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

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A brand new daily newspaper, the New Day, is set to close on Friday, just nine weeks after it was launched.

Publisher Trinity Mirror said it was “disappointing” but circulation for the title was “below our expectations”.

Its impending closure comes just over a month after the Independent and Independent on Sunday ceased as print editions to concentrate on online publishing.

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are very good at bringing the latest most relevant breaking news stories of the day to the focal point making newsprint out of date very quickly.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 do you read the news online?

163 people have already voted, what's your opinion? I buy a daily newspaper I read the news online

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Terrysoldgal
5th Jul 2016
0
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I read the news online, trying to become more green and save trees.
MorrisandDoris
28th Jun 2016
1
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Waste of money to buy one, I just read one on my iPad, I think it's mainly older men that buy them.
AnnHar1
24th Jun 2016
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I do neither !! I don't need that kind of negativity in my life
kman35
18th Jun 2016
1
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I haven't bought a printed newspaper in years, I just don't see the need for them.
otto7sue
16th Jun 2016
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I do buy a daily newspaper as well as a local one. I did purchase the one which is closing wasn't impressed with the layout and a number of other issues. I thought the metro which we get free on the bus we use was a lot lot better.
Pookies49
5th Jun 2016
1
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Oh yes! Just part of my daily treats now that I'm a pensioner. Really miss it when I go abroad on holiday.
pattipatel6969
17th May 2016
2
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I buy the I paper. Its great/ try it. P.
rubysgran
13th May 2016
2
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l like the feel and smell of a newspaper,to in personnel reading it on line,and while l have a kindle l still prefer a book
bluesuede
13th May 2016
2
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Although I used to subscribe to both The Times and FT, I found that the Times had become nothing more than an employer for children,wives girlfiends of tory MP's and general conservative shills. It was quite clear where most of the content originated.
The FT, once a great source of information, not just for finance dumbed down to the extent that it started an agony column dressed up as an invitation to express an opinion (as long as the opinion agreed with the "sub-editors" views) and some of its figures and general reporting became unreliable and probably reflected the machinations in the run up to the sell off of the paper by Pearson to the Japanese last year.
I subscribe to the The Economist now (get my student son's copy on a 3 year discounted rate) which seems to have held its own fairly well even compared to the hey day of the 70's.
I do sometimes still buy the The Telegraph, not because it is any less of a comic than the others, but because it is one of the few that I can still occasionally finish the quick crossword.
The Guardian online is also one I take a look at most days and its content is currently unrestricted.
Sadly, I, like many others it seems use online content for most of my "news" including smartphone access.
MrFred
12th May 2016
4
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I very rarely buy a newspaper any more. I watch the BBC News at 10, most nights - and like others on this thread, I use the BBC News app to keep up to date with breaking news throughout the day.

Online news is very convenient - I carry a portal to it in my pocket at all times via my phone - and the internet allows you to check interesting articles across a range of sources, and delve deeper into the subject matter...
Pete H
12th May 2016
2
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I subscribe to The Times and do still prefer reading the paper version but increasingly find myself using the website version and the iPad version (very useful when travelling) and also the mobile version. I also read the BBC and Guardian online to get some political balance! Its only a matter of time before the paper versions disappear and we are all left gorping at a screen for even more hours a day!
Jo Kingham
12th May 2016
2
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I read the news (well snippets) on line and then watch the news at night on TV. I don't buy a daily paper and haven't done so since I stopped my daily commute to work
tripper123
8th May 2016
3
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I was a avid daily reader but now I find journalistic copy to be overbearingly condescending and their play on the English language appalling.
julioss
7th May 2016
2
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My husband has bought the same newspaper for 34 years. I use to read it from the 1st to the last page (yes even the sports pages) but now i only read the politics page, the rest of the news just makes me feel depressed.I feel there's too much sadness in our world today.
Wilf
7th May 2016
4
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I do both . I have the Times combined with an online package that makes it cheaper. Not sure why most people would not do the same. Also read telegraph and mail online although the latter is full of tittle tattle. Telegraph online is going the same way and the express online is same format as the mail online. I think newspapers will be deceased in about 20 years in the paper form. Good for trees and the environment!
Alicia
6th May 2016
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Joan Fraser
6th May 2016
2
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I can pick up Metro free on way to work, and buy our weekly local newspaper. Often check news online, but still buy the occasional Sunday paper (very often they are more like magazines though)

Thinking back, my Dad bought a paper every day and we had 2 on Sundays - all containing news (not 'star/royal gossip'), and quite a lot of adverts if I remember correctly
thefilthycripple
6th May 2016
2
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I like to still read a proper newspaper ,with the internet it is too easy ,for media moguls to channel and influence the the thought process
Wilf
7th May 2016
3
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Think its probably the same with actual newspapers as well. Look at maxwell!
Lytham lucky
5th May 2016
1
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I love to sit down with my paper and coffee in the morning
Pam1960
5th May 2016
3
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I check both national and local news throughout the day on the BBC website. I don't generally bother reading newspapers unless I'm on a train as its something to while away the time. Besides the news in the newspapers is old news, most people have either heard it on the radio, watched it on tv or read it online as it happens. I would be very surprised if there are any newspapers around in 10 years. It's a shame but we live in a society where we want and expect to know everything as it occurs
Wilf
7th May 2016
1
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I agree with you about regular updates on the BBC online its really excellent
Marley444
5th May 2016
2
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I have to say, I have never been one to buy a newspaper. I will pick one up on an aeroplane and have a leaf through, and this usually reminds me why I don't buy one! There is so much news available online, and I follow newspapers in my news feed on Facebook, so I can see the latest headlines and can choose to read or not from there. Saying that, my husband has a daily paper delivered and he reads it over his lunch; our recycle bin is very full each week. I feel sure they will die out in the next decade and wonder what we will wrap our fish and chips in!!

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