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Do you buy a daily newspaper or read the news online?

Newspaper sales have been declining over the last few years, and it’s not surprising when there has been such a huge increase of news available online, using apps, and also via social media.

Social media sites (Facebook and Twitter) are used as a news source by over 25% of online news users, and others use search engines to find news.

The over 50s are the age group most inclined to buy a paper copy, although this is very much declining.

Many people don’t see the point in buying a print newspaper if they believe they can get all the news they need online for free.

Online newspapers and news websites such as the BBC, are very good at bringing the latest most relevant breaking news stories of the day to the focal point making newsprint out of date very quickly.

In this fast-paced world, people don’t want to spend time fumbling through a print newspaper to find an article when they can search for and find it online in a matter of seconds.

So what are your views?  Does the paper boy still deliver to your home? Do you buy your paper from the newsagent? Have you experienced both newspaper formats? Which do you prefer? Do you subscribe to an online newspaper?

Do you buy a daily newspaper or read the news online?

336 people have already voted, what's your opinion? I buy a paper I read the news online

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Onecott
16 hours ago
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I’m old school , you can’t beat reading a real hands on paper, it’s just not the same on line, plus old newspapers can be recycled & come In handy for many things
MWOLGnome
13th Oct 2019
0
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This looks like a very useful website. thanks.
MoiraC8
13th Oct 2019
0
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We do look at online news, but still like a "proper" newspaper every day. Online crosswords are not the same!
Val.I.M
11th Oct 2019
0
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I do read on line but prefer my daily iNewspaper. I have read other dailies but find this paper is unbiased and you get input from a variety of sources.
The bikebaron
11th Oct 2019
0
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I buy w/end papers and read the daily’s on line
sparrer
11th Oct 2019
1
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I said I read the news on line but I only glance at it, if it comes up on my screen. In my humble opinion the media is the biggest political party in the UK, trying to persuade the public of its views many of which are blown out of all proportion but designed to make the public believe what they say. The media has been guilty of destroying public figures and only showing clips of actions/behaviour which are hugely distorted. The only thing I can see that they all tell the truth about is the date.
RetiredJohnB
11th Oct 2019
1
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I read a national paper online and our local paper in paper form. (which is also available digitally).

I think I am an INFOMANIAC and soak up news from any avaiable source..

Jb
dementedgranma
11th Oct 2019
0
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I don’t do either, it is all fake news anyway, so why bother
VeraS
11th Oct 2019
0
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may buy a paper a few times a week never go online
MrsPat
11th Oct 2019
2
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We love our papers but only at the weekend. The Daily Mail and my other half gets the Telegraph and site around all weekend reading it especially the sport when he is supposed to be doing jobs. In the week we read the Mail online. Full of rubbish but up to date and free unlike other papers. We also read the Guardian online
Wilf
11th Oct 2019
2
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I always read online now. Most of the papers contain similar news day after day. Its cheaper and I am helping to save the planet. The newspapers talk about replanting sustainable forests but they have just cut down millions of trees to make papers?
Bristol-Binky
11th Oct 2019
2
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Looks like I'm in the minority here, but I have to say I would be lost without my Daily Telegraph. I love the readers letters page and the weekly columns by the various journalists. Morbidly I always read the obituary page and marvel at the interesting lives people have had. The sports coverage is also excellent. My favourite paper however, is the Saturday Telegraph - it's excellent. Plus, the walk to the newsagent helps keep me fit.
Alicia
11th Oct 2019
2
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I buy one but don't read much of it ! Only buy it for the crosswords, etc.
AlisonP24
7th Oct 2019
3
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I only buy the occasional paper at the weekend, but not a daily paper as it is all online. Far too much minor celebrity rubbish in them and online.
Happychat
7th Oct 2019
4
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I stopped buying a newspaper a year ago because of the fake news that was being reported I could no longer trust what I was reading.
mjstone
6th Oct 2019
3
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I stopped reading newspapers about 10 years ago - too much opinion and too little news. Plus, I used to work as the chief sub-editor for a company that published financial news so I read a couple of hundred press releases every day and couldn't face reading anything else when I got home.
Lionel
4th Oct 2019
3
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I mostly read newspapers online. They've become no expensive and where we live, out in the stykkx, delivery charges are more than the newspaper.
D0ugal55
4th Oct 2019
2
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read on line during the week and buy on Saturday for the tv guide and puzzles
Rosedeb
4th Oct 2019
2
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Like a paper, we do the crossword and when we've done with it light the fire with it don't usually but on a Sunday as rehash of Saturday but more expensive
Poppyrose
3rd Oct 2019
2
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Up until about a month ago I used to buy a paper every day then realised by not buying one I can save £6.30 so now read on-line. Not quite such a familiar comfort but needs must.
Seasidegran
3rd Oct 2019
2
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I buy a paper at the weekend and our local paper once a week but don't bother Monday to Friday
Bald123
3rd Oct 2019
3
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I bought the Times or the Telegraph for years and have stopped it a few years ago and now just subscribe to the Times online. I have noticed I read in a different way though. More fleeting and I only take about 20 minutes to read the whole paper online verses about an hour with the actual paper.
Vilafiz
3rd Oct 2019
3
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I enjoy reading the news online, so much easier to just open my iPad and it’s always with me. I always felt that by the time I opened a newspaper, what I was reading was no longer current ..... it was almost history! Online news is constantly being updated.
SueP285
3rd Oct 2019
3
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I do read the free London newspapers when I’m there.
There’s too much to read in printed newspapers - a waste of paper for me.
Tr1sh
2nd Oct 2019
3
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I read the news online and certainly wouldn't buy a newspaper.

Many people use to buy a morning and evening paper but, those were the days before the internet; a time when most people found out what was happening in the world by reading a paper.

Today we have Sky News, BBC News, radio news stations and, of course, the internet, Twitter and forums.

Content aside, the concept of producing a newspaper which is read and thrown away on a daily basis seems very wasteful.
jeanmark
2nd Oct 2019
4
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Having been at the receiving end of news media sensationalism and their journalistic behaviours, I never buy newspapers on principle and rarely read them on-line.

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