Brooklyn Boro

As bigger outlets shut down outer-borough coverage, smaller publications stick around

September 14, 2018 By Sara Bosworth Brooklyn Daily Eagle
16 Court Street. Eagle file photo by Matthew Taub

Over the past year, more and more big news outlets with staff dedicated to covering Brooklyn and the other outer boroughs have backed down from metro operations. New York Daily News laid off half its newsroom in July; The Village Voice ceased even online publication in August; DNAinfo was shut down last November. But since then, smaller, local publications have been stepping up to fill that gap in news.

An article for The Atlantic points out that publications like the Brooklyn Eagle, Bklyner, The Brooklyn Reporter, The Bridge and more remain dedicated to providing coverage of local stories. “In physics, the ‘observers effect’ is a theory which states that merely observing a phenomenon, by nature, changes it,” reports the Atlantic. “The simple fact that reporters . . . are watching Brooklyn every day, by nature, changes it.”