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‘Legacy’ Media in Phoenix Reach Out to Communities

Tom Grubisich

‘Legacy’ Media in Phoenix Reach Out to Communities

Earlier this year, the Gannett-owned Arizona Republic and its sister TV station, KPNX, went hyperlocal in an audacious way. The metro region’s two major “legacy” media embarked on a plan to grow editorial contributors from the community — the affluent, well-educated and rapidly growing East Valley, including the city of Scottsdale. So how is this experiment going six months later? To find out, I put some questions to John Triplett, the content partnership editor at the Republic…