The brutal economics of digital are pointing to a future of fewer local news originators, more copying and shorter and shorter content.  In an age of political devolution, when Britain needs more local media for accountability can the BBC add more to the news ecosystem by opening up its local news content under a creative commons licence for commercial and non-commercial reuse?  Put simply, can the BBC give away its local news content, both in real time and its local archive for other local media to reuse in newspapers, blogs,…

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