Newsonomics: Newspapers are Shells of Their Former Selves. So Who’s Going to Build What Comes Next in Local?

Neil Chase knows the painful realities of managing and motivating a daily newsroom in 2018.

“You can’t ask dedicated, veteran career journalists to completely change the way they work without explaining why,” the Mercury News executive editor said at a panel discussion I moderated at Stanford two weeks ago. (The panel’s fitting title? “The Last Stand for Local News.”)

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One thought on “Newsonomics: Newspapers are Shells of Their Former Selves. So Who’s Going to Build What Comes Next in Local?

  • November 6, 2018 at 9:32 am
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    With regard to the Mercury News and its sister dallies in the Bay A
    rea, much of the “news” comes from wire sources and columns from the Washington Post. Stories are increasingly bias in favor of Democrats and Progressives, with news stories reading more like editorials. That’s why many former readers have stopped subscribing. Meanwhile, the area’s weekly newspapers have taken over the coverage of local news.

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