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When their jobs at Patch ended, some journalists didn’t give hyperlocal news up.
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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?
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Hyperlocal network Dichtbij has 44 local sites throughout the country, and brought in about €10 million in revenue last year.
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In less than two years of ownership, Aaron Kushner has changed strategies like changing lanes. A new round of cost cutting suggests the route to sustainability is still uncertain.
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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.
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With 80 members and growing, a news network in Connecticut tries to help local news scale.
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Plus: An NSA deal is struck, a CNN/Twitter partnership, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech news.
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Two-year-old startup GoLocal24 is expanding from its New England base across the continent. Will business-driven for-profits like it fill the void of local news in ways nonprofit outlets can’t?
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Plus: Lessons from the outrage over the Kellers’ columns about tweeting and cancer, and the rest of the week’s news about journalism and tech.
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