It hasn’t been my blogging style recently just to quote a post and link to it. I’ve decided just to post when I have something to say.
I’m making exception for this Steve Yelvington post, because the following quote is just too good, too pure and true not to highlight:
Newspapers like the Dallas Morning News, the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Minneapolis Star Tribune are hurting not because they’re local, but because they’re not local enough. And as they try to figure out how to be local, they’re discovering they lack the proper tools. They have the wrong staff, the wrong processes, even the wrong presses.
Smaller newspapers are doing much better. The genuinely local, and even better yet, hyperlocal newspapers — the ones you can pick up and see your life reflected — are very strong.