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Can a community news platform serve as “technology that protects our minds and replenishes society”?
“Nobody goes into journalism because they want to cater to advertisers and deliver them as many eyeballs as possible.”
“For someone just starting out with a local news project, the most important takeaway from our report — and our work in general — is that we are stronger working together than we are working alone.”
By creating locally focused series of short online videos and partnering with local outlets in early primary and caucus states, the company aims to capture some of the digital political ad dollars that could otherwise go elsewhere.
Hoodline, which covers 24 neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, says its granular coverage makes it stand apart.
“We could use Sunday print to boost us into the stratosphere, to get us into a stable orbit where we can launch other things.”
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
Hyperlocal network Dichtbij has 44 local sites throughout the country, and brought in about €10 million in revenue last year.