Tag: Newspapers

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PressReader Review: Read (Almost) Any Newspaper on Your iPad or iPhone

Do you want access to newspapers and other publications from all over the world on your iPad or iPhone? PressReader is an app that allows you to have just that; the app has access to over 2,200 publications (newspapers and magazines) from 97 different countries in 54 different languages.

PressReader includes access to several big name publications such as USA Today, The New York Post, LA Times, The Washington Post, and the Seattle Times. In fact, I saw pretty much every publication I could ever care about in the app, except for two, those two being the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Despite the lack of my two favorite newspaper publications, I still think the app is very nice.

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Will Newspapers Be Able To Survive The Economic Downturn?

One of the common topics these days, especially across political blogs, is whether or not the newspaper industry will survive its current troubles (and whether or not it deserves to). I think everyone has heard a thousand times since last year how much the news industry is struggling, how no-one reads anymore, and how the internet is making everyone ADD. But what’s actually going on inside the industry?

Truth be told, things are fairly bad on average, but the spread of the troubles is very stilted. Even with how much papers like the New York Times are fretting, they still stand a good chance to weather the recession well. The trouble is with smaller news papers, as illustrated by this helpful graphic from the New York Times in early March (the article was free to access by the way, irony?).

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