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Debate on future of Newspapers and challenges from Web Media

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NewspapersIt’s believed that this era belongs to Electronic/Web/Social Media and they will completely replace Print sooner or later. However, some people don’t agree.

Do you believe that Web and Social Media can replace Print Media or it will just remain a myth?

Vijaya Singh: No, because in spite of all people still love the print media with their tea and snacks. Newspaper has become a part of daily life.

Chakradhar Sarangi: Candles can not be replaced by LED bulbs. AutoCAD can not replace drafting. Calculator can not replace finger counting. Same rule applies here.

Shishir Gamang: No I don’t think print media can ever be replaced as it covers a wide spectrum of news, which the electronic media cannot do due to its limited scope. Moreover, you get in depth analysis of a news story, which may not be possible in case of electronic media.

Umasankar Sahu: Not impossible! Indeed it will take some time. 80% People in rural areas still have no idea of mobile phone operating. In Odisha, interior areas of Ganjam, Gajapati, Jaipur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Phulbani, Mayurbhanj and many others don’t have network coverage. Except this web/online media, Electronic Media (TV news) are more popular now a days and it has penetrated deep. Still, Print has a special place in people’s heart.

Raghunath Panda: Each has its own strength, potential and presence. Can’t be replaced with each other.

Satyaswarup Mohanty: Print will be there due to two reasons. First, it is always convenient to carry it and one doesn’t not need to worry about battery outage. Second, it is more healthier option with little impact on the eyes. Storing for reference and easy retrieval is another positive side of printed communication.

Charulata Panigrahi: Reading a book and reading from a laptop, iPad or iPhone, it’s hell and heaven difference. Electonic media can never eliminate print media.

Chennubhotla Bapujee: A myth only! Print will stay.

Bharat Mishra: I have stopped subscription to English newspapers. Get all the news first from Facebook and then from electronic media.

Basudev Bhatt: Both will go parallel.

Jagannath Mahapatra: No! Print Media won’t be replaced if they go with time, change focus and go for out of the box coverage. As the world has changed a lot, Print Media has to adapt to these changes and bring more invovation and creativity to the style of reporting and writing to survive.

Bibhu Mohapatra: Digital media can never and should not replace print media at least not in the foreseeable future. For the simple reason “Jo maza print media me hai woh maza digital me kahan?”

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