News as a way to bring community together

I often wonder about how local news efforts can help build community. From my perspective it's not just from a 'journalism' perspective, but more for the people's view and input.

Instead of local Facebook groups (which is the only reason I'm still on Facebook), it would be amazing to have local community sites.

I'm often tempted to start one for the area I live in. Β One day, eh?

This thought is one I think about a lot, but was reminded about it from this post: Why Supporting Local Journalism is Good for Business.

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