NYT Editor: Most newspapers are going to die in next five years

THE HILL

BY Joe Concha

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet is predicting that “most local newspapers are going to die in the next five years.”

“The greatest crisis in American journalism is the death of local news,” Baquet said at the International News Media Association World Congress in New York City on Friday. “I don’t know what the answer is.

“Their economic model is gone. I think most local newspapers in America are going to die in the next five years, except for the ones that have been bought by a local billionaire,” Baquet continued.