For more and more people, all the news that’s fit to print isn’t actually printed anymore.
In 2000, the estimated circulation of daily newspapers in the U.S. was 55 million; by 2020, that number had dropped to 25 million. Most of us get our news online, and fewer and fewer seem willing to pay for it. Some traditionalists still prefer the feel of a good old-fashioned newspaper, however, especially the Sunday edition. The trend line couldn’t be more clear, but it’s doubtful that physical newspapers will entirely disappear in the immediate future.