Death knell for printed books, newspapers?

The extended, multi-month lockdown has meant that in most parts of the world there have been no printed newspapers to go with our morning coffee or printed magazines to laze with over our week-ends or new printed books to drift with into imagined worlds. Print newspapers and magazines are dependent on not just physical delivery to homes, but also shops and stalls being open for people to pick them up. In addition, advertisers in many categories, such as travel, themselves facing a crisis in their revenues, have shut down advertising, an essential lifeline for all media, but more so for print n.....

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