If news is a product then it should be paid for like other products. On the other hand, when I am paying I expect to get what I am paying for, and none of the crap I did not pay for. This works reasonably well with Netflix, which so far managed to avoid inserting pre-rolls or post-rolls or any other ads into a stream. If they start doing this, I will immediately unsubscribe.
Thus, when I am paying for a newspaper or a magazine, I expect it to not have any ads, but it usually does. I understand that my money covers only a portion of the expenses, still I cannot stand it.
I sent money to the Guardian several times, because I felt the reporting they were doing on ecological catastrophe we, humans, are instilling on the planet, was important. I was reading the Atlantic while it was free, when it moved behind the paywall I just stopped reading it — nothing really earth-shattering there.
Magazines like WIRED are usually not worth paying for, but the latest issue completely dedicated to ecological issues is good enough I bought a paper copy. By the way, if you have a library card, you can use a library app to read magazines that the library receives for free. My library receives WIRED, the New Yorker, National Geographic, Mother Jones, and a bunch of lifestyle pulp.
I also use Flipboard and Google Newsstand. Some sources are free on Newsstand, but behind a paywall on Flipboard. Unless I really want a hardcopy I try avoiding paying for news. If this is something important, someone else will report it.
I usually do not read/watch news from ABC/CBS/NBC/CNN/Fox. NPR? Sometimes. For TV/video I news I prefer BBC, DW, Al Jazeera, NHK. But, frankly, I don't watch news often. I prefer reading.