Newspapers at Olympics
Can you imagine Olympics without newspapers even at Main Press Centre? Strange as it may sound, hundreds of journalists covering the mega sporting event do not have access to hard copies of any local, national or international newspaper at any of the venues. Of course, they can access the websites of newspapers or read newspapers online, but the romance of feeling hard copy and scanning through contents of a printed broadsheet or tabloid is being missed One does not come across any newspaper vendors at any of the venues or even at bus stations. Even the Organising Committee here does not bring out any in-house publications to keep the participants aware of happenings at venues or the Olympic village. Time has changed. So have priorities. It is time for digitalisation. Save paper is the motto.