I honestly only read the newspaper for classes such as this one. Generally every term I have one or two classes that require me to read the news. If I am reading it, I try to read WSJ and NYT for the contrasting opinions. I think electronics/the internet also have a large factor in the readership statistic because there is so much content readily available on the internet. In other words people just type it in Google without a subscription to a source or reading the paper. Last, at this point of my life I'm generally so busy that reading the news is almost considered a luxury. To sit down, have coffee, and read... sleep is more important when I'm tied up with homework and a life as it is. I think reading it is an important skill though so I'm glad some classes require it.
Although I don't often read a physical newspaper I have a few news apps that I frequently view on my phone. I use the CNN and WSJ app to stay up to date with current events. I really enjoy watching shows such as 60 minutes and Last Week Tonight. These shows uncover fascinating news stories, but do it in a more entertaining way than traditional news broadcasts. NPR is great to listen to when I'm driving in my car. Also I have found that if you follow certain Twitter accounts you can often access developing news stories as they are happening. Ultimately I agree with Cam though, the internet is what has caused this dramatic dip in newspaper subscriptions. People don't need to subscribe to a newspaper to read the news, they can simply type whatever they are looking for into Google.
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/09/24/how-social-media-is-reshaping-news/=> it seems facebook is where people get their news these days.
To be honest I normally do not normally read the physical newspaper. Every once and awhile I will read it when its at my house, but most times I do not. I would have to agree with Cam's point with information so readily available online, people just type it into Google and see what news they need for a particular event. I would also agree that normally I am so busy that having time to catch up on the news is usually difficult.
I don't usually read print newspapers. I mostly read the news online on NYT, Yahoo news, The Economist, France24 etc. I also think that the evolution of technology made print newspapers impractical. I care about where I get the news, but it is difficult to find reliable sources of news nowadays.
I usually don't read print newspapers either. My favorite way of reading the news is on my iPad on the WSJ and New York Times apps. I also hear a lot of news from scrolling through Twitter. I follow accounts for the Economist and the WSJ that tweet headlines and links to good articles.
Like most people have commented, I don't read print newspaper at all. I don't recall ever having that habit my whole life, although back in Vietnam my grandmother has newspapers delivered everyday. I find reading news online a lot faster and more convenient. Especially, I can filter what I want to know. I don't have the habit of reading WSJ or NYT, but I have an app on my phone that collect most updated news from all over.
Similar to the rest of the students that have commented, I don't typically read from a print newspaper. I agree that technology is most likely the source of the decline in print newspaper demand. With the information available online, it is much easier and cheaper to read from an electronic news source. I typically read NYT because it is more liberal leaning and therefore aligns with my viewpoint more. However, I do also read articles from sources such as WSJ and The Economist to gather different viewpoints.
Similar to just about everyone above, I do not really read a physical paper. News is available from just about everywhere due to the internet and social media. This is why you continue to see papers shut down or go digital only. Personally, I prefer to read a physical paper if I have the option of both. The only issue as a college student is paying for that physical copy, especially when the same content can be had for free. Generally, I read the Detroit News, I believe it is conservative leaning but I am okay with that.
I also do not normally read a physical newspaper. I have an online subscription to the New York Times, but that is the only newspaper I subscribe to. I get a lot of my other information from social media sites. I follow companies, economists, journalists, etcetera on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. This is where I do a lot of my reading, and if there is a topic I am particularly interested in, then I check out the NYT to see if they have any articles about it and also just google the topic. The internet is so powerful and offers so much information for free; this makes it hard for me to justify paying for a newspaper. Although, I do enjoy reading a physical newspaper when I get the opportunity.
Similar to Veronica, I catch most of my news by following accounts on social media such as CNN and WSJ. I also like to peruse economists' blogs and opinion articles about what is going on in the world. The internet provides a large source of information as well as a huge pool of opinions about what information is out there. I try to read credible sources as well as opinion based sources in order to grasp the multiple perspectives of what is happening in current events. Eventually I would like to subscribe to a physical newspaper to read through on Sunday mornings to stay better in touch with what's happening around the world.
Similar to the above commentators, I also mainly read new articles that I find online rather than an actual physical newspaper. I usually read Al-Jazeera America, BBC news. It is easier to read a newspaper online because (1) it is free (2) I have easy access and (3) it allows to to chose from among a variety of options (i.e., domestic, foreign, sports, entertainment, etc.).
I can't remember the last time I actually sat down to read a newspaper. However, my sister recently subscribed to the WSJ as a requirement for one of her classes at U of M, and I gotta say, through her electronic subscription, she receives a lot of interesting articles. And I think that's where all of this is going...electronic. I actually get my first notice from stories that are trending on Facebook. I don't know how that reflects on my sources, but it's convenient and fairly effective...