The functions of a traditional, printed community newspaper are to:
- Tell stories that have meaning locally
- Unite small communities
- Provide community calendars and event listings
- Bring hyper-local issues to light
- Provide ads for relevant local businesses
Unfortunately, many hyper local papers are dying off instead of evolving. It doesn’t have to be this way.
What if, in addition to the above mentioned traditional items offered by a print publication, local community news organizations could serve to: