It's Not as Far Fetched as it May Seem
Here is a funny video published by TechCrunch showing a 1981 report on the news being delivered electronically. Funny unless you work for a traditional news paper (i.e. New York Times or Chicago Tribune).
Most newspapers have and continue to hold-on to the old business model. They have tried to change, but are too reluctant to break with the past. Most news is funded by advertising. In the 1980's, the newspaper was a good place to spend advertising budget. Today Google is getting more and more of that budget. Companies are still spending money on advertising and people are still reading the news. Its just a different business model. I personally read the newspaper less and less. I get more of my news digitally. I don't think my children will read newspapers.
Imagine a news report recorded today about the construction document distribution industry being shown 20 years from now. What would people in 20 years find funny? My 16 year old son has never seen rotary phone (shown in the video). 20 years from now few will remember a diazo machine. What will the business be like? What will it be like in 5 years?