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  1. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Amor Fati

    Does anyone here read a newspaper on a regular basis?

    I haven't looked at the stats but I expect that readership has dropped significantly in the last 20 years or so. Maybe a few major papers will survive as an online thing if they can get people to subscribe, or they will start publishing whatever ******** will get clicks and earn a buck that way. Seems like a dying business model, the paper version anyway.
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  2. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    Every morning, I check the obituaries in the Houston Chronicle, Beaumont Surprise, unAmerican-Statesman, DMN, & Star Telegram. If I'm not in any of those, then I check emails & the TV station sites for the stories the paper required payment for.
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  3. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    I subscribe online to the Fort Worth Startelegram and the Dallas Morning News. I get home delivery of the DMN on Sunday (pretty decent coverage of the Rangers, Stars, Mavs, and the Cows).
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  4. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    The DMN sports page is almost worth having a subscription for.
  5. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    when my kids were in HS we subscribed to the local paper so we could keep them when they were in there. Outside of those 3ish years I haven't bought a paper in probably 25 years.
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  6. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 2,500+ Posts

    We get the Houston Chronicle at work. (The actual paper newspaper.) I usually flip through the front section while the Keurig is preparing my coffee. Then I’ll read the Business section while sipping my brew. Like a lot of newspapers, the Chron is a shadow of what it was 25 years ago. (And the Houston Post ceased publication in April 1995. The Post building is still there—located between Westpark and the Southwest Freeway—and I occasionally drive past it. The building is now used by the Chronicle.) The internet has been rough on print newspapers.
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