The reason we, in the United States, feel that newspapers are dinosaurs comes on three levels. First, despite our crying about the recession we are affluent by overall world standards,so we have greater Internet access and spend more time on-line. Second we are a nation of decreasing literacy. Americans read less, have decreasing intellectual writing level (now an average of about a 5th grade vocabulary levels with decreasing length and depth).The third is that we spend out leisure time rushing through activities, from site to site online, playing video games and not sitting down for a relaxing and slow read.
Contrary to what most Amercans think, our advertising based media structure if dumbing us down (there have been actual test and FOX news was confirmed as having that effect on its regular viewes), and not providing the very service of the free press pioneered in the US and now being actively fought for in most of the world.
Facebook is used by most of the people in the world or so we have come to believe.. False. One in 12, a very large and impressive number, do at least sign on once, but less than one in 50 use it more than once and even fewer have uncensored access due to the politics of most of the world.
Cell phones that are, well, simply phones still dominate in most of the world and represent more than 80% sold world wide.
Only in 60 Americans regularly reads an on-line only media, such as Huffington Post.
The model of free online content for newspaper and media affiliated Internet sites still dominates the world, representing over 98% of media access.