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It’s Local Media That’s Broken, Not Hyperlocal

Josh Fenton

It’s Local Media That’s Broken, Not Hyperlocal

In mid-sized cities across America for nearly 100 years, the daily newspaper was the purveyor of enterprise journalism, the opinion maker and a focal point for advertising. In many cities they were monopolies: they set the pricing for advertising, they promoted and punished political officials, and they decided the news cycle every day. But as digital has overtaken American life, mid-sized American newspapers have not kept pace…