What is print news?

Print news simply refers to current or relevant information that is communicated to the reader by means of the print media (newspapers, magazines, brochures and pamphlets). This method of disseminating information goes back a few centuries and has a long and colorful history. The very first newspapers appeared in Germany in the fourteenth century and were a rudimentary way of reaching-out to the population mostly to communicate political dictation, religious fatwa, and at times relevant business information. In England, the pioneer of newsprint was a newspaper known as the Weekly News which first came out in 1622. The very first newspaper laid out and written in true English was the London Gazette, which later appeared in 1666. Across in the Atlantic from the American continent, the first circulated publication was the Boston News Letter of 1704.

Over the years, the print industry has improved in terms of the materials used as well as the content therein. Today's newsprint is clean, sophisticated and classy. Most of us would question why a lot of people still use newspapers even after the advent of technologies such as the internet, television and radio. Indeed, this method of distributed information has remained wildly popular over the years, and there are obvious reasons for this. I feel that the first major reason is that it gives the information seeker control over what they want to know. If someone wants to read a particular category of news, then they can move right along to that section easily enough.

This is contrary to radio and television, where the media owners decide what the viewers watch or listen to. They have to endure endless blurbs and clips of news they do not need to see or hear until what they wanted originally by the end of the program. In addition to that, print news materials provide for an easy approach for reference and remain one of the best methods of delivering news that offers the highest sentimental value. Print news continues to have leverage in our world and has stood the test of time even when more sophisticated approaches to spread information have emerged.