Opinion: Local News Organizations Slow to Invest in Neighborhood Economics Reporting

Neighborhoods, like the cities they inhabit, are built on hard economic truths: jobs, housing, public transit, water, sewage, power and communications connections, shops, theaters and other entertainment, even houses of worship (they, too, must be solvent). We take all these for granted. If we don’t have them, we don’t want to live there. Look at Chicago, where I’ve resided for many decades and whose problems are perhaps typical of newsworthy situations in many other cities. There’s...

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