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Newspapers Versus Digital Forms of News Dissemination

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Two activities that devalue the work of journalism include sites that use newspapers' work without paying and content farms that develop quick content on trending topics in order to draw Web traffic (pages 242-243). How is the newspaper industry affected by and responding to digital technologies? 
How should traditional journalism respond to these issues?

Digital technologies are also siphoning audience members and profits from the newspaper industry. Digital strategies of the newspaper industry include podcasts, RSS feeds, mobile feeds, and online advertising, though the advertising doesn't bring in enough revenue to support the paper. Other papers use paywalls to generate revenues as well (pages 239-241). How do you think the newspaper industry should utilize digital technologies to increase profits? Be sure to support your response with evidence

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Two activities that devalue the work of journalism include sites that use newspapers' work without paying and content farms that develop quick content on trending topics in order to draw Web traffic (pages 242-243). How is the newspaper industry affected by and responding to digital technologies? 


Traditional newspaper industry is significantly negatively impacted by digitalized news media services and information available though non-news formats of receiving news.
One aspect of this trend is technological. Other is attitudinal. People want instantaneous news on the go. Whether they are traveling, in their work places or at homes, they expect instantaneous, newsbyte sized delivery of a news. The New Yorker, Huffington Post, NY Times' news and articles are evidence of news and analysis or opinion columns which are not tainted with sensationalized versions of developing news stories. They are typically based on facts, and do not suggest or place wrongful blame on the wrong party nor do they underplay real criminal culprits behind any wrongdoing, be it political, economic, international or fall in the purview of public or private responsibilities of corporations, groups, organizations, as well as individual citizens, immigrants and country's visitors.

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Short essay answers with supporting evidence on the issue surrounding newspaper industry challenges posed by digital forms of news dissemination

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