The Bivings Group has issued a study on RSS, podcast and blog adoption at the top 100 American newspapers:
- 76 of the newspapers offer RSS feeds
- 0 of those feeds contain the full text of articles
- 0 of the feeds contain ads
- 31 offer podcasts
- 80 offer reporter blogs
- 19 publish reader comments
- 77 don't require registration
I'd love to have the study's list of papers that offer RSS and don't require registration, because they're the best sources for news articles to pass along on blogs like the Drudge Retort. I hate sending readers to media sites that require registration.
Three no-registration, feed-publishing papers I read regularly: the Cincinnati Enquirer, Houston Chronicle and in Canada, the Toronto Star.
-- Rogers Cadenhead
If you think about it the only reason why they put out RSS feeds is to promote their websites, and the papers that don't require registration are trying even harder to entice more people to read their articles and visit their site. So, It works for all of us by providing us with lots of value.
I pay for the New York Times paper online and recieve there news daily via RSS feeds. Since getting online I stoped having my paper delivered to my home.Never knew the Toronto star was online and free I will have to keep my eye on it.I believe that any major news organization today has a website and rss feed and probalby a cable channel atleast.
Haha Britney, same here. Internet is much nicer!