Reading on the iPad is quite a immersive experience. Here is the front page of WSJ as rendered on the iPad. It’s very close to what the print edition looks like.
The WSJ charges $17.29 a month for the full newspaper and archives. In the free version you only get today’s newspaper but with ads, like you see the Coke ad in the bottom left corner of the screenshot above.
Also, you get online videos with the articles:
USA Today meanwhile has a really cool iPad version of their print paper with a lot more pics and videos. Here is their screenshot:
As you see, it’s a very glitzy almost Star Trek version of the print newspaper. Very interactive and everything scrolls so smooth.. This app and the content is free with a small ad banner at the bottom..
Another favorite content app is the NPR app. This app has text stories as well as audio shows. Plus you can listen to any NPR station (local or remote) while you are reading the articles.
Here is a typical screen:
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