TOP FIVE [DYING FORMS OF MEDIA] — #1

#1 — NEWSPAPERS

 

Raise your hand if you expected this one? There is no other industry on the planet as venerable as newspapers. The world is such a connected place now. We simply don’t NEED the presence of newspapers in our lives anymore. Name ONE thing that newspapers can do that the internet cannot. 

Newspapers are a novelty now. That’s fine, but the issue is that as each successive generation gets older, it will forget more and more about the concept on newspapers in favor of smartphones and tablets until eventually newspapers just don’t sell anymore. That’s just the way is is, and no amount of protesting and government help will change that. Newspapers are simply, barring some worldwide internet crisis, as good as dead.

 

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Matthew Estes

Matthew Estes currently exists in the ether between graudate student and full-time worker. One day he hopes to be a full-time novelist and blogger, but until that day comes he spends his time playing video games, eating pizza, and being with his soon-to-be wife. However, he has yet to do all three at the same time. Bucket list stuff, you know.