There is Visuall Journalism and Audio Journalism. Audio Journalism in Journalism that you use your ear to understand the news, for example, radios and podcasts. Visuall Journalism is a type of Journalism that you use your eyes to understand more about it. People use different types of Journalism and have reasons for them. Now, my first question is Why do some people prefer Audio Journalism? This is what I think:
Televisions are expensive and for them to show channels they are connected to either Wi-Fi or a decoder which has to be subscribed to after a month making them even more expensive. In rural areas, people prefer radios because they just need batteries and a good signal. This is audio journalism, in fact, In rural parts of Kenya, people own keypad phones which are only able to present news through their built-in radios and radios themselves.
Internet Connections. (Wi-Fi)
Most audio journalism doesn't require Internet Connections such as Wi-fi making it affordable since it might be hard for some people to pay for the subscriptions mostly in this Covid-19 Pandemic and the Ukraine war that has made prices go higher for some things. Radios don't need Internet connections for reporting news however, there is some DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radios which can be used either offline or online but are much more expensive. When online (connected to Wi-Fi), they present more news channels specifically the international ones. For example, there are digital audio broadcasting stations like BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 1.
Business. (How busy you are)
Visuall Journalism needs you to always keep your eyes open while Audio Journalism does not need you to always keep your eyes on the screen/ paper, rather, it needs you to listen and that is why people prefer Audio Journalism to Visuall Journalism because they can listen to it as they do their work.
Why do some people prefer Audio Journalism apart from the ones mentioned?