It's interesting, I'm 34 and my wife is 32 and we both recently started to watch the news in the mornings. In Seattle the print media has, for all intents and purposes, died. The Times is a shell of its former self and the PI has been out of print for 10 years now. The suburban local papers also died. The only digital "news" comes from retired folk and stay-at-home moms who moan and complain on Facebook and Twitter.
No one is reporting on news in say North Bend, Snohomish, or Kent aside from the TV stations. I didn't watch local news until recently and it's actually kind of nice to get news that isn't 100% Seattle-centric. You can learn about what's going on in our neck of the woods from actual journalists instead of serial complainers.
The internet is definitely the best source for international and national news. I think it has filled the gap for major metros like NYC, Chicago, LA, Seattle, etc. But if you don't live in one of those cities, you aren't getting local news on the internet. The TV (or the paper, if it still exists) is your only option.