Most print newspapers have 5 years to live, USC report claims

LA Weekly

"Most print newspapers will be gone in five years," says a new report from the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future. The forecast by center director Jeffrey I. Cole, based on 10 years of studies, says, "America is at a major digital turning point ... We believe that the only print newspapers that will survive will be at the extremes of the medium -- the largest and the smallest." The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal will likely survive, along with some local weeklies, Cole writes. John Robinson responds: "Wanna bet?" || Related: Ken Auletta: "Digital is almost as disruptive to traditional media as electricity was to the candle business"  (ijnet.org)

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    Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, helping to lead its use of research, tools, events, and strategic insights to advance and sustain journalism.

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