What will happen when there's no news on Google News?

New York Times Columnist Frank Rich is arguing that the free lunch for news on the internet is going to come to an end.

One can hear the protestations rising from every corner of the nation, and probably the world, for that matter. But Rich argues persuasively that we're going to have to pay for news reporting, including interpretative reporting, and investigative journalism, as well as other components of professional journalism. That content costs a serious amount of money to gather, compose, edit, and produce, no matter what the platform.