An online newspaper is the online version of a newspaper , or a stand-alone publication or a version of a printed periodical .
Going online creates more opportunities for newspapers, such as competing with broadcast journalism in presenting breaking news in a more timely manner. The credibility and strong brand recognition of well established newspapers, and the close relationships they have with advertisers, are also seen by many in the industry as their chances of survival.  [ dead link ] The movement away from the printing process can also help decrease costs.
Online newspapers, like printed newspapers, have legal restrictions regarding libel, privacy and copyright,  also apply to online publications in the UK. Also, the UK Data Protection Act applies to online newspapers and news pages.  Up to 2014, the PCC ruled in the UK, but there was no clear distinction between authentic online newspapers and forums or blogs. In 2007, a new article on the subject of online advertising, news audio, and news video sites covering the responsibilities of the world and the future. 
News reporters are being taught to shoot video  and to write in the internet . Some newspapers have been published by the author, and may be used in the context of their operations, eg, the writing of stories, and the appearance of newspapers and magazines.
An early example of an “online only” newspaper or magazine Was (PLATO) News Report , an online newspaper created by Bruce Parrello in 1974 on the PLATO system at the University of Illinois.  Beginning in 1987, the Brazilian newspaper Jornaldodia ran on the state-owned Embratel network , moving to the internet in the 1990s. By the late 1990s, hundreds of US newspapers were publishing online versions, but did not yet offer much interactivity.  One example is Britain’s Weekend City Press Review, which provided a weekly news summary online beginning in 1995. Today, online news has become a huge part of society which leads people to argue whether or not it is good for society. Austra Taylor author of the popular book The Peoples Platform argues that it does not really exist. It is more accurate to inform people what happened, but does not give a solution or fixation to the problem.
Very few newspapers in 2006, which were mostly free to all viewers. Declining profit margins and declining circulation in daily newspapers forced executives to contemplate new methods of obtaining revenue from websites, without charging for subscription. This has been difficult. Newspapers with Specialized Such hearings as The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education successfully charged subscription fees. Most newspapers have an online edition, including The Los Angeles Times , Washington Post , USA Today , Mid Day , and The New York Times .
The Guardian experimented with new media in 2005, offering a free 12-minute weekly podcast series by Ricky Gervais .  Another UK daily to go online is The Daily Telegraph .
In Australia , with a paywalled subscription option. In Algeria , the number of daily newspapers and online editions of newspapers surpasses the number of daily readers of the newspapers of the end of 2016. 
An online-only paper has no print-media connections. An example is the UK Southport Reporter , introduced in 2000-a weekly regional newspaper that is not produced in any format than ‘soft-copy’ on the internet by its publishers, PCBT Photography. Unlike blog websites and other news websites, it is run as a newspaper and is reconnu by media groups Such As the NUJ and / or the IFJ . They fall under the influence of pressure and are signed up to the official UK press regulator IMPRESS . Another example is the Atlantic Highlands Herald , a New Jersey-based web-only daily newspaper published in the US since 1999. 
allNovaScotia is an online newspaper based in Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada that publishes business and political news six days a week. The website was first published in 2001 in Atlantic Canada . 
Even print media is turning to online only publication. As of 2009, the collapse of the traditional business model of local, regional or national newspapers – publications that do original reporting, rather than just commentary or summaries of reporting from other publications. An early major example in the US is the Seattle Post-Intelligencer , which stopped publishing after 149 years in March 2009 and went online only. In Scotland, in 2010, Caledonian Mercury became Scotland’s first online-only newspaper, with the same aims as Southport Reporter in the UK, with The Yorkshire Times following suit and becoming Yorkshire’s first online-only paper in 2011.
In the US, CNET , TechCrunch , and ZDNet started to read and read comparable articles. Also, with the ever-rising popularity of online media, veteran publications like the US News & World Report are abandoning print and going online-only. Another example of an online-only English newspaper is the Arabian Post,  focusing on the Middle East’s current affairs and business. There are a few niche sites such as Engadget,  Mashable,  Nagina News Portal,  Polygon,  Aperture Games and Game Rant. 
In 2015 55 percent of people reported that it was their preferred method for reading a newspaper, down 4% from 2014.  The methods used by them as a result of digital means was 28%, as opposed to 20% of people Attaining the news through print newspapers.  These trends indicate an increase in the digital consumption of newspapers, as opposed to print.  Today, 25% of the revenue is still constituting the remaining 75%.  Contrastingly, ad revenue for digital methods was 5% in 2006. 
Hybrid newspapers are predominantly focused on online content, but also produce a print form.  Trends in online newspapers and publications.  The New York Times is an example of this model of newspaper delivery and a digital one.  There are some newspapers which are predominantly online, but also provide limited hard copy publishing  An example is annarbor.com, which replaced the Ann Arbor News in the summer of 2009. It is primarily an online newspaper, but publishes a hard copy twice a week. This business model is being adopted by many newspapers with the growth of digital media. 
In 2013, the Reuters Institute  commissioned a cross-country survey on news consumption, and collected data related to online newspaper use that emphasizes the lack of use of paid online newspaper services. The countries surveyed were France, German, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, Brazil, the United States, and the United Kingdom. All samples within each country were nationally representative. Half of the sample, 7 days ago, and only one-twentieth of the sample paid for online 7 days. That only 5% of the sample had been paid. People with portable devices, like tablets or smartphones, were significantly more likely to subscribe to digital news content. Additionally, younger people-25- to 34-year-olds-are more willing to pay for digital news than older people across all countries. This is in line with the Pew Research Center’s A survey of US Americans shows that the Internet is a leading source of news for people less than 50. 
List of online news websites
- Yahoo! News
- Google News
- Fox News
- NBC News
- Mail Online
- The Washington Post
- The Guardian
- Metro (website)
- India News
- The National Times
- Digital media
- Electronic journalism
- History of French journalism
- Internet radio
- Internet television
- Online magazine
- world Wide Web
- List of online newspaper archives
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