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will ipad kill traditional newspaper sales?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by aihna, May 19, 2011.

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    when i got my ipad it became more of a way to reacquaint myself with newspaper and to rediscover them. how about you? did you find the ipad resulted in buying less newspaper?
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    It would have, except I stopped reading paper years ago. The web is a superior forum. More choice, plus the option of looking things up yourself if you suspect the reporter is wrong.
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    I think the computer killed traditional newspaper sales a long time ago. At least for me it did.:)
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    I do read more news now that I have an iPad.
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    There are few and far between unbiased newspapers any more, most Have an agenda to sell the public instead of telling both sides of a story
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    I have not touched a paper magazine or newspaper since 1991. All of my reading needs have been through computers and now an IPad and IP. I have been working with computers Since 1984 at a young age and never looked back.
    Days of buliten boards were fun.
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    ditto! Lol
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    I'm a newshound and have read online news instead of print for about 15 years. I spend more on news now, because I pay for sites with paywalls.
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    So far iPad has not changed anything!

    It is the Apple fanboys' illusion that iPad will change everything in the world :)

    Newspaper has been affected already by web news.
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    I think it has done a pretty good job so far.;)
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    I think printed newspapers are out . . . at least in my home. I am cutting down on clutter and paper, etc. Reading on the web is fast and easy and you can check things out with search engines and truthorfiction.com. I like the pictures and videos the web offers, too.:)
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    This,

    News papers started feeling it a long time ago with computers. Devices like smart phones and tablets are just the final nails in the coffin.
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    The pages of newspapers contain some adverts that are not in the digital part. The iPad makes it easy for one to forget the Newspapers.

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    No, not yet

    at least for me. I read at least two, sometimes three paper newspapers every day but also have a whole folder of news sources on my iPhone and iPad. I scan 6-7 "i" news sources as time and breaks permit. I still haven't adapted to the iPad's method of presenting magazines and, although I subscribe (Zinio) to two, the family has probably 12-15 paper subscriptions as well. They appear in various bathrooms and bedrooms throughout the month with stacks in the family room.

    I find iBooks very useful and have read a number of them on the iPads.
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    I think newspaper killed itself by it's content or lack of. I remember when the Shaw and Iran was falling my local paper led the news with leaf raking tips and no mention of the big news. It was about then I started looking for alternate sources though they didn't show up for years.
    Add in that most stories are late by the time 5 am rolls around when I read mine, that just made the Internet sources much easier to decide to peruse vs paying for a newspaper


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    Ditto,

    I don't want to turn this into a political thing but papers, no matter your political view are all bias. Thus only reporting what they them selves supported or altering the story etc. So it became not only easies to access what need on the net but I'm able to find info on both sides of a story giving me the ability to decide for my self.

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    Well I think its more about ad revenue than politics but it has gone haywire. Again it is more about their choice of what is news worthy than how they spin it and if Circuit City had a full page ad coming up on Sunday they'd be much less likely to front page a story that Circuit City might not be in business on Monday due to poor business practices
    Never have I seen a very poor revue in a magazine of a product advertised in it.
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    You're right, I'm just spouting off another reason for the decline of the traditional paper.
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    myself i think TV news is the real culprit since the advent of CNN and 24 hours news channel i bought less news paper.

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