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    The Daily Telegraph
    24
    14.29%
    The Guardian
    45
    26.79%
    The Times
    45
    26.79%
    The Independant
    26
    15.48%
    The Financial Times
    5
    2.98%
    The Daily Mail
    9
    5.36%
    The Daily Express
    1
    0.60%
    The Sun
    2
    1.19%
    The Mirror
    5
    2.98%
    The Daily Star
    0
    0%
    The Daily Sport
    0
    0%
    Other
    2
    1.19%
    I don't read a newspaper
    4
    2.38%

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    Ahh ok, I just looked.

    Btw the giraffes in your profile pic make me happy.

    I wish I had applied to SOAS
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    I like the Guardian and the Telegraph. My parents have bought the latter for as long as I can remember so I've grown up reading it I suppose. They have good features (I like the Commons Sketch and Celia Walden's Diary ) and manage to keep the tone fairly neutral despite being a bit of an old-man-Tory paper. Also it's quite interesting when you can tell that they disagree with some Conservative moves; the grammar schools controversy springs to mind especially.

    However when I go to university I expect I'll be buying the Guardian more, not least because it's easier to hold :p:.
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    (Original post by Soc)
    See my facebook note if you're curious to see which ones have been named.
    Any chance you have a link as to which unis have been named? And is that a 'complete' list?
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    Its all of them but three. Mainly the former polytechnics which were poor to start with anyway.
    http://soas.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=2481737021

    http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...120902,00.html
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    (Original post by Soc)
    Its all of them but three. Mainly the former polytechnics which were poor to start with anyway.
    http://soas.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=2481737021

    http://education.guardian.co.uk/high...120902,00.html
    Thanks alot. But I only a few are mentioned in that article, where can I find all 46? Or am I blind?
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    Try the first link...or do you not have facebook at all?
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    I do...but I don't have the privileges/permission. It's alright, I found it on guardian.com...Thanks though.
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    (Original post by mizfissy815)
    I do...but I don't have the privileges/permission. It's alright, I found it on guardian.com...Thanks though.
    Its here as well: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...03&postcount=3

    (I forgot I've limited my facebook profile so that potential employers can't see it. Ha)
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    (Original post by Soc)
    Try the first link...or do you not have facebook at all?
    Gotta be in your network/friends to view the first link.
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    The Telegraph - a nice Tory perspective on things :ninja:
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    (Original post by phawkins1988)
    Gotta be in your network/friends to view the first link.
    See post above yours.
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    (Original post by Soc)
    Its here as well: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...03&postcount=3

    (I forgot I've limited my facebook profile so that potential employers can't see it. Ha)
    Good move. And thanks again.

    Some of those are rather surprising...others not so much.
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    Either the Times or the Torygraph. The Times is consistently better, but if you filter through the dross the Torygraph has some excellent pieces you can't find in any other newspaper. Mostly since I steal papers from school rather than buying them I can chop and change a lot.
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    The different national newspapers have different aims, so that to me the best one is the one that best fulfils its aims. The fact they're all national newspapers implies they're all very good at fulfilling those aims. The Independent's great at writing sensationally about 'lefty' issues, while the Sun and Mail do similar things about more right-wing issues. The FT is great on most financial matters and their 'life etc.' sections are very well written for an intelligent readership. The Daily Sport has done well in finding an endless supply of home-bred Essex girls who are in desperate need of cash. And so on. They're all very good at what they do. Personally, I quite like the Economist and the less sensationalist aspects of the Independent (although I do cringe at half the articles in it…)
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    (Original post by Wez)
    the less sensationalist aspects of the Independent (although I do cringe at half the articles in it…)
    Once you get past their first two or three pages it turns into a rather sensible newspaper.

    Despite all of the flak i've given it, I still prefer the Guardian over the Indy. However, I would never even bother with anything that has even come near Rupert Murdoch's bank account.

    The Daily Mail serves the purpose of being absolute tosh, and most people that read it must know this. The other day I was in a WH Smiths buying a Guardian (and some bizzarre quarterly called "Chap" which seemed rather on the ball - it was "the explorers issue") when a man siddled up next to me and continued to select the Mail, the Sun and I believe the Guardian...now what kind of image is he going to walk away with?
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    Independent. Maybe the guardian if the indys not in stock.
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    (Original post by Prince Rhyus)
    Hmm...I remember Jim Hacker saying something like...

    Daily Mirror readers think they run the country
    Guardian readers think they ought to run the country
    Times readers actually do run the country
    Daily Mail readers are the wives of the people that run the country
    Financial Times readers own the country
    Morning Star readers think that this country should be run by another country
    Telegraph readers think that it actually is...
    And Sun readers?
    Hacker: "The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country,
    The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country,
    The Times is read by the people who actually do run the country,
    The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country,
    The Financial Times is read by people who own the country,
    The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country, and,
    The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is."
    Humphrey: "And Prime Minister, what about people who read the Sun?"
    Bernard: "Sun readers don't care who runs the country as long as she's got big tits."
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    (Original post by Cushti)
    Well, more that those ungrateful, dirty Muslim scum should be swept from our lands etc.
    Just saw myself for a second there!
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    I can't handle tabloids, they just depress me that they are the best sellers and are thus reflective of the average goon on the street. Plus the birds in them are crap, I dont see why people just dont look at porn on the net if they're after tits. they're usually hotter and you get a bit of pink too. Sounds arrogant, but I really don’t think even the Mirror has to be as superficial as it is. It could dedicate 3 or 4 pages, instead of just printing a massive picture and a tiny caption, of fairly good quality debate or in depth, non sensationalist coverage, whilst still maintaining all of the other major selling points. I mainly read The Times when I’m out, the Telegraph gets a bit unwieldy, plus it’s sometimes a bit too right wing and mundane. Feels like you’ve been in a lesson after reading a few articles. The Times may have gone downhill, but it still offers half decent quality news coverage. For political/economic analysis, and reports on technology progress or whatever, The Economist is the best anyway I think. What would I do without my annual subscription??? I don’t really understand why the left wing folk on here just read the Guardian all the time, its just telling them what they want to hear. Even I read the Independent on occasion, just to see what those left wing hippies are wrong about this time :P, especially if there is a divisive issue in the news at the time. This is especially true given they're all available easily online. Most of the time though, if I just want to catch up on things, BBC News online and things like CNN or Reuters are the most convenient.

    Do those little captions of articles on The Times website, which are usually pompous or dumb statements, and have a picture of an annoying looking columnist, piss you off? I love writing in the comment section of those articles ‘You are a ****’, even though I know it will never get through.

    To whoever said the FT does ‘proper news’, does it ****, its crap. The Wall Street Journal beats the **** out of it in terms of the quality of what they cover.

    Nobody buys The Sun in Liverpool. They said something dodgy or something about Hillsborough and all the scousers took offence. So many scousers love their football team more than they love their wife. In fact, my mate’s dad, who is an Everton supporter, separated after his wife asked him ‘what do you love more, Everton or me’ and he said bloody Everton.
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    (Original post by Consie)
    I don’t really understand why the left wing folk on here just read the Guardian all the time, its just telling them what they want to hear.
    A criticism that could levelled at almost anyone, whether they be left-wing, right-wing or bloody chicken-wing. People, even if they read multiple newspapers that encompass differing viewpoints, always have a preference that almost always echoes their views most closely.
 
 
 
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