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National news organizations are adapting to the changing news landscape, but local news are struggling to keep up with data and scale

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You might have heard: The last year has seen big changes in the local news landscape, including ownership changes at the Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Philadelphia Media Network, with overall revenue continuing to fall for many local publishers

But did you know: Large legacy outlets such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are transforming and holding onto their legacies, Ken Doctor writes, but it’s the local news outlets who are struggling to adapt. But what do the national news outlets have that local news doesn’t? The big news outlets have put data science at the core of their business, and they have a high volume of high-quality content, Doctor writes.

+ Nicco Mele predicts that one-third to one-half of the 50 largest metropolitan papers in the U.S. will go out of business in the next three years (Shorenstein Center)

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