An End To Print News?

21 Oct

 Andrew Sullivan has written an opinionated article about Newsweek’s recent decision to end their print version, and go exclusively online. It is Sullivan’s opinion that a move to online is inevitable. He says he’s been calling for it for 12 years, and describes his own transition from print to online news. Sullivan compares print news to horse-drawn carts in an age of cars. I’m not so certain that the transition is inevitable. No form of communication has ever been ended. If radio is still around, why would print news ever go away? Even if its role is reduced, there will be a market for print news, the same way that there will always be a market for printed books. If printed news does end, then it will at least be an interesting transition to live through.


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