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Apr 29, 2019 13:09:12

Is subscribing to newspapers worth it?

by @jhgjhv | 229 words | 🐣 | 7💌

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Growing up in a rural area of my country, I never thought that one day I would feel the need to subscribe to newspapers to get the daily updates of whatever I was interested in. I thought it was just meaningless to pay somewhere to get the news when you could easily google it or just watch TV. But now, my perspective on paying for the newspapers is totally different than one that I had before. I still believe that it is not necessary to pay for reading causal news. But if you want to get all the news & updates live, on time, then there is no other option but paying for the service. Before getting involved in Finance, I did read all the news by just googling them but later, I subscribed to WSJ to get all the news on time. As a student, I find it expensive to pay (about) 30 bucks a month, but it is the only affordable option for me compared to others. Sadly, our university does not have access to Bloomberg or Reuters; so there is no other way but subscribe to one of the news outlets by myself. I hope this investment of my money and time will pay off one day in the future. Even if it will not, I will be still happy to get all the news on time.

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    @turanli I'm quite a bit older than you, but we were just discussing the other day how some of us miss receiving the daily paper. As with books, there is something about the tactile experience of reading a newspaper, even if the news is no longer news by the time you receive it. We receive a local newspaper where I live and I do enjoy flipping through it to see if I missed something online.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 29, 2019 10:24:04
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      @turanli @Rawhead As you are sitting flipping through the newspaper do you happen to be sitting next to a rotary-dial phone? :)

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 29, 2019 08:00:20
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      @turanli @brandonwilson Hells yeah! And, GET OFF MY LAWN! ;-)

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 29, 2019 11:25:37
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      @Rawhead Yeah! That's exactly what I like about newspapers :)) There is something different from reading newspapers than just scrolling the phone for random unrelated news. For some, it's odd and old-fashioned, but I like it ))

      nkjk,j,j avatar nkjk,j,j | Apr 30, 2019 17:28:01
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      @brandonwilson You got right LOL It's common using rotary-dial phones here in Japan. I wish I could post the photo of them :))

      nkjk,j,j avatar nkjk,j,j | Apr 30, 2019 17:29:57
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      @brandonwilson You got right LOL It's common using rotary-dial phones here in Japan. I wish I could post the photo of them :))

      nkjk,j,j avatar nkjk,j,j | Apr 30, 2019 17:29:58
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