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Community News Websites In Charlotte

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Print media may be going through some tough times as the result of the digital age but that doesn’t mean people have stopped reading the news. New community news websites are cropping up everywhere and the venerable Charlotte Observer has been trying out several digital products. We hear from the operators of a number of community news websites about how they operate, who reads them and how they make enough money to stay in business.

Guests

Ted Williams - Publisher of Charlotte Agenda CharlotteAgenda.com

Hope Paasch - Metro Editor at The Charlotte Observer, The Observer's site Charlotte Five CharlotteFive.com

Glenn Burkins - Editor and publisher of Qcitymetro QCityMetro.com

David Boraks - Former Editor and founder of an online community news network including DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net from 2006 to 2015