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Should a Colorado library publish local news?

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    spit-evil-olive-tips Link
    One of the rare exceptions to Betteridge's law, IMO. The parallel I'm reminded of is the push to have the Post Office also provide banking services. In both cases, there's a government institution...

    Should a Colorado library publish local news?

    One of the rare exceptions to Betteridge's law, IMO.

    The parallel I'm reminded of is the push to have the Post Office also provide banking services. In both cases, there's a government institution with a fairly cookie-cutter shape & structure, and a desire to have it keep up with more modern demands that aren't adequately filled by the private sector.

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    1. alyaza Link Parent
      honestly, i'm really rooting for longmont to do it (even though as the article notes the idea is not in the best standing right now since the current mayor is understandably a bit skeptical of the...

      honestly, i'm really rooting for longmont to do it (even though as the article notes the idea is not in the best standing right now since the current mayor is understandably a bit skeptical of the whole idea and so is the city council) just because it's a pretty novel model that, if it works out, could likely singlehandedly reverse the total collapse of local news since the turn of the millennium. most states have at least a few major and minor libraries which, with the right funding and resources, could definitely take the place of former newspapers in an area (or otherwise supplement them), so if it works people could start organizing them pretty much immediately elsewhere, and that'd be neat as fuck.

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