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What about the poor people! The paper wants to make a profit, what about no profit, where did that go! Doesn't warren buffet, have enough money!?! He can spread the wealth, give the paper and internet away for free, whats the problem( he should also give away a free dinner for each paper also)How are the poor eple going to read all the lock step one sided hate filled chritainfobe, left wing lies if the paper charges for it! shameful, simply shameful!
Times are changing...
Seriously... $2.77 is not a lot of money! And if you already get the paper, you don't have to pay for the online subscription. From what I read, not only do you get access to online but you also get the mobile apps included too! It's not like it's breaking the bank with this cost! It could always be worse.
You're shameful, Shameful!
OK, point by point:
1.)"What about the poor people!" Even with its new pricing model, The News is still a lot cheaper than outlets like cable TV, sattelite radio or national news outlets like the NY Times or Washington Post. Sure, radio is free, but you get a lot more news in the newspaper than you do over the air.
2.)"The paper wants to make a profit, what about no profit, where did that go!" No profit? It's a business, not a charity. I can't think of any business that works for no profit, so...I don't know what you're talking about.
3.)"Doesn't warren buffet, have enough money!?!" This isn't about Warren Buffet. This is about helping the newspaper adapting to a changing media environment. You know, the business that employs hundreds of Western New Yorkers?
4.)"He can spread the wealth, give the paper and internet away for free, whats the problem( he should also give away a free dinner for each paper also)" SPREAD THE WEALTH? GIVE AWAY FOR FREE? What are you, a communist? You want a bunch of crazy left-wing handouts? This is America, not the Soviet Union. CAPITALISTS SELL STUFF FOR MONEY. Come on, I thought you listened to WBEN.
4.) "How are the poor eple going to read all the lock step one sided hate filled chritainfobe, left wing lies if the paper charges for it!" I challenge you to name a single "left-wing lie" in the newspaper. Just one. And if it's so awful, what do you care anyway?
You are going to see subscriptions drop dramatically. There is NO WAY I am going to pay $2.77 per week to read an inferior product online.
The medium or the message?
I can only speak for myself, but the issue for me isn't whether I prefer paper or electronic and which one I'm willing to pay for; it's the quality of the product. I don't subscribe to the Buffalo News paper edition because it's not even suitable material to line my guinea pigs' cages with; why would I want to pay for the electronic edition if I don't even want to subscribe to the paper edition? If the publishers put out a really good quality product, I'd be willing to pay for either version.
The Buffalo News is and remains irrelevant, a real rag.....bring back the Courier Express.........
your paper sucks
75 cents for your paper REALLY
poor people comments
They should be filling out a job application instead
The new business model
I see nothing wrong with The News charging for online access after years of giving it away for free online. $2.77 is a bargain for the paper when many other cities charge a lot more and give you a lot less. I am glad to see the paper adapting so it can continue to be a going concern in the future. As far as it affecting the poor, that is hogwash. $2.77 a week is a cup of coffee at Tim Horton's. Many that claim to be less fortunate seem to be dressed a bit better than I am and make sure they have their beer and cigarettes (2which cost over 10.00 a pack) Get over the fact that you will have to pay to get the news. How were you accessing the news when it was free? How are you affording your internet connection?I am happy to see The News is looking to exist into the future when other decent size cities soon will have no daily paper.
Good Luck Buffalo News, You'll Need It!
They tried this experiment with some newspaper in the NYC area charging a subscription based online paper. They had so few subscribers that they went back to the free online paper. Reason being, there are so many other news sources ie. WBEN that offer it for free. I'll give it a year they will try this stunt and they will fail miserably.
I look forward to my newspaper every day. even though I go on the internet daily I can't go without my newspaper.
Paper needs to make a profit
The paper needs to make a profit or it will disappear like the beloved "Courier-Express". It lost money for years and Cowles Media put it up for barely a month and couldn't sell.