A sad manifesto for local news

Is this hopeful or depressing?

A boring newspaper story about financial improprieties at the water district that almost no one reads or cares about can still have a huge impact so long as one of the few readers works in the county prosecutor’s office.

Onward!

For serious though, if you want a thoughtful argument for why local news matters in an era when the internet has devalued local news, read the whole piece over at The Atlantic.

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