Future of newspapers and magazines in the UAE?
4. Predicting the future: what is the future of newspapers and magazines in the UAE?
This is a followup of the first assignment and asks the student to consider the role and function of newspapers and magazines in the United Arab Emirates in the future (short-term and long-term). Will there be more or fewer newspapers and magazines, and why? Will newspapers be electronic or hard copy, and why? Will newspapers and magazines be interactive or static, and why? What will the purpose be for future publications, and why? What role and/or purpose will magazines and newspapers play in future society, and why?
This would be a freewheeling discussion of your best estimate of the industry in the future based on what you know of the industry and the country. The important detail will your explanation -the why part of each question -based on sound observations and opinions.
The purpose of this assignment is, like the first assignment, to encourage the student to consider the role of media in society.
Questionnaire: Because the questionnaire yielded such unreliable data, I have not, as you know, continued with any analysis of the results. But thank you for having copies of the questionnaire completed; I do hope you do not consider it a waste of time.