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Ahmad Khasan asked 1 month ago

🔖🖌🖍Is Web Journalism Is a Lasting Business?

Web journalism is a form of journalism which distributes its editorial content through the internet, instead of conventional paper-based journalism. We have seen numerous online portal being launched every year.

However, the fact remains that paper-based journalism still maintains its big share in the industry. It seems that many people prefer to read the news from paper journalism.

Based on this fact, do you think that web journalism is only a bubbling business or is it a lasting business that will completely replace paper-based journalism?

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

I guess these two will just thrive together. The fact that there are people who don’t have time to read printed news papers, and prefer to read the news on internet, it also has it’s own audience.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

Live has changed, many things are going to change at the same time, printed news papers will not dissapear at once, it will continue for a long time and web journalism is another innovation that will try to replace it. I will take long time to be adopted by many people.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Jackson — Thank you for your answer, Jackson. I see that may be the case for the next few decades, because of there many people, including young people, who prefer reading on paper to reading on screen. I think you a right when saying that the two will thrive together because each has its own audience.
 
Leno — The paper will be gone if there are no people demand it anymore. However, that may be not the case soon. If paper-based journalism is shrinking, it will be lost very slowly.

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Eli Davis Keinamura answered 1 month ago

web journalism  is a complement of paper journalism.They are all going to exist and compete for market  share,in fact for consumers,we are going to get quality due to competition.This is like online and offline businesses,they all operate.The advantage i have seen is that paper journalism can also become web journalism,where one is on paper while another is on internet,the difference may be in accessibility only.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Eli. That is a good observation. Maybe the offline and online dimension of business will always exist for any business. Apart from accessibility, revenue model also different between the two. The online version seems to heavily dependent on advertising compared to the offline version, which is dependent on subscription.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

Yes the paper based news will disappear slowly and it will be replaced by the web journalism. It will take long time.

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Edward Duffy answered 1 month ago

A lot of people now obtain their news from sources on the internet and I would suggest that most media outlets have a web presence so I really think web journalism is here to stay. Most reporters here have a Twitter account and these are advertised in their by lines with a news report.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Hi, Edward.
 
I agree with you. Every printed news outlets have their web presence. Also, their staff and reporter have an online presence. It is good news for the forest. Less paper will save more trees.

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Steinar Kloverod answered 1 month ago

I think web journalism will increase in the years to come.  Personally I prefer to read papernews.  The journalists produce the same news andarticles to both media, but they are distributed separately.  I think young people read most news on the net and more grown up people prefer newspapers.

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