Time to get rid of newspapers? Watch
Now that we have the internet - do we really need newspapers?
As more people use the internet for news, and less buy newspapers, sales and thus production will decrease.
- CV Helper
Interwebs rules all. But then what would old people read? What excuse would they have to leave the house other than to buy a copy of a newspaper?
No, we don't "need" them.
However, as long as people keep buying them, the media companies will keep printing them. The fact that they still are printing newspapers means there are many people who like to read them.
To the surprise of some young people, there still are individuals in this world who prefer physical forms of text rather than pixels on a screen.
Not a chance. Online reading is not a substitute for a real newspaper.
For those people who go out to get newspapers like Sunday Newspapers, it's more of a relaxing ritual anyway.
I agree that internet news is quick and instant, but when you get newspapers, you get indepth coverage that hasn't been digested on instant news the day before.
Internet news will never replace newspapers in the same way that internet novels haven't replaced the paper format.
50p is hardly breaking the bank. A mars bar costs more ...
I reckon within 5 years periodicals and decent newspapers will be available on epaper, and a few years after that worthless papers (Daily Mail, London Lite etc!) will follow.
Good argument. Well done.
Reading in-depth articles off a bright computer screen doesn't compare to paper format and the flexibility that brings with it.
So the quality of the messenger is important, not the quality of the message?
i don't think they'll ever go, what about the property pages and stuff? you don't want to be going through loads of estate agents websites when you can just flick through the local paper.
and there are people who don't use the internet...