In recent years, traditional printed newspaper has faced a serious challenge.
The Christian Science Monitor became the first national newspaper to shut down
its print edition, and recently, the world famous magazine Newsweek announced
that it would soon cease publishing on paper and shift to an online-only format.
Will the printed newspaper one day be replaced by online newspaper? Some believe
so while many still hold an optimistic view on the future of traditional
newspaper. Read carefully the opinions from both sides and write your response
in about 200 words, in which you should first summarize briefly the opinions
from both sides and give your views on the issue.
Marks will be awarded for content relevance, content sufficiency,
organization and language quality. Failure to follow the above instructions may
result in a loss of marks.
The new media, such as the Internet and mobile phone applications, have
exerted a great influence on people’s life. Online newspaper is fast, instant,
and convenient, while the printed newspaper often responds slowly to the latest
news. People are now used to reading online newspaper on their smart phones, and
no one has the patience of waiting for the printed newspaper.
Online newspaper is also environment-friendly, which is in accord with the
trend of saving energy in today’s world. The printed newspaper consumes a large
number of natural resources, and will, in the long term, be gradually
The multiple services, such as posting comments and finding related news
through the links provided by online newspaper have greatly enriched people’s
reading experiences and knowledge. Traditional newspaper can hardly compete in
There are still a large number of people in the world who have no access to
the Internet. For these people, printed newspaper is an important way to know
about the latest events at home and abroad.
Although the printed newspaper cannot be as fast-responding as the online
newspaper, it still can provide many in-depth reports and analytical articles
for readers. Many column writers are invited to write special feature reports
for the printed newspaper. Online newspaper, on the other hand, is only suitable
for fast reading.
Many readers prefer to read the printed newspaper for they do not like
staring at the computer or cell phone screen. Printed newspaper is also
preferred by the elderly people.