Innovation and a Sharper Focus: How Local News is Weathering the Coronavirus Storm


“I think of it akin to how it is during a hurricane, except this hurricane has been lasting for months. When there's a hurricane coming or a hurricane that hits one of our communities, people want to know what roads are closed and what businesses are open and where.” This is how Michael Shapiro, founder of TAPinto, a network of 85 US local news websites, described the desire for neighbourhood news during the pandemic.

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