Is dating newsprint's demise foolish? Perhaps, but the end seems to be fast approaching a new study predicts.

This article titled “Most print newspapers in the States have only a five-year life span” was written by Roy Greenslade, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 19th December 2011 08.30 UTC

Most print newspapers in the United States will be gone in five years according to a new academic study.

The report, Is America at a digital turning point?, is due to be released next month by the University of Southern California's Annenberg centre for the digital future.

But the centre's director, Jeffrey Cole, has released its highlights, which are based on 10 years of studies. He says:

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