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I almost didn’t post this for two reasons:

1. It’s a tired topic.
2. Matador obviously sees life in the printed word, or else we wouldn’t be launching Beta Mag.

But I thought this was a fresh take on the issue. And it’s got graphics.

The RossDawsonBlog has come up with a newspaper extinction timeline — the estimated years by which newspapers will become obsolete in various countries. (I’ll build suspense and give Ross some clicks by not sharing his results here.) That’s the first graphic.

The second is a chart showing the factors considered in making these estimations. Things like “increased cost performance of mobile phones,” “fixed bandwidth availability and cost,” and “willingness to pay for news.”

Check out the article, download the pdf, and come back here to let us know what you think.

 

 

About The Author

Hal Amen

Hal Amen is a managing editor at Matador. His personal travel blog is WayWorded.

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