Newspapers as a whole are dying, the end is near. They just couldn't or more likely, wouldn't keep up with the times. Declining ad revenues are the tip if the iceberg.
I predict five years from now, 80% of the newspapers in the United States will be completely gone, 17% teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, 2% keeping their head above water, land only 1% making a profit. If I'm not spot on, I'm close.