It’s the question that’s been on the minds of every newspaper journalist in the past few years, and with each passing month, less people read newspapers in print, and more people read newspaper journalism online. Consultant Vin Crosbie recently predicted that the newspaper industry has five to ten years to undergo radical change or face the chopping block. “What radical changes can save the herd?” Crosbie asked. “Shorter stories? More graphics? Having each editor and reporters write a blog? Citizen journalism?”
So I’ll put the question to you: Do you think print newspapers will survive, and for how long? What can save them, and how can their brand of journalism make the jump online in a profitable way?