Local and regional newspapers are going digital with most of them having websites where readers can read news items as they are updated. And with this latest development, newspapers have been able to capture a wider audience, even reaching out to international readers.

Online Newspapers

With this in mind, let us look at the benefits of reading news from online sources, as opposed to the printed newspapers.

  • Its more convenient, as you can access information from anywhere, and at any time, through computers or other mobile devices such as phones and tablets. You are also able to get information as it happens with live updates and notifications on the newspaper apps. You will not have to wait for the delivery guy to bring you the paper at your doorstep.
  • On most online news websites, information is free, and all that one requires is just an internet connection, and you are good to go. However, some news website will need subscriptions, while others have a daily or monthly fee. If you are reading from a free site, this will also save you the costs associated with buying newspapers.
  • Newspapers report the previous day’s happenings, while e-papers are updated regularly. You can read through the news as events happen, and also engage with other readers, through online platforms on the news sites.
  • There is actually no definite set limit on the number of articles you can read on online news websites. This is different from newspapers, where you can read only the items which have been published in the printed copy. Publishers are also able to make online articles more attractive to the readers, by including other aspects of the news items, such as videos or more advanced graphics, that may be too costly to print. Thus, helping readers get a more vivid understanding of the scenario.