The migration to mobile news consumption could also mean a revival of long-form journalism, says Rosenstiel, as people tend to spend more time reading stories on tablets and e-readers than they do on their desktops.
The scramble to take advantage of mobile readership is on, with businesses large and small unveiling redesigns and new sites tailor-made for touchscreens. That means that at least for the time being, the news industry in the mobile world will remain somewhat in flux, says Rosenstiel.
"The playing field is a little more level again at the moment," he says. "I don't know how long that lasts."