Each printing process uses energy and raw materials. Compared to roll offset print for e.g. high-gloss magazines, newsprint requires less energy. Because it saves drying of the colour on the paper using drying equipment. Newspaper is also easier to use. Some production steps such as multiple calendering (thin rolling) or the application of a coating onto the paper.
In addition, standard newspaper consists of up to 99% old paper. Thanks to recycling! A good argument when it is about saving resources and energy.