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Making my daily commute much less tedious.
Member Name: Seven17
Advantages: Easy to read, not much nonsense or celeb gossip, daily brief, free, wide variety of stories
Disadvantages: Not out at weekends, front pages can be just ads, they should distribute more copies!
The Metro newspaper is just about everywhere in towns and cities, its in the boxes at train stations, the boxes on buses, on the train, outside in the street, pretty much everywhere, so you can always find it on your daily commute. I normally read the Metro while on my daily commute, i use the Stagecoach buses from Alfreton to Mansfield Woodhouse which have boxes at the front of the bus filled with the Metro. The paper is stapled, its not broadsheet and isn't much thicker than the i - a spin off of the Independent.
The paper is filled with ads but this is the way with a free paper and i actually think it's a good idea, it should because i get to read a free paper on the way to work which makes it less boring, in exchange for some ads next to the stories. The Metro does not always have some of the big stories, they tend to do their own thing and come up with stories that no other newspaper has. It's not really reading an ad mag but more like a website covered in ads, and then a small news story somewhere on the page.
The writing style is simplistic and at times, can be a little too brief with little detail. Most of the stories are kept short and simple, so much like the i it's a daily brief, nothing more. If you want heavy news stories in detail buy something else. Tariq Tahir is one of the main news journalists for the Metro, every newspaper just a few pages in theres a story written by him.
The Metro tends to cover a little bit of everything rather than focus on a lot of just a few things which does mean some stuff like the international news gets left aside so that things like Metro Talk where readers can send text messages to the paper or Metro Style where they cover clothes and fashion, can actually get a page or two to themselves. If it was a little more involved i would enjoy it more but i can't really complain for free.
The pictures are normally well printed, of good definition and are captioned at the bottom. The layout of Metro paper is like any other paper with main news at the front, lifestyle, business, everything else and TV guides in the middle and sport at the back. Overall a good paper, its free so theres nothing really there to complain about, and it is quite entertaining on the way to work. Its not like the Sun or Daily express filled with nonsense or gossip, and that's exactly what i look for in a paper, so good on the Metro.
Summary: A good all round paper, its not like the Sun or Express, and it's free on every bus. Perfect.