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Slate Daily Paid No-Ads Edition [Kindle Edition]

by Slate
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Slate is a daily magazine on the Web. Founded in 1996, we are a general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, culture, business, law, and technology. Slate's strong editorial voice and witty take on current events have been recognized with numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for General Excellence Online and the Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism.

The Kindle Edition of Slate contains most of the articles from the online edition, but will not include all images. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle so you can read them each morning.

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  • Publisher: Slate (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000IOMTC0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #134,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent range of news with links to more detail August 17, 2008
Steven Bremner says it for me. Where else (on the Kindle) can you get such wide-ranging news and analysis, with a great selection of summaries of stories from major newspapers about currently big issues and with links to the full stories if we're interested in more.

What amazed me was that if the source site for a link is not overly graphics-laden, the link works and we can read the full story and then go 'back' to the collection of articles summarized. If a a page is too slow-loading or formatted in a way that the Kindle can't handle well, then I make an annotation to read the story online later when home, at the computer. If the title is "Next article" as can happen, I can also save it as a clipping to remind myself to get the longer story.

The content is varied, the writing smart, and this is lively reading on a daily basis. I've tried a few newspapers and blogs and am constantly online with my computer, and Slate is my first choice for reading each day -- even when I had the NY Times subscription for the 2 week trial.

One example: I wanted to know more about the Georgia/Russia situation, and Slate summed up articles from NY Times, WashPost, LA Times and MANY other sources while directing us to the actual articles. It's great to have the summaries and pointers to so many articles I wouldn't even know about. This is a sleeper, since I don't see it in the top 25. One day's trial was all I needed to know I'd keep this one. However, be aware that stories are kept for several days, so there is some redundancy there - but I like that too.

Slate also has plenty of original articles and you can choose from Sections, which include (besides News and Politics), Arts & Life, Business & Tech, Health and Science, Sports, and also Slate on NPR.
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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Limited Content June 16, 2008
The Slate subscription seems very limited on it's content - especially when considering the $2.50 monthly fee - compared to the (free) Slate website. I know, I know, $2.50 isn't that much, but Slate is very content-rich, and to miss half the articles is to miss quite a lot (No "Fighting Words"? Are you kidding me?!). It is nice to have the articles delivered automatically, and it is a joy to read the articles on the Kindle. I am using the free trial period, and will update this review if anything changes, but it seems like the limited content makes this a dealbreaker for me at this time.
Edit: Today (Tuesday) I did get much of the content that was in yesterday's Slate, including Christopher Hitchens' "Fighting Words". Hmmm...
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best value on Kindle for news March 2, 2008
I have been "sampling" all the newspapers, magazines, and blogs since I got my Kindle in early December and Slate is the best value. The "daily papers" by Daniel Pollit is an excellent compendium of the major dailies. The political commentary is in-depth and insightful.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice portable version of the site January 13, 2008
By Adam
Slate works pretty well on the Kindle. You get a table of contents for each day, and then there's a "skip to next article" at the top of each article as well. Some articles aren't as useful, as link-heavy stuff doesn't work well, but things like the summaries of key headlines in the nation's newspapers are a good way to get a quick handle on things when you're on the go.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I love Slate! My favorite thing in it is the news digest for each day. Unfortunately, what I really like is to be able to read that BEFORE I go off and tackle the day's newspapers -- not possible when, as another reviewer pointed out, Slate doesn't get delivered to my Kindle until 9AM. Since all the new content for each day is posted on the website well before then, I'm not sure why this is. Someone needs to talk to someone and get it delivered around 7 daily, when Daniel Politi finishes writing his news digest.

When I do get to read it, there's the news digest, informative and logical, well-written political articles, and always something fun to read as well. They just need to start delivering it earlier so I can read it on the subway!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5 stars for content
1 star for organization...
(Addition, it is meant to be a daily, but for the last 2 days, September 29 & 30, there have been no issues?)

I really enjoy the material; but especially with recent versions of kindle, it is impossible, literally, to find your place in long or serial articles.
Today I was trying to pickup on the latest section of an 8000 word article on airports, on the website this is 5 articles, currently it includes 4,[...]: but
on the kindle, it is just one huge article with no sections or location points (the page concepts on the kindle). I seem to remember the earlier version of the Kindle there were locations,
now there are none. (I don't know if this is a hardware or software point.) It is ridiculous that the articles are not broken into sections. This of course means that if you read one section
on one day, you cannot find your place except by reading it again...or at least flipping through page by page, without page / location points..

This means that any section articles, their clubs on tv shows for example, are literally impossible to read on the paid subscription mode on kindle, but
perfectly organized on the free version on the web...what gives?

It is really depressing that good material is ruined by appalling structure issues. I don't know if it is the fault of slate or amazon or both, but someone should be responsible to
format the material and software so that the paid magazines are readable.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars I love slate, but paying anything for otherwise free online ...
I love slate, but paying anything for otherwise free online content, two or three articles of which I can't consume from my kindle is enough to make me take a serious break from... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stefalopods are Ambulant
5.0 out of 5 stars Great if you can fit it into your schedule
I have just cancelled my subscription to Slate. So why am I giving 5 stars to this magazine? Let me explain.
I have a great deal on my plate... Read more
Published 6 months ago by tmazanec1@juno.com
2.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine, poor Kindle version of it
I've subscribed to Slate since the late 1990s (when it was a paid subscription) and was looking forward to a more portable version. Read more
Published on July 28, 2013 by Kenneth Smith
1.0 out of 5 stars poor formatting, useless links
see that nice layout in the thumbnail for this item on amazon's kindle store? your downloaded subscription will look nothing at all like that. Read more
Published on April 11, 2013 by justinglen
4.0 out of 5 stars slate daily paid no ads edition
Very good but for an Australian it lacks a perspective to Aussies by a very strong USA view , not that ,that is bad ,
Published on January 17, 2013 by denis setches
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware -- not available on Kindle Fire
Was looking forward to enjoying Slate on my new Kindle Fire, as I had on my older Kindle, but lo and behold -- it's not available on the Fire, at least not yet. Read more
Published on November 13, 2012 by Cahoon 1003
4.0 out of 5 stars categories
I am wondering why the table of contents aspect was eliminated. This was a much more usable Kindle magazine a few months ago. Read more
Published on December 6, 2011 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Get it on your kindle for free with a computer and USB connection
$2.50 not bad if you're in the US, $11.99 too much. Better off using calibre:

All you have to do is download the program Calibre, and in the "Fetch News" section, go to... Read more
Published on July 29, 2011 by B. Weiler
3.0 out of 5 stars Comments
I enjoyed reading the Slate Magazine on Kindle for a few days. The articles are well written and it covers variety of subjects. Read more
Published on July 28, 2011 by Paul Shah
1.0 out of 5 stars What am I missing?
11.99 per month for Canadians? How can this possibly be justified. It makes no sense. Is this simply a case of greed? Anyone care to comment?
Published on May 4, 2011 by John DeVona
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