As television and radio stations become more and more centralised and networked is there any time, space or budget for local news anymore?

News has always been an integral part of broadcasting, everyone wants to know what is going on, but with the economies of scale it is the hyper local news that is being left behind by the networks. Is this an opportunity for students?

Freelance journalist Nick Roughvie talks frankly in this interview about the potential future for local news and why it is exactly where students aspiring to become professionals should start.

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