Nduka Obaigbena responding to questions from Gbemi. Photo: The RED Summit
As the debate continue to grow globally over the advent of new media and challenges it poses for traditional mediums like newspapers and magazines, Nigerian media mogul and founder of Thisday Newspapers, Nduka Obaigbena has maintained that print media will always be a force in communication no matter how big new media gets.
Speaking at the first edition of The RED Summit during a forum moderated by Beat Fm OAP, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, the publisher posited that print journalism has over several years stood the test of time. ‘During the advent of radio, it was predicted that print was on its way to extinction but it stood the test of time. Same thing for the era when television was developed, now people are saying the same thing about new media. I know print will again survive this threat,’ Obaigbena said.
However, it must be noted that a lot of print publications have been closing shops. Only days ago, Ayeni Adekunle, the publisher of Nigeria’s most read entertainment newspapers, NET disclosed that the medium will soon stop its print version even as the online platform TheNETNG continue to deliver breaking news and exclusive stories in the world of entertainment.
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Source:: The NET