Why to Take Axios Local Seriously As a Threat to Local Newspapers

From a story on poynter.org by Rick Edmonds headlined “A few brief reasons to take Axios Local seriously as a competitor”:

There was more than a hint of the grandiose in Axios CEO Jim VandeHei’s “manifesto” announcement of the latest expansion of Axios’ year-old morning newsletter franchise. He wrote:

“We want to bring smart, modern, trustworthy local news to every community in America. … Everyone needs — and deserves — high-quality reporting to understand the changes unfolding fast where they live. Axios Local is the solution, elegantly delivered to your smartphone.”