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Lots of people are worried that economic woes of the news industry have permanently damaged the reporting of local news. But some engaged residents in the Washington area have taken it upon themselves to report hyper-local news on neighborhood blogs. We talk with neighborhood bloggers about the future of local news, and whether they can fill the gaps left by declining newsrooms.
- Dan Silverman Author, "Prince of Petworth"
- Elise Bernard Author, "Frozen Tropics"
- Dan Reed Author, "Just Up The Pike"
- Steve Thurston Author, "The Buckingham Herald Tribblog"
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