One suggestion for how the newspaper industry can save itself has been for it to go hyperlocal, focusing on individual communities with the sort of local news usually provided by weekly Pennysaver type publications.To coin a phrase, read the whole thing. (Disclaimer: I didn't actually coin that.) Tina Kelley has responded in Alan's comments.
Patch Media, a heavily VC (and Google) funded company, has jumped squarely into this space and, as of today, so has the New York Times. Both efforts are happening right in my hometown. The only problem is, The Times is not doing a very good job of it.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I'm going to have a followup post later today about Patch.com and (I hope) the Maplewoodian, but in the meantime I want to call attention to Alan Wolk's fact-filled post about the NYT launch. I may have gotten my post up sooner yesterday, but he's done a lot more research. His post starts: