By: Grace Oshin
Will technological convergence be the death of the printed word? With the digitization of print evolving by the second, it seems that print newspapers are rapidly losing value. According to an updated report by the Pew Research Center for Journalism and Media, “weekday circulation experienced a decline not seen since the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession…print circulation declined by 9%, while digital circulation increased by 2%.” In the last decade, journalism has entered a stage in which multiple news organizations have either shut down completely, or shifted entirely to the web. The New York Times reported that news companies like the Rocky Mountain News closed, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, owned by Hearst, shifted entirely online. So, what does the future hold for newspapers in the digital age?