My research paper originally interested me of the subject in Digital Marketing. I researched this subject for a couple days and found so much information, but couldn’t get it into an exact area of Digital Marketing that I wanted. However, I started to come across information on Digital Media, looked up print as well, and of course thought about the environmental aspect of each.This is where I found my information on the effects of digital media and print without an argument, but using the research at hand. Therefore, I wrote my research paper on digital media versus print environmentally. Digital media is basically any type of digital device like a laptop, iPod, phone, mp3 player, and electronics. Print includes magazines, books, newspapers, and anything printed.
I found these topics interesting because they are spoken about often today, and there is a large shift to digital media. However, print is still largely used for newspapers, magazines, books, and more. This topic was difficult to write about because there is a lot of information and research that has been done on both the helpfulness of digital media in the society today, education, and more, but also the environmental impact it has had. I found that digital media has different impacts on our society because of the ease of reading anything on a digital device, but the creation and disposal is more of an environmental impact.
The research on print I noticed seemed slightly smaller. However, the information on using print included having it in your hand, but also different environmental impacts than digital media because it uses more trees and fossil fuels.
That is a small amount of what my research paper holds on digital media v.s. print. While writing this blog I found two photos of digital media and print that include some information on the topics and give some more explanations.