In 2020 as state legislators adjourned or went on virus-related hiatus, it seemed as if attacks on public notice requirements would simply die out. Instead, in April, the newspaper industry received its first significant defeat in the last two years.
The buzzword for the problem is “ghost newspaper.” Part 1 in a series shows how the problem arose and focuses on the first of start-ups filling in the gap where newspapers cut back on the news.
Alternative weeklies have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 crisis. Across the country, local media are making adjustments to survive current events.
The buzzword for the problem is “ghost newspaper.” Part 2 in a series shows how Mansfield, Ohio newspaper The Richland Source taps into community interest to increase engagement.
Subtext is a new way for local media to send and manage mass text messages. The benefits are simple to understand: Texts have a 90% view rate and allow reporters to talk one on one with their audience.