Reporting tied to a place/region

Traditional news organizations often follow this model. Newspapers, TV stations and radio stations typically cover a community, a city or a region. (The Washington Post primarily covers Washington, WGN-TV covers Chicago, etc.)

Many startups still focus on covering larger areas, including the St. Louis Beacon and the Sacramento Press.

Other recent startups have focused on hyper-local journalism, which is news tied to a much smaller neighborhood or community. Instead of covering an entire city, a hyper-local site might only cover a few city blocks. Organizations like EveryBlock and Patch are attempting to bring news down to that hyper-local level.

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