A pedestrian walks past the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles on Oct. 5, 2015. In a memo that was obtained by the Associated Press on Monday, Tribune Publishing, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, says it is offering buyouts to employees. (Photo: Richard Vogel, AP) The newspaper business' existential crisis abides.From coast to coast. there are reminders that its painful shakeout continues as the industry searches for the right formula to survive and thrive in the digital era.On Friday, Philadelphia Media Network announced that the staffs of the Inquirer, the Daily News and philly.com will be combined and that layoffs are coming. The development sparked concern about the long-term future of the Daily News, a spirited tabloid that offers readers a very distinct alternative to the more traditional Inquirer.