How to solve the local news crisis? Look it up in the library.

Don Day, Medium, Jul 11, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I live in a small town in Ontario where decisions about the local school and the local (badly paved) main road have a big impact. News was always a challenge in small towns, and now it's a major challenge. And contrary to what is suggested in this article, I don't realy see the library stepping in and filling the gap. A library serves an informative function, sure, but what it lacks is an investigative function (where by 'investigtive' I mean nothing more complicated than asking the obvious questions (like, "where did that $2 million extra cost really come from?").

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