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Old 05.11.2012, 12:16
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OK, so it seems that the Daily Telegraph, long-since my main source (despite their editorial bias) for accurate news reporting from the the UK, has now decided to become subscription-only, beyond a few pages.

So, two questions: will it stay like this, or will their reduced audience put off advertisers? And what's people's thoughts on an alternative good all-round news resource from the UK?
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Old 05.11.2012, 12:18
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OK, so it seems that the Daily Telegraph, long-since my main source (despite their editorial bias) for accurate news reporting from the the UK, has now decided to become subscription-only, beyond a few pages.

So, two questions: will it stay like this, or will their reduced audience put off advertisers? And what's people's thoughts on an alternative good all-round news resource from the UK?
It's only subscription based for international readers (at the moment) and 20 GBP a year is not much considering the paper copy is 8CHF here.

You could get it free using a proxy server but I'll probably just subscribe.
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Old 05.11.2012, 12:21
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OK, so it seems that the Daily Telegraph, long-since my main source (despite their editorial bias) for accurate news reporting from the the UK, has now decided to become subscription-only, beyond a few pages.

So, two questions: will it stay like this, or will their reduced audience put off advertisers? And what's people's thoughts on an alternative good all-round news resource from the UK?
Probably will stay like this; the Times changed to subscription-only some years ago & still is although they were/are reputed to have lost about 90% of their readers.
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Probably will stay like this; the Times changed to subscription-only some years ago & still is although they were/are reputed to have lost about 90% of their readers.
Although 10% paying is probably better for them than 100% not paying (not taking into account advertising revenue lost due to reduction in audience).
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seems fine from my RSS feeds with javascript turned off....
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OK, so it seems that the Daily Telegraph, long-since my main source (despite their editorial bias) for accurate news reporting from the the UK, has now decided to become subscription-only, beyond a few pages.

So, two questions: will it stay like this, or will their reduced audience put off advertisers? And what's people's thoughts on an alternative good all-round news resource from the UK?

I like the BBC website for news, the Daily Mail for a laugh
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I like the BBC website for news, the Daily Mail for a laugh
Once a month or less I'll click on a DM link. Yes, it's amusing, but it also drives me to despair so quickly I prefer not to

The BBC is better, but lacking in the journalism of the Telegraph, and relies too much on video reports rather than proper wording. But it's having to make do for now.
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Guardian is quite readable, good for sport and culture, I don't like the political stance so much, but the standard of journalism is far higher than the Telegraph which I think is a particularly lazy paper.
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How many pages can you read before the Iron Curtain comes down?

Here in the USA I must have clicked on a dozen pages this morning with no complaints from the site.
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Old 05.11.2012, 16:09
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How many pages can you read before the Iron Curtain comes down?

Here in the USA I must have clicked on a dozen pages this morning with no complaints from the site.
20 per month
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Guardian is quite readable, good for sport and culture, I don't like the political stance so much, but the standard of journalism is far higher than the Telegraph which I think is a particularly lazy paper.

I tried the grauniad today - by 'eck it's biased. Headlines that bear no relation to contents seem to jumo out at me, always anti-government, like this one "Homeless families to be expelled from London by councils". "Expelled" indeed. Not.
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Re: Online Telegraph down

This only seems to apply to the mobile version. The 'standard' version (ie through my PC) seems to be Paywall free.... (ie same model as the Guardian)
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how many pages can you read before the iron curtain comes down?

Here in the usa i must have clicked on a dozen pages this morning with no complaints from the site.
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this only seems to apply to the mobile version. The 'standard' version (ie through my pc) seems to be paywall free.... (ie same model as the guardian)

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I was asking mainly out of idle curiosity ... note that I did not claim to have read a dozen pages but just to have clicked on them to test whether the paywall applied here.
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Re: Online Telegraph down

With the Telegraph, you get a certain number of free hits while abroad I think. My online paper of choice is the Independent though. I will admit, if forced to, to clicking on the mail home page sometimes but it kinda grates as I resent adding to the traffic for that site. I do it to keep half an eye on some of the non-stories of the day. If there's anything I actually want to read about though I'll google the story and read it elsewhere. More than one hit a day for them is beyond the pale.

Frustrating thing about limits on the Telegraph site is the fact they often have great photo compilations.
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In Private Eye, the words "Telegraph" and "shameless puffery" are never too far apart. Here's a Telegraph puff for the "world's largest financial advisory group" and three more for the company's CEO. Many expats who have sought advice from that company might consider the BBC Panorama report more accurate.
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