The internet versus newspapers
The internet is one of the biggest and greatest achievements of humanity. It has managed to revolutionize who we are. Practically every aspect of our lives is under the influence of the internet. There have been many changes that were precipitated by the introduction of the internet. One of them is a transfer of the source point of news.
Recently the newspaper was the king
Not that long ago, newspapers were kings of the ways of getting news. But with the advent of the internet, this has changed. Many people find out that it’s a lot more practical to see the news online than it is to read a newspaper. The fact of the matter is that this practicality is what may one day soon destroy the newspaper industry.
But should you actually transfer your news reading habits from the newspaper to the internet? Some people are reluctant to make this change. These are typically older people – people that are used to reading a paper for the better part of their lives. And who can blame them – there are actually a number of benefits to reading the news in a newspaper.
First of all, you can read the newspaper anywhere. You can eat while reading the news. You can travel in a train and read the newspaper. You can even read the newspaper on a bench in the park. Moreover, there is something that’s difficult to explain in words about the newspaper experience. This “X-factor” is contained in the experience itself. It’s reminiscent of reading a book – and there are many people that are fond of this experience. So, they are hard to let go of their newspaper reading habit and go to the internet.
But the internet is slowly, but surely, taking a bigger part in our lives. There are newer and more practical ways to access the internet that are being discovered on a daily basis. Everything that we said about being able to read the newspaper everywhere – is also true of the internet. You can bring your tablet or smartphone along with you. Provided you have access to the internet – you will be able to read anything you like.
All news on the internet
And the news sources are manifold on the internet. It won’t be practical for you go buy 10 newspapers and read them all. But you can easily sift through the news sources online. All you need to do is write the newspaper’s website in the browser and you’re all set. So, in this sense, the internet can be a lot more practical source of news than the newspaper itself.
That being said, what is your preferred method of checking out the news? Do you enjoy reading the newspaper? Or you prefer to read the news on the internet? Perhaps you enjoy some other ways of getting the news, like the TV. We hope this article managed to make a few clarifications as to the declining popularity of newspapers and the increasing popularity of the internet. Pick your favorite news source and enjoy reading the news.