The end of printed newspapers?
The newspaper industry is entering a new era. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has become America's first newspaper to stop printing and become the first newspaper to appear online only. The newspaper was 146 years old, the oldest in Washington State.
Only about 20 people work for seattlepi.com , the Internet version of the newspaper. Once over 150 people worked in the newsrooms of Seattle's most famous paper. There is only one daily newspaper left in Seattle, The Times. Many people think that it could follow the Post-Intelligencer by going online only too.
Among other big cities in the US, Denver only has one daily newspaper because the Rocky Mountain News closed a few weeks ago. Some newspapers around the US are afraid of going bankrupt. Among these are the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.
One of the main problems that printed newspapers face today is advertising. Big local newspapers earn a lot of their money with ads. But that market has moved to advertising on the Internet which is either free or costs very little. Another reason is that many newspapers have become bigger and bigger. They have spent too much money expanding and buying up other papers.
Newspapers are reducing costs wherever they can. In Detroit daily newspapers are delivering their papers on only three days a week. In Ohio the state's largest newspapers are sharing stories. Almost 8,000 jobs have been lost in the newspaper industry.
Newspapers have lost millions of readers in the past years because a new generation of readers has emerged. Much of the news that people get online still comes from newspapers and most of them publish it for free. While newspapers have fewer reporters in big cities and abroad, observers say that they have lost much of their quality. The question is: Will they find a new home on the Internet?
9. The sentence: "Newspapers are reducing costs wherever they can." in the Passive Voice would be:
a) Costs have being reduces by newspapers wherever they can.
b) Costs have being reduced by newspapers wherever they can.
c) Costs are being reduced by newspapers wherever they can.
d) Costs are reduced by newspapers wherever they can.
e) Costs are reducing by newspapers wherever they can.
10. "Big local newspapers earn A LOT OF their money with ads." The underlined expression may be replaced by:
a) A great number of
b) Many of
c) Lots of
d) A lots of
11. Choose The best question for this sentence: "In Detroit daily newspapers are delivering their papers on only three days a week."
a) What are daily newspapers doing in Detroit only three days a week?
b) Where do daily newspapers are delivering their papers on only three days a week?
c) How often daily newspapers are delivering their papers on in Detroit?
d) Who are delivering their papers on only three days a week in Detroit?
e) How many days a week do daily newspapers are delivering their papers on in Detroit?
12. The crisis that printed newspapers have been facing can not be explained by:
a) Expansion of newspapers.
b) Cost of advertising.
c) Lower costs of online newspapers.
d) Change on reader's preferences.
e) The little interest of people in being informed.