Who Wants Local News?


It took Jack Shafer of Politico about 1,500 words to say something Chris Powell, of the Journal Inquirer, has been saying for at least two decades.

The biggest problem with local news is that for the most part, it appears, readers don’t want it, or are not willing to pay for it. If they were, local news would be dropping off the trees like fall apples in south Glastonbury.

The other quaint notion contained close to the lead in the Politico article is the idea that the decline in local news has been noted “in the last two years.” Thank you for noticing.

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