Going Paperless in the Newspaper Business
Newspaper a newspaper printed twice a day, either in the morning, afternoon or evening, on either a national or local news channel. In today’s fast paced and information-hungry society, it is not surprising that newspapers have turned to online access in order to stay ahead of the competition. The Internet has proven to be a valuable tool for newspapers and other media organizations who have gone paperless. There are many advantages to going paperless, and one of the most notable is the fact that it can lead to higher revenues and revenue shares.
Going paperless has a variety of different effects on newspapers, including cost cutting, increased reader participation, more efficient delivery, and improved employee and customer service. In October of 2021, it was announced that Canadian newspaper industry leader papers were going paperless. This decision was spurred by a recent study that showed that a third of news papers in Canada would have dramatic cuts to their newsprint budgets in the upcoming year, leading to decreased revenue and profits.
The Toronto Globe and Mail chose to go all digital in October of 2021. The company made the decision to go paperless in part because it is “no longer necessary to deliver the news in paper form; subscriptions can now be picked up at the news stand or online.” Another major paper, the Canadian National Post, also made the decision to go completely paperless in 2021. The Canadian Press declared, “Decades of accumulated newsprint will be eliminated in October, allowing sources to be picked up directly from digital sources.”