NEW YORK | Some groups step in to fill the gap in local news coverage

NEW YORK | Some groups step in to fill the gap in local news coverage

NEW YORK (AP) — Given the dramatic downsizing in local journalism, efforts are sprouting to match reporters with towns and topics left uncovered. Time will tell if they are the first signs of a turnaround, or fingers in the dike.

Among prominent donors for journalism projects in recent months are the Knight Foundation, Facebook and Craig Newmark, who made his fortune founding Craig’s List.

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