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March 11, 2007


John Robinson

For some of us little guys, we're attempting to build to that level eventually, but don't anticipate the page views -- yet -- to justify the 24/7 staffing. And, with a local focus, we don't have the sort of local news that breaks between, say, 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

But we are a step ahead of the big guys in one area: my experience is that newsrooms in smaller markets aren't nearly as change resistant as the big guys.

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