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Singapore-based media analyst and commentator on Asian affairs The Truth About Newspapers in the 21st Century While the notion that newspapers are dying a pitiable death eggs on, reality debunks the myth and potrays a different picture.
Did not the emergence of new media sound the death knell for the print industry? And are people really reading newspapers anymore? These are questions whose answers smack of not one but many confirmation biases. While the notion that newspapers are dying a pitiable death eggs on, reality debunks the myth and potrays a different picture.
No, the presses have not been cursed to extinction by random online clicks, not all beat reporters are losing their jobs to amateur, click-happy citizen reporters and no, the emergence of internet has not spelt an apocalyptic doom for newspapers.
Newspapers, on the contrary, are surviving and doing quite alright. They are progressing to a new era of embracing innovations and digital engagement.
It is well known in the world of media that information is paramount and access to it, supremely empowering. The winners are clearly those who provide an easy doorway to reliable and irrefutable information. We are talking about those who do not yo-yo back and forth with multiple apologies over erroneous reports or cover-up tales.
There's a fair chance that some of us would remember at least one instance of a television news channel apologizing for a never-happened erroneous report or finding an online story to be a hoax, moments after it went viral.
A phenomenon analysts blame on the fast pace of news and the 'need for speed' broadcast newsrooms for. But despite the juggernaut of broadcast journalism, new media, news apps and podcasts cropping left and right, over half of the world's population turns to a newspaper for credible information, every day.
That's a neat 2.
Right from the docks of a shipyard in Denmark to the countryside farmlands of Myanmar, a newspaper finds a pair of eyes to browse through it, everyday. According to Comscoreand World Press Trendsnewspaper readers outnumber the total number of Internet users 2.
And, there are twice as many newspaper content consumers as mobile phone users in the world. Add to it a legacy of years of print publishing and it will be a piece of cake to understand why even digital media platforms piggyback on traditional print media for content aggregation.
Thomas Jacob is a man who has witnessed this unique phenomenon from a vantage point. Circulation saw an upward swing of 4.
Asia has seen the fastest growth in newspaper circulation with China and India leading from the front," says Jacob. Further, to assume that newspapers are collapsing due to an onslaught of digital media innovations might not be realistic at all.
Newspapers, on the contrary, are integrating technological innovations to amplify their content distribution and outreach. The distribution process now relies not just on the door-to-door vendor but a few clicks here and there as well.Journalism: the decline of print, the reign of online and the rise of social.
More dramatic than the move from tangible textbooks to electronic ones has been the move away from traditional print media.
media consumption — a trend that has print and the internet moving in opposite directions. While internet penetration continues to grow, the proportion of people regularly reading titles in print slowly but surely falls.
At present, in an average week, more European consumers read a newspaper than use the internet. Jan 31, · Print media isn’t dead, it’s just moved.
It may surprise readers outside of South Asia to learn, but the largest circulation English-language paper . The 20th century saw the development of a more public role for prints, with the adoption of affordable processes such as linocut, and editioned lithographs made for public display, such as those commissioned by J.
Lyons & Co. for their restaurants, and the much-loved 'School Prints' in the s and 50s. Dec 06, · The Truth About Newspapers in the 21st Century While the notion that newspapers are dying a pitiable death eggs on, reality debunks the myth and potrays a . Is Print media dead in the 21st century. - Yes!
because print media involves reading newspapers and you can now get news from the internet faster and efficiently.