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Old 08.07.2016, 15:42
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Newspaper Subscriptions

I am having difficulty deciding on which Newspaper subscription to buy.

At the moment, I have none. I read the freebies and the paid ones until the pay wall hits. The EU Observer allows only one article until it asks for your subscription and most of the UK papers allow you a few articles before locking you out.

Do you subscribe to any? Which papers (CH/EU/UK/US) do you prefer and why?
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Old 08.07.2016, 19:01
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

Two things:


- In the Zürich area the Tagesanzeiger in the printed edition has the best information on what is going on locally. You may like or not like the left wing news... like in the Guardian ... but reporting on local news is best.


- You'll have to get a cookie delete function on your computer to allow you to read at least on article per newspaper per day. It works for me for the NYT and others and it will most likely work for you
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Old 08.07.2016, 19:19
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Until about max. 2 1/2 years ago, my weekends and many evenings were not complete without going through the paper versions of the Tages Anzeiger,NZZ ,Blick,Sontagszeitung,NZZ am Sonntag and Sonntags Blick.

All of the English papers I enjoyed in the office over lunch whenever available.

But nowadays I really just enjoy 20 minuten on-line over coffee in the mornings (as EF is already so informative), and the other on-line BBC, CNN, Guardian and Daily Mail services if time permits.

If a topic appears important, then of course I will then dig deeper - either to paper copy or on-line.
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

I don't subscribe to any, I read mostly the guardian and al jazeera (the facebook feed) for international uk and us news, for local news online versions of the serious cantonal newspapers (through feeds usually) and 20min, il fatto quotidiano for italian news.
And then google news sometimes, especially if I'm looking into something specific and want more views.
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Old 08.07.2016, 19:40
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

This is a good topic that I've also thought about in the past years / months i.e. how does the non-digital media survive nowadays (especially since there are so many experts on EF).
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Old 08.07.2016, 20:33
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

The Economist in print form, the New York Times and South China Morning Post online are my regulars.

I read the free articles from most other newspapers until the paywall hits. Which, as there are so many around the world, gives pretty good coverage.

Plus the NZZ and Tagi print editions over a cuppa at my local cafe. And of course the 20 Minuten on the train. (Which really ought to be named the 5 Minuten.)

I'd suscribe to more papers, but journalism today certainly isn't what it used to be. More and more papers seem to rely largely on wire stores and millennial blogs - I just can't see subscribing given the lack of professionalism that seems to be the standard today.


I suspect that once I leave Switzerland I'll subscribe to the NZZ, in order to keep in touch.
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Old 08.07.2016, 20:51
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

Economist in print.
Guardian on-line (just gave them £25 to support independent journalism as I feel so guilty not subscribing, but why bother?).
New York Times - just found a cute trick - if you fire it up in your browser's private mode, it never tells you that your quota is filled.

Can't what to hear what Phos and Marton read on-line...
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Old 08.07.2016, 21:38
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

I don't have any paper subscriptions since I can hardly read. But I have come across 'Blendle' and if I could read that would probably be something for me.
https://blendle.com/signup/kiosk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blendle
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

Most porous paywalls can be bypassed by opening a private mode window (or closing and reopening to get rid of cookies).
In some a google search might be needed on the headline (all the time in private mode).
Le Temps used to have an actual non-porous paywall, and the cheapest option was CHF 10 per month in their iPhone app. But they made their paywall porous again.
I know it is economy of scale, but when I compare what one gets buying a NY Times subscription compared to any Swiss newspaper with their subscriptions running into CHF 400-500 per year for a digital-only access, and trying to straddle the Rüstigraben, I cannot rationalize spending about 100 monthly. I'd be happy to pay a reasonable fee per digital issue or article, but not a kiosk price chf 4-5 per issue.
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Old 08.07.2016, 23:03
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

New Yorker in print.

I use the Matin and 20 minutes apps for daily keeping up with the world. And I read the paper versions if I go have coffee somewhere.
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Old 09.07.2016, 11:28
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

The economist on-line is £12 for 12 weeks. The Times has the same offer (UK)

Ideally I like to have access to The economist, The Times and Eu Observer.

I buy The Sunday Times in print every week.

I need to subscribe to one I think, it doesn't feel quite right reading them all for free.
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

No one mentioned Le Monde Diplomatique?
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Old 09.07.2016, 17:40
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No one mentioned Le Monde Diplomatique?
After 30 years in France, I still find Le Monde Diplomatique a hard read. Its reading age must be about twenty five .

In fact it would be a tough read for me in English, so "No thanks" and congratulations if your French (and mind) is good enough to enjoy it.

The same is true, to a lesser degree, of Le Monde itself. I would read a French Guardian, if it existed, but we have Liberation for the wild hippy nuttiness and Le Monde for the serious, well written, but heavy going side.
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

Hello people, in an attempt not to start a fresh thread, I hope I can recycle this one with my question!


I will be running an investment opportunity ad in newspapers in the near future. For those of you living in the German part of Switzerland, could you tell me which newspapers are comparable to Swiss Romand's Le Temps and AEGFI ? Comparable meaning:
  • they cover the whole of the German speaking area (unlike for ex. the Tribune de Genève or La Côte newspapers which are more regional)
  • are widely read by all in the Germanic area
  • are higher end, meaning they cover politics, economy, finance (so as to target the right prospect)
Many thanks to all!
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Hello people, in an attempt not to start a fresh thread, I hope I can recycle this one with my question!


I will be running an investment opportunity ad in newspapers in the near future. For those of you living in the German part of Switzerland, could you tell me which newspapers are comparable to Swiss Romand's Le Temps and AEGFI ? Comparable meaning:
  • they cover the whole of the German speaking area (unlike for ex. the Tribune de Genève or La Côte newspapers which are more regional)
  • are widely read by all in the Germanic area
  • are higher end, meaning they cover politics, economy, finance (so as to target the right prospect)
Many thanks to all!
NZZ or Tages Anzeiger.
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Great, thanks for the info Baboon
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Re: Newspaper Subscriptions

I'm thinking about a subscription for The Economist (special offer for CHF 30/12 weeks). Does anyone know if I have to pay extra for the delivery?

Thank you.
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Postage should be included. Just read the small print to also be sure.
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I'm thinking about a subscription for The Economist (special offer for CHF 30/12 weeks). Does anyone know if I have to pay extra for the delivery?

Thank you.
Postage included and very reliable. But be aware of steep price rise after the teaser is over (still worth it, especially if you subscribe 2-3 years).
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I am having difficulty deciding on which Newspaper subscription to buy.

At the moment, I have none. I read the freebies and the paid ones until the pay wall hits. The EU Observer allows only one article until it asks for your subscription and most of the UK papers allow you a few articles before locking you out.

Do you subscribe to any? Which papers (CH/EU/UK/US) do you prefer and why?
The Times: £5/month digital subscription included The Sunday Times. Straight to my iPad every morning to read what Murdock wants me to read...
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