As media critic Dan Kennedy has watched news­pa­pers fold over the last decade, he’s been trying to figure out what might suc­cess­fully replace them. In his new book, The Wired City, he pro­poses an answer: inde­pen­dent, online local news sites like the New Haven Independent.

Kennedy, who teaches jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, doesn’t think news­pa­pers will dis­ap­pear soon but notes that some states are losing them faster than others. Take Con­necticut, where the major papers have gone bank­rupt in recent years.

As a result, we’ve seen the New Haven Inde­pen­dent and a number of other online projects kind of rise up to do some of what the news­pa­pers used to do,” Kennedy told Emily Rooney on Greater Boston.

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