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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
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Feb. 22, 2011, 6 p.m.

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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
“In this vision, the community librarian facilitating conversations around authoritative, trusted digital news is as celebrated as the dogged reporter pursuing a scoop.”
Is text-generating AI an industry killer or just another wave of hype?
“There can potentially be massive shifts, benefits, and risks in many industries, but I cannot see a scenario where this is a ‘sky is falling’ kind of issue.”
Meet the first-ever accessibility engineer at The Washington Post
“It is definitely stressful to be the first in this new role. I feel deep down like I need to justify its creation with every step that I take.”