Newspapers and magazines are so 20th century.
I'm only half-joking when I say that. I still prefer physical books to e-books. There's a connection there you don't get with e-books. But I completely understand that for PERIODICALS -- things with timely information (news, etc.) the most useful and most practical format is online.
Also, periodicals tend to need EDITORS, which means CENSORSHIP. Online has a lower cost of entry, and so the mom-and-pop alt sources can AFFORD to do business, as it were. It's much harder to get a print magazine/newspaper operation going -- which means THERE WILL BE GATEKEEPERS of information. The cost of entry is too high, which is a BAD THING when it comes to disseminating news, commentary, and opinions. You want those things to be as cheap and easy to do as possible. You want a high participation rate.
That is one aspect for which I'm a HUGE fan of the Internet. I'm the first one to acknowledge the many costs and downsides of the Internet. The Net has done a lot of harm to our attention spans, there's Social Media it has to apologize for, and of course everyone knows about how porn is much more popular than when it was in print-only form. But the good that was done in opening up news to much smaller, more ethical, NOT CONTROLLED organizations -- has almost made up for all the evils!
The Internet has done an end-run around the MSM -- that's an incredible good right there.