During my impressionable college years, I vividly remember sitting in a lecture hall and being shocked by the words that came out of my professor’s mouth: “One day, newspapers will be non-existent.” She went on convincing us that with the multitude of free, online news sources, we eventually wouldn’t want or need to read an actual print edition.
This threw me for a loop. I never imagined that sites like Google News and other customizable news networks may completely dismiss the need for papers altogether. My first concern was: Where are they going to put the coupons? But, my question was soon answered by the rise of Groupon and other daily discount sites.
To be honest, I typically prefer getting my news online. It’s easier to scan headlines; I don’t have to worry about re-folding the paper correctly; and I don’t get ink on myself. How do you choose to receive the latest headlines?
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