The dawn of Internet brought new kind of lifestyle to news readers and subscribers, however, it wasn’t enough to change what others have been used to. More people still subscribe to magazines and daily newspapers for their own reasons. To sum it up, here are the six main reasons why people read newspaper.
#1. To Get Latest Updates and News – majority of newspaper readers want to know the latest happenings around them and newspaper is the easiest medium to get updated. Newspaper offers stories which cannot be found in the Internet and so many online news readers get one for themselves everyday. Although, Internet has news forums or news communities which also cater the latest news all over the world, newspapers offer something different.
#2. To Find Satisfaction in Reading Good-Writing Skills – others read newspaper to proofread what columnists have written. They can find satisfaction listing down misspelled words and grammatically-wrong sentences. But they find greater satisfaction when reading well-written articles and news.
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#3. To Find Information on Daily Living and Job Opening – it is better to check the newspaper for local job postings; Internet seldom offers this feature. Also, people expect to read daily living tips or articles which they can use for their own livelihood.
#4. To Simply Pass Time – nowadays, the most efficient way to pass time is to browse through the Internet or play video games. However, others simply get a newspaper and look at the pictures or interesting stories but without even reading the details; this will be their way of killing time or let it pass smoothly.
#5. To Avoid Conversation – one way to avoid annoying conversations is to read or pretend to read a newspaper in front of others. Those who can see you reading would also think you are busy, unavailable or does not want to be disturbed. If you think you need time for yourself in the morning or in the park, then bring a newspaper with you.
#6. To Keep the Habit – a lot of people have been reading newspapers for years and it has become a habit for them to hold the paper in the morning with their coffee. While it became habitual for them, others cannot just start their morning without reading some news.
Today, Internet is a great replacement for newspaper because of its updated news community or news forums in which everyone wanted to be a part of. However, there are still a lot of good things that everybody can get from the newspapers.