In recent years, traditional printed newspaper has faced a serious challenge. The Christian Science Monitor became the first national newspaper to shut down its print edition, and recently, the world famous magazine Newsweek announced that it would soon cease publishing on paper and shift to an online-only format. Will the printed newspaper one day be replaced by online newspaper? Some believe so while many still hold an optimistic view on the future of traditional newspaper. Read carefully the opinions from both sides and write your response in about 200 words, in which you should first summarize briefly the opinions from both sides and give your views on the issue.
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The new media, such as the Internet and mobile phone applications, have exerted a great influence on people’s life. Online newspaper is fast, instant, and convenient, while the printed newspaper often responds slowly to the latest news. People are now used to reading online newspaper on their smart phones, and no one has the patience of waiting for the printed newspaper.
Online newspaper is also environment-friendly, which is in accord with the trend of saving energy in today’s world. The printed newspaper consumes a large number of natural resources, and will, in the long term, be gradually replaced.
The multiple services, such as posting comments and finding related news through the links provided by online newspaper have greatly enriched people’s reading experiences and knowledge. Traditional newspaper can hardly compete in this sense.