Online journalism just a fad, says print newspaper

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With the internet, journalism has become a rapidly changing industry, where even professionals are struggling to adapt. But according to an anonymous source with the University News, a student-run weekly print newspaper with a declining readership and uncertain ad revenue, the future is clear: Online journalism will soon be a thing of the past.

“People can mess around with nifty gadgets and gizmos all they want, but at the end of the day, they’ll always  want a nice, solid, physical paper in their hand,” he said in interview via email.

The editor, who hand-delivers the paper all across campus every single Thursday morning, says that despite its faster speed, increased accessability and cheaper cost, the internet is no match for the power of the press.

“If something on this campus happens, our readers need to know about it as soon as possible,” he said, “And we’re the ones to tell them, on the nearest Thursday to whenever that thing happens, unless it’s midterms, or finals, or a holiday.”

Editor’s note: Due to spacing limitations, this article will continue at www.unewsonline.com.