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Shift asks, "Will newspapers survive?"

    Daily papers don't have nearly the impact and influence they used to. More and more, we're turning to the web to get all the news and analysis. So will papers survive?


    Newspapers have always been in the business of reporting news, breaking news, analyzing news, but now that job is done adequately, and with much more immediacy, on the internet. For example, people flocked to the web in droves on 9/11 to learn everything they could about the disaster and to connect with others. Most of the print papers were light-years behind in their coverage of the biggest event of our generation.