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What Went Wrong With Substack Local

A little more than a year ago, newsletter darling Substack announced a million-dollar initiative to help fund local journalism. How’d that turn out? As Andrew Federov reports for the (non-Substack) media newsletter The Fine Print, not great. In some instances, Substack did step in to offer business support. “Substack put up a round of Facebook […]

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Writing from Home: Lessons from a Novelist-Slash-Small-Town Newspaper Columnist

“Small towns around Wisconsin are depopulating, the main streets emptying and shuttering. An American way of life is disappearing, and with it, an exchange is made. If there is no future for small-towns, what about local media like the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram? Who will report on the illegal acts of multinational corporations polluting the countryside? […]