I'd agree that iOS news used to seem more ... robust.
Touch Arcade's issues are entirely self-induced, so no sympathy here. And there's some others who have either become useless or else no longer exist -- the other day, I actually deleted like five or six bookmarks that went to sites that are just plain gone.
Pocket Tactics ... I won't even comment.
This site is still the best for discussion, overall. Keep in mind that it's a non-Reddit user saying that. I have no use at all for Reddit.