Over at Order-Order, Paul Staines aka Guido Fawkes reports that one journalist who works for a paper owned by News International thinks that the days of printed newspapers are numbered.
These predictions are not new.
Certainly how we consume news, look for analysis and engage with the media has fundamentally changed. That said, as long as a newspaper proprietor wants to fund a newspaper, or newspapers, they will continue.
As more people access their news via smart phones and tablets there is likely to come a moment when the printing presses stop. That doesn't mean that the traditional newspaper can't continue electronically.
The real change may come with the rise of the freelance journalist. If more journalists decide to go solo and set up blogs like Staines, we may see the newspaper model evolve into something else: news site that aggregate.