Maybe, but only if.....
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Honestly, we haven't subscribed to a paper in well over a decade, all of our news comes from online and newspapers will continue to fail because they cannot keep up with the news cycle. By the time the paper comes out the following morning, the news is already old.
What about magazines?
The problem with lazy journalism that you're talking about has nothing to do with the internet, and probably predates it entirely. That is a side effect of the increasing amount of elbow-rubbing journalism has been doing with politics.
And that vigor is slowly being reborn - thanks to the internet - in the form of bloggers. Bloggers who the papers are now hiring, in some cases. Even the New York Times is taking some of them on. And in many cases, they school the trained journalists in terms of being honest reporters.
Hiring people as journalists who are coming from outside professions has always been a unique trait of journalism, and the blogger is the newest iteration.
The internet and the death of the daily is exactly what will bring back that vigor you miss so much, if anything can.
Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 06-26-12 at 01:02 AM.
Hard to imagine something like NYT going under, but I don't think paper versions will survive, although some college papers might for quite a while. They can use work-study funds while being non profit, and some are subsidized by alumni or student fees. Most copies get distributed to multiple readers as they're just left in class for the next person, limiting costs.