Local Information Utility

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I did not make up the concept of the Local Information Utility. I first heard it in connection with the American Press Institute’s Newspaper Next effort. This has been a massive effort to wake up an industry stuck in a decades old, but previously successful, business model.

Newspapers tend to think they are innovative when they publish new niche publications in print or online. But we have not had enough serious discussion, or imagination, about the possibilities of creating much more accessible local information.

That is why I was so intrigued when I heard of the “Local Information Utility” concept.


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