In order to have a fully functioning democracy, we must have journalism that functions as well. I believe that this is particularly true on a statewide level.
I know that some are doing exciting things nationally and in niche journalism. The Magazine, Pando Daily, The Verge and Vox Media, Longform.org, Buzzfeed, and others are all experimenting.
While they have not perfected the model by any stretch, they are at least doing something interesting.
I am not sure that is true when you turn to the states. Am I wrong?