The False Promise of Paywalls for Local News

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I believe that paywalls and most subscription models do not work for local news.

As local news outlets traverse the desert of reality, paywalls and subscription models are a cruel mirage promising to quench a thirst for revenue. These business models are really just repackaged digital versions of what print papers have been doing for a century. Many of the reasons legacy print outlets…