Media Futures [world Service]

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The Documentary2013062520130626 (WS)

Is the disruptive power of the internet finally catching up with television?

The Documentary2013062520130630 (WS)

Is the disruptive power of the internet finally catching up with television?

01The Documentary2013061120130612 (WS)
20130616 (WS)

Mark Coles looks at newspapers, radio and television, and asks how they are shaping up to the challenges of the digital world.

With more news now available online does the internet spell doom for the daily newspaper?

As more and more news is available online, the idea of buying a traditional newspaper is fast becoming a thing of the past. Or is it? Some parts of the world are still enjoying strong print circulation. And even places like the west where newspaper sales are plummeting, it has often proved difficult to make the digital alternative pay its way. In part one of this four-part series, Mark Coles asks what is the future for newspapers? And if they survive, how will they need to change?

(Image: Newspapers on a stand. Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

02The Documentary2013061820130623 (WS)

Can radio retain its simple appeal in a digital world? Mark Coles discovers that in Africa, the medium is evolving to suit delivery over mobile phone networks, with programmes of just a few minutes in length.

Yet in the world's most developed media market, the United States, many radio stations are managing to resist the challenge of the internet, continuing to offer a local service, broadcast over the airwaves.

02The Documentary2013061820130619 (WS)
20130623 (WS)

Can radio retain its simple appeal in a digital world?

Mark Coles discovers that in Africa, the medium is evolving to suit delivery over mobile phone networks, with programmes of just a few minutes in length.

Yet in the world's most developed media market, the United States, many radio stations are managing to resist the challenge of the internet, continuing to offer a local service, broadcast over the airwaves.

Mark Coles looks at newspapers, radio and television, and asks how they are shaping up...

Mark Coles looks at newspapers, radio and television, and asks how they are shaping up to the challenges of the digital world.

04 LASTThe Documentary2013070220130703 (WS)
20130707 (WS)

How newspapers, radio and television are shaping up to the challenges of a digital world

Mark Coles looks at newspapers, radio and television, and asks how they are shaping up...

Mark Coles looks at newspapers, radio and television, and asks how they are shaping up to the challenges of the digital world.