Lately there has been more and more discussions about newspapers and television as a dying media.
So many years and money have been invested in TV and newspapers, but lately it seems that the future of newspapers and TV doesn’t look so good.
Last few years social media like Facebook and Twitter, have been recording unstoppable increase of users and profits. Newspapers on the other hand, have to cut their costs and struggle for survival on a daily basis.
The power of digital media and Internet
Those who have realized the power of social media and Internet, have already collected a good number of online readers, while others are threatened with destruction if they take no action.
Do you want to know Three Reasons Why Every Smart Startup Is A Digital Media Company, I suggest you read Brian’s Clark first published article at Forbes.
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the newspapers. I always browse and never actally read them. They are too static and too boring.
The content is usually old for few days, so I wonder why continue reading newspapers, and paying for them?
Information at hand and any time
Nowadays, the Internet offers us all the information you wish at any time, while newspapers are limited with the number of pages and usually filled with any content just to fill the space.
The last 3-4 years the phenomenon of the “smart phones” even more complicated already difficult situation of the newspapers.
Information is now not only available on PC at home or your work, but at any time and anywhere. With one click, we can find out what interests us the most – unlike the newspapers what they think is interesting for us.
Is there space for old media…?
As for TV, I think it’s the same as the print media. We pay for the subscription and programs which we don’t want to watch, the news are old, and we are completely manipulated by the content.
Results show that there’s no space for the old media in the new world.
Am I right, wrong or middling? What do you think about the future of TV and print media? Do you read the newspapers?