With the current population demographic in Canada, there is a mix of those who grew up with traditional print media, plus those who have come into the era of digital media as their most frequent source of news. Both still exist today.
Changes on the Horizon
The internet has been around for several years. One may think that any changes it was going to make in regards to news media would have been made by now. This is not the case, as there are always changes taking place in-house between each platform. For example, ongoing business dealings are continuing among traditional news providers. At the same time, deals are taking place with online entities. More often than not, business dealings are going on between both of these industries.
Which is Better?
There are still enough customers around to raise the question as to which news offering is better. At one time, it used to be a common occurrence to walk into the local coffee shop and see patrons sitting around the tables, sipping their coffee and reading the paper.
Now, the scene is one where everybody is sitting around with a cell phone in their hand. This raises the question as to which is better, and it is all going to come down to a matter of opinion.
Those from the old school may be more reluctant to change. They have accepted the use of cell phones for their communication. But when it comes to relaxing to enjoy their news, they like the feel of that old-style newspaper in their hands. This comes from habit but one that may be hard to break for some. Possibly because it also hangs on to memories that can be associated with meeting up with old friends to read and discuss the news.