Mark: Advances in technology have caused the decline of newspaper sales. News can be reported in articles on the Inte...

on August 26 at 09:49PM

Option A

Can someone please explain why A is correct? Thanks!

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Irina on August 26 at 11:50PM

@Minerva,

Mark argues that newspaper sales are decline due to rapid news availability online, whereas Fatima offers another explanation, saying that the readers are abandoning newspapers because online news are more to the point. The whole argument is basically about why readers prefer online news to print newspapers. The only answer choice that accurately describes this point is (A). The rest of the answer choices cite general facts about newspapers or online news sources but fail to connect these facts to the decline in newspaper readership. It is possible that M & F agree that newspaper articles are too long (B) or that no print newspaper can publish news as fast as an online one (E). They do disagree though which one of these factors is the reason for declining newspaper sales.

Does this make sense?

Let me know if you have any further questions.