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Old 26-04-2012, 21:57
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According to Murdoch.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/media/ne...-10-years.html

Do you think people will actually still buy print media in years to come?

Rupert Murdoch has predicted that newspapers will die out within the next two decades.

The News Corporation chairman, who owns The Sun and The Times in the UK, believes that the internet has had a "disruptive" influence on print media.

Speaking at the Leveson Inquiry, he said: "Every newspaper has had a very good run... It's coming to an end as a result of these disruptive technologies.

"I think we will have both [internet and print news] for quite a while, certainly ten years, some people say five. I'd be more inclined to say 20, but 20 means very small circulations."

However, Murdoch warned that the press will be destroyed by an over-reaction to the phone hacking scandal, adding: "I think you have a danger of regulating, putting regulations in place which will mean there will be no press in 10 years to regulate.

"We're dealing in a very complex world with disruptive technologies, and we're suffering at the hand of those, so when it comes to regulation, I just beg for some care. A varied press guarantees democracy and we want democracy rather than autocracy."

The 81-year-old media tycoon, in facing questions today, admitted that there was a "cover-up" at the now-defunct News of the World.
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Old 27-04-2012, 16:44
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"disruptive technologies" - What an idiot. These "disruptive technologies" have brought more information to people who would not otherwise have access to it.

I can't even comment on the topic of newspapers dying out because I am seething with rage at Murdoch's ignorance.

The sooner this dinosaur gets out of the way the better.
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Old 27-04-2012, 19:02
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"disruptive technologies" - What an idiot. These "disruptive technologies" have brought more information to people who would not otherwise have access to it.

I can't even comment on the topic of newspapers dying out because I am seething with rage at Murdoch's ignorance.

The sooner this dinosaur gets out of the way the better.
The phrase "disruptive technology" is business jargon and Murdoch used it quite correctly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disruptive_innovation
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Old 27-04-2012, 19:13
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"...the press will be destroyed by an over-reaction to the phone hacking scandal."

All the more reason to hate Murdoch for bankrolling it.
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Old 27-04-2012, 19:55
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Newspapers have been dying for years. I was hoping that Murdoch was going to put all his newspapers behind a paywall. That way we don't have to put up with the crap that they print.
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Old 27-04-2012, 22:53
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The Guardian and The Observer will be lucky to last another 10 months.
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Old 27-04-2012, 23:53
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The Guardian and The Observer will be lucky to last another 10 months.
It does very well online though. So sorry to dissapoint you Mr. Murdoch.
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Old 28-04-2012, 00:13
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The rise of kindles and ipads may be a saving grace to some extent.
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Old 28-04-2012, 08:34
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I wouldn't believe everything Murdoch says - a few years ago he invested 600 million in new printing plants in London, Liverpool and Glasgow saying print was the way ahead !
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Old 28-04-2012, 11:16
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Newspapers are changing but I do not see them dying out qute yet. The market might thin out a bit more but I feel there is a hardcore readership who are very keen on this format of news. Just look at the discussions about the Sun and NOTW !

Kindles do some things very well but development is needed before they are the product they could be. Also, I doubt if I will ever need to worry about anyone mugging me for a 'paper !!
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Old 28-04-2012, 12:50
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Newspapers have been ''dying'' since the advent of radio and were ''dying'' again in the late 50s as television spread across the UK - at a time when some newspapers were enjoying their highest-ever circulations (News of the World touching 8 million). I'd agree TV killed off the Saturday sports papers (greens and pinks) simply because they couldn't compete with the speed of the results service.
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Old 30-04-2012, 09:25
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Sunderland Echo still produces a Football Echo every weekend,I think there are one or two others left but can't remember which cities.
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Old 30-04-2012, 10:08
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Local newspapers are a slightly different matter, several of those have run in to difficulty already.
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Old 30-04-2012, 10:10
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I love the new interactive newspapers and magazines. They show great imagination.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:13
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Sunderland Echo still produces a Football Echo every weekend,I think there are one or two others left but can't remember which cities.
Sheffield I believe - don't know of any others.One of the most famous - Ireland's Saturday Night published by the Belfast Telegraph - closed in 2008 blaming the Internet for its fall in circulation.
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