Where does an era begin or end? I ask myself the question as I think back over previous decades when the era of printed news and information, evident for around five centuries, seemed endless. According to psprint.com it began with a news sheet printed in Mexico in 1541.

The unravelling of the era of print news is an enigma. Somewhere it lost the interest of younger generations who, having been born into the age of handheld computers and the internet, opt for the continuous stream of news and entertainment now available onscreen or on air at the press of a button. The era of printed news has prevailed over several lifetimes but current trends suggest it’s reign may be coming to an end.