Although more and more people read the news on the internet, newspapers will remain the most important source of news.
To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Since time immemorial newspapers have been an important source of news, but the case is a little different now. A big proportion of the population, especially the youth have switched to other means, to keep a track of what is happening around the world. I believe that newspapers are becoming obsolete and will no longer prevail in the future.
As the proverb goes, ‘time is money’, people can’t afford to spend a lot of time reading news from newspapers, which is detailed and sometimes irrelevant. We also know that certain newspapers are biased politically and can thus mould the thinking of the public. These factors make one think if switching completely to digital news is a solution.
Millennials tend to read only the gist of the news if it does not intrigue them, and there are applications specifically designed to serve the purpose. With the newspaper virtually in your pocket, it gets really convenient to read the news while travelling or having a short break. One can also apply specific filters to receive the type or genre of news they prefer. With such comfort and portability available, why would one want to go back to the traditional way?
Although from a different perspective, most old people prefer newspapers as they are not so familiar or comfortable with the latest technologies. Additionally, they have a lot of time on their hands and reading the whole newspaper helps them pass it easily.
To conclude, it’s best if the culture of newspapers is put to an end. This will prevent wastage of paper (thus saving trees) and make news-reading effective.
So This is the end of the writing task 2 (Although more and more people read the news on the internet)