As The Fourth Estate Crumbles

Friedersdorf praises journalists who have exposed local government corruption. He wants to know who will take over that role as print dies:

I am pessimistic about the ability of a lot of newspapers to survive. So I'd like to suggest that, however you feel about newspapers, it's important that we generate ideas for replacing the local watchdog functions discussed in this post. Are there any readers who've observed viable replacements for the beat reporter in your community? Does anyone have ideas that are as yet untried?

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