I honestly have to give a "No" for the answer. I don't read free newspapers and it's because we have no such services where I come from, correct me if am misunderstanding what you mean by free newspapers.
On the other hand, I read paid newspapers a lot. It's one of my best mediums of keeping in touch with the happenings all around the world.
We don't have that in our country. But when I went to Korea, I always makes an effort to read it even though I can't barely understands it. I like the effort of giving away newspaper to everyone even though some didn't appreciate it that much.