You Better Be Local to Cover Local
In 2012, Robert Niles, writing for the University of Southern Calfornia Annerberg's Online Journalism Review explained one of the greatest failings of congolmerate journalism: the preference for non-local journalist in hiring by local newspapers.
Entitled "Want to cover local? Then you'd better BE local!", Niles explains why non-local journalists leave communities less informed, less engaged, and with fewer reasons to support journalism.