Ever heard of the University of Phoenix? I figured it was in Arizona, right? Wrong. Its an online University where you can earn a bachelors degree in Communication to Software Engineering, right from your computer! They probably have an iPhone app too.
The notion that the internet is taking over newspapers is right. It’s already taken the classrooms. Especially colleges. This class for example, is being taught not only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, its mostly through UB Learns and WordPress. It not only complements the classroom, it enhances it. Communication through the professor and the student is constant.
The same can be said for newspapers. The internet is enhancing journalism and news gathering, making it up to the minute and extremely accurate, as it can be changed in seconds if possibly incorrect. Which is why feature writing and opinions are the brunt of news on television because news has already happened an instant ago, or is in the ticker on the bottom part of the screen.
The print making of newspapers I believe will never die, but if so, The Buffalo News better find a buyer for that fancy 6-story press.