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Facebook Debate on Future of Print Media in Digital Era

NewspapersDoes Print Media have a future? Will Online Media replace it sooner or later? Is it still worth to run a Newspaper in this digital era?

Mili Pathak: Yes, Print media has its own flavour. We have a lots of people whose day remain incomplete till the time they don’t read there newspaper, morning tea with newspaper…ultimate combo…

Devi Prasad Misra: No matter what, the day cannot start without a cup of tea and a newspaper. The newspaper in rural areas is the main source of information.

Deepak Kumar Prusty: In India’s context – a long way to go to eliminate print media. What we get from print media can’t be received from TV, social media etc. Moreover, India is yet to become Digital India…

Keya Ghosh: It is definitely possible though not in near future. Only a small fraction of the entire population are Internet literate; forget about smartphones. Also the data charges are high. Therefore, its going to take some good time for digital media to completely outrun print.

Charulata Panigrahi: Print media and e-media have 50:50 popularity in India. People are gradually becoming tech savy. So, people in rural area will prefer print media and people in cities will depend on online media. If Digital India succeeds, then print media could be on the decline.

Chennubhotla Bapujee: Definitely! Whatever technological revolution happens, the fundamentals will never disappear, like in education nobody can be a Doctorate without going through primary and secondary. The intoxication of reading a printed newspaper can never be experienced otherwise.

Raghunath Panda: Print media had a bright future only & only when true, concrete and decent national events were published. Secondly, they should adopt the principles of “Service for the, by the & of the PRAJA”.

Sambit Nanda: The time has not come to omit print media from everyday life, as it’s treated as the first preference till date. I am telling this from my personal experience though I prefer to be tech-savvy every time. So, it cannot be said worthless to run an print media. Rather, it’s one of the worthiest media and online media can be added to it for value addition.

Ruby Chakraborty: Yes. Print media can breathe till online becomes accessible to every nooks n corners of world!

Rajalaxmi Patra: Print media will be there as before. No question of comparison & replacement. Both Print and Online have their own identity.

Marshal Panda: As long as books are there, print media will exist. They will never become extinct.

Vijaya Singh: No.. Print media cannot be replaced. They definitely serve a purpose. Life will be boring without a Newspaper.

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