Newspapers likely to be free in the future: survey

What You Should Have Read, May 6, 2008

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Newspapers likely to be free in the future: survey

Reuters reports on a survey of world's newspaper editors, who believe newspapers seeking to compete with the Internet are likely to become free and place greater emphasis on comment and opinion in the future. The report, conducted by Zogby International for the World Editors Forum and Reuters, revealed that newspaper editors were still optimistic about the future of their publications but believed they would have to adapt further for the digital age. Some 86% of respondents believed newsrooms should become more integrated with digital services as two in three believe the most common form of news consumption will be via electronic media such as online or mobiles within a decade.
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