Local Journalism Lives in New Orleans.

Author:Kingston, Jerry

I don't think the situations in Youngstown and New Orleans are comparable at all. ("Editorial: Reality Check," August 2019) Youngstown is about the demise of a local newspaper. New Orleans is about the market rejecting a turn away from print toward digital. In New Orleans, the Advocate came in with a seven-day daily printed product, eventually bought out their competitor and has committed to continuing a print product seven days per week. Both their print and digital products have been embraced by the market. So the New Orleans story is actually an advisory that print is not dead--but of course it depends on the market and the commitment of the owners. Part of the reason for the Advocate's success, certainly, is...

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