Times delivered to my door step every day. It has been down-sized quite a bit over the last decade or two, a deplorable development necessitated by the decrease in ad revenue as fewer and fewer people read a daily newspaper. Nonetheless it's still an excellent newspaper, although I have to admit that the New York Times is better. There would be a huge hole in my life if I didn't have it.

Somehow, online editions don't cut it for me in the same way.
Sometimes you just need to hold that paper in your hands to think you really have something to read. I feel the same way about books. Online books are very convenient, but sometimes I really want to turn paper pages.
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I haven't gotten a newspaper in many many (20 or 30?) years. Years ago I used to get the Washington Post daily when I lived in MD. That soon went down to Sundays only. Then none.
I subscribe to the Washington Post, The Hill, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times and Breitbart News all online. You can, too (Washington Post). It's very easy. When I wake up and go online in the morning, those news sources have sent an e-mail to my inbox with links to the morning stories on their website. If I don't want to read a particular story, I just don't click on the link. After I finish with them, I go to The Drudge Report, look at the links and click on the stories that interest me. And when I am done with that, I go to Google News, put in the word "poll" and see if any new polls have been released in this election cycle. Only after I'm "up" on what's going on, do I go to the Elections, Politics and Other Controversies and Current Events forums here on City Data.

You can also create a Google Alert that will send links to your inbox on subjects you choose, if you select News. I used to put my town on the Google Alert but I have also put the name of a place I was visiting, a hobby, medicare, etc., on a Google Alert. If you do that, I suggest you ask for the links once a day, only.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:51 PM
 
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Read the Chicago Tribune cover to cover, 7 days a week for years. Decades, really. Loved it. Cancelled my subscription when I couldn't get them to stop delivering my paper when I was on vacation. After the 4th or 5th time of coming home to 7-14 papers sitting in my driveway, I had had it. Went through withdrawal, but made it out alive

I quit subscribing to the Chicago Tribune in 2010 when I noted that nearly ALL the content was provided by the LA Times They had still another purge of Chicago talent recently.

They don't want to stop the paper as they get credit for all papers delivered when they are being paid by their advertisers.
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:58 PM
 
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I share your pain. It's criminal isn't it the way the newspapers have deteriorated? And even the NY Times ain't what it used to be. Years ago the San Francisco Chronicle had an early edition, a morning edition, an evening edition, and a late edition. The Sunday paper came out at about 2AM Friday, and was updated in different editions until late Sunday night.

I've recently been experimenting by going to my usual site called "My Virtual Newspaper"), ignoring all the state/city online papers (what writing? It's all fluff pieces, AP copy, or thinly disguised ads) and going to the major news sites like NPR, CBS, NBC, etc. It's far from ideal, but the content is WAY better.

I don't see the value in subscribing. Online content to newspapers is not much to see. You can see it all anyway by simply using Firefox for your browser and using "Private Mode". That gives you the content for free until the paper's software decides you have gotten enough questionable content for nothing (which is just about what it's worth), then they block you. Simply close your browser, open it back up, and go back to being a newbie until it hits the limit again. Repeat as needed.

Or, do as a friend of mine did in Hawaii. He was reading a newspaper that someone had left at our hangout cafe, threw it down w/ disgust, and said "I'm going back to worrying about whether the surf is up or not". Needless to say, he was a far wiser man than I.

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Old 01-11-2016, 12:09 AM
 
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I subscribe to the Washington Post, The Hill, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times and Breitbart News all online. You can, too (Washington Post). It's very easy. When I wake up and go online in the morning, those news sources have sent an e-mail to my inbox with links to the morning stories on their website. If I don't want to read a particular story, I just don't click on the link. After I finish with them, I go to The Drudge Report, look at the links and click on the stories that interest me. And when I am done with that, I go to Google News, put in the word "poll" and see if any new polls have been released in this election cycle. Only after I'm "up" on what's going on, do I go to the Elections, Politics and Other Controversies and Current Events forums here on City Data.

You can also create a Google Alert that will send links to your inbox on subjects you choose, if you select News. I used to put my town on the Google Alert but I have also put the name of a place I was visiting, a hobby, medicare, etc., on a Google Alert. If you do that, I suggest you ask for the links once a day, only.

You are such an asset to this Forum. What a considerate post. Thanks for the Info. I think you probably don't care what I say or think, because of my Outspoken style (Trump criticism, etc.) but, I really like, very much, finding your Threads and posts, and reading. Guess you could say, you are my Washington Post, etc. source. Just wanted to say....your posts are very Appreciated !!!
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:10 AM
 
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I subscribe to the New York Times, The Economist, and The New Yorker.....all online.

I subscribed to the New York Times in paper format delivered to my door for 30 years.

I also get news from CNN, NBC Nightly News, and random websites, including various newspapers online including Wall Street Journal sometimes, but I do not read the WSJ editorials.

If you see an interesting WSJ article online that has only part of the article, you can usually find full text of that same WSJ article in Google News.

I also like to look at HuffingtonPost.com

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Old 07-22-2017, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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As much as I'd like to stick my head in the sand like an ostrich, I know it's important to know some of what goes on in the world. Haven't watched TV news for years, but did subscribe to Newsweek and now TIME. All my life I've had a daily newspaper. But the newspaper continues on its downward spiral. The writing in the Atlanta paper is nowhere near as good as the NY Times. They keep recycling the same articles over and over. Recently the feature article at least once a week has been about a prison doctor who didn't practice good medicine. I'm getting sick of reading about him! Surely there is other news. And between Christmas and New Year, they keep rerunning articles that were previously published. For the last week there weren't even any letters to the Editor---just an editor's note about changes that would come on the website.

Have always had home delivery 7 days a week. But the paper has whittled to about 15 pages total on weekdays. Just not that much to read. I can stop the subscription and read some of the stuff online for free. People here on CD on the Atlanta forum even link to articles. Not sure about subscribing to the NY Times since I wouldn't be interested in some of their local news or the society people or even the arts (I am interested in the arts, but not their local arts---would make me too jealous!).

So---all of you of a certain age who also grew up reading the paper---are you still? Alternative sources for getting the news?
I've been following news closely since retiring 2009 and it has become a habit that I wish I could get out of. My Facebook is also filled w/ so many different sources for news. I have elderly parents who spend hours after hours watching Fox. I wish we oldtimers could just enjoy our final chapters of our lives and not worry about this stuff (national news).....
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