So now readers have two options: pony up for a subscription or look around for free news and information sources. For our frugal friends, we present this list of 50 free news apps for the iPad.
1) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The iPad edition of Atlantas major paper includes content not available on the website, especially full versions of investigative reporting.
2) AP News: The scrapbook-style user interface of this app isn't for everyone, but some will appreciate the randomness and flexibility it brings to presenting the news. The app offers both articles and photos.
3) Bay Area News: This is free for a limited time only, so grab it while you can to get news from the San Francisco region.
4) BBC News: For a world-view of what's happening, consult the BBC News app. It's a reliable alternative to the more selective offerings of U.S. news organizations.
5) The Dallas Morning News: Texans will appreciate the local news in this free app, as well as world news, community news, and blogs.
6) Engadget: For a non-stop daily stream of timely tech news, you need Engadget. It also includes photo galleries of all the hot gadgets.
7) Financial Times: Enjoy this while it's free, because that only lasts through July 31. After that, you'll need a $3.59 per week subscription.
8) Fluent News Reader: This simple news aggregator gets it right, offering the perfect mix of stories and sources so that you're on top of the important issues taking place.
9) The International Herald Tribune: This app is only free for the early part of 2011, so youd better grab it while you can for the best in world news.
iPad App for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
10) News360: This app aggregates more than 1,000 different news sources from around the Web to deliver a concise and useful stream of events.
11) Newsy: By delivering short videos on current world news stories, this app accelerates your understanding of complex events.
12) NewsTweetReader: This app brings you Web feeds and Twitter content mashed up, then wrapped in a fresh Scandinavian design.
13) NPR for iPad: Better than a tote bag, the NPR iPad app lets you read or listen to the latest news stories and other programming from National Public Radio.
14) NYT Editors' Choice: Like we said, you cant get the full New York Times news for free anymore, but you can get the top news section with this app. Just don't expect the crossword. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pulse-news-reader/id371088673?mt=8 Pulse News Reader
15) Reuters News Pro: Get the latest from the trusted news agency. Personalize the app with a geographic-specific view, so you see the top news for your area.