A MOBILE THREAT: How smartphones could kill today's news media

NEW YORK:  Twas ever thus.  Newspapers lost readers to radio.  Radio lost listeners to TV.  All three lost audience to the Web.  Newspapers in particular have been fighting back, designing Web sites as information portals, and in a few cases junking their physical printing presses and going virtual.   But are publishers fighting the proverbial last war by retooling for the desktop computer?  


In this detailed analysis, an industry watcher makes the case for an alternate scenario - one in which smartphones, not desktops, become the real top dog in news.  If that happens, he warns, "we could all lose our jobs to an as-yet-unidentified mobile competitor that is better at publishing in the new medium."   Courtesy Business Insider.