Although television, Internet and the radio continue to grow, for some obscure reason, the newspaper survives. The newspaper will lose its information-delivery function and become a powerful analytical tool in shaping public consciousness. It will be multipagers published in a weekly tabloid format. In a hundred years’ time “national” newspapers are likely to vanish, with the national-level events being covered by mobile media rather than by federal newspapers. But alongside that demise, we will see golden age of regional and local publications, which will always have their readers because central TV or the Internet pay little attention to local news.
Technology does not stand still. Newspapers in a hundred years will be printed on the finest, durable, paper made of composite materials rather than cellulose. In the future, used papers will be not thrown away but recycled, for example, for biofuel additives. It goes without saying that the e-newspaper will make use of all the available high-tech achievements. For example, making it possible for entries to be “played back” like a movie. Or automatically getting links to other publications on the same subject in the global network. Or even contacting the article’s main subject for a discussion.
Vyacheslav Sukhnev, article at Russiancouncil.ru