This is a rather under-cooked idea, but I've been getting frustrated that there's no way to pay for digital local news. I live in Wellington and my only option is to subscribe to the paper Dom Post (doesn't work as I'm in an apartment building, and most of it is stale by the time it's delivered), or look at their website covered with ads. Not that much of the Dom Post is actually focused on Wellington news either...
I've been wondering if there could be a market for local news (no national news) , with regular newsletters summarising what's been happening. Would you pay $10 or $15 a month for such a service?
In my head the site would have very minimal ads (say one on the main page) with the vast bulk of revenue coming from subscriptions (+paywall).
Would be interested in feedback.. perhaps the days of paying for news are over?