Thursday, June 8, 2023


How often do you read the print edition of a daily newspaper?

The glory days for newspapers have passed. Readership is way down, especially among younger people. But the printed editions of many newspapers are still being published, and there are still many loyal readers who read them.

How about you? Do you read a daily newspaper every day — maybe even get it delivered to your front door? Or are you an infrequent reader, perhaps just buying a copy when you pass by a newsstand and see a front headline that you just can’t ignore?

Please let us know. And remember, if you’re on a slow internet connection it can take a few moments for the poll to load. So stand by.


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1 year ago

I subscribe to 2 newspapers but read both on line

1 year ago

Having spent my entire career in the daily newspaper business I thought I’d have newsprint in my hands daily. But two successive shoulder surgeries made holding and reading the newspaper difficult. Now I’m 100% digital and subscribe to four daily newspapers. I can read them anywhere, even today when I’m a long way from home.

Michael Galvin
1 year ago

We are full-time, and I only read print version when camping in the summer in the driveway of a friend in Colorado who gets the paper. I do like that, and may subscribe when we are in our winter quarters in Arizona.

Kurt Shoemaker Sr
1 year ago

Our local newspaper went out of business a couple years ago.

1 year ago

local paper only. i don’t trust the big city daily paper (chgo tribune, sun times) or the big 3-networks. i think they are actively working against the best interests of our country.

Pat Daubenmier
1 year ago

Hard to find a local paper published in our area any more. Plus, with traveling as much as we do it would be a nightmare canceling, restarting, etc.

1 year ago

The only time we have read a print edition that I can remember is when staying in a hotel that provided a free copy.

Ron V
1 year ago

I marked “Yes” because I read the print edition on my computer. It appears just like the print edition on my computer.
I do get the paper on Sundays and Wednesdays for the ads and stuff but still read it on my laptop.

1 year ago

I don’t get a newspaper but do get quite a number of magazines, that I constantly read, to include news magazines. I keep up with what is happening but just a couple weeks late – but then again, I have been late most of my life.

Roy Davis
1 year ago

We haven’t had a newspaper delivered in many years. I cancelled my paper because we never knew if or when we’d get one. Now I will buy the Sunday paper for my wife every week but I don’t read it. Why should I support a politically biased industry anyway.

Jeff Craig
1 year ago

Haven’t read the print copy in decades, but I do read the e-version and have a sub to the NY Times and Washington Post as well. It’s important to support local journalism!! If for no other reason than to have the Fifth Estate keep an eye out for bad politicians.

1 year ago

Reading the daily newspaper used to be part of my morning routine up until about 10 years ago, however, after traveling fulltime in our RV for 4 years we purchased a home. I called the Subscription Department of our daily newspaper and ordered seven days delivery. After getting the paper for a week I found there was little to no readable content, only tons of ads, I canceled. I do not, by and large, like reading the newspaper online, likely some psychological quirk, so I have not read a newspaper for almost 10 years.

1 year ago

I read our local daily newspaper every day we’re home. When in the RV I’ll read the electronic version sometime.

1 year ago

I read our local paper almost every day…I receive an email from the paper and access their electronic version on my tablet thru a URL link. I can also access thru their app but the link works better. Most of the national news is a day old by the time it makes it into our paper and most of the stories come from national news outlets that can be accessed near real-time if so desired. I read the paper for the local news. BTW, our paper tries very hard to offer opinions from both sides of the political spectrum…it doesn’t hurt to try to understand where the other side is coming from. That’s how we solve our problems, not by throwing accusations.

Dean Yoesting
1 year ago

Read 5 digital papers daily, but the printed copy only comes on Wednesday’s and Sundays.

Tom H.
1 year ago

Stopped my subscription to Louisville “Courier Journal” about 5 years ago. I read it everyday since the late 60s. Was bought out by Gannet, and content went way down. Sad. It was once a great newspaper. I really miss it.
Like Chuck, I enjoy picking up small town newspapers when we travel. Great fun, and always gives you a feel for the area. And, I get a chance to do a crossword puzzle on real newsprint. Priceless!

John Macatee
1 year ago

Epoch times, once a week! Excellent newspaper. Mailed to my home! I love it!!!

Last edited 1 year ago by John Macatee
Jeff Craig
1 year ago
Reply to  John Macatee

‘excellent paper’ – Thanks, I needed a good laugh!

Lil John
1 year ago

Funny that folks won’t read the paper because of “liberal or conservative bias”. Most of the national news is from other sources, most of which just state the facts. If you read the editorials, then yes, you get “their opinion”. Do these folks think social media gives them a truer picture? Social media is over 70% opinion, much of it nonsense. A little logical deduction can usually sort out what’s in the paper, if your smart enough to do it.

Last edited 1 year ago by Lil John
1 year ago
Reply to  Lil John

👍 Agree, amazing how many people are afraid of listening to opinions other then theirs. Liberal or Conservative I’m open to listening and agree or not.

Roy Davis
1 year ago
Reply to  Lil John

I haven’t read any articles that just reported facts nor heard any on the TV in 20 years. What they call facts are twisted to support an opinion. I knew a retired TV news director who said he would have fired all of today’s so called journalists because of that. He said it is often reflected in their body language and tones. That can’t/won’t report facts without expressing opinions.

Gene Bjerke
1 year ago

We haven’t subscribed to a newspaper in years, but we get a weekly news magazine.

Rolling Coal
1 year ago

Local, small town newspapers are a great way to find out what events are happening when we’re traveling. We’ll always pick them up to look for things like farmers markets, street fairs, arts & live music etc.

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