From Jessica Durkin, co-author of the Seattle Media Landscape report for the New America Foundation

“I will be hosting a Twitter chat on Monday (5/23), 8 pm ET with
Baristanet’s Debra Galant to talk about the recently launched
Authentically Local campaign that aims to reclaim locally-owned and
operated news sites. Authentically Local has so far 30 signers to the
campaign, all hyperlocal or community news publishers from across the
country. The campaign emerges as corporate media companies are
launching local digital sites to compete for advertising dollars.

Twitter Chat: Why local doesn’t scale, with Debra Galant of Baristanet
@mybxb
#mybxb
8 pm ET
Monday 5/23

About Authentically Local: http://authenticallylocal.com/
Blog post about AL: Hyperlocal news publishers defend localism in face
of media chain expansion. http://mybxb.com/52937772

Hope to see you there!
Jessica Durkin
@jessdrkn
Block by Block community manager
New America Foundation Media Policy Initiative fellow”