Back then, the movie also predicted there’d still be newspapers (and even zoned editions). Here’s the movie version (which is dated Oct. 22), via USA TODAY.
And there are still newspapers, although they and the industry have certainly changed a lot since. In 1989, there were 56,900 people employed by newspapers. In 2013, according to Pew Research Center, there were 36,700. In 1990, weekday circulation at newspapers was about 62.3 million, according to Pew. In 2014, it was 44.1 million.