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November 17, 2003The Future- It seems that the internet community is growing so fast that newspapers around the globe are trying to preserve their status. "In France, circulation has fallen from around 6 million daily readers in 1945 to 1 million in 2000 - and quite likely 800 000 today. In the USA, huge demographic swathes, including the 18-24 age group beloved of advertisers, have no members willing to read a newspaper every day. Among traditionally newspaper friendly social groups, the number of individuals reading a paper a day has dropped dramatically in the past four decades."
"Even in the UK, with a vibrant and noisy national newspaper business, circulations are falling (with some exceptions). Paul Horrocks, editor of regional daily The Manchester Evening News, went so far as to say that some newspapers are looking at ways to guarantee their survival, never mind prosper."