Listen To Your Local Paper In The Morning? Wish I Could!
One of the things I love about my Audible account is that you get a free audio subscription to either the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal with it. Each file is about 45 minutes to an hour long, and is available every morning. You basically get someone reading you the day's newspaper as if it were an audiobook. For those of us who commute to work, wether by car or train it's a great way to "read" the paper. Here's a sample from their site: New York Times Sample From Audible
I only wish my local papers would do something similar. Our local papers here are available online, but in a very limited way. Stories are abridged, most stories aren't even on their web sites and a lot of them don't offer their newspapers in digital format or only offer a digital format if you subscribe to the physical paper. Wwho wants to throw out an unread newspaper every day? Seems like a waste to me.
I wish more newspapers would hire a staff of narrators and offer up their papers as a daily listen. Until then, I'll be enjoying the New York Times (free with my Audible subscription, so why not?) as I ride the subway trains of Toronto. It really is a shame the Toronto Sun or Toronto Star, or even our national paper The Globe And Mail don't offer a similar service, they really should.
What do you think? Does your local paper offer an audio version? If so, let us know!