Why the commoditization of local information is an opportunity for journalism
from Street Fight
It's no secret that there are now loads and loads of places you can go online and find out what is happening in your neighborhood or city. Some have seen this shift of local information — from something that was unique to newspapers to a commodity that is available from a variety of sources — as the end to local news. But it presents a great opportunity for journalists to do what they do best: Put information into context and tell us why it matters.
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