The Future of Newspapers?

Near the bottom of a New York Times online article there reads a link, “Times Reader 2.0: Daily delivery of The Times – straight to your computer. Subscribe for just $4.62 a week.”

Following the link brings the user to a page which heads with, “Welcome to the future, your newspaper is here.”

The New York Times offers users a relatively new service, Times Reader 2.0.

The reader is software that is installed on a computer. It delivers an electronic eNewspaper to the user. It can auto-update itself, real-time – like an Internet web page, but also reads like a print-newspaper. It also features access to previous newspaper issues.

With print journalism on the brink of collapse, I think eReaders and electronic subscriptions like the Times Reader 2.0 may be dominant in the near future.

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