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The long death of local radio news

Via Oregon Media Insiders, a report on what's happening to news reporting at Portland's radio stations . . . except, of course, that all of those terms need some redefinition, since there won't be any local news reporting out of Clear Channel's Portland stations. Or Spokane's. Or various others, either.

From the site All Access: "In the plan distributed to stations this month, the local Operations Manager is considered the "owner" managing local news for the market, communicating with the hub "anchor markets" on quality control and providing feedback as well as alerting the anchor markets to breaking news. Local OMs will also have to provide the hubs with local pronunciation guides and develop partnerships with local TV stations and newspapers to gather sound for news reports. The plan advises local OMs to train existing staff, including producers and board operators, to provide content and notify the hubs of key stories, and to do additional newscasts outside hours handled by the anchor markets."

In other words, it'll all come from San Francisco.

The death spiral continues . . .