The numbers are striking enough. Circulation down from 428,000 at its peak to a current 28,000. No wonder that the broadsheet version of the Independent is being withdrawn. Figures at other newspapers tell much the same story.
The announcement made by The Telegraph Group last week to start charging UK readers to access its digital content could mark a tipping point for other UK newspaper publishers.
I'm undecided on the future of print journalism but I'm sure of one thing: ever increasing digitalisation, which has spawned the blog and twitter, has brought about the democratisation of reporting, journalism, writing and commentary.
Newspapers are not the most popular kid in class right now. In fact they seem to be getting beaten up and bullied at every break.