Community newspapers thriving

A study from Thompson Rivers University points out that despite all the gloom about daily newspapers, community weeklies are thriving, for three reasons: near monopoly locally and a close relationship with the local business community. They’re often uncritical of local affairs, to the point of boosterism, and obsessively local in their coverage, leaving metro, provincial, national and international news to the dailies, unless there is a direct local connection.

J-Source, April 13 2010

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