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“I would love to be in 25 cities and I wish we could’ve lived up to that. The financial reality and the operational reality of it was not quite ready for that.”
“In a well-functioning system, citizens need to be actively engaged in their government and aware of decisions made by their elected representatives. Newspapers are a means of citizen engagement, and this study provides evidence of the importance of this link.”
Our analysis of the links 10 cities saw in Facebook’s local news section found funeral home obituaries, years-old stories, and yes, some meaningful local journalism. But not a lot.
“We were glad to see hundreds of people install the app and also give it permission to access their location and motion.”
Only 14 percent have paid for or given money to local news of any kind — print, digital, public radio pledge drive, anything — in the past year.
The news comes a couple of weeks after The Incline’s previous owner, Spirited Media, said it was selling off its local news sites.
Starting in May, Facebook will also solicit ideas for ways to build community through local news, looking for around 100 participants to receive funding and mentorship.