Local is Now National: the Athletic as a Model for Online Local News
Ecosystem for News, In-depth Interviews, Local News, Media Economics, New Media, News Deserts
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Through the lens of disruptive innovation, the present study explores a potential model for local journalism—one that has proven particularly successful for sports journalism in The Athletic. The present study reports on in-depth interviews with Athletic employees across all facets of the organization (n = 49), and argues that the key to The Athletic’s success is reflected in its emphasis on implementing a national infrastructure for local reporting, and employing journalists already embedded in local communities. The article concludes with a rudimentary rendering of how this model could be implemented for local news.
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New Media & Society, in press
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Ferrucci, Patrick and Perreault, Gregory P., "Local is Now National: the Athletic as a Model for Online Local News" (2022). School of Advertising & Mass Communications Faculty Publications. 57.