Editors upbeat despite rise of free titlesA rising number of newspaper editors around the world believe both print and online news will be free in the future but the overwhelming majority remain optimistic op·ti·mist
1. One who usually expects a favorable outcome.
2. A believer in philosophical optimism.
op about their titles' prospects.
In one of the largest surveys of the worldwide news industry, 85% of editors said they were optimistic about their newspaper's future.
They said they thought the biggest threats to newspapers came from declining readership read·er·ship
1. The readers of a publication considered as a group.
2. Chiefly British The office of a reader at a university. among young people, followed by the internet.
However, a growing number believe the web will be the most common way of reading news in 10 years' time, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the second Newsroom Barometer, compiled by the World Editors Forum with backing from news organisation Noun 1. news organisation - an agency to collects news reports for newspapers and distributes it electronically
news agency, news organization, press agency, press association, wire service
agency - a business that serves other businesses Reuters.
Of the 713 senior news executives who took part, 44% predicted online would be the most common way to get news, compared with 41% in the in the survey conducted at the end of 2006.
The survey - conducted this March by pollsters Zogby International Zogby International is a polling firm which was founded by John Zogby in 1984. References
1. ^ About us. Zogby. Retrieved on 2007-10-11. - revealed positive feelings among editors. Asked about the overall outlook, 31% said they were very optimistic and 54% said they were somewhat optimistic, compared with 2006's results of 24% and 61%, respectively.
Asked if they thought the majority of news, print and online, will be free in the future, 56% of respondents In the context of marketing research, a representative sample drawn from a larger population of people from whom information is collected and used to develop or confirm marketing strategy. said yes, up from 48% in 2006.
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