‘Local media can survive’: the Canadian team building a future for community news

‘Local media can survive’: the Canadian team building a future for community news

The Guardian

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As local papers close their doors, a morning newsletter defied the odds. Now its founder aims to replicate the model nationwide

Local journalism has shed jobs faster than the coal industry, leaving swathes of North America as news deserts with little or no regular coverage.

But the grim prospects for an industry in decline didn’t deter the Canadian tech entrepreneur Andrew Wilkinson, who in 2019 hired a reporter and launched a daily newsletter in his hometown, Victoria.

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