Newspapers that are online yet still have print publications released are considered hybrid newspapers. A large series of newspapers took this route when Internet popularity grew, publishing the majority of their content on their websites and releasing a reduced number of hard copy papers. As the world continues to rely heavily on online material, the more online newspapers will continue to grow.
Hybrid newspapers allow for online content with well-established publications to reach out to new audiences, while still maintenance decreased costs and expanding to just about anywhere. They share the same laws regarding libel and copyrights, while still having laws in European countries that specifically protect online newspapers.
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