What if newspapers were not there

What would the world be like if newspapers had never been born?
If newspapers had never been born, we wouldn’t know the score of the local football game, or that there was a string of burglaries in our neighborhood, or that the road we take to get to work is closed, or that a snowstorm was in the weather forecast. We make decisions every day based on the news we receive – directly or indirectly – from newspapers.