Newspapers Death Watch: Part 1

2. “Newspapers”

University of Southern California researchers predict that within five years, “only four major daily newspapers will continue in print.” Tragically, that suggests that when I explain my career and I show my kid a newspaper, I’ll be pointing at a museum’s glass case.

Nearly leading the list in this Alertnet blog, “Daddy, What’s a Union?” 10 Words Our Kids May Not Recognize, this comes in as Number 2.

Newspapers will be around, no matter what the format is. Until we can come up with a catchy new word, IF the printed version every dies, we’ll still call our electronic progeny a “Newspaper,” similar to how we still call them “Albums” even though most of gave up vinyl a loooooog time ago.


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