More local news is good news…

…but, as Dan Gillmor points out, industry layoffs abound.

Today we got a subscription from a daily newspaper employee who hoped that the introduction of new online competitors would cause The Dailies to damn Wall Street’s torpedoes and up the ante on their local coverage.

Y’know. I secretly hope the same thing.

But it ain’t bloody likely.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.