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The Future of Print Media
An overview of the future of print media vs. online media.
# 113198 | 1,106 words | 4 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses how and why today's print media faces cutthroat and devastating competition from the printed word on the Internet. The paper does note several problems with online media but explains that blogs, opinionated posts and hastily constructed, user-generated content may generate more interest from an opinionated public. The paper concludes therefore that, in the future, the old advertising model and the ideal of professionally-produced and written newspapers, magazines, books, and even movies and television shows may come to an end.

From the Paper:

"Is print media dying? Although the printed word in book, magazine, and newspaper form has not yet gone the way of the 8-track, there can be no doubt that today's print media faces cutthroat and devastating competition from the printed word on the Internet. E-zines, spanning everything from television and music fan E-zines to serious news publications such as Slate, "have virtually no traditional paper, printing, or distribution costs, and are better versed in new media interactivity" (Walsh 2008). In other words, not only do readers not have to pay for the content, but these Internet publications without real-world counterparts also cost less money to produce. Furthermore, Internet readers on all types of print media sites have the added excitement of being able to interact with other people on message boards, as well as look at related video content on the sites, luxuries they do not have when reading print."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "More Americans turning to the web for news." (1 Mar 2008). Reuters. Retrieved Jul 9 2008 at
  • Greenspan, Brian, Theodore Olsen, & Brian Tierney. (28 Apr 2008). "The future of print media:How to adapt to the digital age." Global Conference 2008. The Milken Institute. Retrieved Jul 9 2008 at
  • Nakashima, Ryan. (7 Jul 2008 ). "Digital threat prompts movie industry downgrade." AP NewsWire. Retrieved Jul 9 2008 at
  • Walsh, JoCo.(31 Mar 2008). "Print media vs. online media: Who will win?" HiTechBrief.Retrieved Jul 9 2008 at ttp://

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