Great reporting and unbiased outlook on our troubled times.
I have had an internet subscription to the print edition for more than a decade. Lately, I have had to login daily for it or see a more limited edition f the paper. Is it possible to go back to having the app for the print edition virtually automatically?
App has been broken for weeks. When you tap on an article to open it, you are often directed to an older version of the story, or to a truncated version of the story. Repeated contact with WP tech staff has not worked. Following this review I was asked by WP staff to contact tech support again. When I did, and again explained the issue, I was arrogantly told to read the WP online if I wanted current news. I am not seeking current news, I am seeking to have this app work as intended. When I click on an article in the app, I want to see the article as displayed in the app, and not a stale, day old version of the story.
In addition to the excellent reporting—which is more important than we have seen since Watergate—I appreciate the actual newspaper layout. Unlike most online news services, that scramble stories in what appears to be a random format, the app maintains the careful editorial organization of the pages. Newspapers know how to convey a message as to the relevance of a story by where it is placed on the page. The app is almost like reading the actual printed page. They just need to find a method to transmit the smell of the ink and line the birdcage.
It’s an incredible fact based newspaper I’ve enjoyed since I was in my teens, it sets the standard for other news organizations to use as an example for it’s high standards.
I was happy to get a subscription to the WP at a discount through my Prime membership. If someone posts something on Facebook that I want to read, it asks me to sign in. Only problem, the the site never recognizes me through my email which is how I signed up. It tells me I don’t have a subscription. I have to go out of FB, govto the app and do a search on the title of the article to find it. Then, sometimes I lose my place on FB. Very frustrating.
I love the way this app presents the image of the physical paper edition while letting the reader scroll, zoom and open individual articles. Combined with the Washington Post electronic app that allow as access to new content throughout the day it is the best of the old and new ways to read a newspaper.
I see many of the writers online on a streaming news service where they get to answer questions on an article they’ve just written-and often follow up by reading the original source in the Post. The Post has the breadth of coverage needed to understand the current political situation, including parallels from past events, and provides the wide range of information expected from a national newspaper. As conventional regional and city newspapers decline, the Post provides digital service as well as many new features such as “Augmented Reality” and is available in portable devices using IOS and Android as well as regular computer browsers, etc.
Really enjoy this new version 3 of the Post. I wish the LA Times had a way to download the whole paper as Easy as this.