Local newspapers are shrinking and closing and many local journalists, regardless of their medium, are on furlough due to the coronavirus’ brutal hit to the economy. But in Weare, the news continues – online for now. It’s not a solution, like in Oklahoma, to put journalists back to work. It’s not a project, like in Kansas, that brings local news back with the help of a nearby university. And, like in New York, it doesn’t cover a town with the help of middle and high school students.
But it does show another way to keep a community informed about what’s happening there.