Mass Media 16

TOPIC

Will newspapers become obsolete in the Internet-driven 21st century?

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I believe that in the Internet-driven 21st century newspaper will become obsolete unless they make full use of the characteristics of newspapers and provide service which TV and the Internet cannot.
 Firstly, it is natural to think that newspapers will become obsolete if they just do the same thing as TV news and the Internet because TV and the Internet can inform people about the events much faster than newspapers. Moreover, TV and the Internet do not cost subscription fees which newspapers cost.
 However, there are things which newspapers can do, and TV news and the Internet cannot do. For example, people can use newspapers more easily than the Internet. It is worrisome especially for the beginners to use the Internet because there is a lot of dubious information online. Furthermore, newspapers can supply information which TV news cannot due to the time limit. Hence, newspapers can even prosper if they take full advantage of the traits which only newspapers have and provide service which TV and the Internet cannot.
 For the aforementioned reasons, I believe that in the Internet-driven 21st century newspaper will become obsolete unless they make full use of the characteristics of newspapers and provide service which TV and the Internet cannot.

メモ

インターネット時代の21世紀、新聞はすたれるか?です。
テレビやインターネットと同じ事をしているだけでは廃れるが、新聞にしかできないサービスを提供する事が出来れば繁栄できる、という主張で書いてみました。