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Colin Murphy: Pandemic could be a death sentence for newspapers

Paradoxically, demand for news has soared, yet readers don’t want to pay for it

12th April, 2020
The first pandemic of the information age will likely be the last one of the print media age; it may herald print media’s final demise

There are three important steps you should take during this crisis, the American magazine The Atlantic advised its readers: “Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. And buy a subscription to your local newspaper.”

The first pandemic of the information age will likely be the last one of the print media age; it may herald print media’s final demise. Newspapers face a perfect storm: circulation has struggled, as people stay indoors;...

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