The newspaper is one of the oldest forms of mass media and it has several advantages over the other forms of media. For one, it can be read in almost every condition. It can give you detailed information of a story much more than the others and you can keep it for now and read it later on. Some news do not easily lose their importance for a week or month, thus, it is possible to re-read the paper anytime.
After the newspaper companies gathers the news they present it to readers as soon as possible. Doing this, the educating and giving information role of newspapers are very important. With this in mind, the function of newspapers includes educating the readers, providing information, amusement and promotion and advertisement. Because of this, newspapers help develop the way of thinking of humans and motivate them to deal with what is going on around them. Likewise, newspapers give people a chance to forget their problems and rest their minds from worrying even for a few hours everyday.
Since the day the very first newspaper made its appearance there have been many changes to it – from the way it looks to the manner it presents the news. One of the most essential tasks of newspapers is its contribution to the economic and industrial development of a country through its integration of the people’s voice. There are so many ways newspapers can help people today. People who know more about current events often find it easier to talk to other people because they have more subjects to talk about.
The world of technology that is blossoming in our very eyes has made global interaction possible. Perhaps newspapers that are on actual papers are becoming objects of our past. Newspapers in the Internet are common nowadays. This makes accessing newspapers faster and easier. Nevertheless, responses to this advancement in the newspaper industry have been met differently by publishers. For instance, some have required their reporters to write stories for both print and online. They have tried to integrate the Internet in every aspect of their operation.
Although the future of the newspaper industry is cloudy because readership is slowly decreasing as a result of competition from the Internet and the television, publishers, writers and reporters for newspapers continue to gather and develop stories that people love to read. With their continued dedication to responsible journalism, newspapers will continue to be delivered to our doorstep every morning.