Topic: "Hold the presses!": What newspapers/magazines/journals do you read?

(AKA The Press Thread)

I see we have no specific thread on the Press in the UK and beyond. I wanted to combine such a discussion thread on the Press with discussing what newspapers, magazines or even academic journals you read on a regular or not so regular basis? Do you read them as traditional print editions or on your smartphone, tablet or PC? Do you subscribe to any particular newspapers, magazines or academic journals? We can discuss your reading habits and by extension your opinions on the Press in the UK and beyond here in this thread. Hopefully this will make for an interesting and wide-ranging discussion! ajb007/smile

The quote that forms part of the title for this thread of course comes from Elliot Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997):

"Gentlemen, and ladies, hold the presses. This just in. By curious quirk of fate, we have the perfect story with which to launch our satellite news network tonight. It seems a small crisis is brewing in the South China Seas. I want full newspaper coverage, I want magazine stories, I want books, I want films, I want TV, I want radio, I want us on the air 24 hours a day, this is our moment! And a billion people around this planet will watch it, hear it, and read about it from the Carver Media Group."

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Re: "Hold the presses!": What newspapers/magazines/journals do you read?

I read the paper editions of the local and regional newspaper. Normally I read national newspapers online, two or three dayly. I also like to read BBC News online, sometimes more English language news too.


Re: "Hold the presses!": What newspapers/magazines/journals do you read?

I don't 'subscribe' to any, but I do think if you're interested in politics and power, you should get the fortnightly Private Eye.
Other than that, it's all good, from the Telegraph to the Morning Star. Some specialise in various areas. The Mail is good at exposing police corruption via the bogus Yewtree investigation and Stephen Lawrence fiasco, also the scandal of teens with autism being treated like dirt in care homes. The Times did the Rotherham, Rochdale, Manchester grooming scandal thanks to journo Andrew Norfolk (who doesn't quite seem to have made the link between the Met 'dead cat strategy' of going after Lord Bramall, Sir Cliff and Paul Gambaccuni to distract from the police and social services having been caught out basically authorising a paedophile ring/prostitution racket further north) and so on.

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