John Scalzi did this over on his site, out of curiosity, he says. Well, the next big writing project I have to do involves this very topic, so I’ll do it for every journalist’s favorite reason: To avoid doing the work myself.
Kidding. I’m actually curious, too. So here we go:
1) Do you subscribe to a daily newspaper? (If you have an online subscription that you pay for, include that, too, but tell me if it’s online.)
2) Why or why not?
3) If you don’t subscribe, what could get you to do so? If you do, what would make you drop your subscription?
Leave your answer in the comments. (This is actually tangential to what I’m writing, but it’s still interesting to me.)
Oh, and my answers:
1) Yes, the WSJ and NYT daily. I read the hometown papers online and buy them on the newstand on the days I’m out.
2) Because I’m a reader of all things, including blogs.
3) I’d drop both if either daily-delivered paper made significant cuts — that is, cuts I would notice — in their coverage.
Fuller discussion to follow.