Could these local start-ups replace newspapers?

“We’re seeing the newspaper business collapse in slow motion, but what will replace it? That’s the question behind a wave of start-ups trying to find a new model for local journalism,” says an article on

It takes a look at the new NYTimes’ ‘The Local’ sites, and the start-up ‘Patch,’ but makes the comment that ‘even the most successful, self-sustaining local websites and blogs find it hard to build advertising-based businesses.’

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