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Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Do you really get less for the same price? Maybe Not Anymore.

OK firstly I am a nook user of about 2 months now so part of what I'm doing is to compare it to say the average eBook as well as the actual print version of the paper. My guess is that my comments might hold for other papers as well.

The big thing that is really dif...
OK firstly I am a nook user of about 2 months now so part of what I'm doing is to compare it to say the average eBook as well as the actual print version of the paper. My guess is that my comments might hold for other papers as well.

The big thing that is really different of course is in photographs. The nook is ok at displaying those little woodcuts of people in the Wall Street Journal kind of thing but not the big splashy images you probably take for granted on the print version of Star-Trib.

The first thing I noted in my .50 copy of the Star-Trib is the length which today comes in at 338 pages. Now that is a pretty good bargain compared to a lot of books you get on this venue and even better with a subscription I suppose but I have one major caveat on this. Unlike the books where there is a table of contents this "newspaper" does not fire up to one. HOWEVER if you use the small color cross section at the base there is a function to move through the edition by sections for instance finding the Sports section (page 136 today).

Frankly I was pretty surprised at how long it was. You could spend a lot more time reading this than you would the paper version typically. The length of the Friday edition I'm trying read right now as I mentioned is that of a 328 page book which does not square with some other interviews I've seen leading me to guess either they are gradually building in more or that the interviewer may have missed some things or been talking about the Star-Trib website or something. Frankly I myself expected it to be a repackaged version of the website but since when did you get the equivalent of a book on there?

Another thing I've seen in other reviews is questioning of the liberalness of the paper but to be honest I'm not one of the politicos who has to put politics into everything they eat, sleep, and breath. Still a newspaper is a vehicle of opinion so it merits mention but I wanted to point out that it's hard to read the Sports Section and say the paper is 100% liberal biased. I don't know but my understanding of Liberal versus Conservative is that conservative by and large resists change and limits it whereas Liberal is the yang to the conservative yin at least in a balanced format. If the Star-Trib is liberal then it's mainly a reflection of the state residents because it seems to me there is other ways to define a papers political stance which is whether they are inclusive or not. I mean heck they sure didn't leave out Jesse Ventura now did they? You can read conservative columnists every day in the opinion section if that is your thing and I'm not commenting on the liberal voices because it is always without exception the same bunch complaining about media in general. Mind you I don't care that much one way or another as I'm one of those classical judge the person by their actions sort of fellow but it seems to me the critique of this paper as liberal is a bunch of hogwash. Then again my favorite section is the one with the Twin/Wolves/Vikings and so on not to mention all the high school and college coverage.

So anyways back to a final pros and cons to reinforce what I think is the number one detraction of the Nook version at least and that is the display of images. Basically if you think of the images the nook displays of the B&N authors when it goes on standby then you know what I mean by a sort of woodcut look. Photos can be a bit better but it's not like paper. It'

posted by Curtis_Clifford on August 20, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

41 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

eBook captures the basics, but that's it. And yet it's full price?

I bought a Saturday copy for my nook. The eBook has most of the major stories of the paper version. I found it convenient to have on the nook, particularly for my train rides into work. However, it's missing a lot of items in the paper version. Specifically, small s...
I bought a Saturday copy for my nook. The eBook has most of the major stories of the paper version. I found it convenient to have on the nook, particularly for my train rides into work. However, it's missing a lot of items in the paper version. Specifically, small snippets of stats and short news items, as well as the comics, puzzles, movie listings, calendars, etc.

Basically, the Nook version gives you the major stories of each section, and that's it, but yet the price suggests you're getting a full version of the paper. If the price reflected the reduced content, I'd buy, but I probably won't pay full price for such reduced value.

posted by 2123329 on February 19, 2010

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

    Reduced content at full price

    I was disappointed that the full paper is not included with the eReader version. It has the main sections, Front section, Metro, Business but is missing the Variety section (movie listings, comics, puzzles). I wouldn't expect full price for only partial content. The overall interface works, just disappointed that I can't replace the printed version with the eVersion.

    18 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Do not reccommend

    This is not the entire paper. So very disappointed. No comics, no obitiaries.

    Dynacard

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    Good to see my local newspaper here, but...

    It's missing a lot of stories. For example, the other day, my daily edition only had one story in the "News" section. I understand that the digital edition doesn't have all of the articles, but it should have more than it does.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    I was hoping for more

    I thought maybe the newspaper would be simular to to my newsweek subscription which I works really good on my Nook. Missing to many items and it's easier to surf the tribune website on my nook.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2011

    Missing parts

    I live in the area and have daily access to the published paper. This version is missing front page stories, several of the letters on the opinion page, the games and comics of the varity section.

    I also contacted the Star Tribune, and they said they do not manage B&N paper subscriptions. So what's up B&N?

    I will not be going beyond the trial period

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    The Newspaper is OK, but..

    You read it in the same format as their web pages rather than in the format of a newspaper.

    And for some reason even though I've canceled my subscription I can't seem to get rid of the listing on any of my Nook devices or my library.

    If the presentation was more along the lines of a newspaper, I miht have kept it. As it is, no thanks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2010

    Embarrased to say that this paper represents Minnesota in the way it does.

    Been reading this paper since I was a young lad and it has always been known for its liberal bias. A great latrine read and thats about it. I sure as hell am not going to pay money for it as I can usually find it in the library or the coffee shop. Always been a seething hatred for the Catholic Church as well. Never a good thing to say about it. Preocupied with Catholic issues when the same numbers fall withing other denominations. Get a life, be fare. Nothing but liberal wiz and vinegar from front page to end. Unlike real reporting of news as is, there is reporting with an agenda.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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