So… yesterday, I got a letter from the Washington Post saying that I needed to renew my subscription for daily deliver of the Washington Post. I opted to go for it. I re-upped for the next 6 months.
Is it weird that I enjoy reading the physical newspaper? I feel like I don’t see many other 24 year olds walking down the street with the newspaper under there arm.
For my dad, the smell of newspaper ink on his hands is a religious experience. (He’s a former newspaper reporter.)
For me, I just like something about how news is presented to me in a newspaper. It’s not flung at me all at once. It’s progressively exposed to me a few stories at a time.
What do you guys think? Any of you read the physical newspaper? Any of you pay for it?
I realize that at some point that printing the physical newspaper will be a non-profitable business for them. I guess, by that time, we’ll all be walking around with Amazon Kindles.
2 thoughts on “Renewed My Subscription to the Washington Post Dead Tree Edition…”
I read the paper every day. I have a ritual: In the morning, over breakfast, I skim the front page of each section. Then, over dinner, I read the comics and whatever articles I saw earlier over breakfast that interested me.
And on Sunday… I can’t imagine a Sunday without the paper, a hot cup of coffee, and a comfy chair.
I read it when I have time. RSS + Twitter keeps my quite up to date on big and minor random things.
Luckily my school, RIT, has a deal with the NY Times for free papers with your school id! It’s pretty awesome. I just barely use it due to again studying all the time.