Imagine knowing the future. In a show I watched, one man was able to stop accidents and change people's lives by reading tomorrow’s news today. That would be so cool! What if we could do that?
Funny how one paper can change the entire future.
Newspapers have been around since the Roman Empire. Starting with Rome’s Julius Caesar, who would establish a primitive paper to announce his triumphal return from battle in 50 BC; up until today, newspapers are used by governments and politicians as a way of informing their constituents about important decisions without any disruptions in government communication systems. Everyday thousands of newspapers are printed from all over the world. You can just imagine the hardwork and dedication that reporters, editors, photographers and printers put into producing one edition.
They stay up all night gathering news, writing and editing them so that by the time you set your eyes on your breakfast, the morning paper is next to your coffee and bacon. But have you ever thought of how these newspapers get printed? How newspaper companies are able to effectively deliver the news crisp and fresh everyday? Well, you must have though of these questions just for a short time even in-between your sleep or perhaps even amid your fantasy of the curvaceous long-legged girl occupying the cubicle next to you.
Since its introduction newspaper printing has gone a long way. From the printing press used to the manner of gathering news significant advances has helped news delivery improve to a great level. With the advancement in printing technology, newspaper printing has become much easier and faster. Publishers take advantage of these modern printing techniques to be able to achieve higher circulation and reach greater readers.
The prime source of revenue for any newspaper is still advertising. Without enough paid advertising, the newspaper will stop to exist. Commercial newspaper publishers strive for greater circulation so that advertising in the newspaper are more effective, thus, allowing the newspaper to attract more advertisers. But some says that the future of newspapers is cloudy with the advent of the television and the Internet. Additionally, high-quality tabloids seem to have stolen the limelight from newspapers. This smaller and easier to hold sheets appear to have drawn younger readers who are otherwise abandoning newspapers.
Nevertheless, the technology exists and the capability for producing a myriad of quality informative newspapers is just around the corner. As long as there are people who would prefer to read the news in ink and paper then the industry is far from dead. Newspaper printing will continue to prosper as people still want stories and news. Newspapers could be altered with more interactive content such that readers would receive tomorrow's newspaper today!