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Newspapers to disappear by 2040: UN agency chief

Posted By admin On October 3, 2011 @ 8:02 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Oct 3, 2011

GENEVA — Newspapers will disappear and be replaced by digital versions by 2040, the UN intellectual property agency’s chief said in an interview published on Monday.

Francis Gurry, who heads the World Intellectual Property Organisation told the daily La Tribune de Geneve that “in a few years, there will no longer be printed newspapers as we know it today.”

“It’s an evolution. There’s no good or bad about it. There are studies showing that they will disappear by 2040. In the United States, it will end in 2017,” he said.

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