The newspaper of the future? Glad you asked: Print and
online functions will be fully integrated in the newsroom, newspaper journalists
will be expected to produce content in all media formats, some editorial
functions will be outsourced, analysis and opinion will be more important and news
will be distributed for free. At least, that’s the majority view of more than 700
editors and news executives surveyed for the 2008 Newsroom Barometer. Most of
the editors see declining readership among the young as their biggest threat and they are almost evenly divided as to whether newsprint or
online will be the dominant medium of  news publishing in the future.

The newspaper of the future? Glad you asked: Print and
online functions will be fully integrated in the newsroom, newspaper journalists
will be expected to produce content in all media formats, some editorial
functions will be outsourced, analysis and opinion will be more important and news
will be distributed for free. At least, that’s the majority view of more than 700
editors and news executives surveyed for the 2008 Newsroom Barometer. Most of
the editors see declining readership among the young as their biggest threat and they are almost evenly divided as to whether newsprint or
online will be the dominant medium of  news publishing in the future.

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