He says: “Newspapers are facing the greatest threat in their 400-year history. The rise of the Internet as a publishing medium is undermining, and could ultimately destroy, print as a news medium. Is that such a bad thing?”
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I don’t think newspapers will ever die, at least in the foreseeable future. What will happen is that they will adjust to market conditions: this will mean that cover prices will rise dramatically and their audiences will fall dramatically, that is they will be an expensive niche (which is still a good business model). That would be the response to the changing market conditions Duncan refers to in his piece. But I don’t think however it will lead to the newspaper market disappearing altogether.