A long time ago, people got their news from this paper-based medium called a “newspaper.” This paper, full of news of the day’s or week’s events, provided the masses with information about happenings within their community, nation, or world.
Those papers charged more per copy. Other papers that were heavy on ads and light on news, well, they were cheaper to buy or sometimes free. While we are talking about newspapers in the past tense here, they still exist. But their readership is down as more and more people get their news from their favorite internet sources. Some of those internet sources include web versions of newspapers.
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