People trust the internet more by default. Not because the internet is particularly trustworthy, but as a result of the MSM proving its untrustworthiness over decades.
The internet is reliably unreliable when it comes to breaking news or news gathering. But, it quickly becoming the gold standard for opinion, editing and analysis. Essentially, while a newspaper will only have a limited, finite number of editors, the internet has an infinite number of editors and fact checkers.
This was most prominently on display in the Bush National Guard memos hoax that was perpetrated by CBS. The 60 Minutes editorial process completely fell down because all the people in the editorial process wanted the story to be true. And, it didn't help that the person with editorial control also happened to be the story's reporter, the corporation's news editor and the face of the organization.
I for one will miss newspapers. I remember with great fondness sitting on my father's lap watching him read the newspaper and trying to read the same stories as he did as quickly as he did. Newspapers gave me my love of reading, not books. But, the newspaper and other traditional media businesses have no one to blame but themselves. They've set the conditions, based upon their preferred political narratives, of their own demise.