USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future predicted that most newspapers will cease to exist within 5 years. We’ve heard this before, of course. However, we have to consider the trends of news organizations moving more resources and content online, print advertising revenue decreasing at a rapid pace and newspaper staffs diminishing at what seems like a rate similar to the number of pages in their publications. It’s possible the USC is right on this one. Don’t be too alarmed though. They also predicted four newspaper giants (The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal) to survive along with some local and niche weeklies.
USC predicts most newspapers will be dead in 5 years
Posted on December 18, 2011
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