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Fort Worth Star-Telegram [Kindle Edition]

by The McClatchy Company
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is the newspaper of choice in Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding Tarrant County area, which comprises the western portion of the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Metroplex.

The Kindle edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper provides most articles found in the daily print and online edition, but will not include all images and tables. Also, some features such as the crossword puzzles, box scores and classifieds are not yet available. Issues of the Star-Telegram are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle starting at 3:30 AM Fort Worth local time.


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  • Publisher: The McClatchy Company (August 14, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002IT5MX6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,551 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Only Basic Sports Stories And Poor Overall Organization January 24, 2010
I am a former subscriber of the print edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, but I had recently canceled due to delivery inconsistencies. I liked the content of the paper, but they just couldn't get it to me before I left for work in the morning. When I saw that it was available for the Kindle, I thought that I had solved my problem by taking the delivery person out of the equation. However, it didn't work out as I had hoped.

The Sports section was my primary reason for reading a newspaper, but the Kindle edition is only a shell of what you get in print. In addition to no box scores readers will also be lacking the basic score information for the previous day for any game that does not have a story associated with it. Also the standings for the major leagues are nowhere to be found either. The columns are the same, and the local coverage of the Cowboys, Mavericks, etc. is sufficient. However I don't want to have to go elsewhere to finish off my sports fix. If that's the case, I'll get the national perspective from ESPN or some other source.

The other issue I found that made me crazy was the organization of stories. For the 1/24 Sunday edition, there was no Life & Arts section; however, I did find a story that should have been under this label under the National category. This was not a onetime thing either as one of the weekday editions had a Jay Leno/Tonight Show story under the National category.

For these reasons, the Kindle edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram does not work for me. Unless you want just articles with a sometimes unintuitive organization, pass on this one.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Kindle: good enough. December 6, 2009
I guess that the first reviewer is correct: that for one dollar more per month you may access all of the Star-Telegram on the computer.

However, I look at it a little bit differently. When I am traveling, with my Kindle, it is very nice to be able to read the Kindle edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, whether you are in an airplane, or sitting on a porch overlooking a lake.

True, no classified ads, cartoons or coupons, but it appears to have most of the written content. Mind, it IS the Star-Telegram, so it is not like the newspaper suddenly improves in quality simply due to being on a Kindle. However, I like to read many of the opinion articles, and they even have letters to the editor and the `jeers and cheers'.

Due to frequently traveling I was often unable to read the Star-Telegram. Now, with the Kindle edition, I may do so. I am even contemplating cancelling the paper edition and going solely with the Kindle edition.

My biggest difficulty has been in deciding how many `stars' to award the Kindle edition of the Star-Telegram. For the paper edition I would give `three' stars. I guess due to the convenience of having it on the Kindle, I will give it another star, hence four.

UPDATED November 17, 2011: The Star-Telegram on the Kindle Fire is excellent! Much easier to navigate between sections, turn pages, and even has some colored photographs. Plus, the Fire edition has some items I did not notice on the old Kindle version, such as a listing detailing who would be on what talk show that day (from Wendy Williams to Jon Stewart).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars East of 360 February 14, 2010
I thought the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram in the Kindle format was fine. The only reason I cancelled trial subscription is that I live east of 360 and I read about 40% of the content. The other 60% was not intreresting to because I live in the eastern half of the Metroplex. I knew it might be a problem before the trial subscription. I'm going to try a national paper. On a side note to cat lovers who fight with their felines while reading the paper, the Kindle will solve that problem. "meow"
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Redundant AND Repetitous May 11, 2010
By A Customer
I'm cancelling my subscription today because I am sick and tired of the Kindle version having two or three duplicte copies of every other story. With this kind of abuse of technology and neglect of readers (customers), is it any wonder that mediocre newspapers are failing?
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice for local, horrible (but improving) organization February 22, 2010
By jeff h
Well, if you live in FW, you know about the paper. There's no need for me to repeat how uninspired and incomplete the coverage is. However, it is nice to have local coverage and be able to read it whenever I want without all the waste.

The organization, like the print edition, is pitiful. Because of the wasteful "blurbs" the ST puts on the front pages (I guess it is to simply print more pages to make it look like they have some news), sometimes you get the same story in the Kindle Edition two times. One time it will be 220 words, the next 250. Today I read the same story three times.

EDIT: I contacted the ST and they are working to fix the problem. Very prompt response, and good explanation of why it happens. It is not because of the "blurbs," it is making sure all the stories appear on the Kindle. Raising it one star for service and effort.

The only reason I keep it is because there is no DMN Kindle Edition. Once that happens, unless the ST gets thier act togather, I'll cancel and get my local news online. (DMN said they have no plans for a Kindle edition)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment May 10, 2010
By lkl
This is just a mess. Some stories appear three times and others not at all. The ST is my hometown newspaper and I have subscribed for more than 30 years. Recently I changed to the Kindle edition because I travel extensively and kept stopping and starting the delivery. I was hoping to be able to continue to enjoy reading the ST whether I was at home or on the road. However, clearly no one at the ST is interested in providing a quality experience for subscribers. I also read the NYTimes and the Austin AS and they have good product so it is not impossible.

My advice is to not bother with the Kindle edition until the ST decides to provide a better product.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good local paper.
If you are interested in keeping up with local news, this is a very good local paper focusing on Ft. Worth and the surrounding communities.
Published 4 months ago by L. Berry
5.0 out of 5 stars My view...
I've always used the Fort Worth Star Telegram.Everything is presented very orderly,and the articles are in depth.I would refer a friend to this great newspaper.
Published 8 months ago by Dekkem
1.0 out of 5 stars NEED BROADER AND IN-DEPTH NEWS COVERAGE
I don't like the 1/2 web in the sport's section; Too many shortcuts on news stories; Not enough complete info in stories; Too many "news briefs". Read more
Published 9 months ago by Carolyn
2.0 out of 5 stars Insufficient material
Don't like format, has no pictures, no comics, arrangement sometimes seems odd and unplanned, not designed for easy reading. Prefer print edition.
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Star-Telegram on line edition makes me feel like I am at home!
I read the Star-Telegram on-line edition while traveling on business. The e-edition keeps me in touch with what is happening locally that is interesting. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mike Fischer
3.0 out of 5 stars Star Telegram comments.
I enjoy the format they use in the printed paper and we have been enjoying our paper on the computer this winter but the scope of the news falls in the middle somewhere.
Published 10 months ago by Linda Clark
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak format; slow to load.
The online version for android looks like a newspaper and is easier to read than the Kindle version which only has articles. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Bob Lommel
5.0 out of 5 stars Star-Telgram
It is good to keep up with the news in Texas while overseas. Would certainly recommend it to other expats.
Published 20 months ago by Donna MAY
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Very Well
I often buy this product and it works very well on both of my devices; my Kindle Fire and my iPad through the Kindle app.
Published 21 months ago by J. G.
1.0 out of 5 stars the download that wouldn't load
this was a link from realclearsports.com it wouldn't download properly to my kindle fire, so I know nothing of its content.
Published 21 months ago by S.
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