Most printed newspapers are struggling to compete with online publishing. The main impact is due to the technology available on the Internet that allows targeting the news, and the advertising, to its audience.
Among all the newspapers that are printed daily, there are numerous small town local newspapers.
Many small towns don’t have adequate Internet Broadband to all homes and these customers need to get their local paper to keep abreast of events close to home.
Many small towns don’t even have their own websites or they don’t maintain them to keep information up to date. So local newspapers may have an advantage.
At least for now. Google provides local response to search. But this is only useful if people have Internet access.