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    So The Independent is going to cease publication of its print newspaper, becoming an online-only outlet. And it's expected that this will be the first of many - perhaps all - newspapers calling time on their print editions.

    Media types will mourn the passing of the Indy, but how about everyone else? How many of you are still reading printed newspapers?
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    I read them in waiting rooms and receptions.

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    Only on a weekens, and even then maybe only every other week.

    Their flaws are most noticable when it comes to rapidly developing situations. I got one the morning after the Paris attacks and it was hard to read the paper as it talked about maybe a dozen deaths when the true figure was already known online to be about 10 times higher.
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    Nope.. I really don't see the point of it if I've got my phone with me where I could access the news online at any time?!
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    No I never read newspapers as the content is already passed its sell by date the moment it hits the shelves, when you open a newspaper its like stepping inside a time machine and being transported back to yesterday for a dose of déjà vu. The articles are inevitably those you read about the day before online, plus as a medium they are inferior when it comes to rapidly developing events.
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    I've only ever had two uses for printed news: redecorating walls and drying out shoes. For actual reading material the web is far more convenient.
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    Sometimes over breakfast, yes. They're obviously not ideal for getting the most up-to-date information, but good for hearing viewpoints and ideas.
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    Yep I read my parents' telegraph each day and read the independent whenever I get it. Sad news about the Independent though, definetly the best newspaper.
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    I don't go out and buy them, but I read them when/if they're available (i.e. if my parents buy them and have them at home). It's much easier to read news online though.
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    my fav was the sun
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    Very rarely. I have the Guardian app and read the Morning Star's website for majority of my news reading. I might make it an aim to start buying physical newspapers more.
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    (Original post by acupofgreentea)
    I have the Guardian app
    Of course you do. :sigh:

    (Original post by shawtyb)
    my fav was the sun
    It depresses me that people actually think of that as news. :lolwut:
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Of course you do. :sigh:



    It depresses me that people actually think of that as news. :lolwut:
    did i say it was for the news?
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    I usually read the 'i' 3 or 4 times a week.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Of course you do. :sigh:
    To be fair, I'm kind of limited in terms of the news sources I can stand to read. :lol:
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    It depresses me that people actually think of that as news. :lolwut:
    Wait, what? The Sun is a newspaper? All this time I've been thinking it was some sort of parody magazine, oh my God ... :eek:

    The stuff The Sun prints is meant to be news. Who knew?
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    Yep

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    I constantly read the printed newspaper when I go to somewhere in the subway
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    I read the Sunday papers, and ill occasionally buy a daily broadsheet if something important has happened. The rest of the time, I just read the metro in the bus or news on my phone.

    I've never actually read the independent though.
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    I only read online newspapers, or the Metro.
 
 
 
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