Do you pay for digital access to news (e.g. NY Times, Wall St Journal, etc.)?
Paywalls are doing it wrong. They should charge subscriptions for their archives, this is the advantage they have over 'new media.' They should provide unlimited access to current articles. They can use this to drive traffic to their archives and
Sell advertising. Profits on the web are all about clicks and eyeballs, not paid content.
Yes the Wall Street Journal. I've had it for 5 years electronic only. It's great.
The local newspaper. I like it much better on tablet than paper.
I do for The Economist, but that's it
No. FoxNews and TheBlazeTV.
Why just those? What about Al Jazeera and BBC? Cnn?
Because I prefer the truth. I'm 62 now, and I haven't got time to listen to nonsense.
I don't mean to question the validity, I'm sure they are good at reporting. I would just suggest to not only listen to conservative news because sometimes it can put a spin on things as all heavily partisan media does
Luke, I appreciate that. I do look at condensed news items from a variety of sources. I just can't listen to liberal commentary for more than just a few minutes at a time. But varied news sources are a good idea always. I'm disabled, and I sit at
home 24/7/365 except for doctor visits and the occasional movie, and church on Sunday if my bedsores aren't hurting too bad. I used to watch court shows all morning and FoxNews all afternoon, but now that we have TheBlazeTV, I have it on all day.
Sometimes I turn to Fox at 2-3pm CST, because Shepard Smith is my favorite news anchor.
No. I'm a cheapskate.
Can't tell if I'm cheapskate or just realistic about how much money I have :)
Actually, I wish I could find the $1 an issue for the Economist again. That was well worth it. The $5 coverprice is too steep.
Yes. One time I bought a Groupon for 12 weeks of NY Times for 99 cents. At the end of the 12 weeks I called to cancel. They offered the same deal to me again. I accepted, and we've been doing this dance for about a year now.
That's a great deal!
Not to either of them, but I do pay for digital access to my local newspaper, especially since there's no local TV station. I'd probably pay for the NYT if I could afford it.
I'm often surprised by how much they charge. Seems like they lose a lot of customers that way, but I guess it's working for them. The NYT just launched an app that gives access to just the opinion pieces.
I saw that, but I'd want the health, tech & science sections (I think they have a science section) even more than opinions. I try to make my "free" choices per month quality choices from the links that I see, at least.