Do you still read Sunday paper?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by lurok, May 15, 2011.

  1. Avalon

    Avalon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 27, 2001
    I pick up the Sunday paper every week because it's a bit of a ritual for me, to be honest. It's just nice to sit here with a cup of coffee, reading the paper and pretending I have nothing else to do until I've read everything I want.

    Also, I don't really like reading the sales flyers online, and I like the coupons in the paper...
  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

    Aug 22, 2002
    Terra Inlandia
    We've been meaning to speak to you about that.
  3. Marc

    Marc Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Nov 14, 2003
    Shinning Waters
    used to read it back home, more out of ritual than anything and only cos mum paid for the paper subscription. It was a murdoch paper put together via cut n paste, long on bias, short on quality.

    Since moving, nope. the local paper here (owned by Sun Media) doesn't publish on Sundays and even during the week it's not the money you have to pay for it.
  4. Velocity

    Velocity Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 19, 2001
    In the back of beyond
    Yes, I read it most every Sunday unless I'm too busy. I live in a smallish town and like to read the local news, especially the school news. I'm rather retro--I will never buy a Kindle or Nook because I prefer to read books. I don't spend a lot of time online outside of my job. And that's probably why I prefer print media in my free time since I spend so much time online at work.
  5. { Emilia }

    { Emilia } Cute but deadly Moderator

    Apr 17, 2011
    I was the same...

    ... until somebody got me a Kindle.
  6. Kup1986

    Kup1986 Ensign Newbie

    Sep 30, 2009
    I subscribe to the local paper online, which one of their editors helped me figure out a way to access the PDF file on my iPad. If not for that and the ultra low price (less than $6/month), I wouldn't read it. I don't download it daily anyway, but the rate breaks down to less than $.20 per day.

    I don't watch the local news so it is my only source of finding out about local events. But it doesn't break my heart or wallet if I miss a day or 5.
  7. kimc

    kimc Coffee Mod Admiral

    Jan 2, 2003
    Minneapolis, MN USA
    I subscribe to my daily local paper as well as the Sunday New York Times. I get some news off the Internet but find the printed news coverage to be more in-depth. Plus I love the daily sudoku puzzle. :)
  8. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Ambassador to Flavortown Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Dilithium Miners, Warp Drive-Ins & Borg Hives
    Occasionally I'll buy a Sunday paper, but I don't have a subscription any more. I get most of my news online.
  9. SmoothieX

    SmoothieX Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 12, 2004
    Yeah, if you count reading it on a Kindle.
  10. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Sunday is the only day that I read a newspaper. I generally spend three hours at breakfast with the NYT. It's recreational reading.
  11. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 9, 2008
    Same here - and with the two week trials, it's going to be some time in 2014 before I actually pay for a paper.
  12. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    Some, but not all the ones I like. And anyway, I'm just used to using and tossing the comics section Sunday mornin.'
  13. Finn

    Finn Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    No. I get it all online.

    Man. Your username and avatar wasn't visible on the iPhone when I first read your post. The first thing I thought was "probably RoJoHen".
  14. DarthTom

    DarthTom Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2005
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Newspapers aren't the only print industry going through tough times, the entire print industry is going through a radical transformation.

    But on topic: I do read a Sunday newspaper, the Sunday NYT

    Read more: Borders may be forced to close all stores | Atlanta Business Chronicle
  15. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Admiral

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    I am really not sure how to take that.
  16. Finn

    Finn Bad Batch of TrekBBS Premium Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    ^ prolly because you made similar comments like that.
  17. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    My mother saves me the Funnies; that's about it.

    There's no reason you can't do both. I'm an incurable book lover, but there's a lot of stuff that's only available in PDF format. Plus which, since I got a Nook for my birthday, I'm finally able to read Varney The Vampire.
  18. GMac

    GMac Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 29, 2002
    The Dales
    Not only do I still get a daily paper, Sunday is the one day of the week I get it delivered (two of 'em in fact). Being able to read the Sunday papers whilst eating Breakfast is one little luxury I still treat myself to.....

  19. JRS

    JRS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 25, 2003
    I very often browsed trough the newspaper everyday and read the stories that I found most interesting, when I was still living in Finland with my parents:) It was one of my rituals.
    My Czech is, sadly still so bad that I can even think of reading the local papers right now..but maybe someday. ( I could try to find an English paper somewhere, though..)
  20. Mr. B

    Mr. B Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 28, 2002
    New Orleans
    I've never read the newspaper in any ritualistic manner and I don't have a subscription. I work in local TV news so I'm privy to what's going on around town but I wouldn't pay attention to local news otherwise. I do follow national/international news closely online.