Towns and cities spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to print public notices in area newspapers. This week, a bill aimed at scaling back that mandate died in the state legislature. Newspaper publishers are happy, and local government advocates aren't.
For years, we’ve been hearing about the chronic struggles of newspapers and the proliferation of so called “new media” sources of journalism.
As one outcome of this change, the traditional competition for stories between papers has given way to a new era of cooperation. By pooling resources and working together, these upstarts are making a real impact, informing the community, and driving the discussion in collaboration with newspapers.
Today we continue our series of conversations recorded at a conference called “Lifting the Veil: Journalism Uncovered.”