The traditional newspaper has to share protagonism with the online ones. As this lasts are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their accessibility and the fact that they are almost free. When they first appeared they supposed a challenge for digital editors to turn traditional newspapers in online newspapers.
An online newspaper, also known as a web newspaper, is a newspaper that exists on the Internet, either separately or as an online version of a printed periodical. Going online created more opportunities for newspapers, such as competing with the television and the radio journalism in presenting breaking news in a timelier manner. This means that now, newspapers can publish breaking news content online when journalist had enough information to write the piece of news.
This has helped a lot when time to decrease costs came. The lack of paper and ink to publish decreased the cost of publication and cheapen it. That allows offering PDF version of the printed newspaper cheaper than printed one and the possibility of buying the section the buyer wants. In addition when publishing, the editor can include multimedia content like videos and sounds.
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