Summary Of The Vanishing Newspaper By Eric Alterman

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The article „The Vanishing Newspaper “, written by Eric Alterman, published in The New Yorker in 31 March 2008, deals with the uncertain future of newspapers beyond the digital revolution. According to Alterman, online editions will replace print editions by the middle of the 21st century.
First, studies from Carnegie Corporation show that print newspapers have become the least preferred information source by younger people. Since the internet has come to existence it is easier and faster to look up for news online. Moreover, the loss of readers leads to the loss of advertisers and market value. Many newspapers are financed through advertising revenue. If the Newspapers don’t reach a mass audience, it is unlikely that sponsors will invest
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