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June 04, 2009 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: NYT

Lately I've been growing tired of getting all my news from internet sources, and have been thinking again about subscribing to a major newspaper.  My favorite newspaper read is the New York Times, though sometimes I read the Wall Street Journal.  Weekends, I love Barron's - but I rarely buy it - just browse it at the library.

I was looking at subscription costs for these newspapers, and for my area, the NYTimes is actually more expensive to subscribe than it is to buy at a newstand (example - sunday paper is $5.00, but delivery sunday paper is over $7).  I'm just not going to pay that much for a paper.

The wall street journal on the other hand is only $2.5 or so a week subscription (where at the newstand it costs about $1.50-2.00 a day).  That's a great deal.

I'd just go right for the WSJ, except I don't like its conservative slant, or the fact that its owned by Murdock.  The Times has much better reporting, and a larger amount of content.

I guess I'm looking for a cheaper, liberal, business paper that does it's own investigative reporting and covers international news.  I'd rather here about whats happening in Australia than in the US - nothing is ever really happening in the US.  Its really just been a rehashing of the same news for 2 years (housing bad, jobs worse, banks crappy, car companies broke).  I want to know if whats happening thats not being well covered.  The NYTimes does a pretty good job of this, I just can't afford their subscription.

Do you subscribe to a newspaper - if so what do you get, and how much does it cost?

7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On June 04, 2009 at 3:51 PM, SkepticalOx (98.35) wrote:

What do you consider an "Internet Source"? I don't see much point in subscribing to the paper version of the Times unless you love the feel of it in your hands. It's free online, and they even have an international version of the paper online.

If you like your business news without so much of the hardcore right-wing stance of the WSJ (it's in their opinion pages mainly), you could try the Financial Times. It should give you a more worldy view on things. 

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#2) On June 04, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Seano67 (24.39) wrote:

It's not a newspaper, I guess technically it'd be considered a magazine, but The Economist is fantastic. There's no slant one way or the other (neither liberal nor conservative), and they do a GREAT job at covering things much of the mainstream media either bypasses or overlooks, and the best part is they do this not from a US-centric perspective but rather from a truly global view, Europe, Africa, Asia, North/South America, Oceania, they cover it all.

 

It's a great resource, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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#3) On June 04, 2009 at 4:05 PM, portefeuille (98.93) wrote:

I have an F.A.Z. subscription.

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#4) On June 04, 2009 at 4:09 PM, jmt587 (99.27) wrote:

Yeah, I was going to say The Economist too, and also the Atlantic.  Again, not a newspaper, but my roommate got that for a while, and I loved reading it.

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#5) On June 04, 2009 at 4:15 PM, portefeuille (98.93) wrote:

39.50 EUR/month.

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#6) On June 04, 2009 at 4:33 PM, rofgile (99.00) wrote:

I read plenty of internet sources - but mentally, I prefer to have something paper that I'm not scrolling though and clicking.  Reading a physical newspaper is a very relaxing and fun thing for me, while using a computer is more and more annoying to me.  (And I was a CS major back in college.. :) )

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#7) On June 04, 2009 at 4:33 PM, nottheSEC (80.79) wrote:

I live in NYC unless you have a doorman when you live in an apartment you cannot get a subscription unless the ring the bell at 4am .

It ok I do like online and p/u the WSJ or IBD from time to time and the daily papers on the way into Manhattan since I ride the subway. I am leaning toward subscribing to IBD online as an additional source and as for the WSJ  I ignore the politics and get the info
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