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The Baltimore Sun [Kindle Edition]

by The Baltimore Sun
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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The Baltimore Sun Media Group, a Tribune company, publishes The Baltimore Sun, baltimoresun.com, 30 community newspapers and magazines, and a growing portfolio of targeted print and online products, including bthesite.com. In print and online, the Baltimore Sun Media Group reaches 1.2 million readers each week in the Baltimore area, making it the region's most widely read source of news and information.

The Kindle Edition of The Baltimore Sun contains articles found in the print edition, but will not include some images and tables. Also, some features and sections such as the crossword puzzle, Parade magazine, box scores and classifieds are not currently available. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle so you can read them each morning.


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  • Publisher: The Baltimore Sun (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001GVIXZG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,244 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay for local news, but not as polished as others November 24, 2008
Years ago we subscribed to the paper editions of the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post at separate occasions. When I found out that I could subscribe to the electronic versions of these papers, I jumped at the chance to have these two delivered to my Kindle. I had been reading the Post on my Kindle for about three months, and only subscribed to the Sun within the past week for more local news, but I've already cancelled my subscription to the Sun. Why? I've only been able to compare it to the Kindle edition of the Washington Post, but the overall feel of the material is markedly different between these two periodicals. I know that the Sun has gone through a redesign or two since we last subscribed to the paper version, so I'm not sure if it's an attempt to carry over the style of the paper to this new medium, but it's very odd to see some links for headlines and items as "Typical Capitalized Headlines", while links for other items are in "entirely lowercase text"; it's a bit distracting to see the style flip-flop so often. Content wasn't as structured (national / local / business / etc.), and felt like articles were mixed in together, so the overall flow was a bit weird -- I never really had an idea of which section I was in at the time. Finally, even though it's pointed out how certain syndicated content wouldn't be included, was there really a need to include things like the intro to the sudoku puzzle even when the sudoku puzzle itself was excluded? Overall it felt like the Sun was hastily put together, and hopefully it can be restructured and be made more enjoyable to read in the near future.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars As good as the newsprint edition August 18, 2009
By R. Birk
A couple of years ago, the Baltimore Sun was a fine newspaper. About a year ago, Tribune decided to more or less gut the paper. It still covers Baltimore and the region well enough, but there's little national or international coverage. The Monday and Tuesday editions are hardly worth the paper they're printed on. And this is where Kindle is such a magnificent device. Why waste the paper and ink, not to mention the delivery driver's gas, when the paper can be easily read on a Kindle? With a subscription, the paper's right there waiting for you when you wake up; no need to drudge out into the rain or cold. If you're getting the Sun, it might as well be by Kindle. I've seen no discrepancy in what I see in Kindle as opposed to what's in the printed edition; I even get an additional section (Howard County once a week, in addition to Anne Arundel, not that I read that section). By having the Kindle subscription, I also have a sense that I'm contributing to keeping the paper alive by paying for the subscription as opposed to reading it for free online. I hope more people will subscribe one way or another; that's the only way the paper will become strong like it used to be.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than most Kindle newspapers September 9, 2011
The Baltimore Sun is great for a couple of things. 1) Keeping up with Maryland and local Baltimore news and 2) Sports.
Unlike some (or most?) Kindle newspapers, the Sun has baseball box scores, league leaders and standings. Other newspapers I've read on Kindle don't have them.
It's heavy on sports. I can tell that even without seeing the print edition. A simple glance at the table of contents will tell you that. I'd guess that they are leaving out the national stories, since the Kindle Sun is almost all Baltimore and Maryland news. Some reviews have complained about that, but I find it a better use of the Kindle format. For those of us who are interested in Baltimore news, the Orioles and Ravens, the Sun is a perfect choice.
I subscribe and will continue to do so.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Typos and poor use of the medium April 27, 2009
I was extremely disappointed. Many of the stories contained typo's and dropped words. Far too much emphasis on the sports section. Other Kindle based newspapers had better formatting and used the medium more effectively. Some strangeness with the navigation. I found I was skipping over articles. I didn't see this kind of behavior in other newspapers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Howard County Reader August 16, 2011
By Juan V.
The Kindle version of this newspaper is at it's best on Sunday for me as a resident of Howard County. The coverage of Baltimore & local issues is good and the overall format is easy to read. There are at least one picture per article and the focus is heavy on Maryland. It is not a newspaper to read for a full covering of all events world wide, but a very pleasant morning read over breakfast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Greeat when serving overseas December 5, 2011
its baltimores news in a ok layout. the layout is readable and useful but it feels like somethings missing. the lack of pictures is the biggest con in my opinion. its rare to see photos in the kindle version.

its the local news which i can read from half way across the globe. thats why i gave it four stars. i feel the price per issue is fair because i only get to download an issue when im inport. this was written from my kindle
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth it. March 30, 2015
I don't see the point to this as a 'Kindle Edition' newspaper if you have any access to a web connection at all.

The Sun website is updated more frequently and has all the same information contained in the printed or kindle edition. Just use your web browser. It's cheaper that way too. And if the Sun ever shuts off free access to it's website...oh well. There are only 100,000 other free news sites out there to choose from.

As far as content goes, the only real advantage to the Sun is for Baltimore Sports coverage, especially for local college and high school sports. (Orioles and Ravens content can be found anywhere, but some of the local writers get better access) The local and national news content can be found in a thousand other places, usually with a more neutral tone that doesn't convey a bias one way or the other.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
thank you for the update in Baltimore Sun Civil rights information
Published 2 hours ago by addie carter
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
kindle Sun not good. Also too expensive
Published 22 days ago by CHASFONZ
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Very Liberal
Published 2 months ago by Mark J. Von Sas
1.0 out of 5 stars The Baltimore Sun is fine but I cannot get it on my Fire Tablet
The Baltimore Sun is fine but I cannot get it on my Fire Tablet. I have to go to my desktop PC to view.
Published 4 months ago by Linesbusy
3.0 out of 5 stars it does a good job. But it is a smaller
When the Sun covers a story, it does a good job. But it is a smaller, less-capable paper than it was at its peak. Read more
Published 6 months ago by J. A. Donoghue
1.0 out of 5 stars This rag confuses editorial and news on a regular basis ...
This rag confuses editorial and news on a regular basis. I wish it were just confusion, but unfortunately it's plain ole wreck less left wing ideology.
Published 7 months ago by Slim Pickens
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Poor newspaper, needs new management!
Published 8 months ago by Clifford R Wheeless Jr MD
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Where else would you go for all the news that is fit to print on the Ravens and Orioles?
Published 9 months ago by Douglas J. Mac Iver
1.0 out of 5 stars Get the Washington Post
It's too bad that I can't vote less than one star. My local newspaper is better than this rag. It's more like a newsletter. Read more
Published 12 months ago by John E. Cullum
5.0 out of 5 stars Baltimore Sun
enjoyed it, but single issue is too high compared to others, like washington post. Love the ease of downloading from amazon. wish we could download the day befores issues also
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