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The Provincetown Independent (Photo by Sophie Ruehr)
"The conventional view of the local-journalism crisis is that running a small-town newspaper just isn’t a viable business anymore—now that internet advertising has drained off revenue, and now that virtual communities and social media have displaced real-world connections and communities, James Fallows writes for The Atlantic.
owner of U.S. newspapers. Since then, the Banner has been subjected to a familiar profit-maximizing model: cutting costs to produce short-term profits, mainly by layoffs, until there's little left of the paper and it closes or declares bankruptcy. The Banner had a staff of 20 when it was sold to GateHouse; earlier this year it had four, Fallows writes.
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