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Local Reporting

Cities, Counties Need to Create 'Town Journalist' Job to Make up for Decline in Local News Coverage

Jeff Burbank | Posted 11.14.2011 | Media
Jeff Burbank

Cities and counties in America should hire journalists to watch and write about them. Use a modest amount of public money to employ a full-time, professional news writer in a government position, perhaps called the "Town Journalist."

Local News Is Everyone's (Good) Business

Howard Fineman | Posted 08.09.2011 | Media
Howard Fineman

Last week, Gov. Chris Christie blithely used a state-owned helicopter to fly to his son's baseball game. Our Patch.com had the exclusive scoop on the chiseling chopper story.