Local news - from producer to consumer

Local news - from producer to consumer

Local news is now in a transitional phase: economic forces have squeezed the revenues and resources of local news publishers, and democratic forces have increased the opportunities for other news sources to emerge. This transitional phase is heaped in fragmentation, and the fragmented nature of local news coverage has caused a problem for news readers who aren’t able to find the coverage of their community that they desire. The…

Why we have a local news discovery problem

Why we have a local news discovery problem

The rapid and all consuming advance of the Internet has irrevocably changed the news; the way it is made, the way it is distributed and ultimately the way we consume it. These changes have caused the demand for print media to dwindle, which in turn has led to many papers - both national and local - closing down. Closures have been felt the most by local communities, with a lack…