Does anyone still read an actual newspaper?

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  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago

    Does anyone still read an actual newspaper?

    I miss sitting at the table with my coffee and reading the newspaper, shuffling through the sections, reading the classifieds, etc. I stopped my subscription years ago. Do you still get the paper?

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  2. profile image0
    Jacobb9205posted 2 years ago

    I don't read the newspaper, but whenever I'm visiting my grandparents I tend to look for the for sale section just to see if there's any cheap items for sale.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering, Jacob. I glance through the newspapers when I go to the library. Nostalgic think, it is.

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      Jacobb9205posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No problem Phyllis, ahh. Here's a thought, why don't you write an article along the lines of this "Are newspaper outdated"

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea, Jacob - but, I was hoping you or another who replies will write a hub on it. That would be interesting. To write a hub, answer the question again the click on "write a hub".

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      Jacobb9205posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh okay, I don't really write about stuff like that so we'll just have to wait smile

  3. Zelkiiro profile image95
    Zelkiiroposted 2 years ago

    Nope. Why bother with an amateurish local version of important news when I could, y'know, access the greatest information device humanity has yet created and go straight to the source?

    The only thing worthwhile in the newspaper are coupons and comics. Namely Classic Peanuts and Zits.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering, Zelkiiro.

  4. Jonas Rodrigo profile image79
    Jonas Rodrigoposted 2 years ago

    I don't read an actual newspaper but I do know a few people who do. It's usually the older people who still have subscriptions to newspapers or buy one every morning. I get my news mostly from various legitimate news websites.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jonas. I depend on the internet for national / world news, but sometimes do like to read the local newspaper, which is also on the internet. I guess I just like to remember my Dad reading newspaper, hearing the paper noise.. Thanks for answering.

  5. Venkatachari M profile image33
    Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago

    Yes, I read. I am habitual of reading the real paper since 40 years and still continue. Previously, I was used to "The Hindu" in Chennai during late 60s and 70s. Then it was not available in Northern India. So, I had to switch over to Times of India. Now, since 2005, I am subscribed to "Deccan Chronicle" and love it very much with its interesting columns and editorials. I view all pages, mainly headlines and some important news. But, I love to read the centre page containing editorial and special columns of great writers on social issues, politics, religion, spirituality and Finance topics. Then I go through sports news. It takes one hour before or after breakfast.

    After that, when at computer, I log on to Times of India and Economic Times to see some more interesting articles and comment on them, even though not able to do so daily now.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Venkatachari. I, too love the "page containing editorial and special columns of great writers on social issues, politics, religion, spirituality and Finance topics." Thank you so much for answering. I enjoyed reading your comment.

    2. Venkatachari M profile image33
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Phyllis. I am humbled by your praise and selecting this as best answer. Thanks a lot.

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You are most welcome, dear friend.

  6. integrater profile image60
    integraterposted 2 years ago

    Yup. My Parents have a subscription and before that my grandparents . So reading newspapers is something that has been handed down to me big_smile. I guess reading newspapers has become a habit now. Of course I prefer Science, Sports and Tech news. The editorial is the last page I scan.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi integrater and thanks for the comment. It is good to hear some people still get the newspapers. Before the internet the newspaper was such an important part of daily life.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I work for an actual newspaper so naturally I appreciate everyone who still reads one!

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      How awesome, Keith. When I was a kid I wanted to work for a newspaper (The Tacoma Tribune). I used to pretend I was a reporter - ahhh ! fun times back then. Thanks for your comment.

  8. Mercia Collins profile image71
    Mercia Collinsposted 2 years ago

    yes I read a print newspaper. The newspaper that I read has no political agenda and presents the facts in depth and then leaves you to form an opinion. The editorial and any opinion pieces are clearly marked as such. I enjoy the wide range of topics that the newspaper covers and it does not normally cover celebrity gossip, or any of the nothing topics that the other newspapers and news outlets in my country does. I also enjoy the puzzles and more light hearted content.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mercia. Thanks for answering. I always loved doing the puzzles, especially the crossword.

  9. Rachel L Alba profile image93
    Rachel L Albaposted 2 years ago

    I just look for the coupons. lol  Maybe the front page, but my husband reads it through.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Rachel. It is good to know some still read actual newspapers.

  10. Faceless39 profile image92
    Faceless39posted 2 years ago

    We moved to a small town of 3,000 and get the local events paper in the mail. It lets us know what's going on, when, and where. Also interesting introductions to businesses in the area we otherwise wouldn't know about. The normal paper, though, no thanks.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Faceless39. I like our local paper for the same reasons you do. Thanks for contributing.

  11. daydreamer13 profile image60
    daydreamer13posted 2 years ago

    Yes, it is not quite a lost art just yet haha... I'm not sure for how much longer though.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi daydreamer13.  I guess more people read the newspaper than I thought. Thanks for stopping by.

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