Why Isn’t There News Online?
In the modern world, one of our biggest sources of news and current affairs is the internet. We read news articles, blogs, and watch videos everyday. Even though it’s considered modern technology, the fact is that the print media still has a number of advantages over the internet when it comes to news and current affairs. Here are four reasons why:
While the internet can provide lots of information, it’s important to know what you’re getting. For example, an article that states “a new study reveals that vegetarians have a lower heart disease risk” may actually state “vegetarians have a significantly lower heart disease incidence”. News outlets that are truly current on world events use completely objective statements in their reporting. For example, an article reporting, “Dozens of Chinese tourists died” while on a tropical island may instead say “dozen Chinese tourists drowned”.
One of the reasons that current events are covered more extensively online than in the print media is the amount of time it takes to produce the news. Online news organizations simply don’t have the resources that the print media has – and print media doesn’t have the interest and commitment to constantly update its content. This means that local and international news organizations must rely on online press releases and news footage from radio and TV shows, and general news websites and blogs. There simply isn’t enough interest in chronicling the daily activities of everyday people to make it worth the effort to publish everything online. This is part of the reason that Google chose to remove the ability to read news from the feeds of some major news outlets, and why newspapers are now going to their readers rather than relying on the internet for their news.