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Question regarding UK/US/Spain Newspapers

Question regarding UK/US/Spain Newspapers

YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider

Hello everyone, So in a week I am starting to study English & American Studies + Spanish at my University so I decided I wanna follow along the respective quality papers of the countries UK/US/SPAIN to know what's happening from their POV. What would quality papers be in UK/US/Spain? I'd assume The Guardian and The New York Times (no idea for Spain). Any recommendations?

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  • NekkiNekki Member
    edited October 11

    For the UK, the ones to go for are The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, The Telegraph and the Financial Times. If you want a rounded political view, I suggest The Guardian and at least one of the others.

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider

    @Nekki said: For the UK, the ones to go for are The Guardian, The Times, The Observer, The Telegraph and the Financial Times. If you want a rounded political view, I suggest The Guardian and at least one of the others.

    Thanks @Nekki :)

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  • WSSWSS Member

    Also, burn them all before you end up reading any of the dreck printed upon them. Then, go to Vine!

    In 2001, Bugle Boy closed all 215 of its U.S. outlet stores in an agreement with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

  • The Guardian Weekly is pretty nice, they had nice deals in the past for really, really cheap yearly subscription, sadly not available anymore.

    The Economist (way more liberal) currently has a 12 weeks for €20 offer, as long as you don't forget to cancel before you receive the 12 issues it's interesting.

  • The New York Times and The Guardian are both good if you want to practice English. But if you're trying to get a perspective from their respective countries you'll want to keep in mind that they are both well-known for being solidly on the left side of the political spectrum. You could balance them out by reading The Washington Times and maybe The Telegraph (I can't bring myself to recommend The Sun, even though that would be more appropriate), respectively.

    If you're looking for something to listen to instead of reading, National Public Radio has many good podcasts. (Again, clearly slanted left. But I have nothing of a similar quality to recommend on the right.) This American Life is an interesting non-news program that might give you more insight into American culture than our newspapers. :)

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  • cpsdcpsd Member

    I am afraid all our newspapers are crap :P.

    Anyway, if you have to choose one: http://www.20minutos.es/

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  • PlioserPlioser Member
    edited October 11

    Spain.

    Right wing: El mundo - El país

    Center: Eldiario.es

    Left wing: Público

    Sports: Marca - As

    Money: Expansión - El economista

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider

    @datanoise said: The Guardian Weekly is pretty nice, they had nice deals in the past for really, really cheap yearly subscription, sadly not available anymore.

    The Economist (way more liberal) currently has a 12 weeks for €20 offer, as long as you don't forget to cancel before you receive the 12 issues it's interesting.

    I can get the papers free at Uni with a 1-2 day delay to publish date + archieves so I dont need a subscription :P

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  • NekkiNekki Member

    @szarka said: I can't bring myself to recommend The Sun, even though that would be more appropriate

    Why would The Scum be more appropriate that the telegraph?

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  • Ympker said: I can get the papers free at Uni with a 1-2 day delay to publish date

    Nice! Why don't you just go to the library and check which one(s) you prefer?

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  • ClouviderClouvider Member, Provider

    @Nekki said:

    @szarka said: I can't bring myself to recommend The Sun, even though that would be more appropriate

    Why would The Scum be more appropriate that the telegraph?

    More populist, which seems to be a reality these days (unfortunately).

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider

    @datanoise said:

    Ympker said: I can get the papers free at Uni with a 1-2 day delay to publish date

    Nice! Why don't you just go to the library and check which one(s) you prefer?

    I did :P Was just looking for some local input ;D

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  • jhjh Member

    In the UK, the only good newspaper in my opinion is the Financial Times (which isn't just finance). The Guardian is well written but full of whinging about tiny injustices.

    The Times and The Telegraph are also well written but select stories that further their pollitical agenda.

    The Economist is better than a newspaper. The BBC news website is good and free but they omit most of what would be awkward for the government.

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  • pacopaco Member

    I say skip the papers and read long form journalism instead, the likes of the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and such. Most of those articles end up on longreads.com and longform.org anyway.

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  • @WSS said: Also, burn them all before you end up reading any of the dreck printed upon them. Then, go to Vine!

    Who?

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  • WSSWSS Member

    @doghouch said:

    @WSS said: Also, burn them all before you end up reading any of the dreck printed upon them. Then, go to Vine!

    Who?

    Pretty much. They were a 'short video' host by Twitter or Tumblr or something. When you have a few seconds to get your whole bit done, there isn't a ton of self-fellatio.

    In 2001, Bugle Boy closed all 215 of its U.S. outlet stores in an agreement with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

  • @WSS said:

    @doghouch said:

    @WSS said: Also, burn them all before you end up reading any of the dreck printed upon them. Then, go to Vine!

    Who?

    Pretty much. They were a 'short video' host by Twitter or Tumblr or something. When you have a few seconds to get your whole bit done, there isn't a ton of self-fellatio.

    I know who they are. I was just referring to Vine being dead?

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  • WSSWSS Member

    Yeah, they're dead.

    In 2001, Bugle Boy closed all 215 of its U.S. outlet stores in an agreement with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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