Axios, best known for its coverage of national politics, has began dabbling in local news and says it plans to begin Boston coverage this year for the sort of people who demand what it calls "smart brevity" - a combination of original reporting and headlines aggregated from other sources, mostly in short articles with lots of bullet points for people too busy for traditional long-read pieces.
Why it matters: Beyond "smart brevity," and supposedly unlike the Globe, our two competing NPR stations, several TV newsrooms, CommonWealth Magazine and a raft of locally owned weekly newspapers (and, well, what's left of the Herald and the old GateHouse papers), Axios is promising:
- A daily newsletter, written by top local journalists.
- Vital journalism through a clean, focused, local website.
- Breaking news alerts.
- Smart guides for schools, real estate, business and more.
- A new way to find top jobs.
Axios has not released a specific start date for smartly short Boston coverage, but says to look for it sometime by mid-year.