INMA today released to members the May edition of Ideas Magazine, featuring a shocking series of observations and predictions from Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker.

In a report titled “2017 A.D.: What media shifts in the next five years mean for newspapers,” Riegsecker isn’t timid:

“By 2017, there will be no printed metro newspapers, no local network TV stations, and few printed magazines. Weekly newspapers and video will be thriving. Tablets will be common and cheap. WiFi and WiMax will be everywhere. What do these and other predictions mean for the newspaper industry?”

Yeah, that got our attention, too.

You may download your copy of Ideas Magazine (part of your membership with INMA) in two ways:

In addition, this month’s Ideas Magazine is packed with fantastic ideas:

  • Roger Fidler on a mobile news consumption survey.

  • New Zealand Herald’s readership strategy.

  • Jawa Pos’ popular daily youth section.

  • Archant’s Johnny Hustler on the evolution of the news industry.

  • Gannett’s talent camp for digitally savvy journalists.

  • The Gold Coast Bulletin’s impressive digital growth.

  • Bangor Daily News’ app business.

  • Q&A with National Post publisher Doug Kelly about 10.8 million reach.

  • Great execution around Independent Newspapers’ KZN Isolezwe edition’s 10-year anniversary.

And Executive Director Earl Wilkinson points to the strategic pivot point that is next week’s INMA World Congress in Los Angeles. Where do we go from here with culture change?

Enjoy!