We closed down a hyperlocal site. People wanted it, but did not understand why we were begging for donations. Our next step was a paywall. Two seconds after that, I paid a digital sub for my local paper. I already had one for WAPO and NYT.

I get it. Somebody has to pay the bills. Many fans of alternate media, who want to leave the “lamestream media” behind, don’t want to pay a cent. So it is what it is.

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Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game.

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