Saturday, July 22, 2017

Question for the Community: For What News Do You Pay?


As social media and online aggregators continue to subsume advertising dollars and attention spans, journalism has experimented with different funding streams, forms, and even different relationships with readers.  The question for the community is, for what news do you currently pay?


39 comments:

  1. We purchase the local newspaper..."old school" style, and recycle them.

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  2. I pay for NY Times, Wall Street Journal and the local weekly. About a year ago, I quit getting the Times and WSJ delivered and switched to on-line only. I hate it! No where near the same experience to read on an I Pad or my phone while commuting and I find I hardly ever read them anymore. Certainly not cover to cover like I used to. I'd give up the papers but I like the crossword and should read the business news for work.

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  3. local paper and the NYT, both in newsprint form

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  4. Can't resist being curmudgeonly but truly the only news I pay for is the Lincoln County News published in Newcastle, Maine. It's the best paper I have ever read--it's literate, informative, and amusing. It's what good newspapers used to be. Here in my hometown in Connecticut, in the 1960s and 1970s, there was once a decent paper, but it has long since folded to be replaced by annoying, innocuous "free" papers that are little more than advertising circulars. The Lincoln County News is truly a shining star.

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  5. We pay for digital subscriptions for both the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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  6. The Sunday (NY) Times with a weekly/bi-weekly dose of the New Yorker (it varies), all in print. The digital versions are handy backup for stories I want to share with friends and family.

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  7. Between my elderly parents and I, we pay for the State and Local newspapers in print form, because Dad needs his daily puzzles and they have no computer, as well as the Mackinac Island Town Crier newspaper in print form.

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  8. What I've learned, completely by accident, is that most of my favorite columnists across all online paywall-protected news sources will also publish their protected material via their open Twitter accounts. My appetite for news is so slim that the workaround hardly registers as a hardship.

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  9. NYT, paper and online, and the local paper, not online. Discontinued WSJ, as I had repeated delivery problems.

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  10. Pinestraw Southern Pines

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  11. The economist and the FT (digital).

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    1. Sunday edition NYT and The Atlantic.

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  12. This is the time to invest in the free press. To my family that means PURCHASING (paper or digital) subscriptions to newspapers or news sources that adhere to serious journalistic standards (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalism_ethics_and_standards). We pay for subscriptions to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, our local paper (The Seattle Times) and a number of news magazines - most in digital form (though we do get NYT, WSJ and the Seattle paper on our doorstep). To be honest, we can't read it all, but we feel it is our duty in these times to support the legitimate press that our founding fathers deemed essential to our democracy.

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  13. I have subscriptions to The Spectator ( UK ) , Shooting Gazette ( UK ) , The Field ( UK ) , Country Life ( UK )and Land Rover Monthly . That keeps me entertained and sane ! Newspapers , I tend to read in a café . Let's be honest here about newspapers : they're nearly all bad news or editorials dressed as fact .

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  14. The Washington Post is our local newspaper and that's all we get. I've been in this area so long that the obituaries are one of the first sections I read. There's also a free neighborhood tabloid-size weekly newspaper that is also quite good but only as good as the neighborhood.

    My wife's father used to deliver the Evening Star, as it was then, in the 1930s, so we got that instead of the Post for as long as it lasted.

    When I was little, in the 1950s, we got Life, The Saturday Evening Post and Look, which had the best pinups.

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  15. Muffy,

    We subscribe to about a dozen magazines the closest ones to news being Standpoint, The National Interest and The New Criterion. Once a good newspaper, The Economist has become fatuous and disingenuous in its support of globalization and illegal immigration at all cost--good riddance!

    GW

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  16. None. Read NY Times and Wash Post at on-line sites. I used to subscribe to Town and Country, Southern Living, and other magazines. Now, sadly, I just subscribe to Arthritis Today.

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  17. I suppose it could count as news, but the only writing that I pay for is the New Yorker. I love their longer form pieces.

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  18. We purchase the NY Times and The Wall Street Journal . The Times is getting Harder to read since it's become a propaganda paper more than a NEWS paper .

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    1. Truth. I stopped reading the Times a long time ago. The WSJ is the closest to real, actual, news reporting.

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  19. WSJ and local Observer Tribune

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  20. The digital version of our local newspaper (too many delivery issues with the paper version) and paper subscriptions to Consumer Reports, Money, AARP, and Yankee (although this last isn't technically news...).

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  21. FT online
    NYT online
    Wash Post online

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  22. WSJ and the local (New London) daily.

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  23. I subscribe to a variety of magazines (Bloomberg, Time, Fortune, Vanity Fair, etc.) and generally buy a copy of the Boston Globe at least 4-5 day a week. I do not pay for any online news. If you extend this a bit further - I do pay for television and rarely is my TV tuned to anything other than a news station or PBS.

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  24. The only print I pay for is Tricycle: The Buddhist Review - an independent, nonsectarian Buddhist quarterly. I get most of my news online and don't pay for everyday news. If I did, however, I would buy the NYT online. This was a great question and I loved reading all the answers.

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  25. The sunday new york times, english spectator, and country life ij

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  26. NYT and WSJ are delivered and 'softly' tossed on my porch every day. Southern Living, Garden and Gun, Architectural Digest and Fine Gardening round out the print list.

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  27. Washington Post, Austin American-Statesman, both online. Once a government teacher, always a government teacher.....

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  28. Print versions of the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, local paper, and the New Yorker. Have access to the Washington Post via Amazon Prime.

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  29. The Washington Post, Cape Cod Times, and The Boston Globe.

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  30. I get the print version of Yankee Mag. and view several news sources in the internet. For the important stuff I just come to Muffy...

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  31. Wall Street Journal online edition

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  32. FT, Saturday edition

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  33. I pay for the San Francisco Chronicle, hard copy, because I wrote for them!

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  34. The Sunday New York Times is one of the enduring joys of life. I keep up with the on-line version during the week.

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