As I sit here in a coffee shop, I see forgotten newspapers strewn across dirty tables. When I glance up from my netbook I see middle aged adults with their faces half covered by black and white print on shrunken newscopy. The newspapers around here have changed to a smaller layout, using less paper and saving money in the process.
The teens and young adults (of which I consider myself still a part of) are busily tapping away on netbook, laptops and smart phones.
Are newspapers just for the “classic minded” adults?
When I was a freshman in college I majored in Print Journalism. My professors tried to prepare us for life online as the print market was shrinking – and that was in 2003. Today I believe that is much more the truth.
I thought then and I still think so today: The future of news is online in real time. Someday we will be almost paperless as a society. We will get all our news online via tweets and news alerts on our phones/computers. I believe that our phones & computers will morph even more into one product then they are today. It will be easier to tweet and blog on the go then it is on the current iPhone.
That is my prediction.
Do you agree?