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Get the scoop with these Android news apps

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Newspapers aren't dying. They're just being reinvented. These days, there sure are a ton of different places to find news online. Not only can it be overwhelming at times, but it can be a bit of a crapshoot, too. When you start raising the serious question of who out there you can truly rely upon for trusted reporting, though, why wouldn't you stick with the publications with the longest histories and strongest reputations? Here we list some of the best news apps for Android by some of the most trusted names in American print media.

NYTimes app for phone (Free)

The king of old school media outlets, The New York Times for Android keeps things simple with its plain black and white, yet sleek Android app. Search news, browse categories and share your favorite articles with friends through email, Facebook or Twitter. The app supports offline reading and you can adjust the font size to your liking. Downloading the app won't cost you a cent, but a subscription is a little pricier than most at about $15 per month.

The Wall Street Journal Mobile (Free)

Previously available exclusively for tablets, WSJ is a welcomed, brand new addition to the Android Marketplace. To gain access to news, articles, real-time market quotes or just save it all for later, you need to first register with the news giant. Just like New York Times, though, reading many of the stories in The Wall Street Journal app will cost you the price of a subscription. This one's a bit cheaper, though, as it will run you about $2 a week.

USA TODAY for phone (Free)

Between daily news articles, sports scores and hyper local weather reports, USA Today is a well-rounded news app. Staying true to its reputation as an image-heavy news source, there's a special section just for photos and you can vote on your favorites each day. Readers can make adjustments to both the screen and columns to allow for more space.

AP Mobile (Free)

The Associated Press not only brings you breaking news stories from all corners of the globe, it also compiles top stories from more than 1,200 different newspapers. Browse articles and photos, view and customize categories, access photos and videos, and share articles with friends through your favorite social networking sites. You can also customize your home page with the categories that affect you the most.

Newspapers (Free)

Newspapers is a catalog of all of the newspapers that print each day and it includes both domestic and international publications. The app includes more widely read and well known newspapers, like The Washington Post and Boston Globe, but also has a lot of smaller, community papers from all over the world as well.

Read It Later Pro ($2.99)

With all of the news happening in the world, it's sometimes difficult to keep up. Read It Later is a really handy way to save some of these articles for a later, more convenient time. The app also has easy sharing options so that you can send the articles you find to be interesting to friends and family at the push of a button.

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