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National newspapers are obsolete, but regional ones are not. The Internet has provided a terrific way to disseminate information, but there must still be agencies in place to collect it; Google, Reuters, the Associated Press, Yahoo, etc. can grab world and national news, but local city hall coverage, information about fires, crime, localized feature stories, special interest, and small events coverage will always remain in the domain of newspapers.
So..... without advertising..... how do I get paid?
The average age of newspaper readers has risen by about one year each year.