USC’s Annenberg Center predicts that most newspapers will be out of print in five years

USC's Annenberg Center Digital Future Project 2011

The “Center for the Digital Future 2011” report names The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal as the only major dailies likely to continue in print form five years from now.

USC Annenberg also predicts PC sales will plummet to just 4-6 percent of the market, with tablets becoming the primary tool for personal computing.

A major focus of the work is examining the ways in which technology is affecting current media use ranging from films in the theater, home video, television, radio, newspapers, magazines, books and video games. Great attention is paid to how Internet use may affect these media and the ways in which people use each for information and entertainment. Special attention is also paid to attitudes and behaviors regarding intellectual property, downloading and peer-to-peer networks to see the ways in which they are used, the frequency of use and the effectiveness of measures to protect IP.

For the complete report: http://www.digitalcenter.org/pages/current_report.asp?intGlobalId=19

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