NEWSPAPERS

Do you still have a newspaper delivered or do you buy one everyday?  
While I was growing up we had the paper delivered also the local paper on a Friday, in fact my Nan had a magazine and I had a comic so the newsagent must have loved us; but it was the done thing everybody I knew had a paper boy/girl.  I was about 14 when I got my first paper round it was horrible getting up in the winter but I spent all week planning what I was going to spend my money on when I got it Saturday so that kept me going.
Sadly not many homes have the luxury of this anymore but that is due to the fact that people read what news they want to on-line, many not even downloading a whole newspaper just using an app the read the headlines or what appeals to them.
Do you miss not having a paper delivered or even buying one everyday?
I would like to still have one delivered but I class that as an expense that I cannot afford, I don’t even buy one anymore.  I guess eventually journalists will all be self-employed and work from home as the up keep of an office can not really be justified now.
Many stories are reprinted from other sources or blogs or even websites, I do find it very annoying when I do buy a magazine and find that half the stories have been in some other print form.  I think the local newspapers will survive for a bit longer as they have the interest of all the local people but I think eventually they will be disregarded with people getting news instantly on the Facebook local pages for the area you live in.
It is an ever-changing world we live in today and it makes you wonder where it will all end, I’m not against future developments but I do sometimes miss some of the old ways.
What about you? 

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4 Comments

  1. 22nd January 2017 / 2:27 am

    Excellent blog Karen, I agree with your sentiments.
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    • 22nd January 2017 / 7:51 am

      Thank you Gillian, it’s good to remember xx

  2. 22nd January 2017 / 12:42 am

    It’s one of the world’s great tragedies at the moment (Brexit and Trump notwithstanding). And independent press is vital to all democracies. Sadly, at the moment I too am not subscribing to any paper at least in hard copy. But I am an online subscriber to one (the Washington Post), and I do think this “counts” in some small measure. I plan on subscribing to the local paper when we move later this year. Great, thought-provoking post, Karen. – Marty

    • 22nd January 2017 / 7:51 am

      Thank you, sometimes we have to just take a breath on this treadmill we are on and remember some of the good things we are discarding. Thanks for your comment.

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