"Yet, in part because of the digital revolution, serious problems have arisen, as well. Most significant among them: in many communities, we now face a shortage of local, professional, accountability reporting. This is likely to lead to the kinds of problems that are, not surprisingly, associated with a lack of accountabilitymore government waste, more local corruption, less effective schools, and other serious community problems. The independent watchdog unction that the Founding Fathers envisioned for journalismgoing so far as to call it crucial to a healthy democracyis in some cases at risk at the local level."
We think we've figured out a business model that will help sustain local news BECAUSE of the digital revolution, not in spite of it. If you have any questions about the project, feel free to send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help fill that lack of accountability on the local level by contributing to our campaign.
Raw data that is worthless without an actor and receiver.
The medium for delivering and disseminating news has morphed throughout the ages, but the same basic principle is at play.
News doesnt have to be restricted to paper, video, radio it can be however big or small you want. And it can be tailored to the most relevant aspect of your life: where you are.
Share information with your neighbors, co-workers, fans of the team you cheer for from the same city, grandma, find out why that fire truck just blazed past you
Or, simply, discover the health scores to your favorite restaurant.
News isnt changing, but the technology for its delivery is. Dont wait until morning to figure that out.
Help put Arlington on the map by contributing to a forward-thinking, information-sharing platform for the city.
Arlington is too big and dynamic not to have a dedicated news source.
Come fall 2011, Arlington will have just that a dedicated news source that reflects its greatest asset: you. Wherever you are.
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