Many things have changed in the last few years, and this even includes the ways in which people read the news. The technological development has allowed different media companies to exploit other means of conveying the information, and digital media is one of the most common types of media that is being transmitted nowadays in the developed world.
Today's society is depending on the information that reaches the people. If some decades ago, one would only have the radio or the newspaper to find out what was happening in their community or even in closer parts of the world, today everything is available to everyone who has access to the internet. The television had been a next step in the development of digital media and it had become the perfect way to transmitted news because it managed to surprise the watcher with news and images at the same time. Unlike the newspaper, the television could provide individuals with moving images that would create a much better understanding of what was going on. But one may argue that the time of the TV being the best information channel has ended. The TV started making news look more commercial and this nowadays seems to be less and less appealing to the higher educated individuals. Instead they seem to be turning to the online community of news.
In the developed world, every paper has now gone online, as well as every television. Finding out information is much easier nowadays and people can submit their email to get newsletters with the most important news of the day which makes staying connected with reality much easier. The media has brought an important change in the ways people can stay informed and this has become quite natural given the fact that people nowadays no longer have the time to enjoy their traditional newspapers.