Though they were once the dominant means of communicating world events, newspapers have declined in readership since the rise of TV and the Internet.
There are some benefits to newspapers—newspapers are markedly less expensive than a television (which also often requires a cable service subscription) or the computer and Internet service necessary to access the Web. In contrast to some Internet resources, most newspaper articles have been well-researched, written with reliable sources and edited for accuracy. In general, newspapers are also more widely available—most convenience stores carry several papers, and local papers are easily found in vending machines on any city block. Some larger metropolitan areas even have free regional weekly publications, with more opinion-based articles and lists of local events.
There are some drawbacks to newspapers as well. With newspapers, it's impossible to communicate events in real-time. Since newspapers must go through the process of producing content, printing, and distributing the finished paper, articles that were written the night before may be out of date by the time they reach your front porch. Newspapers can also be biased, depending on what kind of corporation or group they are owned by. The process of producing newspapers could also be considered a waste of paper and energy resources.
As with any form of media, there are benefits and drawbacks to using papers to get your news. Some people prefer the immediacy of the Internet and are willing to accept the possibility that their information may be inaccurate. There are plenty of people who enjoy the experience of starting each day with breakfast and a newspaper, catching up on the events of the week.