Generally, when I am interested in something, I want to know the full story. I’m not the type of person who can be satisfied with only reading headlines or only knowing 15-second soundbites worth of information.
I understand broadcast journalism is beneficial and more acclimated to appeal to audiences with just the facts and what needs to be told. Nothing more, nothing less. However, I don’t want that.
I want the full story. I want to know everything. That’s not available with broadcast journalism. Broadcasting is directed towards a need-to-know basis of information. Print journalism is the opposite. Print media has always been my favorite type of way to get information. This is why I really love investigative journalism as well. I love people who are dedicated to telling the full-on story, no matter how long it takes.
Although print media can be bad for the environment through means of a wide use of paper, there are alternatives such as being available online. Many newspapers such as the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are converging to online media as well. The necessary information is still available, just in a different format.
Although broadcast journalism is more entertaining and I wildly respect broadcast journalists, I will continue to be a dedicated supporter of print media..