• Rashid Narain Shukul
    Rashid Narain Shukul

    Rashid Narain Shukul

    • Canada
    • Mass Communication
    • Manipal International University, Dubai

    Rashid Narain Shukul replied 31st May '15:

    Print Media is undergoing change ever since advent of internet and alternative media. This does not sound death knell for traditional media. Remember, how alarmist reacted to coming of Television as death of Radio! In fact, it will grow (to be read as ‘shrink’) into a niche area with well-defined clientele, while print-to-digital movement will establish its market share. The alternative media has its own advantages; like the print, it is setting the parameters to any discourse in the public and private sphere.
    The on-going troubled financial times have had significant effects on the profitability of traditional publishing companies. Much of available money has been channelled to the smartphones, tabs, and e-publications rather than physical ink publications. Digital print does not imply dilution of content. This information and distribution revolution has brought a vast data within our reach even as we communicate and commute at an un-paralleled hectic pace. Data is chasing us, waiting to be tapped unlike in the days of yore. This paradigm shift is defining us. The transformation of customers in ever increasing consumerist tendencies does not pose any serious problem. Yes, there will be dinosaurs; dinosaurs will always go extinct.
    You (say with an average age of 34) framing this question and negotiating this answer on a digital platform is a proof that transformation has been taking for quite some time without any serious set-backs!

  • Neetole Mitra
    Neetole Mitra

    Neetole Mitra

    • India
    • Politics Journalism

    Neetole Mitra replied 29th May '15:

    If you are looking to make a lot of money then stick to web. However if you have some writing skill and are not content with writing 'ASAP' pieces for all that's trending on the internet then Print journalism might be your thing.

    Here is an industry which still treats a writer as one and gives them at least some amount of time to research and write in-depth 'meaningful' articles in a variety of range [Modi governance to Aaradhya Bachchan's star kid status].

    Although it might be untrue to say that print journalism has no money. If you stick around long enough you won't be the worst paid.

    I think print Industry will eventually fill in a huge void when it comes to content quality on the internet. As of now very few websites cater to long form or well researched pieces. Once print makes this transition, it will eventually lose its high-browed academic style and focus on different styles of narration.


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