She tweeted this answer:
"yes I still read paper newspapers"
When asked later by media blogger Jim Romenesko which ones, she replied "Nytimes mostly."
"Tom's Diner," first written in 1981, was a Billboard hot single, with DNA, in 1991.
BTW, Vega has a new album out: "Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles"
Details here: http://www.suzannevega.com/
Tom's Diner lyrics excerpt:
... I openUp the paper
There's a story
Of an actor
Who had diedWhile he was drinking
It was no one
I had heard of
And I'm turningTo the horoscope
For the funnies ...