Future of Newspapers in the Middle of the Current Technological Era. Journalist activities become a very important information media instrument in every country, especially those who embrace democracy because they are a source of information, educating and leading the wider community to care about topics or issues that are currently hot.
The various actions of the journalists are outlined in the form of newspapers which contain various information which is very important and can be read by anyone. In the past, newspapers were a must-read and must be owned by people to be able to know what is currently happening. However, at this time it seems that things are no longer valid.
The reason is that the public has now turned to online readers rather than conventional readers by giving printed newspapers. The reason, of course, is because it is easily accessible and can be obtained easily.
We certainly do not need to go down the street or to the store just to buy a newspaper that has been printed amid our busy work routine. By relying on a smartphone or desktop device and a smooth internet network, all the latest information or what we want to read is available and ready to be presented to us.
The Current Condition Of The Newspaper
The prediction of a decline in interest in reading printed newspapers has been predicted from long ago. Some research that has been done in the past can be concluded if the decline in public interest in reading began to be seen in 1980 ago. Although it has not been seen as significant as it is now if it was withdrawn in the previous year. Namely 1950, the public interest in reading the print newspaper is still higher of course. According to a study from The State of News Media in 2008. Concluded if the print newspaper reader trend has declined, but not too significant. This decline in interest in reading is still considered normal and general.
Of course, this is due to the increasing proliferation of online newspapers available than print newspapers. Many companies flocked to move and publish their news editions online rather than reprinting them in print. With such behavior seen. It can be concluded that the death of the print newspaper itself is caused by the company itself as if they committed suicide. Not because of experiencing problems or in conditions that are not as good as they are dying.
Print Newspaper Or Online Newspaper
With the same actions and carried out by almost all companies that provide newspapers. It is clear what the future of the print newspaper itself is. However, some analysis can conclude that the existence of printed newspapers will not die and disappear completely. Because print newspapers are still very effective and dominant in the process of media coverage and news coverage locally than online newspapers. Like for example in America. This developed country leaves only 4 newspaper companies to keep the printed newspaper.
Even so, they continue to publish newspapers online also with a subscription system for its readers. The four newspaper companies are the Washington Post, the New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, as well as USA Today.