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another look at (simulated) local news

I’ve got a post that went up today over at Next American City that returns to the discussion of national news outlets targeting local media markets. I wrote about this before, focusing directly on the New York Times foray into Chicago and SF. This time, I’ve broadened the scope to include the Wall Street Journal and, more notably, ESPN. The gist of the piece is that folks in local media ought to be afraid of ESPN. Very afraid. Over the years, ESPN has succeeded in almost every initiative it’s undertaken: they’re good up there in Bristol. And, local sports coverage is really at the heart of what local media has to offer these days: nobody else can cover the home team like the home paper, right? Anyways, take a look at the NAC website for more…

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