Jack Lail has some interesting discussion about beat reporting and particularly "local news" as newspapers struggle to reinvent themselves.
One interesting but not necessarily surprising assertion is that most people just don't care about local news. But maybe that's because of how it's produced. As Jack says, "'Lively,' 'readable,' 'engaging,' 'insightful' are not words you will hear describing most newspapers, much less 'must read.'"
Anyway, see Jack Lail's post at the above link and follow his links for more insights.
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