Your tax dollars at work

How local governments could help create new media companies rather than footing the bill to keep zombie newspapers alive


Illustration by Graham Roumieu

This post will be published on May 13, 2016.

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Liena Zagare and Ben Smith are the authors of the article. Liena Zagare is the publisher of BKLYNer, a Brooklyn news site. She also founded Brooklyn news sites that were acquired by Patch in 2011, and then worked as Patch’s director of special projects. Ben Smith is the editor in chief of BuzzFeed. They are married.