Local Is Now National: The Athletic As A Model For Online Local News

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Gregory Perreault, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Through the lens of disruptive innovation, the present study explores a potential model for local journalism — one that has proven particularly successful for sports journalism in The Athletic. The present study reports on in-depth interviews with Athletic employees across all facets of the organization (n = 49), and argues that the key to The Athletic’s success is reflected in its emphasis on implementing a national infrastructure for local reporting, and employing journalists already embedded in local communities. The article concludes with a rudimentary rendering of how this model could be implemented for local news.

Additional Information

Ferrucci, P. and Perreault, G. (2022). Local is now national: The Athletic as a model for online local news, New Media & Society. August 2022. doi:10.1177/14614448221117748. Publisher version of record available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/epub/10.1177/14614448221117748
Language: English
Date: 2022
Ecosystem for news, in-depth interviews, local news, new media

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