There was a recent Nieman Labs blog about the future of local news by Josh Benton . In the article, Josh talks about a wide swath of the local market, including TV and metro-based local news. He was generally pessimistic about the future of local news, although he did reserve some optimism for hyperlocal digital publishers.
As ratings drop for most cable news channels and tradition print newspapers continue to collapse, where are Americans getting their news today? For many, especially Millennials , the answer is social media.