Do you read a daily Newspaper?

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2013/09/29 11:57:38 (permalink)

Do you read a daily Newspaper?

I ask because I read 3, The Washington Rag er Post, The Frederick News Post, and at lunchtime The Washington Times. My question is simple, why the hell do Newspapers have such small print? I have to wear 3.75 cheaters to even come close to being able to see the print. I believe the younger generations NEVER read the paper, which is a shame, they are the only ones who can see the damn print! Your feelings?
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    lleechef
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 12:06:56 (permalink)
    The Columbus Dispatch every morning.  Then the Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks News-Miner, Beaver County Times and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online.  Everywhere I've lived I've had the paper delivered.  I have no problem seeing the print and remove my glasses when reading.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 12:12:32 (permalink)
    lleechef

    The Columbus Dispatch every morning.  Then the Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks News-Miner, Beaver County Times and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette online.  Everywhere I've lived I've had the paper delivered.  I have no problem seeing the print and remove my glasses when reading.

    Lisa, you are indeed lucky, even with my glasses, I have to squint!

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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 12:13:46 (permalink)
    I'm not as old as you are. 
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 12:20:29 (permalink)
    no longer do the daily newspaper, even dropped the Sunday NY Times that we got for many years. Now it is a weekly local coverage paper and a couple of weekly 'throwaway's, strictly for 'very local' community news and classified ads.
    I do have direct feed to LA's NBC Channel 4 as an add-on for our Direct-TV service. It provides a lot of local (SoCal) News coverage and almost never ending car chases to enjoy late at night.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 12:32:44 (permalink)
    If it's not online, I don't read it. Gave up that nasty news print habit many years ago and never looked back.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 12:43:33 (permalink)
    Daily and Sunday paper. Weekly paper, too. I used to get USA Today, but they started showing up a day late via USPS. Same thing with the Wall Street Journal.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 14:07:04 (permalink)
    I get the Atlantic City Press delivered every day.  Mostly for the crossword.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 17:03:52 (permalink)
    At least one every day.  Local and NY Times.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 18:57:50 (permalink)
    Yes, I have read daily newspapers my whole life. And can see the print just fine. And many young people read newspapers.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/29 20:24:41 (permalink)
    I subscribe to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and when on the road I can get the exact print replica of the newspaper as early as 5 AM in the morning and read it just fine on the retina display iPad. It can also be zoomed for the reading impaired or you can click on an article and the whole article comes up in large print.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/30 00:53:17 (permalink)
     
    I'm not into "the comics" or crossword puzzles.  And, I see no reason for me to read day-old news and outdated weather forecasts.  So, I have not subscribed to the ink monsters in ages.   There is a local free newspaper that gets thrown into the driveway, and I will occasionally look at it to see how the local schools did in football, baseball etc.  That's about it for newspapers.
     
     
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/30 07:41:18 (permalink)
    The local Minot Daily I pick up sporatically, the Seattle Times whenever I can.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/30 10:19:28 (permalink)
    I used to when I was younger (held a subscription to both the local paper and the Detroit News during high school and college), but I simply do not have the time to read a daily paper any more. I check the online version of our local paper about once a week or if I see something on the news I want to check more in-depth.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/30 11:38:34 (permalink)
    The local paper that I subscribed to for years, went from publishing daily to three or four days a week, and dropped my rural daily delivery. I really miss coming home from work and sitting down to read the paper. It is just not the same reading an online addition.
     
    My travel ritual is grabbing a USA Today from my hotel to read while eating breakfast. I just read this morning that they are doubling their price from $1 to $2 per copy, so freebies in hotel lobbies may be a thing of the past as well.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/30 12:06:59 (permalink)
    I still read The Baltimore Sun every day.  Growing up in Washington, DC, my parents took both the morning paper (The Post) and the afternoon paper (The Star).  Even when I was a poor college student I read The Post and both the AM & PM Cumberland, MD, papers (The News & The Evening Times).  When I settled in Baltimore, I continued the trend taking both The Sun and The Evening Sun.  Of course, all of these evening papers are long gone.  Are there any places out there that still have a morning and an evening newspaper?  Anyone else who took both?
    post edited by Treetop Tom - 2013/09/30 12:09:00
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/30 20:31:01 (permalink)
    I have been a lifelong newspaper reader. As a third grader I was still having a difficult time with Dick and Jane. Then I got a paper route at an unusually early age of 10 because I had been subcontracting a block from my older brother from age 8 and the station manager of the Indianapolis Morning Star took a chance on me. I learned to read from my own product out of necessity.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/09/30 21:41:42 (permalink)
    We get the St. Lucie Tribune 7 days a weeks, truthfully I don't read it everyday but I like a bargain and like the Sunday coupons that I don't have to print on my dime.
    post edited by ces1948 - 2013/09/30 21:43:36
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/10/01 12:47:57 (permalink)
    Reading the morning paper is one of my daily rituals. One day and I fear it will be very soon, print papers will cease to be. I shall be deeply saddened when this happens. Books will take a bit longer but one day sad to say, books will be gone also, except for e-versions. And the fact is, few people care.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/10/01 13:41:27 (permalink)
    I care. I care a great deal.
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    Re:Do you read a daily Newspaper? 2013/10/01 17:03:42 (permalink)
    I care, too.  I grew up in Indianapolis and my family subscribed to three dailies:  the Indianapolis Star, the Indianapolis News (both Pulliam papers, at that time) and the Indianapolis Times (Scripps-Howard).  Only one of the three survives (the Star), and it is now owned by Gannett and is a shadow of its former self.  Plus my father got the Wall Street Journal by mail, and we also got the weekly Northside Topics.
    When I went to college in Chicago in the early 1970s, there were FOUR daily newspapers:  the Tribune, the Sun-Times, Daily News, and Chicago Today.  I had the Tribune delivered to my dorm, but also read the Sun-Times (as it then was). 
    In law school, I subscribed to the Nashville Tennessean.  When I ended up in Washington, DC, I read the Washington Post every day, as well as the Washington Star, until it went bankrupt in 1981 (or thereabouts).  As part of my then-job, I read the NY Times, Washington Post, and WSJ daily at the office. 
    In the Twin Cities, I confess I don't subscribe to either of the local papers, but I read parts of them online, and buy a Sunday Pioneer Press every week, primarily because they still have a TV schedule pull out and the Minneapolis Star Tribune does not.   I read the Washington Post online almost every day.
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