Two reasons I will never subscribe to the Oregonian (or most any other newspaper): environmental impact and advertising.
to get that newspaper in your hands:
trees are cut down
trees are carried in a log truck to a pulp mill
pulp mill turns trees into newsprint
newsprint is carried by truck to newspaper
newspaper is printed and distributed by trucks
This is a truly absurd way to get your news. news via the Inter- Web is a far greener and more sustainable model.
Advertising: the Oregonian is absolutely crammed with ads for worthless crap that I will never buy. There are far more advertisements than actual copy that I'm interested in, all of them printed on wasteful paper. When I read news on the Web, usually on the excellent New York Times site, has skipped over the ads in an instant and read the substantive news that I'm after.
and, related to web sites, I agree with the Eugene woman this morning that Oregon live is a lousy web site. For you Oregonian staffers that are reading this, I suggest you model your site after the New York Times.
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