Magazines hurt by Web

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

By: Alex Jones

Yet another form of print media is being threatened by the shift in consumers from print media to online resources. Magazines are now feeling the move quite dramatically. Magazines like the National Enquirer that focus on celebrity gossip are really struggling with maintaining their newsstand sales. 

Surfing the Web it is easy to see why this is the case. It is nearly impossible to access a Web site  and not stumble upon some form of celebrity gossip. Let's be honest, if you can find the same stories, for free and be able to access them from the convenience of your home computer you're not going to spend the time and money to retrieve a print copy at the local supermarket. 

This is just another example of print media's decline and the rise of online media. Although the magazines are trying desperately to save their print sales using whatever tactics they can like only giving consumers half the stories online; I think in the near future we will see that the Web will be the true victor. 


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