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Old 10-27-2012, 08:13 AM   Topic Starter
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Who pays for newspapers online?

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

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:15 AM   #2
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:58 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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Hmmmm.

I always figured that a really neat and clean homeless person slept outside of my room.
Prolly... He's the News Paper elf...
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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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.
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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.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #13
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:47 AM   #14
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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.
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$4 a month is too expensive for you?
I should have clarified that they want me to advertise in their paper.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #15
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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.
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