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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Newspaper

A to Z - newsy I can be 

N - Newspaper



Since we are living in a new area, I thought I would subscribe to the newspaper so I could get a "feel" to the area, see if they listed crime reports, had a section of events going on in the community etc.  That was my intent in January when we moved, but never got around to subscribing even though when I started putting together the A/Z theme I thought of "N" with "newspaper." Still didn't subscribe, LOL.  Funny when I realized "N" was coming up this week, I subscribed to the paper this past Sunday, which is actually the local newspaper called "The Daily Courier".  

Wouldn't you know it, I subscribed on line and I have let to get a paper, though they did process my payment.  I thought it might take a day or two to process and eagerly looked outside Monday morning, Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning for the paper to be in the drive way, but alas, no paper there.  

Hubby did say where he works does sell the paper so I asked him to get one for me so I could write my "N" post, which he did today. But its not the local newspaper, but a "N" anyway for newspaper. I've learned my lesson to get my act together to get things done sooner the next time around. 

I am going to call the local paper tomorrow if a paper is not delivered to see what the hold up is (they should have the code to get into our gated community since others get the paper here, I see the paper on driveways as I walk the neighborhood).  

Meanwhile, N for newspaper.

And the question of the day - Do you get the newspaper delivered or do you read it on line?

45 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

We used to get the newspaper delivered Richard would read it every morning with his breakfast. After he had a stroke and lost his short term memory he would read it several times a day. Each time was as if he was reading it the first time. When he stopped reading it towards the end I kept thinking I would quit taking it since it was so expensive. But it wasn't until after they charged me such an exorbitant amount for his obituary (and he was a former employee) that I quit taking it. I don't subscribe on line either. I get all my news from the TV or off Facebook

Mevely317 said...

Oh gosh, I've not had a newspaper subscription since the 80's. My 'ex' and I lived in the Tampa metro and since we were both into crossword puzzles at the time we had subscriptions to both the Tampa Tribune and St. Pete Times.

I used to read the Arizona Central on-line until they wanted me to pay for the privilege. Heck with that! I get CNN and KTAR free-for-nothing; and better coverage, too.

TARYTERRE said...

I used to drive to the local bookstore early in morning to get my fill of out of town papers. I did this every day. And Sundays involved at least 5 or six papers too. It got pretty expensive. Now I get all my news online. Local papers like yours are always nice because like you said, they give you a feel for the community. I used to be a reporter/photographer for ours, years ago. Hope they start your delivery soon.

Eileen T said...

I usually read the national and world news online but I occasionally buy one to do the crossword. I buy the local paper to see what's on, etc. and to enter the competitions - I've been very lucky winning tickets to local events.

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

I read online from various news sources - I don't trust the papers, they all have their own bias and it seems to be so inflammatory these days. You read the headline and actually the article says nothing of the kind - it's just to get people riled up.
Tasha
Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Like so many others here, I get most of my news online... less inflammatory in most cases.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It's been years since I've subscribed to a newspaper. Now I get all my news online.

Wendy said...

Oh don't get me started! In order to get the ONLINE version of the local newspaper, we have to get the paper version too. What's up with that? I guess it keeps people employed running the presses and delivering the paper. But when our paper arrives in the driveway, it goes directly into the recycle bin because we read it online.
~Visiting from AtoZ

Lynn Proctor said...

No I no longer get a print paper-now we get local papers-not the official news paper-in the mail-I rarely read it online but am Facebook friends with all the local news stations :)

Bijoux said...

Weve had a lot of issues with delivery over the years. The worst is trying to cancel during vacations. We still get a paper version, but they no longer print it everyday. I think there's only a Wed, Sat. And Sunday print version. I only read Sunday paper. I have no desire to read it online, esp with all the ads.

Linda said...

Longtime subscribers to daily paper, door step delivery, and I get the weekly community one free through work. I don't attend meetings so weekly a goody way to keep up on school district and city council meetings. Things have definitely changed in my 24 years at the paper.

Intense Guy said...

My local paper is free on line. Some days all I read are the comics. I have to avoid some button pushing topics like the plague!

Maria Zannini said...

I read news online. One of my greatest joys used to be getting up before anyone else and reading the paper in silence, but newspapers have become so expensive.

I finally had to give it up, which was just as well because delivery would be really late where I live now.

Joanne Noragon said...

The cost of subscribing to the local paper has gone up year after year, while the paper sheds pages. I read on line, for free.

Chrys Fey said...

I don't get the local paper and haven't for years. I just get my new on TV when I want to tune in.

Jo said...

No Newspaper here, get my news off the local radio station, or the TV. Occasionally check on line for obits or other items but not very often. I tend to believe newspapers, as such, are going the way of the dinosaur. Not everyone has electronics at the moment but one day everyone will.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Hope you get your newspaper soon especially since they have your money. It is a good way to get a feel for the community. I no longer get one but do read what is available on line for free. For free you only get a few highlights of the news, not everything. I've thought about renewing my subscription, but haven't.

Pat Hatt said...

I get mine online whenever I see something. Otherwise I just don't know and for most of it, don't care. A lot of what they say is biased nonsense or the same old crap different day anyway.

Birgit said...

I never did get the Newspaper. Our local one sucks. We get a free one on Thursday with all the flyers. I go on line to see what is new

David P. King said...

I read news online now, but man did I enjoy the paper when I was younger (for the comics, mostly). :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

We used to get the newspaper delivered but when they went to only 3 days per week instead of seven, the quality also took a nosedive. We stopped delivery then except for the Sunday edition.

Carol Noren Johnson said...

At one time I received four Sunday papers so I could do couponing. Then I didn't have time to coupon. Now I just buy at times. I do have donatednewspaper for packing dishes for my move.

Mainly I get my news elsewhere. It even comes up on my iPhone. However, bits and pieces of news never tell the full story.

susie said...

Delivered. It's quite gossipy.

Robyn Proctor Hinkle said...

We don't get the local newspaper. We might pick one up occasionally though!

Elizabeth said...

I rarely get the local paper unless there's an article of interest to me. I do get the Tulsa World (covers eastern Oklahoma)on Sundays occasionally, mainly for coupons and comics.

Sophie Duncan said...

My father goes down to the local shop and collects his paper every day - I think he likes the conversation (being a retired vicar, he's addicted to chatting ;))
Sophie
Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
FB3X
Wittegen Press

Suzanne Sapsed said...

When my husband worked in the factory years ago he bought a daily paper religiously, but we haven't done that for years. I read the local freebie paper to keep an eye on what's going on in our town x

Keith's ramblings said...

I read all my papers on line. It's a sad fact that before long the paper publication will no longer be viable and will disappear

Jerralea said...

I read online and also read our local freebie paper.

Kate Brainerd said...

I am old school. I get my paper delivered and am not interested in reading on-line because of my reading style. I like to go through the paper several times: browse the headlines; then the "fun" stories; the the comics; then the stories I know I am not informed enough about; then the obits. And I like to do it while slurping my Cheerios.

J E Oneil said...

I read most of my news online. I just find it easier. How strange that you haven't gotten your paper. I hope tomorrow brings it to your door.

Chatty Crone said...

It takes a long time to get magazines and papers started for some reason.

I like to hold and read things in my hand!

Sunni said...

I have the newspaper delivered, but there are times the carrier forgets us and other times the paper blows away in the strong winds we get here. It's nice to have it to read at breakfast, although I read most of my news online. The local stuff isn't there.

Sunni
http://sunni-survivinglife.blogspot.com/

Mary said...

I don't subscribe any more as the reporting doesn't seem to be in the public interest any longer, and the price is ridiculous. I feel I can get more information online. I do occasionally pick up a paper on Wednesdays, and maybe the Sunday paper once or twice per month.

yaya said...

The name of our paper is the Ashland Times-Gazette..or as I call it...The Ashland Times Gossip. Some days it's so thin you could read a real newspaper through it! Ha! But I can't resist the obits..weird I know..and the "Ask Amy" section. Then there's the police log that's always entertaining. On Thursdays there's the "kid's page". They ask a question and publish what the kid's answers are...and they publish the essays just how the kids spell everything. It always makes me laugh. So I guess even though it's not the greatest news coverage it is a fun read! Oh, I almost forgot. Every Wednesday they have a cook of the week featured. I've been featured twice..once back in 1984 and then again a few years ago. That doesn't make me a good cook..just shows how desperate they are for a story!

lyndagrace said...

I never could get into newspaper reading. My husband has to have his, though.
We get the NY Times and a local paper delivered every day.

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

I used to get it delivered years ago but never read it. I occasionally read it online but it seems to be the same stuff as the local news stations report about so I don't see the sense in paying for it. If they had better content then I would happily subscribe for the online content.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Trudy said...

We used to get the newspaper delivered to our home, but we live in a third floor condo and I grew weary of the delivery person coming only part way up the stairs and then attempt to throw the paper the rest of the way. It made such a racket, and I'm sure it disturbed the neighbors.

Liz A. said...

I haven't had a newspaper delivered for many years. I never took the time to read it, so it seemed like a waste of time.

Stephanie Faris said...

I joined the Facebook page for the community where we're moving. "Hip Gallatin," it's called. I also joined the "Hip Hendersonville" page for the community next to it, which is the community I grew up in. So I'm already getting news about new restaurants, best places to get your oil changed, etc. I get much better information from Facebook in those communities than I ever could from the newspaper.

Nick Wilford said...

I've worked at my local newspaper, been heavily featured in it with our fundraising efforts with my stepson, and now I deliver it for a little side job (along with all the nationals). But I don't actually read the papers anymore. My wife doesn't like them as they all have their own axe to grind. It's more cost and time effective to read the news online or watch it on TV.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds like a great way to get to know the area. We do have a paper delivered. Mark likes to read the paper on the weekend. I don't read the paper or watch the news. My own little world is enough for me to handle most days! Have a nice weekend.
Debby

SweetMarie said...

I will be getting the paper delivered. I prefer to hold the paper in my hands rather than read online.

TBR/Committed Thoughts said...

I am the master procrastinator!

There are free newspapers all over campus, so I normally have a paper throughout the week. Even so, I get the bulk of my news online.

Veronica Lee said...

Delivered to my home! The hubs and I have been disagreeing on this for some time - he wants to subscribe online but I want the feel of real paper in my hands. Besides, I have a thousand uses for old newspaper.