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Poll #17388 Newspapers
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 27


Do you buy a newspaper?

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Yes, I pay money for a paper-based newspaper
5 (19.2%)

I pick up a free paper-based newspaper
2 (7.7%)

I have a digital-only subscription
2 (7.7%)

No, I do not pay money to any written news providers, but I read their websites
17 (65.4%)

No, I do not consume written news at all
0 (0.0%)

How much longer are traditional newspapers going to be on sale?

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2 years
5 (20.8%)

7 years
5 (20.8%)

longer
14 (58.3%)

It's almost exactly 3 years since I last asked. If you prefer Andrew's way of wording things he may well follow up his version too ;)

Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 02:12 pm (UTC)
sir_guinglain: (UKPolitics)
From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
It would be accurate to say that I occasionally buy paper newspapers, have digital subscriptions, pick up freesheets and read free news websites.

Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 04:14 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
Every couple weeks, I look into a digital sub for the FT, but can't justify it as it's quite pricey, that's about it.

Newspapers will continue for as long as people like your Mum are about buying them, as soon as things like tablet subscriptions become ubiquitous print papers are dead.

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 12:04 pm (UTC)
po8crg: A cartoon of me, wearing a panama hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] po8crg
I have a digital FT sub through work.

I might get nagged into paying for the Grauniad if they set up a proper northern department and get a clue about the Lib Dems. So never, then.

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)
po8crg: A cartoon of me, wearing a panama hat (Default)
From: [personal profile] po8crg
I wrote that I'd subscribe provided they promised to only put their interns on the nagverts. That didn't get a reply.

Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 06:55 pm (UTC)
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
I feel like I read, on average, about 1 article/month from the websites of about 5 different news providers (so up to 5 articles a month total) when linked to them by friends or something that's been retweeted around.

I'm not sure where that falls between "I read their websites" and "I do not consume written news at all".

This probably means that I should figure out which of them is my favorite/which of them I think could use the boost more/which of them is nearest me, and subscribe to that one.

Date: Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
doccy: (Default)
From: [personal profile] doccy
*looks all shifty-eyed* I, uh... I do not consume written news at all. Except for when I read their websites. Following links. Which I mainly get from a limited number(1) of reliable sources(2).

(1): 2 people
(2): Who are you and [personal profile] andrewducker ;)

Date: Friday, April 1st, 2016 07:27 am (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
*blush*

Date: Friday, April 1st, 2016 07:27 am (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Also, I totally don't vouch for all of my sources. I'm reliant on my readers occasionally pointing out some utter nonsense that's slipped in.

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 10:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newandrewhickey.livejournal.com
Yeah, to be more precise about my answer:
I follow *lots* of links -- from linkblogs by you, Andrew Ducker, Nicholas Whyte, Tony Finch, and so on, from blog posts I read, from things linked on Twitter, Tumblr, or (occasionally) Facebook.
I have a couple of news sources in my RSS reader, notably the Economist. I sometimes read these.
But I never think "Oh, I'll go and look at the Guardian/Telegraph/whatever website". I still somehow manage to keep more informed (at least about UK and US politics, and to an extent about Europe, Australia, and Canada) than about 90% of my IRL social circle though, because getting news this way means I *don't* get the sports news, celebrity gossip, entertainment stuff, and so on that bulks out the average newspaper, just the three or four pages of it a day devoted to political and economic news and analysis.
(I also subscribe to Private Eye, but I'm usually about an issue behind at the moment because I've been so ill for so long).

Date: Friday, April 1st, 2016 07:28 am (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
Yeah. I pay for Ars Technica, and Gadgette are awesome.

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoeimogen.livejournal.com
I buy the Cambridge News semi-regularly - partly to see if I'm in it and check quotes etc are OK. The paper edition often contains slightly different content from the website and sometimes even has stories they don't put online.

Nationally, I have paid access to The Times at the moment, because they're the last paper who ran an article I really wanted to read. I usually have one subscription to a digital site on the go - but not always newspapers, sometimes political magazines like Spectator/New TransphobeStatesman. Sadly none of my various jobs or posts gets me access to corporate subscriptions to these sites! (If someone could get me DODS access, that would be useful... I want to know what they're saying about me!)

Date: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoeimogen.livejournal.com
They must have been saying something nice for a change or I'd not have given them money to look at it. (I've forgotten what article prompted me to sign up - the trials for most digital papers are usually little or no money)

Date: Friday, April 1st, 2016 01:37 am (UTC)
lilysea: Serious (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilysea
Yes, I pay money for a paper-based newspaper: sometimes, if I read the paper at the local cafe and then it has an article I want to show my SO, I will stop by the newsagent and buy a copy.

I pick up a free paper-based newspaper (sometimes)

No, I do not pay money to any written news providers, but I read their websites (often)

Date: Friday, April 1st, 2016 07:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nickbarlow
I get a Guardian every Saturday, because it's free when I do my shopping at the local Waitrose, I browse their app on my tablet, and read a lot of other newspaper stuff via links from various sources.

I think they'll continue for more than seven years, but I suspect they'll start to become more anthologies of previously published content collated weekly than a daily thing. It'll be a combination of 'here's the good stuff about the news we published on the web' and 'here's some new stuff about less immediate things to get you to buy the paper version'.

I also think they'll be some kind of demand for daily newspapers outside big cities where there's not enough demand to drive the market for freesheets supported by advertising.

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