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displacedinMN
10-27-2012, 09:13 AM
I hate paying for news.

The MPLS star tribune gives you 20 articles a month. But I am finding it harder to limit it to 20.

What makes me mad is the price. $52.00 a year seems a bit steep considering they don't need to print or deliver the paper. And I would read less then I would with a real paper. THEN after the INTRO price It goes up to 2.00 a week. so 100.00 a year

I don't want to go off on a rant here......so I will ask

Who is paying for a paper, magazine etc. Things that you could get other places.

Not ESPN insider or online only content.

Thanks-Yes I know I am cheap

notorious
10-27-2012, 09:15 AM
What is a "newspaper"?














.......LMAO

Stewie
10-27-2012, 09:19 AM
I read the KC Star online. It's paid for by the annoying ads, but with a good ad-blocker it's not bad. I used to have the paper delivered, but the delivery became so inconsistent I dropped it.

Baconeater
10-27-2012, 09:22 AM
Nobody. That's why all the newspaper companies are going broke.

notorious
10-27-2012, 09:39 AM
I get called by the local papers constantly to advertise.


It isn't worth what they want to charge. I feel sorry for them, though.

Dave Lane
10-27-2012, 09:42 AM
$4 a month is too expensive for you?

R8RFAN
10-27-2012, 09:44 AM
I read the KC Star online. It's paid for by the annoying ads, but with a good ad-blocker it's not bad. I used to have the paper delivered, but the delivery became so inconsistent I dropped it.


Yes and ad blocking will eventually kill all the good stuff we get online... Eventually I predict all newspapers will charge a subscription fee.

notorious
10-27-2012, 09:47 AM
I get called by the local papers constantly to advertise.


It isn't worth what they want to charge. I feel sorry for them, though.

$4 a month is too expensive for you?

I should have clarified that they want me to advertise in their paper.

CoMoChief
10-27-2012, 10:17 AM
who's stupid enough to do something like this??

almost as stupid as paying for music online.

displacedinMN
10-27-2012, 10:18 AM
Yes and ad blocking will eventually kill all the good stuff we get online... Eventually I predict all newspapers will charge a subscription fee.

What really stinks about that is that I look at papers from places that I have lived., KC, DSM, MPLS, a few others.

Who can afford to pay for all of those? Even with free trials each month.

Like I said-I am cheap.

PunkinDrublic
10-27-2012, 10:18 AM
I buy a paper and read it while I'm having lunch. It's relaxing but fuck it makes me feel like such an old man.

Pestilence
10-27-2012, 10:19 AM
Anything that I need to know.....will be posted on CP. Everything else is garbage.

CoMoChief
10-27-2012, 10:23 AM
Anything that I need to know.....will be posted on CP. Everything else is garbage.

agreed

ChiefsCountry
10-27-2012, 10:32 AM
Clear your cookies and you can read free articles all day.
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Start Croyle
10-27-2012, 10:36 AM
I like to read the KC Star, STL Post-Dispatch and Columbia Tribune online. I've thought about subscribing to each of them, but that would be very costly!

nychief
10-27-2012, 10:38 AM
"I don't like paying for news?"

Why not? It's the fruit of someone else's labor.

bevischief
10-27-2012, 10:43 AM
Why? There are too many free sites to get news from. I read newspapers in Europe for free everyday. Much better than anything in this country that want to charge you for.

La literatura
10-27-2012, 11:50 AM
What really stinks about that is that I look at papers from places that I have lived., KC, DSM, MPLS, a few others.

Who can afford to pay for all of those? Even with free trials each month.

Like I said-I am cheap.

You are cheap and spoiled. I am, too, as are most of us. But really, it makes sense that they have to charge. They have to pay for reporters and journalists and editors (and good reporters and journalists and editors cost money), even if not for paper and ink and delivery boys.

La literatura
10-27-2012, 11:51 AM
I like to read the KC Star, STL Post-Dispatch and Columbia Tribune online. I've thought about subscribing to each of them, but that would be very costly!

Start Croyle, do you only read old copies of the KC Star? I might have some bad news for you about Brodie . . .

Paniero
10-27-2012, 12:50 PM
I pay for the WSJ. I value the journalism. Of course, I'm intelligent and care for original content.

TL;DR: I do.

Rausch
10-27-2012, 12:52 PM
The bigger question is who pays for newspapers at all...

BigMeatballDave
10-27-2012, 12:56 PM
The bigger question is who pays for newspapers at all...

Heh, this.

Johnny Vegas
10-27-2012, 12:59 PM
just hit the stop page button before it loads all the way. Once you can see the article hit stop.

notorious
10-27-2012, 01:06 PM
$4 a month is too expensive for you?

I should have clarified that they want me to advertise in their paper.

Sorry, Dave. I am a dumbass.


You were talking to the OP. Whoops. :)

R8RFAN
10-27-2012, 02:10 PM
The bigger question is who pays for newspapers at all...

Still alot of old folks do...

Demonpenz
10-27-2012, 03:14 PM
Sands Reaper16 and some others chiefs fans are the dumbest.

Saul Good
10-27-2012, 03:24 PM
I pay for the WSJ. I value the journalism. Of course, I'm intelligent and care for original content.

TL;DR: I do.

Nothing says "I'm intelligent" like saying "I'm intelligent".

theelusiveeightrop
10-27-2012, 03:48 PM
The Onion is free and breaks the latest news.

whoman69
10-27-2012, 03:56 PM
The Onion is free and breaks the latest news.

Probably be more informed than Fox.

whoman69
10-27-2012, 03:57 PM
There are too many sources for free news, even local news, that I wonder what the point is. They probably shouldn't be charging as much as if they were actually delivering to you, but companies can't take a decrease in revenue.

GloryDayz
10-27-2012, 04:58 PM
What is a "newspaper"?














.......LMAO

They are those things they leave with your breakfast at your hotel room door each morning that you take on the last day so you have something to read on the flight.

whoman69
10-27-2012, 05:38 PM
You are cheap and spoiled. I am, too, as are most of us. But really, it makes sense that they have to charge. They have to pay for reporters and journalists and editors (and good reporters and journalists and editors cost money), even if not for paper and ink and delivery boys.

That's where advertising revenue comes in. Plenty of online news sources don't charge.

notorious
10-27-2012, 05:40 PM
They are those things they leave with your breakfast at your hotel room door each morning that you take on the last day so you have something to read on the flight.

Hmmmm.

I always figured that a really neat and clean homeless person slept outside of my room.

listopencil
10-27-2012, 08:41 PM
Newspapers destroyed themselves. Journalism was abandoned. They produced flaming shit in a bucket for decades, and even the bucket itself is now obsolete.

Mr_Tomahawk
10-27-2012, 08:42 PM
LOL




....what?

GloryDayz
10-27-2012, 08:44 PM
Hmmmm.

I always figured that a really neat and clean homeless person slept outside of my room.

Prolly... He's the News Paper elf...