The future of the news media industry and of content providers is the subscriber. Subscribers will pay to consume and support the production of content that they find important or entertaining. The delivery platform is important, but less so, than the engagement the subscriber has with the content itself.
Print may have a long life ahead of it if the audience will pay for access to the content in that form. Digital platforms will continue to evolve rapidly, likely moving to augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. What is most important for the content developers is the relationship with their customers and the trust that relationship creates.