You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people say that E-books and modern technology will totally replace traditional newspaper and magazines. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is said that owing to the influence of e-books and modern technology traditional newspaper and magazines will completely disappear. Despite a significant decline in the circulation of these printed materials, I hardly believe there would be a complete replacement.
In the past, newspaper and magazines were essential parts of the human life as these were considered as the primary sources of information transfer. A considerable proportion of the world population depended heavily on these as evidenced by the extent of social and economic reforms made by these printed materials. However, with the advent of e-books and other advancements in information technology, the situation has changed dramatically.
The cardinal reason for the decline in their popularity is because of the technological superiority of e-books and related technologies. To be clearer, offline articles such as newspaper and journals convey messages to their readers only by visual means. These visual modes of information transfer have become inferior when e-books have presented their readers with more accurate materials. Similarly, a number of news channels came into existence which is telecasted round the clock, with a much superior visual and audio quality, and this has faded the significance of the print media. Easy accessibility and convenience are other added advantages which people see in the newer technologies.
However, when assessing the ongoing trend, one cannot opine that these types of printed materials would eventually vanish. There are and there would be a fixed proportion of people who find some sorts of pleasure reading these articles, and this is totally based on individual preferences.
To conclude, it is a fact that the popularity of newspaper and magazines is shrinking steeply. Nevertheless, it does not appear to be totally replaced by e-books and other modern technologies.
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