2018-06-02: Task 2 (Qatar; Saudi Arabia)
More and more people are reading news from the internet, but some of the people likes reading news from a newspaper.
Do you agree or disagree.
It is often argued that, in twenty first century the number of people who reading news in gadgets is increasing, however some people says newspapers will continue as a major source of news and information for the majority of people. I completely agree with this opinion and think news paper still play a pivotal role in the society because of various reasons
First of all, newspapers became a habit of the people mainly elderly, so they are not interested in reading news on gadgets.Some people especially elders reading newspapers everyday morning and this habit is now part of their routines. Thus, it is not that easy a transition from newspaper to gadgets. For example, my father has a habit of reading newspaper soon after he wakes up everyday morning. Now, although he has a smart phone, he prefer to read newspaper. There are many people in our society like my father. Hence, it is sure that newspapers will remain as a major source of news and information because it is a habit for the people.
Moreover, newspaper is cheap and easy to access and even poor people can afford it comparing to the gadgets. Many poor people around the globe do not have a smart phone or computer, which are too costly for them. So the only option before them in order to acquire knowledge and news is newspapers. For example, in my home town newspaper cost only 5 Indian rupees and this price is acceptable for even the poorest man in our city. Finally, to read news on gadgets people need a stable a continuous internet connection, which is still a dream for people in some parts of the world. For instance, some African countries still struggling for a continuous electricity connection. Hence, reading news on gadgets is absolutely impossible for people in that part of the world and their only way to getting news and information is newspapers.
To conclude, I strongly believe newspaper continue as a major source of information for people around the globe because its cheaper, easy accessible and above all it is a habit of some people habit for the people.
Despite the fact that increasing number of people are reading news online, some argue that newspaper are still preferred by a vast majority of people for reading news. I disagree with this and strongly believe that newspaper are losing their relevance because of the internet.
There are many reasons behind the dwindling popularity of newspapers. Firstly, the biggest disincentive of newspaper is the fact that it offers stale news. For instance, any recent happening or breaking news is published in the newspapers, the next day. People have to wait for an entire day to learn about events that are of their interest. Secondly, people are shying away from newspapers because of the price that they have to pay to get their hands on a newspaper. Although this price is trivial, people see no point in shelling out their money when the same news can be read online for free. Lastly, with increasing environmental concerns, more emphasis is being placed on digitization, which has immensely affected the readership of newspapers. As a result, many newspaper companies have halted the publishing of traditional newspaper and are now offering news exclusively on the internet.
Online news, on the other hand, has many benefits. To begin with, reading news on the internet is quite convenient and time saving. We can access internet anytime, anywhere using wide range of gadgets that are available at our disposal, such has laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. These gadgets provide better mobility as compared to a newspaper. Additionally, online news is updated almost instantly because of which a person can learn about latest happenings in real-time. Finally, internet offers a plethora of news articles with the ability to filter them according to the needs of the reader.
In conclusion, I believe that newspapers are losing their relevance because of many cons associated with them and soon they will be surpassed by the internet to become the most preferred source for reading news.