In the UK, people only turn to the Daily Mail and the Daily Mirror for the most up to date news. The two major newspapers have merged their print media departments to become the All the newspaper. The merging of these two papers was first announced in May 2021 and the new name was made official in June 2021. These two papers, as well as several other daily newspapers are part of a wider network of e-newspapers that began to appear in some high profile newsstands. This new venture is in an effort to increase coverage in traditional mediums such as television, while also offering a wider variety of news stories in digital format through websites.
Other newspapers have also launched a new online platform to reach the online reader in addition to the print readership. Some of the papers have extended their online presence with the launch of a website and have included RSS feeds to further increase their reach. It appears that the trend in newspapers right now is to provide more online content than ever before. Whether or not this trend will continue remains to be seen, but there is little doubt that it is a noticeable trend as evidenced by the fact that subscriptions to traditional newspapers continue to decline.
With newspapers struggling to maintain their financial viability, it seems that the future for newspaper circulation is bleak at best. However, this does not mean that the end is near for news papers altogether. Readership continues to decline in response to the increasing costs of newspaper printing. The fact that the Internet has become so popular for reading news online has done little to help the situation. However, there are signs that online sources for news may gain momentum as traditional sources continue to decline.