For just a moment, let's take the attention away from the plight of newspapers and have a look at the past, present and future challenges of the television networks.
The New York Times surmises that, despite the continued attention on conventional TV, the business model is broken. Culturally and financially, there are large problems inherent in the way networks operate, and there is no growth in site in a digital sphere.
Jeff Zucker, the head of NBC Universal, worries the industry needs immediate change or faces being either the auto or newspaper industry. Canadian and Australian television networks also argue their business model is breaking down as the Internet hives off viewers and advertisers.
An open question is whether the Internet poses a more serious, imminent challenge to the TV network than it does the paper.