Can local news be saved?

As newspapers shutter, Axios, City Cast and other organizations attempt to fill a void. Whether they are is in dispute.


Local news is not so much dying as reinventing itself. This is happening with local newspapers, which are turning more and more to membership, community engagement and outside funding to further their missions. But it’s also happening with a slew of new products adding yet another option to the local news landscape.

The best-known of these is Axios Local, a newsletter initiative that launched at the start of 2021. It began with daily newsletters in only four cities. Less than two years later, it’s slated to be in 24, according to their website. City Cast has a similar function ...

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