Jim Brady: Local News Is ‘Not Easily Scalable’

Jim Brady, Journal Register Co. editor in chief and former TBD GM, on TBD and local news sites: “If you could make [TBD] work in DC, then the hope was that it might be replicable in other cities. I’m not sure whether that would have worked, though. Local sites are not easily scalable. For local sites to be good, you need local bodies. So while you can centralize some back-office functions, the core journalism can’t be easily scaled.”