As this year begins, three notable reports
share the same conclusion about the future of news: The path we are on
is uncertain and debatable. But two of the three studies now see an
extended economic shelf life for print, even as audiences swing digital
and the search for viable digital news products continues.
Exhibit A: Earl Wilkinson, the globe-trotting executive director of the International News Media Association. A year ago, his speeches and annual summary report were focused on the difficulty of culture change at newspaper organizations and the need for faster digital innovation.