Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Hermida on rethinking 'local' news

Alfred Hermida has written about something Dave Lee and I have been thinking about for a while.

"The concept of local news is based on the news value of geographical proximity - the notion that events close to us are more relevant than those in far away lands.

"The problem with this approach is that it is based on an out-dated model of news, where there was a scarcity of news and information and the sources for this were limited by geography.

"Maybe rather than asking whether journalism should be local, we should ask ourselves what does local mean in the 21st century."

The full post is well worth a read.


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