In this increasingly electronic information age, I'm curious as to how many people are still subscribing to their hometown newspapers or to printed magazines. I know both of my kids...age 18 & 23...will likely never subscribe to a newspaper as they are more than willing to get all their news (local and national) from the internet. They also never spend any time watching local or national news broadcasts (although my son is an ESPN junkie). I still subscribe to my local paper--the Albany, NY Times-Union. I also read the printed NYC papers (Daily News, Post, Times) on a regular basis--either picked up at a newsstand or at my workplace. This is probably an "old guy" thing...but reading newspapers is a habit I picked up when I was very young and I find difficult to break. I have always thought of a newspaper as being one of the great bargains in the world--news, opinion, cartoons, sports (boxscores!), and features all neatly organized in one place on a daily basis. There are few things more peaceful to me than finding time in a quiet place (Adirondack lakeside, a pizza counter, a waiting room) and being able to be fully immersed in a paper. Most magazines have, however, stopped coming into the house. Entertainment Weekly is a guilty pleasure I find hard to break, though. And I've got a professional subscription rate to Newsweek that is too good to stop. I cannot imagine how they are making any money off of me though. My wife subscribes to a few professional publications and magazines to which she regularly contributes. She is telling me, however, on a regular basis, that magazines are closing shop right and left as they are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet in this day and age. All the magazines she does business with are ramping up their web presence. And all this love for printed news comes from someone who has made his career in the electronic media. Go figure (and I have pretty much given up on local broadcast news...but still occasionally check out the all-news cable networks.) Anyway...do you find yourselves cutting back on newspapers and magazines?