Print Media is Dead Persuasive Essay by BULLZ1LLA

Print Media is Dead
Argues that ink media is less efficient and not able to compete with electronic media and therefore is dead.
# 147665 | 2,070 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | AU

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This paper first suggests that the next generation will not even know what it is like to physically read from a printed book or newspaper but rather they will only use an electronic media. Next, the author contends that digital media is a better format for teaching, is a more efficient communicator and is ultimately more financial profitability. Today only nostalgia is preventing a complete reliance on electronic media. The paper underscores that the brand name of a print newspaper or magazine decides what is available to read; whereas, when using electronic media, the specific web-browsing interests of a reader drives what she will consume.

Table of Contents:
Print Newspapers
What It Means for 'Print to Die'
Modern Semiotics
Traditional Media Loses to New Media
The Fifth State

From the Paper:

"Both in the social world and the business world the key to making online newspapers or magazines more appealing than their physical form is to meet the need of those who require the news at their fingertips in public arenas. If someone is at the train station or bus stop or taking their lunch break at the cafe are they able to access the internet sufficiently on their mobile phone? Will the online news be easy to roam through as it is with the print newspaper/magazine? If using a phone or blackberry is more convenient than turning the pages of a newspaper or magazine then indeed print media is dead in the public arena."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Big Think 2009, Steve Rubel Says Print Media is Dead, retrieved 20 July 2010 <>
  • Bloomberg Businessweek 2008, The Print Media Are Doomed, retrieved 20 July 2010 <>
  • Gomez, J 2008, Print Is Dead: Books In Our Digital Age, New York, Macmillan, 2008.
  • Mann R 2009, Is the Print Media Dead? The War has Begun, retrieved 22 July 2010 <>
  • Oxford 2009, Contemporary Communication, South Melbourne, Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand, pp. 367-426.

Cite this Persuasive Essay:

APA Format

Print Media is Dead (2011, June 01) Retrieved February 06, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Print Media is Dead" 01 June 2011. Web. 06 February. 2023. <>