Newspapers – Online vs. Print
Compare the online edition of a newspaper to its standard paper edition. (Buy a current copy of a newspaper like the Los Angeles Times or pick up a free newspaper like the Santa Monica Mirror). Take a picture with your smartphone of your print newspaper so that I can see the date (and write your name next to the date or include a sticky note with your name on it) and attach the photo to your response.
((Look at a specific newspaper…do not just discuss online newspapers vs. print newspapers in general.))
For example, compare the South Bay’s Daily Breeze paper edition to its online edition at http://www.dailybreeze.com or the LA Weekly’s paper edition to its online edition at http://www.laweekly.com. (These are only examples. You can choose other newspapers.)
What can you find in the online edition that you cannot find in the paper edition, and visa versa? Overall, which do you prefer? Why? Explain.
(250 minimum word count)
place your word count in parenthesis at the end of your response
The Future of Newspapers
Will newspapers soon become medium of the past?
Back in 2005, Rupert Murdoch (former head of News Corp) was already concerned about the fate of the newspaper industry.
“I believe too many of us editors and reporters are out of touch with our readers,” Rupert Murdoch said in a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. “No wonder that people, and in particular the young, are ditching their newspapers. Today’s teens, twenty- and thirty-somethings don’t want to rely on a god-like figure from above to tell them what’s important, and they certainly don’t want news presented as gospel.”
The Readership Institute was a newspaper industry group established in 1999 to “find ways to draw people back.” Skim this article titled “Reinventing the Newspaper for Young Adults”:
Do you think that in the electronic age of TV and the Internet it is possible to draw young people back to reading newspapers? What will newspapers have to do to draw in young audiences? Or do you think newspapers will fade out as sense-intensive multimedia takes over? What has been the newspaper circulation & readership decline in the last 20 years in the United States?
Cite TWO current sources (2012 to present) (other than Wikipedia) in your response. Also, at the end of your response leave an APA style Reference List of your sources. Review the APA Style guidelines under Course Home.
Keep in mind that many major city newspapers have shut down, like the Cincinnati Post, Kentucky Post, and Rocky Mountain News. See what newspapers have died at:
Also, watch this video titled EPIC: