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The 'Death of Print' Infographic Tells a Tale of the Digital Age

The 'Death of Print' outlines what most print media outlets have realized at this point: if you don't adapt, you die out. In the print world, subscriptions and advertising is decreasing and thus, so is revenue. Many claim the disadvantage of print is the inevitability of falling behind; with print, you can't update stories in real time like you can online.

As a result, digital subscriptions are up. Clients can get notifications on issues of interest sent straight to their smartphones, email inboxes, or in the form of text alerts. In 2009, only 11% of Americans were subscribed to a physical national or periodical paper. Meanwhile, digital subscriptions have increased exponentially, with the San Jose Mercury News boasting a 322% increase over the last few years.