Newspaper have become more of advertisement than just newsNews paper have been and still an integral part of our daily life and are the most reliable source of information since ages. Not only the shelf life of news in newspaper is more but also there is no pomp and show involved. A lot of new means of news have evolved and we get news in an instant but, the fun and satisfaction of reading a newspaper is much more than watching news on television or on the internet.
For these newspaper to survive advertisements play an important role but what is noticed that the advertisement now have almost hijacked the newspaper and there are more advertisements than news. Even we get sponsored articles/advertorial in the newspaper and many a time it becomes hard to differentiate between an sponsored artilce and non-sponsored news. I have noticed in one of the leading daily where there is a disclaimer like this " *Some of the stories on this page are sponsored" but they do not identify which one.
Even the newspaper now come in different shapes and sizes. Sometimes the very first page is either half and sometimes two pages folded in one. Even the weight of newspaper makes you feel that it is almost 1 kg of paper.
What do members feel about this and what are their experience with daily newspaper they read.