I think Leslie raises some interesting points about usage here. I check news sites online on a daily basis (well, it is my job afterall), which means I tend to get sucked into always looking at the same sites and similar stories (tech stuff for work, motorcycle and motorsport stuff for leisure).
One of the joys of picking up a newspaper is that it directs me to other stories - national politics/economic stories; general "cat stuck up tree" human interest stories, and even sports I wouldn't necessarily follow online (snooker, darts et al).
Travelling is an interesting angle. If I'm travelling for work, I'll be checking most of the same sites I do here at my desktop. But if I'm travelling for leisure, I don't want to read any news at all - it'd be like a busman's holiday if I did.
However, I can't deny the pervasiveness of Apple's iPad (whichever generation), and it's the only device people don't look like geeks using in my local pub (try taking a laptop in there of a Friday night).