1st March 2009
The complaint is that state government won’t get “covered” if newspapers die.
How about we crowdsource that? Every trendy issue has “interest groups” that pay attention to it. We just need to have these guys cover the local level like a blanket and blog about it.
And having transparent government is a good step in the right direction, as well. Any resident of locality X ought to be able to get every vote cast and every public word spoken by his representative(s) with just a computer and an Internet connection — like the ones available at public libraries.