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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left? 285

Posted by Soulskill
from the just-the-crap-in-my-mailbox-every-day dept.
guises writes: "A recent story discussing the cover of Byte Magazine reminded me of just how much we've lost with the death of print media. The Internet isn't what took down Byte, but a lot of other really excellent publications have fallen by the wayside as a result of the shift away from the printed page. We're not quite there yet, though. There seem to still be some holdouts, so I'm asking Slashdot: what magazines (or zines, or newsletters, or newspapers) are still hanging around that are worth subscribing to?"
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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

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  • by jmd (14060) on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @04:39PM (#46773953)


    All I need.

  • National Geographic (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @04:43PM (#46773985)

    Very good photography, good enough writing.

  • Your local newspaper (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @04:44PM (#46774007)

    Nowhere else will you find detailed reporting regarding events and issues that may actually impact your life. Some have said that social media will kill local newspapers but I find that real news is still better covered by a reporter than by hearsay on my Facebook wall. Local reporters work hard to produce a paper every day (or every week, depending on your community), the least we can do is subscribe to their publication to help foot the bill of good reporting.

  • Paecon (Score:2, Interesting)

    by blahplusplus (757119) on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @04:48PM (#46774047)

    You won't get the US centric perspective that you get from the economist.

    http://www.paecon.net/ [paecon.net]

  • by SocialEngineer (673690) <invertedpanda AT gmail DOT com> on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @04:52PM (#46774089) Homepage

    Disclaimer: I've worked for 2 newspapers, and currently work for a media company (in the online division).

    Why? Because a local newspaper is going to cover more relevant info, with more details, than numerous other mediums. It's an at-your-leisure consumption device, too.

    I get the Sat. & Sun. local papers here. The Sat. for general weekend news, and the Sun. for big feature stories. Our paper frequently has some amazing local content; I recall a great 2 page spread on a local barbershop, and when one of the historic buildings burned down, they had almost daily coverage on the progress.

    Plus, it's great for information on important city council stuff. Our city has been having the Great Trash Debate for some time, and now it's finally coming to a close (trying to figure out if trash pickup should be privatized, or if they should increase the cost of trash stickers to cover rising costs of maintenance for the trucks).

    If you live in a major metro area, seek out the smaller hyper-local publications for your area.

  • Science Magazine (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @05:03PM (#46774225)

    I would classify New Scientist (http://www.newscientist.com) as an excellent subscription magazine. The quality of the printed pictures and graphs is a great addition to nice science articles.

  • I loved the ads (Score:4, Interesting)

    by NewtonsLaw (409638) on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @08:05PM (#46775725)

    Why is it that the ads in mags like Byte were a key part of the reason I bought the magazine -- but banners and online ads have become little more than annoyance and irritation?

    The old print-media ads were informative and didn't slow down my reading in anyway so I guess they were excellent "secondary" content.

    There's no way I'll patronize any site that uses full-page interstitial advertising -- yet the full-page ads in Byte and other printed mags were things I often read from start to finish.

    Is it just me or have others had the same experience?

  • The Atlantic Monthly (Score:5, Interesting)

    by davecb (6526) <davec-b@rogers.com> on Wednesday April 16, 2014 @08:18PM (#46775789) Homepage Journal
    Published "As We May Think" soon after WWII, today is "web first" and quite timely. Perhaps a bit fluffier than it once was, but still doesn't care what you think, but cares desperately that you do think.

Byte your tongue.