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WSJ could use a map

Posted at 11:54 AM on May 22, 2007 by Bill Wareham

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that CNN is about to enter the realm of local journalism.

Now, the WSJ apparently cares very little about local journalism, I concluded after reading the story's second graf:

The deal, with Internet Broadcasting, a privately held Minneapolis-based company that publishes the Web sites of 70 local TV stations, allows CNN to use local stories from any of those sites, and vice versa. As part of the deal, CNN is also taking a minority equity stake in the company.

You see, Internet Broadcasting is the Mendota Heights-based company that St. Paul officials recently proudly announced would move to their city. I don't think that mistake will go over very well with the locals.