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Why the Commoditization of Local Information Is an Opportunity for Journalism

Matt Sokoloff

Why the Commoditization of Local Information Is an Opportunity for Journalism

Some have seen the shift of local information — from something that was unique to newspapers to a commodity that is available from a variety of sources — as the end to local news. But I actually think it presents a great opportunity for journalists to do what they do best: put information into context and tell us why it matters…