It's also very possible that getting rid of the newspapers may even spur the creation of new newspapers. Local newspapers, supported by a community subscription base, may be the best mechanism for the funding and distribution of local news, especially if such newspapers could be distributed as a PDF or similar format to high speed printers in the places where people most congregate - coffee shops, grocery stores, libraries and so forth. Add a netbook and you can select the particular articles (from headlines or tags) that you want to populate the content in the "paper", and members of the community can in turn contribute their own content as they deem desirable to the underlying database of stories. - Kurt Cagle
NVDL: This guy is really interesting.