Recapturing the place of major metro newspapers

Proliferating blogs and micro-sites are producing so much local news,
hard and soft, that the continuing shrinkage and even death of metro
papers will leave no troubling void in metro coverage, Mark Potts
concludes in an extensively linked post on his Recovering Journalist
blog. Potts comes close to putting metros collectively in the past
tense. They can’t make a successful transition from print to the
Internet, he says, because all they offer are “your basic one-size-fits
all metro newspaper Web site.””