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Print Media, including magazines and newspapers, will soon be completely replaced by internet news sources. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

May 03, 2022 / Expected task 2: 2022 / 5:43 pm

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Print Media, including magazines and newspapers, will soon be completely replaced by internet news sources. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.  Write at least 250 words. 

There exists an opinion that the internet news sources would soon replace the print media, including magazines and newspapers. I think this would become a reality, but not in the recent future.

The first reason why I think that the print media would not be wiped out very soon is because of the strong influence it has among a considerable proportion of people even in this digital world. Despite an overwhelming population who has shifted their reading habits to e-books from traditional books and newspapers, the print media has not lost its business significantly. This is because there are a sizeable proportion of people who read and watch news online still enjoy reading printed articles like magazines and newspapers. In short, not a significant proportion of newsreaders have abandoned the print media completely.

The second reason why I do not think that a complete replacement is not possible is because of the lack of trust people have towards the news sources online. In spite of considering online news as the fastest available news media, many still do not blindly believe what they read or see on these media. On the other hand, most of them think that the news and information published on newspapers and magazines are genuine. Unless and until this trust is gained the replacement process would delay.

I have to acknowledge that there are two factors which can decide the death of printed versions like newspapers and magazines: the accelerated advancement of technology and the shortage of raw materials for printing. However, I still believe that this would not happen very soon.

To conclude, though there are strong factors which can cause the complete replacement of printed newspapers and magazines with the online news sources, this is not expected to happen soon because of its strong influence among the present population.