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The Charlotte Observer [Kindle Edition]

by The McClatchy Company
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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The Charlotte Observer, founded in 1886, continues its award-winning coverage of the area's major interests: banking, business, industry, religion, schools, sports and NASCAR. The Carolina's largest circulation newspaper tackles controversial economic and social issues and is innovative in creating new products. The staff has won four Pulitzer Prizes, including two Gold Medals for Public Service. The Kindle Edition of The Charlotte Observer contains articles found in the print edition, but will not include some images and tables. Also, some features such as the crossword puzzle, box scores and classifieds are not currently available. For your convenience, issues are automatically delivered wirelessly to your Kindle starting at 6:00 AM Charlotte local time.

Product Details

  • Publisher: The McClatchy Company (November 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002IT5MY0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Check it out for yourself November 24, 2009
Yes, the Charlotte Observer did have some content issues on their 1st day. My issue today contains a lot more content including sports. While the Kindle edition will not take the place of my regular subscription it will be wonderful when I'm traveling. I'm very glad to have this option.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like print edition November 28, 2009
Some of the other reviews worried me, but I gave the Charlotte Observer a try. It appears to contain everything one would find in the print edition. So, needless to say, I was happy with the content and it appears that some of the other reviews don't reflect the current state of the Kindle edition.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Missing Lots of Things the Print Edition Has June 21, 2010
Shortly after I subscribed while on vacation I had to go online with my laptop to the Observer to get an article about a statement a SC Seantor made. It was defintely left out of the Kindle edition. I dropped my subscription but bought one issue to read and obituary while I was out of town recently, only to find there are no obituraies in the Kindle edition.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Be careful if you buy this. I was very excited to convert to the electronic subscription, but the Kindle version is stripped down extensively from the print edition. The Sports section is not included in the Kindle version, nor does it seem to include any article filed with a late deadline. Given the reduction in original content in the print edition over the last few years, what you're left with is a bunch of stories from the AP wire and a smattering of local news stories. Save your money until McClatchey gets its act together.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not user-friendly May 13, 2013
By Lynnmnc
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Compared to other newspaper tablet editions, this version is not very user-friendly. I went back to getting a paper subscription.
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2.0 out of 5 stars What You See Is NOT What You Get December 28, 2010
There is a very nice picture of the front page of the Charlotte Observer, in color, used in the Kindle ad. You can even enlarge it for a better view. This is not what you get - not even close. You get articles and an occasional small photo. You do not get a complete edition. There are no classifieds, no obituaries, and no comics. There is no disclosure of this in any of the Amazon sales hype either. There should be some legal requirements, truth in advertising perhaps, that prevent this sort of misrepresentation.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed reader December 23, 2010
By Sue43
I am disapointed with the N&O Kindle edition. I want a FULL print edition, adds, obits, classifieds and all. I want to brouse the paper, read the comics and advice columns. I would pay the regular subscription rate to get a full edition . . . I will not be paying for this striped down version.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good for local news March 1, 2011
I thought I would try the Observer with my new Kindle when I went on a cruise last Feb 2011. It was great to get some local news while I was away, sports included. The only problem I have is that they need to proof read the e-version before they send it. In the 2-28-11 edition there were whole paragraphs printed twice and in the middle of completely different articles. If the quality doesn't improve, I may cancel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
About what you'd expect.
Published 27 days ago by stan b
5.0 out of 5 stars reasons for subscribing to Charlotte Observer
I formerly lived in charlotte, this^ me an economical way to keep up with events in the charlotte area. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Clive Bateman
1.0 out of 5 stars Boooo
The newspaper was boring because it was just a boring day, it's pretty cool to get newspaper subscriptions on a kindle, but at least make it interesting
Published 13 months ago by Nathan
1.0 out of 5 stars The Observer 'sees' nothing
I am astonished at the SLANT this rag routinely has on even the most mundane stories. And this doesn't even take into account the inaccuracies. Horrible!
Published 15 months ago by Nanette Pierce
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this Ereader edition !
I write this in April 2013. You may want to disregard older reviews from two years or older. I bought a few 'current issues'. There are a lot of articles in each ereader issue ! Read more
Published 19 months ago by George A. Mchugh
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
nice articles, plenty of worth news, good amount of sports, quick delivery, easy to navigate
no pictures, no crossword puzzle, repeat articles, no... Read more
Published 19 months ago by David Hu
3.0 out of 5 stars Not much real content
Good for local news and sports. Very weak on National News and Comment. Basicaly the same as their partner paper the Raleig N & O.
Published 20 months ago by Hugh Overholt
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
When I purchased my first Kindle, I was playing and noticed I could download a newspaper. I was on vacation in Charlotte, so wanted to read their newspaper. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Loves books
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad customer service
The Charlotte Observer has the worst customer service that I have encountered in a long time. They don't return phone calls at all. It is impossible to get any problem solved. Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by Deborah Spangler
1.0 out of 5 stars Good for the birdcage droppings
The observer is,at its best, pittiful at covering what is happening at the state and world levels. The majority of the instrument is dedicated to the views of its editors. Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by speedbird196
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