I’m very sorry to hear that the seven-year-old Framingham Source is moving to a self-publishing model and will drop local reporting. Founder Susan Petroni cites burnout and financial woes. It’s tough out there.
Nice doubleheader on the revival of local news in Greater Boston from my friends at GBH News. Jeremy Siegel reports on three startups in the suburbs — the Burlington Buzz, the Framingham Source and the Marblehead Beacon — as well as Boston Black News, a radio outlet. (Jeremy interviewed me as well.)
Tori Bedford has a piece on the ownership transition at The Bay State Banner, which has been covering the Black community since 1965 and whose new executives have some ambitious expansion plans.