From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
Let the free market decide if newspapers are to survive. If people want to get their news online then news media outlets can move their content there. The government should not be involved in any way in deciding the fate of newspapers or other media. Part of the reason the newspapers are having trouble is because of their content. People do not want to be propagandized anymore so they are looking for alternate sources of news.