Still Buy Print Magazines And Newspapers?

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How many people still buy print magazines and newspapers?
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I'm still subscribed to the ESPN magazine, but that is the only one I have stayed with since 2009. Anything else I want to read is available after a few mouse clicks. The magazine is a dying publication.
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  • Profile picture of the author erichammer
    I do. I have a daily newspaper delivered and get around five magazines mailed to me. Then again, I'm also the sort of person who loves reading and can never have enough to look at...
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  • Profile picture of the author nrmillions
    i just read all the articles for the magazines i like on their websites and same with the newspapers. no need to actually pay for a print copy of the same thing that is free online.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jillycakes
    I subscribe to multiple print magazines, and will occasionally buy others from the newsstand. Some of these are used for writing projects, as a magazine's content and advertising provide a quick and dirty guide to reaching its target market.
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  • Profile picture of the author makingiants
    I still read a few mags, and I read the newspaper
    mainly for the Sudoku puzzles to keep my rain sharp.
    Reading's going to keep going, but the internet will
    maintain it.

    Vince aka makingiants
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    I get my local paper each week and several magazines. Most are cooking magazines but I get a few others as well.

    With cooking magazines it helps to be able to bring them into the kitchen with me while I cook. I also love just being able to lay on the couch and read magazines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Halcyon
    I do and probably will until they figure out a way to get those cologne samples in a tablet.

    Seriously, I'm little sad that print media is going by the wayside, I still like to read paper based magazines and books.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I read Sunday's Sacramento Bee to study the ads. You can pick up some copywriting tips from those ads and save some money.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabbydeb
    I like print magazines also. Because I am a crafter, I like to have my magazine with all the details on how to make something in front of me. I think how to magazines will still be read a lot, however I can go to freepatterns.com and download a pattern and instructions, but it is nice to just have a magazine to read and relax with.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimMichael
    From my inside knowledge of the media industry, I can attest to the fact that circulation of most printed media is going to decline drastically over the next few years.

    In fact, it is already down based on 5 years ago.

    It's not the place to invest in advertising. Instead, focus on getting good, true and exciting new stories to these publications and focus on getting them to print an article for free.
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    • Profile picture of the author gabbydeb
      What about ads in free shoppers you find at the supermarket? You know like Big Nickel and other free shoppers like that.

      Originally Posted by JimMichael View Post

      From my inside knowledge of the media industry, I can attest to the fact that circulation of most printed media is going to decline drastically over the next few years.

      In fact, it is already down based on 5 years ago.

      It's not the place to invest in advertising. Instead, focus on getting good, true and exciting new stories to these publications and focus on getting them to print an article for free.
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      • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
        I subscribe to 9 or 10 magazines and love it when they come in the mail.

        I tear out stuff that interests me. That suits me more than bookmarking pages, which I hardly ever go and look at again.

        When I am reading print magazines, I look at just about every full-page ad. Online, I never look at ads at all. So I think the magazines would rather keep me as a print subscriber.

        The next time you are in a bookstore or an airport, take a look at the magazine rack. Magazines are still thriving.

        Marcia Yudkin
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        • I can't remember the last time I bought a print magazine or newspaper.

          Newspapers in this area are free.

          I imagine people still buy magazines at airport gift shops to have something to read during the flight when you can't access the Internet inexpensively. I haven't flown in 14 years, though, and when I take the train I'm almost always connected to the Internet.

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  • Profile picture of the author Emily B
    I buy newspapers if there's an interesting article in them, but I don't do this very often. I do prefer reading news in newspapers rather than online.
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