Joe Posnanski, a terrific sports columnist and blogger who's now also doing a blog about the future of newspapers, has a great post up in which he takes a good look at the applications on his iPhone—and realizes he's pretty much assembled the equivalent of a newspaper on the device. Weather, news, sports—it's all there.
People still want much of the same information. We just want it faster, we want it constantly updated, we want it to be convenient, we want it to fit our lives
That’s why I cannot get away from the idea that people still want what newspapers have always given them. But now, the technology has allowed them to get that information and entertainment and daily help easily and from many different places and, seemingly, for free.