Will Smartphones Replace Newspapers


Only a decade ago, newspapers constituted the most of our reading time home or away. But things have changed radically today with most of the youngsters opting to engage in a screen time instead of dedicating their precious free moments to have a glimpse of the wee-hour gossips that formed everyday routine for most of us once. The debate is rising today sharply in magnitude and extent as to which way the scales are going to tilt. Is the smart phone revolution going to engulf the offline reading or the newspapers are here to remain and flourish amid all the real time chatter going on in the online world?

How many of you have basked in the morning sun gulping the enticing news bulletin headlines along with a cup of tea or coffee? I bet you would be disappointed with your own self for not being able to allocate any space in your daily routine for such a refreshing break of lately. Though we know it is not just crucial but also indispensable act to commit after all amidst the curiosity-ridden stressful schedule of your modern life. The discussion here is not meant to teach you to read a journal or to brief you about its benefits, instead most of us already know about the benefits and disadvantages of both the entities In question. The real ask is to determine whether offline news is going to survive the onslaught and menace posed by the scale of intensifying obligation to cast a peek at the online happenings at the tip of the finger, or is it still possible for it to co-exist silently and passively without crossing paths with its latest competitor? Much remains in the shadow of contemplation.


How Favorably are Newspapers Placed?


The ground reality is that they are losing ground inches by inches to their contenders in the game. Where an offline bulletin can shower you up with a volley of stale news, the smart phones provide you concurrent and updated information available at the tap of your finger. You have scarcity of time and resources and smartphones successfully tap this arena catering to all your needs cost-effectively in a single bucket which is also extra-portable and timely. The offline means of communications fail this test of instantaneous concomitance and are therefore left redundant by their obsolescence. 
Again, being handy and convenient paves the way for smartphones to be used as and where you like. This converts them into a potent opponent of newspapers –powerful enough to yank away the already depleting market share of its prime contestant in the fray. The offline references cannot match its unrivaled capabilities is deemed liable to bite the dust.


Newspapers in Professional Panorama


Even on professional front smartphones have emerged as a viable alternative to newspapers. You can search and apply for jobs, communicate with potential employers and post your profile with amazing ease. You no longer need to approach a cyber café or boot up your system to perform the needful. The news bulletins, on the contrary, have remained a mode of official communication, which again, is not instantaneous. Though with larger visible area and wide reach, newspapers are still holding a ground of their own, but they are facing a stiff competition from their foraying rival today and the war is here to stay.


Why Newspapers are Still Relevant?


Most people may wonder why they would require newspapers at all given the disadvantages already discussed in the earlier paragraphs. But wait, the game is not over as yet. They still much fuel in the tanker to propel this archaic, outmoded, yet efficient space ship of offline communication.

The newspapers have the following advantages over the other means of information,


  1. They are authentic and trustworthy that is – Data provided in an online portal may be changed or tweaked, but once published in a journal, it becomes reliable and permanent in origin. For this reason, extra care is taken to check the correctness and exactness of data released.
  2. The online world is laden with misinformation and treachery. As such, you may not always come across truthful and dependable data. This is not the case with newspapers.
  3. Some classifieds which also constitute the spaces like job vacancies, business proposals, government tenders or matrimonial, can only be seen in newspapers, and you cannot find them otherwise.
  4. Newspapers provide you a wholesome view of the fact-sheet enhancing your retention levels and saving the extra seconds that you take to toggle between various items making your reading experience a relieving and revitalizing act.
  5. A topic in a newspaper is dealt exclusively and entirely, while you may stumble upon the same thing again and again while hunting for information on the web. For some people, this might be a desirable trait.
  6. You can free yourself from harmful radiations and unnecessary strain that your body accumulates while shuffling through online pages. Though this may be for a short period of time, it is beneficial.

It is obvious now, why newspapers have retained their significance in the age of online invasion into every sphere of life. This is also the reason behind why offline publishing has not lost its entire market share to its chief opponent and its readership still remains quite the same in spite of umpteen concerns raised about its future. The drama is yet to unfold completely, and we may come across some totally new facets arise and dwindle in this war of prominence and subsistence. But it would be shrewd enough to state today that the game is evenly poised. The newspapers are not going to dwindle and fade away, at least, not in the near future.