Why Would a News Site Move Entirely to Facebook?

It's clear that cost-cutting, a bad economy and the pressures of the Internet age have forced new realities in journalism, especially local news. Under that pressure, a community site in Maryland decided to take a page out of a new playbook, a Facebook page that is, and become a Facebook-only news outlet. Why would a news site take such a drastic measure? Can it succeed? Should it?

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It’s clear that cost-cutting, a bad economy and the pressures of the Internet age have forced new realities in journalism, especially local news. Under that pressure, a community site in Maryland decided to take a page out of a new playbook, a Facebook page that is, and become a Facebook-only news outlet.

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