The following graphic predicts the global extinction of newspapers (in their current form), starting with publications in North America, followed by Europe and East Asia, and reaching South Asia, Africa and South America last. Internationally, some of the factors contributing to the death of newspapers include huge losses in advertising revenues, ad-supported search engines, the rise in availability of mobile phones and other mobile devices; the increase in paid content and paywalls; and increased technology adoption and economic development around the world.
What do you think of the timeline? Will newspapers really be extinct in the USA, UK, Canada, Norway, and Singapore by 2021? Is it more likely that they will be diminshed but not gone completely?
The dates for newspaper extinction are based on estimates that consider current trends.
Source: Future Exploration Network, for a larger image, click here.
The graphic was originally created by futurist Ross Dawson