We live in an age of dating apps, where meeting someone new is as easy as swiping right. That level of choice marks us in many ways and pushes us to ask if absolute fidelity makes sense. If tonight you can go on a date with Jerome, with whom you discuss politics and economics, can’t you still want to spend time tomorrow with Leyla, who lets you discover the best new restaurants in the city? And then why not hang out this weekend with Camille, who loves contemporary art… Basically, why choose?
A subscription shouldn’t be for just one news source
“You have reached the limit of authorized articles this month.”, ”This article is reserved for subscribers.”… You know where you are — the famous paywall! The paywall materializes our frustration as readers: “Want to be informed? You’ve gotta make a real commitment to us.” But what happens when you want real relationships with lots of news sites? What if you only want to read this article, but you’re not really sure you want more? Either you try to deal with a bunch of subscriptions, or you only read free articles, or you spend your day opening incognito windows and hoping it works.
Choose not to choose
If you do go the subscription route, it’s all about making choices. We choose the publications that talk about the subjects that we know interest us and that correspond to our opinions. So if, (like me, you don’t care about soccer, you won’t subscribe to So Foot), but that also puts us into a certain worldview and reduces the points of view to which we are exposed. And I can absolutely say that the rare moments that pushed me to plunge into So Foot, I didn’t regret it. All articles that are worth anything are subjective, reflecting the sensibilities opinions, tastes of their authors and/or publishers. And so if we deprive ourselves of different approaches, different voices that today are separated by different subscriptions, we risk never questioning our vision of the world and locking ourselves into our preexisting opinions.
That is why jrnal is committed to
- Offering you a varied catalogue of press titles that won’t frustrate you
- Allowing you to be unfaithful to any singleyour favorite newspaper while continuing to fund the press. No need to worry about switching back and forth, no need to make one selection that will quickly leave you feeling bored.
- Ensuring that the one thing uniting our diverse titles which range from political analysis (Charles), to photography (Normal), to culture and literature (Le nouveau magazine littéraire) to lifestyle (soffa)is their journalistic quality.
- You have diverse opinions that you can form and nourish on your own. You don’t need us acting in your place. (By the way, we even have a section dedicated to that: Versus, which presents two articles that treat the same subject in two different ways.)
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