It is an age of information today where getting hold of important information or rather any kind of information is a matter of minutes. This is mostly because of the gift of technology named internet. Be it any latest news or some articles, blog-posts, news of latest events or any other allied issues, getting immediate information is just few click away today. With the dot com boom that escalated exponentially over the past few years and with another blessing of technology known as digitalization, access to information is no more limited to privileged few. There are numerous news channels flooding the virtual as well as real markets which compete in giving the breaking news to the all and sundry. The Right to Information is exercised completely in today’s electronic or digital world.
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Whenever one wants to get some news on particular events, what is the immediate though that comes to his or her mind? Well, it is either the internet or the mobile, each of which is the ultimate Aladdin’s lamp today. It is true that even now, the conventional medium of newspaper and magazines is still intact somehow and continuing in its own pace at par with the electronic media as well but the growth and role play of the electronic media in giving the latest news of the incidents and happenings around is phenomenal. In fact, the time and cost that are related to publishing news in the print media will surely fall behind when compared to the digital counterparts today.
For example, whenever a breaking news bursts out today, within seconds of its occurrence, the news channels start flashing the news in the TV channels, internet and not only that, even the websites of the news agencies also start crowding immediately with the important facts about the same. This wouldn’t have been possible so speedily had the domain of news printing remained confined within the printing papers only. This is because a considerable amount of time is taken to get the news published in the traditional way and so by the time the newspaper reaches the hands of the common people next morning, it is half stale already. Needless to say, the online websites, audio and video medium, social media platforms and above all, the ‘www’ or rather the ‘world wide web’ factor is the key player behind the media and entertainment industry getting revolutionized today. Its main features can be summarized in short as under:
- The online news websites provide the facility of subscribing news fully for free and one can also keep looking for news based on category.
- Apart from providing news, these online platforms have become wonderful networking and view sharing platforms as well that enable the readers to get to know a lot about a particular aspect of a certain event, incident or overall current life.
- There is no problem of storage issue for the old newspapers in the house when the facility of online news reading is available handy today. This also facilitates the health, hygiene and cleanliness of the house, reducing the headache of maintenance.
Therefore, news reading has indeed undergone a drastic evolution due to the onset of internet.