Goodbye are the days of the paper boy on the corner of the street shouting about the latest news waving the newspaper around in the air.
Print media is dead. Done. Gone. The era of information put on paper is finished. With the world constantly changing, the internet and media is becoming a thing that is more and more a daily thing in our lives. It is almost impossible to not have media take over certain parts of our world. Almost everyone is connected to the web one way or another, and when people can get information online for free why in the world would they pay to have in paper form.
Print media explores sports, human interest pieces and provides spots for ads for all sorts of things. Many people claim that these will disappear along with print media but the truth is these type of pieces have evolved online, evolved into individual websites and smaller companies and online papers that provide all these same pieces for free. For the ads there are sites like Kijiji, and specific ad sites for jobs like Indeed.com.
Papers also used to provide the service of having movie times printed in them for the weekend, but now each movie theatre has it’s own website providing much more convenience and easy access.
People prefer to tweet their news instead of unfolding it. All of these easy access articles online about various things, and having them immediately at your disposal instead of waiting for weekly rendition of stories that in todays day and age would be old news before they even got printed.
I will say though, while I know print media is dead, print literature don’t even get me started. That is another story for another day, with a hell of a lot more words defending my paperback obsession, and why we still need these in our lives.