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This forum thread links to a CNN article in which a reader comments something to the effect that newspapers as we know them are slowly dying off due to the availability of online news.

Personally, I rarely pick up an actual newspaper any more; however, I read 3 or more online newspapers/news sites daily. I often compare the same news story between sites to see how and if the story is covered.

My question is two-fold: as the title suggests, where do you get/read the news; and, do you think the future of the "hard copy" newspaper is doomed?

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Pretty much:

www.bbc.co.uk
www.nytimes.com
www.guardian.co.uk

In addition, I buy the New York times maybe twice a week, the Economist every other week (it's a bi-weekly publication) and I try and watch Channel 13 (PBS) on TV or BBC world. I avoid Fox, CNN and the other commercial news channels.

For specialist news, I will use specialist web sites.

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The daily show.


unless I'm seriously interested, then the bbc and guardian, or times. rarely US sources though.

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I use Silobreaker, Fox news, and ZDNET RSS feeds and drill into any thing that interests me.
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Fox news,CNN and various news sites.... My local paper is way too liberal for me I do not use the paper.
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I have my homepage set to igoogle and I have various news sources. CNN, Reuters, Washington Post, NY Times. I try to be diverse

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Pretty much:

www.bbc.co.uk
www.nytime.com
www.guardian.co.uk

In addition, I buy the New York times maybe twice a week, the Economist every other week (it's a bi-weekly publication) and I try and watch Channel 13 (PBS) on TV or BBC world. I avoid Fox, CNN and the other commercial news channels.

For specialist news, I will use specialist web sites.
Same here. The mainstream media has too much of an agenda, whether left or right.

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BBC's mainstream, so is the Guardian.. just not mainstream US media

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The daily show.


unless I'm seriously interested, then the bbc and guardian, or times. rarely US sources though.
The sad part is, The Daily Show actually is sometimes less biased and more substantial than US televised, non-satirical news.

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BBC's mainstream, so is the Guardian.. just not mainstream US media
Let me rephrase, mainstream U.S. media.

IMO, if you want the real story, you have to read it from at least 5 different sources then piece it together yourself anyway.

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The sad part is, The Daily Show actually is sometimes less biased and more substantial than US televised, non-satirical news.
Have you seen the John Stewart interview on Crossfire?

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I buy the local paper on a Wednesday - for the job ads. Everything else I get online.
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Have you seen the John Stewart interview on Crossfire?
No, but I'll bet it's good. Stewart is just awesome.

I'll never forget when Bill Gates walked off on him - oh, and **** Cheney's wife too.

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No, but I'll bet it's good. Stewart is just awesome.

I'll never forget when Bill Gates walked off on him - oh, and **** Cheney's wife too.
He was being really nice for that interview, wasn't bringing up anything bad being a good host. Then she made that comment, and you could just see his eyes drop, like "here we go".

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