It’s no secret that newspapers are a dying breed. Digital technology and the rise of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have changed the way the world views, shares and engages with information. It’s become much more common practice to go online to news sources to find information rather than waiting for a printed copy.
However, even with so much content online, many people still read newspaper. For many of us reading the newspaper has been engrained as part of our daily routine. It is a way to stay up-to-date on world affairs and we enjoy reading a hard copy in the morning over a cuppa. Do you still read the newspaper? If yes, which publication do you enjoy most?
Here are two main reasons why the newspaper is considered a dying source of news. First, it’s impractical and inconvenient. It creates paper waste and is impractical to dig through a pile of newspapers to find a news story from the previous year. In contrast, the internet archives information and virtually nothing is out of reach. Second, the cost. News is very much available for free on the internet so why buy the same information that is readily accessible online.
Do you think there is still a place for newspapers in society? Or do you think they’ll be out of publication soon?