“The concept of local, local blogs is wonderful. But it has problems.
No news operation can rely on part time volunteer reporters.
Hyper local blogs have a long way to go to get the respect, authority, and credibility that existing media have, as flawed as the “placebloggers” may think MSM is.
Advertisers can’t be bothered wondering whether local blogger’s small audiences will make the registers ring. And they don’t trust bloggers, either.”
Marketwatch’s Frank Barnako, writing about hyperlocal news sites

“The concept of local, local blogs is wonderful. But it has problems.
No news operation can rely on part time volunteer reporters.
Hyper local blogs have a long way to go to get the respect, authority, and credibility that existing media have, as flawed as the “placebloggers” may think MSM is.
Advertisers can’t be bothered wondering whether local blogger’s small audiences will make the registers ring. And they don’t trust bloggers, either.”
Marketwatch’s Frank Barnako, writing about hyperlocal news sites