Wall Of Thoughts: Newspaper or Digital Media? – Newspaper is a oldest way to spread information/News far and wide. It was better known as the “mirror of the society”.
Ever-changing technology has become an important part of our life in the last few years. A few years back, Text Messages dominated the social interaction between people.Internet gained a lot of importance. Social networking sites and applications like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram etc made interaction with people more easy and fun. They are also being used as platforms to provide information and news.
Newspapers still exists in this era of and Internet.
The birth of the internet was one of the biggest technology developments in the history of man. In the blink of an eye fixed , anyone can search information about any subject. There are many great things that the web has provided, especially when it involves information and education. But, there are some things that the internet still is not great at. Many people believe that since the internet is growing in popularity every year that newspapers are becoming unpopular. However, there are many reasons why this is often simply not the case which newspapers have their place during a society that cares about quality information.
However, newspapers are affected more than magazines, books and other printed issues, because the main purpose of a newspaper is to inform the people about worldwide and local events. I believe that if newspapers don’t disappear in the future, they will probably change their format and reduce the number of printed copies.
Although there are different points which can prove the relevance of Newspaper and vice versa
1. Information –
Newspapers still still provide in-depth information about the happenings round the world. It informs people even about the tiny , local and regional day to day happenings of the society.
2. Regular habit –
Habits are hard to die. There are a lot of people, especially of the old age, who continue the habit of reading a newspaper early in the morning.
3. Ignorant about Internet –
There are many people who do not have a proper knowledge of the Internet and computers. For them the only source of information is newspaper.
4. E-Newspapers –
Today, newspapers are also becoming a part of the digital world. There are certain newspapers which have their online editions published.
1. Short lifetime –
Newspapers are usually read just one occasion by the readers. Thus, it has a very short life span.
2. Competition –
Today, with the expansion oftechnology, tons of stories channels and online news sites have come up. They keep updating the news every minute which the newspapers cannot.
3. Less advertisements –
With the growth of online news sites and news channels, brands are opting for these sites to advertise themselves. Today, there are less advertisements within the newspapers than on the web.
4. Slow mode of communication –
In this era of Social Media and Internet, newspapers appear to be a slow mode of circulation of news. People get news quickly through the web , instant messages or mobile application.
Newspapers have always helped the society. They have always tried to tell people about the present happenings and helped develop their knowledge. With the birth of new technology, there continues to be a high competition between the digital mode of circulation and the traditional mode of circulation.