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Prediction: newspapers will decline in future

By Alex Dugan

We can already see this trend by looking at the circulation numbers of a popular news magazine, “print subscriptions have been dropping across the industry. Newsweek’s reported figures were 3.1 million subscribers in 2007, then 2.6 million a year later, and 1.5 million as of January 2010” (Sciullo, 2011, pg.1).  These dropping numbers can easily be attributed to technology and the beating it is putting on these print media sources.

With millions of subscribers cancelling their subscriptions every year, we once again and predict that within ten years, most, if not all news will be in transmitted via the internet.  We are losing the days when a person grabs a freshly printed paper and reads it over a cup of coffee before work.  Now this same person will be drinking their coffee while scrolling down the webpage on their laptop, tablet, or smart phone.  It’s just easier, cheaper, and way more efficient means on getting the news that people want.


Blogs are the present and future

By Alex Dugan

Blogs are not only the new wave of news, although we feel they are the pinnacle, there are other players in this new media frontier.  Specifically, online newspapers, whose muscle and scope are taking over leading giants in the news field.  In the future this online startups will not only be the first place young people get their news, but also older generations will start to rely on them as well, as soon as the benefits are simply too large to overlook any longer and printed material is fading away.  James Fallows, from the Atlantic Monthly, eves goes as far a saying, “digital upstarts are undermining the old media — and they may also be pointing the way to a brighter future” (2011, p, 34-49).