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Twitter chat asks: How long can newspapers survive?

It’s the age-old new media question – exactly how long can the newspaper survive?

It’s also the topic of a debate planned tonight as part of a series of weekly Twitter debates run by @CommsChat.

The online session will kick off at 8:00pm, but pre-chat Tweets already suggest that “not long” will be the main response, with some proposing a ‘RIP date’ as early as 2020.

The @CommsChat team say they hope the online debates will encourage and speed up media integration.

The advent of social media has also seen all the comms disciplines gently bleed into one another – this community, by sharing our collective experience and opinions, can be at the forefront of this evolution.

To join in with the debate use hashtag #CommsChat.

PoynterOnline: ‘Future of newspapers’ transcript from Charlie Rose’s show

Read the “Future of Newspapers” transcript from Charlie Rose’s show on February 11 at this link…

It features: Robert Thomson, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal; Mort Zuckerman, owner and publisher of the New York Daily News and the editor in chief of U.S. News & World Report; and Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute (formerly the editor of Time magazine.)