Why sales of newspapers are dropping

vickylass By vickylass, 10th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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On their article, The Guardian gives us a lot of figures and percentages, but they have failed to tell us the reason why sales have dropped.

Why sales of newspapers are dropping

All printed newspaper sales are dropping down. The article published in The Guardian today gives us a lot of figures and percentages, but it fails to tell us why printed newspapers are dropping on their sales. It'd be interesting to know the reason why people have stopped buying newspapers.
Some newspaper readers will say that they read their online editions, but the truth is that online editions aren't any better. I'm a online newspaper reader. At a click of the mouse, I may read a dozen of newspapers from round the world, but I wouldn't say I'm better informed than I was. In the end, I have to search for trustful information on the issues I'm interested elsewhere, except on newspapers
Let's not forget that every newspaper belongs to a financial group. Therefore, every newspaper will publish the kind of information they want us to know. No more and no less. It'll be more or less conservative, depending on who's who within a given financial group and, of course, the news or opinion columns will have to be in favour of the financing group.
Depending on who pays up the circulation of a newspaper, it'll be scandalous or it'll mean to be a serious one, but all of them will tell us lies or half truths, which is just as bad as a lie. There's freedom of press, but this limited by these who are signing on the checks.
It'd be interesting to know why people in UK aren't buying as many newspapers as they used. Well, this is happening everywhere else.
It may be because they can't afford to buy them or because many people are fed up with the news and stories they read. If it's because they're fed up with their biased and half truths when not gross lies, then, I'd say that most people are starting to be aware that something very bad is going on and their newspapers aren't saying a word.
This stance would really be good news!

(C) Copyright. Vicky Pino. April 10th 2015.

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author avatar Retired
10th Apr 2015 (#)

I don't buy a daily paper every day, but I usually buy one at the weekends.

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author avatar vickylass
10th Apr 2015 (#)

As I say, I have a look (just have a look!) on their online editions, but I'm not a keen reader as I used and most of the info I know, I gathered it searching on the Internet. You'll most probably get better information in a local newspaper than in a national one.

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author avatar Retired
10th Apr 2015 (#)

Oh, and I buy the local paper each week too.

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author avatar vickylass
10th Apr 2015 (#)

Thus, I found out that what TV and national newspapers told us about 9/11 was a big lie.

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author avatar Retired
11th Apr 2015 (#)

I still buy The Times every day except Sunday. We do the quick crossword over breakfast and dip into the rest during the day. There's always something to interest, annoy or amuse, and I personally find it easier to turn real pages than to navigate online - especially if the broadband is running slow, which is often the case round here. Besides, it's not good to be staring at a screen all day!

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author avatar vickylass
11th Apr 2015 (#)

Well, I used to do like you. Despite of what I think nowadays about press, I still read newspapers and I agree that watching on a screen at all times isn't good for eyes. I think that printed press is still a bit better than online editions that and for what I see look like cartoons. My view.

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author avatar M G Singh
13th Apr 2015 (#)

Newspaper reading is down mainly for TV.

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