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"RM: What could larger traditional media properties learn from your model?

"PP: That's the billion dollar question, and it'll take 10 years to work itself out. But I think it all comes down to local context and the real value of an informed public. Disintermediation is a threat to money. Democratization of media is a return to local context. The problem with the whole media model now is that local context is a threat to money because local context in papers, radio and TV just doesn't meet the conglomerate's shareholder expectations."

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