Several people gave county commissioners their opinions on the New York Times digital-subscription controversy during the board's Nov. 5 meeting.

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KarenBell

Online newspaper pros: It’s immediately accessible and convenient.

If you’re running late to class or work but you want to take a look at the news, you probably aren’t going to make a trip to the store to buy the newspaper when you can look at the online edition right away.

As an added bonus, online newspapers are very good at bringing the big news of the day to the focal point of the website, which means you don’t have to hunt for the things you want to read.

In this fast-paced world, people don’t want to spend time fumbling through a print newspaper to find an article when they can search for and find it online in a matter of seconds.

Also online reading is more convenient for some handicapped people. Font can be enlarged, for those with Parkinsons or other diseases or disorders that cause shaking or tremors it's easier to read off a screen than hold a newspaper, the reading feature can be turned on etc.

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