Getting back to the roots of newspaper local coverage

It’s hard to summarize this post from Andrew Grant-Adamson on local news, but his stream-of-conscience essay is well worth the read. There are lot of reasons we have gotten away from the strong local news coverage that build newspaper franchises. It’s not just penny-pinching publishers, nor is it ego-driven reporters refusing to cover the new church organist, but a combination of bad decisions over the years. Now, with the web, and it’s unlimited space, multiple entries, and the nature of distributed media, give us an opportunity to get back to the basics.

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