Respected Australian TV anchor Dr. Armin Wolf has written for Forbes about when the last German newspaper will cease printing. 2034 is the date Wolf focuses on as it’s the date journalism professor Klaus Meier predicted a while back.
The article is interesting because it’s not doom and gloom. No, it’s a look at news itself and how it finds platforms relevant to its purpose.
Newspapers were not invented to be printed on paper. For about 200 years, they were just a particularly efficient way to distribute written “up to date”-information. If there are new technical possibilities that do the same better, they will prevail. Stone tablets vanished because new media emerged that could store information more efficiently. The same will happen to printed daily news.