A revelation, part 3
A lot of people have commented on their feelings that 16x9 is not a good aspect ratio for a tablet. It may not be in general (I'm still deciding), but for reading (in portrait) I find it to be pretty great. As the screenshots from The Verge, Polygon and the NY Times below show, you can see a whole lot of the article without scrolling which I find to be convenient. As long as news organizations continue with the single column format, 16x9 (in portrait) is a pretty nice aspect ratio for reading news.
The NY Times: