Which newspaper does you read?

I know some readers and authors are foreign who can’t read Thai but I would like to know which newspaper that you read (or buy) most?

For me, I think ThaiRath is No.1 in content, advertisement and number of print. It’s full of ad every section but its columnists qualify still is the best.

Dailynews comes up the second, Khao Sod for the third and Kom Chud Luek is the worst in ordinary people secment newspaper. Matichon is targeted for more educated reader than above. You may see no drama story, no movie program in Matichon.

I don’t read English newspaper so I can’t comment all. For news website, Manager.com is the fastest and well detail.

12 Comments so far

  1. macSF (unregistered) on March 9th, 2005 @ 6:29 pm

    Thai: Kom Chad Luek first thing in the morning and once again in the afternoon. Matichon later in the morning for a little more details on some issues. Thai Rath only when there’s no other alternative on the table or when I want to compare the news.

    Bangkok Biz News is also on my morning menu.

    English: The Nation daily. Bangkok Post when available.

    However, I often read/follow news online. So I could include the online editions of the mentioned newspapers.

  2. Baba (unregistered) on March 9th, 2005 @ 6:51 pm

    For me, if I get a paper here it’s the Bangkok Post and prefer to The Nation.

  3. Ben Harris (unregistered) on March 9th, 2005 @ 9:06 pm

    We get The Nation delivered to our office every day, but I can only look at the pictures because it’s the Thai version :)

  4. teaz0r (unregistered) on March 9th, 2005 @ 10:10 pm

    the nation. the bangkok post.
    manager daily/weekly


  5. Rasee (unregistered) on March 9th, 2005 @ 10:48 pm

    I get “Bangkok Post” at home, though I do prefer “The Nation.” Usually websites as well.

  6. Carl Parkes (unregistered) on March 10th, 2005 @ 3:02 am

    I live in San Francisco and do not read Thai, so I must rely on the internet to provide me with news about Thailand (and other places around Southeast Asia).

    Daily, I read Bangkok Post and The Nation, and look at the website of Thai Rath only to see what grisly photo of some senseless death they have posted on their front page. Thai Rath seems like low-grade sensational journalism to me, but others would have better and more informed opinions.

  7. him (unregistered) on March 10th, 2005 @ 10:35 am

    Can’t stand The Nation, prefer Bangkok Post because it has better cinema listings (!). For “news” I would say both are rubbish and as controlled and reserved as you’d expect.

  8. Lisa Mani (unregistered) on March 12th, 2005 @ 11:19 pm

    I don’t read Thai, but my family reads Thai Rath over here. I used to read the nation when I was overseas there in Thailand.

    You know what I never understood, how legitimate papers get away with posting pictures of scantily clad women on their covers. What do women in bikinis have to do with news or politics?

  9. Oakyman (unregistered) on March 16th, 2005 @ 10:33 am

    Mostly Bangkok Biz News back in Thailand.
    And Daily News, Matichon (My house is receiving these two, too)

    As now I’m in Japan, I have these choices as common.

    For web reading.
    – Bangkok Biz News
    – Post Database (IT Section of Bangkok Post)
    – Manager (Mostly from links from other places, sometimes via google)

    Mobile phone (in the morning, on the train, heading to work)
    – The Nation

  10. Goski (unregistered) on August 29th, 2005 @ 5:52 pm

    Come on! Thai Rath doesn’t even use proper Thai. Matichon on the other hand, even though its lack of gory pictures, uses a language and layout that a proper newspaper should have.

  11. Dan (unregistered) on August 29th, 2005 @ 10:00 pm

    Thai Rath :P and no… not for the gory pictures. Although they always amaze me, the fuzzy color pics of a bloody street. Not really a print-worthy photo, but it sparks interest.

    Actually, I think TR runs better stories than Matichon. :)

  12. mizzy (unregistered) on August 31st, 2005 @ 8:31 am

    I dont buy newspaper anymore … as i can watch or listen in the morning news from ITV… but my dad does read Thai-rath .Matichon is the newspaper for educated ppl and if in english newspaper i read The nation .

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