How many publications are dying on the vine? A lot. What comes of it? I don't know. But you can check out a map of papers that have closed or stopped publishing a print edition
. It's particularly depressing for the east coast. I have to be honest here and admit I get a majority of my media from the internet now. I don't think that's a shame, really, and I don't think it needs to mean the death of an industry.. though it most certainly indicates a sea change.
I still enjoy all of the publications I once read in print, and while some people might disagree, I still enjoy them as much as I did in print. Certainly, I may never experience the joy of a new WIRED on my doorstep (this, nostalgia, from the early days) but I think most of these outlets still have pertinence if they choose to try.
At the end of the day, the human condition is resistance to change, and yet the human condition is dealing with change. I say get over yourselves.