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1Are newspapers dead? Empty Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 15:13

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Anyone still buy a daily paper? I started reading The Guardian (Manchester Guardian as it was then)when I was 15,and as I got older I'd sometimes buy 2 or 3 papers a day,but in light of the 24 hour news services,the internet,twitter etc,is there any point to them in this modern age? The Guardian has become a pretty tatty rag now,and the others are no better. Apart from the odd comment section,or a half decent sports section they have little or nothing to recommend them;factor in the ridiculous price some of them are selling at and it looks to me like they're on the way out. I'd certainly buy a dedicated sports newspaper along the lines of La Gazzetta dello sport,but I don't think such a newspaper would get off the ground over here. The Daily Mail is superb when it comes to soaking up cat pee.

2Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 15:41

Guest


Guest
The last time I bought an actual newspaper was a couple of years ago at Manchester Airport and I think I just did it out of habit - Going on holiday, buy a paper for on the plane.

I skim through the Salford Advertiser when it lands on the mat every Thursday, but that's just to see if I know anybody who's been up before The Beak. 

As for the Bolton News.......it's an embarrassing, parochial joke and I wouldn't pay 5p for a copy.......

"Helen Flanagan's Mum loses 8lbs on Weight Watchers - exclusive report on page 7!"

3Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 15:46

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I do miss 'The Buff'.

4Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 15:54

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Guest
Take your kit off then.........

It's your choice, mate.

5Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 15:59

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Breadman wrote:Take your kit off then.........

It's your choice, mate.
It's always off. Stark bollock naked is my default look.

6Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 16:39

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Good man.

Completely off topic, is that a bullet hole behind Canavaro's head on the ITV coverage now?

7Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 16:57

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I get a paper delivered on Saturday mornings and that's it apart from the ones I pick up for free in hotels/conference centres when I'm there. 
TBF the Saturday morning paper probably requires 6 trees to make it and should therefore be discouraged.

8Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 17:22

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Breadman wrote:Good man.

Completely off topic, is that a bullet hole behind Canavaro's head on the ITV coverage now?

It is. They mentioned someone had caused the damage deliberately. The rumoured target was Adrian Chiles.

9Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 21:24

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
I used to buy the Today newspaper until a certain Murdoch bought it and closed it down (mainly because it was taking readers away from his papers!)

Since then never bought a daily paper.   Given chance I pick up a copy of Metro.  Or when I lived in The Netherlands I used to pick up Spits! or Metro.  But apart from them I tend to read online during lunchtimes.

10Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 21:38

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Never understood why we've never managed to come up with a daily football paper.

11Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 21:54

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
@boltonbonce wrote:Never understood why we've never managed to come up with a daily football paper.

I presume its because we (as in speaking of a nation rather than personally) prefer the more magazine style such as 442 or Match.

And to be fair, even with SSN, there is not enough Football news to create a daily football paper that would ever be profitable.  There would be far more adverts than news and interest stories!

12Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 21:58

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Don't really go for the mags,but 'When Saturday comes' is always a good read.

13Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:02

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Is that still in print?

I used to read that religiously 25 years ago.

Along with Wanderers Worldwide.

14Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:03

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Breadman wrote:Is that still in print?

I used to read that religiously 25 years ago.

Along with Wanderers Worldwide.
Bought a copy today.

15Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:08

BoltonTillIDie

BoltonTillIDie
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Used to buy the sun most days, but now I just go to the sky news app to get the latest news. Going forward the papers will be all digitally delivered as some can be now.

16Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:13

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I  buy the Mirror everyday, just to do the crossword  when I'm a bit bored at work and to read on the toilet when I get home.

17Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:15

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
OneFinFreedman wrote:I  buy the Mirror everyday, just to do the crossword  when I'm a bit bored at work and to read on the toilet when I get home.
Mate of mine buys the Mirror just for the 'Horace' cartoon strip.

18Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:21

Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Breadman wrote:Good man.

Completely off topic, is that a bullet hole behind Canavaro's head on the ITV coverage now?
It may well be. After the Brazil match on Thursday neet the studio took a bit of hammering from cost of living protesters. Apparently there's a few tv studios down by the beach and ITV's wasn't the only one to take a hit.

19Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:21

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I used to hate delivering the Sundays as a kid.

If anybody knows them, there are some large half-timber fronted black & white houses on Church Rd opposite the top of Harpers Lane and they've got absolutely tiny letter boxes.

It used to take me ten minutes to post the Observer and The Sunday Times through because I had to break them down into smaller chunks to be able to get them through.

The bloke complained once and I got bollocked for "breaking his newspaper".......

Knobhead......

20Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:23

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@Soul Kitchen wrote:
Breadman wrote:Good man.

Completely off topic, is that a bullet hole behind Canavaro's head on the ITV coverage now?
It may well be. After the Brazil match on Thursday neet the studio took a bit of hammering from cost of living protesters. Apparently there's a few tv studios down by the beach and ITV's wasn't the only one to take a hit.

I prefer to think RT's explanation is the correct one and it was Jason Bourne on a boat with a sniper rifle trying to take Adrian Chiles out from a mile away..... Very Happy

21Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:26

Soul Kitchen

Soul Kitchen
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
Soz to disappoint bread that's how I heard and read it.Smile

22Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:32

bwfc71

bwfc71
Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
@Soul Kitchen wrote:
Breadman wrote:Good man.

Completely off topic, is that a bullet hole behind Canavaro's head on the ITV coverage now?
It may well be. After the Brazil match on Thursday neet the studio took a bit of hammering from cost of living protesters. Apparently there's a few tv studios down by the beach and ITV's wasn't the only one to take a hit.

Spot on.  From what I heard the US TV studio took the biggest hammering, whilst the BBC studio is 2 floors above ITV's studio and escaped the bombardment.

23Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 16 Jun - 22:32

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Anyone remember the 'Reveille' weekly paper? Very titillating for a young boy!

24Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Tue 17 Jun - 11:12

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Breadman wrote:
@Soul Kitchen wrote:
Breadman wrote:Good man.

Completely off topic, is that a bullet hole behind Canavaro's head on the ITV coverage now?
It may well be. After the Brazil match on Thursday neet the studio took a bit of hammering from cost of living protesters. Apparently there's a few tv studios down by the beach and ITV's wasn't the only one to take a hit.

I prefer to think RT's explanation is the correct one and it was Jason Bourne on a boat with a sniper rifle trying to take Adrian Chiles out from a mile away..... Very Happy

Apparently, the real culprit was a steel ball bearing fired by a protester from a high powered catapult. If it was a bullet it would probably have gone right through the glass and bounced of Mr Chiles suede.

25Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 15 Jan - 21:07

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Any Guardian readers on here? What do you think of the redesign?

I like it,although the masthead takes up too much room on the front page. Promising though.

I'm sure the journalism will be of the usual high standard.

26Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 15 Jan - 21:20

wessy

wessy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I think its the beginning of the end for newspapers, sad in many ways but the rise of social media will at least correct the political bias, hopefully the detestable Daily Mail will be first.

I think shopping is under threat as well on line shopping will kill footfall and you can already see this happening with major shops leaving the high street BHS etc.

27Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Mon 15 Jan - 21:23

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@wessy wrote:I think its the beginning of the end for newspapers, sad in many ways but the rise of social media will at least correct the political bias, hopefully the detestable Daily Mail will be first.

I think shopping is under threat as well on line shopping will kill footfall and you can already see this happening with major shops leaving the high street BHS etc.
Book shops are struggling. Why would anyone pay twenty quid for a book they can get on amazon for a fraction of that?

28Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Tue 16 Jan - 11:14

wessy

wessy
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@boltonbonce wrote:
@wessy wrote:I think its the beginning of the end for newspapers, sad in many ways but the rise of social media will at least correct the political bias, hopefully the detestable Daily Mail will be first.

I think shopping is under threat as well on line shopping will kill footfall and you can already see this happening with major shops leaving the high street BHS etc.
Book shops are struggling. Why would anyone pay twenty quid for a book they can get on amazon for a fraction of that?

Very true Bonce Sad but true, Amazon seems to be first port of call for most things, But in honesty i look in Waterstones then buy from Tesco so guilty as charged. Not sure how they will survive.

29Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Tue 16 Jan - 13:38

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Despite liking the new Guardian format,I can't help thinking it's on the same downward path as The Independent,and is destined to become digital only.

30Are newspapers dead? Empty Re: Are newspapers dead? on Tue 16 Jan - 13:53

wanderlust


Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@boltonbonce wrote:Despite liking the new Guardian format,I can't help thinking it's on the same downward path as The Independent,and is destined to become digital only.
I buy the "i" regularly for the crossword and quizzes, the concise rehash of predominantly yesterday's news and the absence of "analysis" and waffle - it's more like a 60p comic. Personally I find the Gurniad a bit "preachy" and some of the contributors draw conclusions based on assumptions which in my mind is shoddy workmanship, but opinion's what people pay for in all the broadsheets. I sometimes wonder if readers of e.g. the Gurniad or the Telegraph are simply seeking affirmation of their existing views rather than considered debate of real issues. And I'd much rather form my own opinion than read other people's so the concise precis in the "i" is sufficient and in a suitable format.

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