Gone are the days when we used to wait early in the morning for the newspaper boy to arrive so we could catch hold of all the news. These days I am sure many of you agree that reading the hard copy version of newspaper has fairly reduced.
When I start reading the newspaper, many times I realize I have already read these news items and very hardly do I find news that is new and mostly it’s local news. I am sure this is the case with you all.
This is because of the lightening fast media which reaches us within no time in terms of online news, Television, Radio, Mobile SMS news alerts etc.Time and again we are browsing online, a news article catches our attention and there you go, the process continues and we have all the latest news with us. If the news is worth knowing, we know it in minutes. Log on to internet, switch on the television or the radio or subscribe to mobile news and you have the most updated news with-in no time. Since the media has become very handy, any one can now get updated with the latest happenings around. In fact the agencies these days have the online version of their own newspapers.
Sometimes I wonder if I am paying for the advertisements that appear in newspaper than for reading the news. Except for the local sales or classifieds there is not much interesting news left in the newspapers anymore.
In this lightening fast era where information is available on our finger tips, do we really need a newspaper? Or is it that the joy of holding a cup of coffee in one hand, and a fresh copy of newspaper in the other, very early in the morning, can never be replaced by anything else? What do you think?
Do you still get the news paper at home? Or you prefer not to waste money on it when the news is freely available. Let us know your thoughts.