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# It is often argued that the traditional newspaper

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It is often argued that the traditional newspaper has little relevance in today’s world as people no longer prefer to consume the news in a linear fashion; they prefer to pick and choose which stories they want to read, a choice that they can exercise freely on the online news portals. However, while it may be relatively easier to choose and reject stories in the digital version, news-consumption from the traditional newspaper any day contributes more to enhancing the consumers’ general awareness as__________________________________

Which of the following, if true, logically completes the above passage?

(A)traditional newspapers have more articles on sections such as economics, politics, science etc.
(B)various tabloid newspaper now design their papers in a fashion similar to how readers would like to consume news on the online portals.
(C)the probability of reading stories on topics that one may not normally take notice of is lower while consuming the news from an online portal than from a traditional newspaper
(D)the traditional newspaper too has sections such as the editorial, sports etc. in which people can easily select the stories they want to read.
(E)various studies have shown that people who prefer reading e-books have a shorter focus span than people who prefer to read books on paper.
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10 Oct 2018, 10:32
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It is often argued that the traditional newspaper has little relevance in today’s world as people no longer prefer to consume the news in a linear fashion; they prefer to pick and choose which stories they want to read, a choice that they can exercise freely on the online news portals. However, while it may be relatively easier to choose and reject stories in the digital version, news-consumption from the traditional newspaper any day contributes more to enhancing the consumers’ general awareness as__________________________________

Which of the following, if true, logically completes the above passage?

(A)traditional newspapers have more articles on sections such as economics, politics, science etc.
(B)various tabloid newspaper now design their papers in a fashion similar to how readers would like to consume news on the online portals.
(C)the probability of reading stories on topics that one may not normally take notice of is lower while consuming the news from an online portal than from a traditional newspaper
(D)the traditional newspaper too has sections such as the editorial, sports etc. in which people can easily select the stories they want to read.
(E)various studies have shown that people who prefer reading e-books have a shorter focus span than people who prefer to read books on paper.

We have to select an answer choice which brings forward the Authors view about enhancing General Awareness which selective reading from Online / Digital Reading can not provide....

Only (C) highlights the issue, hence correct Answer must be (C)..
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10 Oct 2018, 16:28
B, D, and E can be eliminated directly as these options are irrelevant.
Between A and C we can see even if a newspaper has several topics but nothing about reading is mentioned in A. Hence ans is C
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10 Oct 2018, 22:17
the probability of reading stories on topics that one may not normally take notice of is lower while consuming the news from an online portal than from a traditional newspaper

Above is correct answer choice.Small clarification required.
If some small article which one may not notice in a digital platform and can see in a printed version,how does it effect the conclusion-(To increase general knowledge)
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12 Oct 2018, 03:03
kabirdash wrote:
the probability of reading stories on topics that one may not normally take notice of is lower while consuming the news from an online portal than from a traditional newspaper

Above is correct answer choice.Small clarification required.
If some small article which one may not notice in a digital platform and can see in a printed version,how does it effect the conclusion-(To increase general knowledge)

Hi kabirdash,

The option C says that probability of 'reading' stories, and not just noticing them, is less on an online portal than on traditional newspaper. So this option clearly helps to explain why traditional newspaper can contribute more to enhance consumer's general awareness.

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12 Oct 2018, 05:10
Probus wrote:
It is often argued that the traditional newspaper has little relevance in today’s world as people no longer prefer to consume the news in a linear fashion; they prefer to pick and choose which stories they want to read, a choice that they can exercise freely on the online news portals. However, while it may be relatively easier to choose and reject stories in the digital version, news-consumption from the traditional newspaper any day contributes more to enhancing the consumers’ general awareness as__________________________________

Which of the following, if true, logically completes the above passage?

(A)traditional newspapers have more articles on sections such as economics, politics, science etc.
(B)various tabloid newspaper now design their papers in a fashion similar to how readers would like to consume news on the online portals.
(C)the probability of reading stories on topics that one may not normally take notice of is lower while consuming the news from an online portal than from a traditional newspaper
(D)the traditional newspaper too has sections such as the editorial, sports etc. in which people can easily select the stories they want to read.
(E)various studies have shown that people who prefer reading e-books have a shorter focus span than people who prefer to read books on paper.

the probability is lower of what?
=of reading stories on topics that one may not normally take notice of
= there are less chances that stories will go unnoticed in digital version-(1)
= " they prefer to pick and choose which stories they want to read"(2)
from (1) & (2)
In digital version, people can't skim through the whole newspaper. They only pick and read stories in which they are interested in. While in traditional news paper, People get the luxury to skim through the whole newspaper, enhancing their (the consumers’) general awareness.
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