After professional journals, newspapers will be the next print medium to disappear, says Hermann-Dieter Schröder
in his contribution to "Frag Leibniz [Ask Leibniz]", a campaign by the Leibniz Association. In the long run, print media will largely disappear. They will be replaced by electronic media, initially by electronic versions of print media. Printing costs are high, households are getting smaller, and a print subscription is becoming too expensive for many.