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“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.
In her new book, Abernathy examines the divide between metro papers and rural or ethnic papers as they deal with digital competition, ownership changes, and the search for new revenue. Justin Ellis
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From microgrants to business training to better tech platforms, the local news ecosystem Patch left behind could end up richer than the one that it debuted in.
Once lauded as an early example of the teaching hospital model of journalism education, Mission Local will now fend for itself outside the j-school.
Plus: 60 Minutes produces a friendly story on the NSA, the ethics of holding stories, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news. Mark Coddington
Plus: The San Francisco Chronicle backtracks on its paywall, layoffs at Patch, the coming arrival of Al Jazeera America, and the rest of the week’s news in journalism and the web.
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