Print Is Not Dead

Like me, if you happen to live in the Western hemisphere, you’re likely to read the obituaries of newspapers in newspapers. But you’d be wrong to think that everywhere, the print media are taking their last breaths.

Print isn’t dead yet.

In much of the world, the mass media are flourishing. Newspaper circulation rose globally by 6 percent between 2005 and 2009, helped by particularly strong demand in places like India, where 110 million papers are now sold daily.

But those global figures mask a sharp decline in readership in rich countries. Over the past decade, throughout the West, people have been giving up newspapers.



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