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The Future of Newspaper  

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【阅读文摘】              The Future of Newspaper
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                          现在我们处在信息时代,通过各种途径获取新闻,特别通过因特网,

                   便可无所不晓。那么以新闻为主的报纸还有“钱途”吗?早有人预测e

                   代的发展终将使报纸“disappear”。然而,事实并非如此,报纸杂志的

                   发行量不断上升,其原因究竟是什么? 不妨读一下这篇由一位英国读

                   者写的文章。此文语句用词俱佳,不失是篇好文章。



                               【阅读吧】The Future of Newspaper - 佳中 - 嘉华相恋

 

         If there is one thing I’m absolutely condifent about, it is that in a hundred years from now
we  will  still  be  reading  newspapers.  Not that newspapers are a necessity. Even now some 
people  get  most  of  their   news   from   television   or   have   the  radio   switched  on  in  the 
background or in the car. Many buy a paper only on Saturday or Sunday. But for most people 
a newspaper has become a habit passed down from generation to generation.
        The basic British character won’t change,  and  one of the characteristics of the British is 
that they don’t much like talking to  each  other  when  they  get  up.  So   what   better  way  is 
there  to  keep  yourself  to  yourself  first  thing  in  the  morning  than  to  wrap  yourself  in  a 
newspaper?
      Over the past couple of centuries, human beings have developed an intimate relationship 
with newspaer.  It has  become  as  natural  as breathing or enjoying the sun. And it is not 
just the  British  who  love  newspapers. On  suburban  trains  in  Calcutta,  for  instance,  just  
one person in the whole  compartment  will  buy   a   newspaper  and read aloud the best bits 
to his fellow passengers,  much  to  everybody’s  enjoyment.  In  China,  papers are routinely 
posted on Public Papers Board.
     The nature of what is news may change.  What  essentially makes news is what affect our 
lives   —   the  big  political  stories,    the   coverage   of   the   wars,   earthquakes  and  other 
disasters,  will  continue  much  the  same.  I  think  there  will  the most coverage of scentific 
research,  though.  It’s  already  happening  in  areas  that  may  directly affect  our  lives, like  
genetic  engineering.   In  the  future,   I  think  there   will   be   more   coverage   of   scientific 
explanations of  why  we   feel as we do — whether it’s love or depression — as we develop  
a   better   understanding   of  how  the  brain  operates  and  what  our  emotions  really  are. 
Horoscopes  and  agony  aunts  may  still  be around, though.
      It’s quite possible  that in the next century newspapers will be tansmitted elecrtronically 
from the national equivalents of  Fleet  Street  and  printed   out  in  our own homes. In fact, 
I’m pretty sure how  it  will  happpen in future. You  will  probably  be  abble  to  select  from  
menu, make up your own bespoke neswpaer by picking out the  things  you  want  to read 
— say,  sports  and  celebrity  gossip  and  skippping  the areas  you  normally  avoid.  You 
might even have an “intelligent” screening device” to do that jobe for you.
     I think people have got it wrong when they talk about competition between the different 
media. They actually have a symbiotic relationship,  feeding off   each  other.   it  was once 
predicted that televsion would kill off newspapers, but that hasn’t happened. What is read 
on the printed page is more enduring that pictures on  a  flickering  screen  or  sound  lost
in the ether. And as for the Internet,  it’s  never  really  satisfying to read something just on
a screen. Here the first law of human behavior dictaties that you should  be able  to  rustle  
the pasges and annoy other people.
     Such is the future of newspaper, believe it or not, it is bound to be a reality.

                                                                                                                                           (520 words)

 

 

注释

1)Not that newspapers are a necessity.    我并不是说报纸是生活中不可或缺的东西。

      Not that 是 it is not that …… 的省 略形式。

2)have the radio switched on in the backgroud.    让收音机开着作为背景声音。

3)So what better way is there to keep yourself to yourself first thing in the morning than to wrap

     yourself in a newspaper?   大清早若想给自己留份清静,还有什么比埋头看报纸更好的办法

     呢?

     keep yourself to yourself     独处,文中指给自己留份清静。

     drap oneself in     埋头于。

4)It has become as natural as breating or enjoying the sun.  看报就像破呼吸或沐浴阳光一样自

     然。

5)the best bits     最精彩的几则新闻。

6)continue much the same   保持与过去一样(一如既往)。

7)Horoscopes and agony aunts may still be around, though.   不过,占星算命和解疑难之类仍有

      一席之地。

       agnoy aunt   心理咨询阿姨。

8)It’s quite possible that in the next century newspapers will be tansmitted elecrtronically from the

     national equivalents of Fleet Street and printed out in our own homes.    到下世纪,报纸很可能

     从相当于现在舰队街的全国报业中心传输到订阅者,由订阅者自己在家里打印出来。

     the national equivalents of Fleet Street      相当于现在舰队街的全国报业中心

9)your own bespoke newspaper    专供自己阅读的报纸。

10)get it wrong    理解错了。

11)They actually have a symbiotic relationship, feeding off each other.   他们实际上是相互依赖,

       共同生存的。

       symbiotic relationship      共生的关系

       feed off each other   指传统报纸与电子报互为信息来源,互相提供新闻。

12)What is read on the printed page is more enduring that pictures on a flickering screen or

       sound lost in the ether.     打印在纸上的东西远比闪烁在屏幕画面上或消失在空中的声音更为

       持久。

13)Here the first law of human behavior dictaties that you should be able to rustle the pasges

       and annoy other people.   这里人类行为的第一法则是:一个人应该将报纸翻得哗啦哗啦响让

       人生气才好。

                                                                                                                      (佳中注释)

 

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