There are many great things that the internet has provided the world, especially when it comes to education and basically ANYTHING else. However, 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 irrelevant. However, there are many reasons why this is simply not the case and that newspapers have their place in a society that cares about quality information. Newspapers also provide a safe place to get the real truth and avoid fake news that often circulates on the internet and especially social media.
During the pandemic there has been a massive drop in newspaper sales and many news houses have had to close their doors. The industry has faced slumping ad sales, the loss of much classified advertising and precipitous drops in circulation.
The history of newspapers
Television and the Internet both bring news to the consumer faster and in a more visual style than newspapers, which are constrained by their physical format and their physical manufacturing and distribution. Competing mediums also offer advertisers moving images and sound. And the Internet search function allows advertisers to tailor their pitch to readers who have revealed what they are seeking—an enormous advantage.
While newspaper companies continue to produce much of the award-winning journalism, consumers of that journalism are less willing to pay for it in a world where information on the Web is plentiful and free.
Some newspaper analysts believe the wisest move is embracing the Internet, and exploiting the considerable brand value and consumer trust that newspapers have built over decades.
A US media chief has claimed that Newspapers will die off in the next 20 years because they can’t update like apps and its very bad for the environment.
Furthermore, the pressure from Covid-19 has accelerated the decline of physical newspaper readership globally.