Local News – How important is it? 11 12 17

…At a time when local journalism is more crucial than ever, the closure of our sites effectively amounts to a silencing. There will now be less information…

….but sites like ours were also afforded one great privilege: There was no gatekeeper standing between us and publication, deciding what counted as “news.”….

….the fact that outsiders were making it almost impossible to conduct official business at council meetings….

read more athttps://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/11/gothamist-dnainfo-sites-shut-down-local-news/545303/?utm_source=atltw

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