Please answer the poll on the right and add any comments/advice you have below.
I've recently purchased an online subscription to our city newspaper ($5/mo.). Up until now I've been mainly going to various news websites (and plan to continue to do so), but have felt somewhat disconnected from what goes on in the city I live in.
How valuable is a newspaper (online or in print) compared to the tons of information you can get for free on the internet? For one the internet is disorganized and a big time consumer and a newspaper has limited space to tell you what's going on. On the other hand, the news on the internet is mostly free.
Does your method of reading the news encourage you to participate as much as you can? Do you get informed enough to feel comfortable to voice your views to your government representatives or are able to make an informed argument for one policy or another?
What do you all think? What do you do?