Is the Death of the Newspaper imminent?
A broadsheet newspaper, also called a broadsheet or broadside newspaper. Usually published weekly by a for profit commercial newspaper owned by a publishing company. Also sometimes referred to as a daily or weekly newspaper. News papers are normally published weekly, usually Monday through Sunday, with some rare Saturday and Sunday editions.
The New York Evening Mirror, Sporting Life and City Journal are examples of broadside newspapers. The New York Herald-News and the Philadelphia Inquire are examples of levellian newspapers. Broadside newspapers may be more widely read than their fairies cousins, but they have less circulation. Some of the most well-known broadside newspapers are the Sporting Life, the Village Voice, People and New York Herald-News. These newspapers often cater to a specific ethnic group, such as Irish, Scots or Germans.
E-newspapers: An electronic online newspaper that is available to members of a restricted area. There are hundreds of participating e-newsletters throughout the world. Many people are unaware that they can subscribe to an e-newspaper. E-newspapers offer global coverage and many feature online content that has not been published offline.
As of October 2021 there were around three hundred and fifty e-newspapers operating across the United States. In Canada there are about three hundred and twenty. This represents a huge increase from just a few years ago. Most newspapers have tried to stay on top of the digital revolution and have converted part or all of their print publications into digital format. E-newspapers have not made the same effort. In fact, in some areas the growth of e-newspapers has actually hurt newspaper sales.
Even though the growth of e-newspapers has hurt newspaper sales, the fact remains that most Americans are very familiar with most newspapers. For many, the familiarity extends beyond simply being a news source. Many consider them the publication to which they return every day for information. This is in stark contrast to the Internet, where many people only know the websites of specific companies. Because newspapers have traditionally relied so heavily on their newsgathering departments, their news publications published for the public are also often highly regarded in their communities.
While it may be impossible to eliminate the need for news, it may become increasingly difficult to beat the competition when it comes to free e-newspapers. The Internet has already displaced much of the need for newspapers. Now the battle is to eliminate newspaper advertising. With all the competition coming from the Internet, the question is can an online newspaper really stand up to the popularity of its competitors?