Newspapers have several essential components that keep them going. Beyond the obvious (news itself) are other contributing factors to keep a publication in service. Sometimes it’s readership alone is not enough. Newspapers have long turned to advertising dollars to help produce their paper. The advertisements themselves vary depending on the time, location, and readership of the newspaper. Open up today’s edition of the New York Times, Daily News, and El Diario. Tell me, how many advertisements you see?
I am certain that you will say “plenty,” if you did you would be right. Now examine the size, look, brand, entry, and anything else you can think of in that/those advertisements. By looking around you can clearly see, who is essentially running that newspaper (or anything else that relies on advertisement). As advertising dollars are moving away from print and going towards the Internet this rapidly changes the way we read and consume news.
Papers that are littered with ads could have a negative effect on the reader.